The fourth ISFOG event will be managed by the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Deep Foundations Institute, held under the auspices of the ISSMGE Technical Committee 209 on Offshore Geotechnics, and will host the fifth McClelland Lecture. It will strive to continue providing a specialist forum for practitioners and academics to share solutions and new ideas that address the dynamic challenges of working in offshore design and installation. ISFOG 2020 will highlight emerging technologies related to data science and also emphasize the recent surge in offshore renewables development, both domestically in the United States and globally. Other growing areas of interest include performance-based design and addressing the challenges of an ageing offshore infrastructure, whether it be extending the operating life of these structures or solving the challenges and opportunities related to their decommissioning.
Created by ASCE in October 1996, the Geo-Institute (G-I) combines the talents and perspectives of its members to promote the Geotechnical profession and enhance career development through specialty conferences, journals and practice-oriented publications, educational programs, networking and coalition building, technical committees and task forces and leadership on emerging issues. The 12,100 members and 63 organizational members of G-I include scientists, engineers, technologists, and organizations interested in improving the environment, mitigating natural hazards, and constructing economically engineered facilities.
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