The University of Texas is pleased to invite participation in the 4th International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics (ISFOG) to be held in Austin, Texas on 16-19 August 2020. ISFOG is now in its fourth event and third location following the most recent (2015) symposium in Oslo,Norway and the first two symposia in Perth, Australia in 2010 and 2005.
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.