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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.

Organizing Committee

  • Bob Gilbert (Co-Chair), University of Texas at Austin
  • Philippe Jeanjean (Co-Chair), BP
  • Victor Taboada (Vice Chair), Fugro USA Marine
  • Zack Westgate (Tech. Chair), NGI
  • Andy Hill, BP
  • Arash Zakeri, BP
  • Bruno Stuyts,  Ghent University
  • Don DeGroot, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • Gülin Yetginer, Equinor
  • Phil Watson, University of Western Australia
  • Proserpine Peralta, Fugro
  • Rodolfo Sancio, Geosyntec
  • Susan Gourvenec, University of Southampton
  • Theresa Engler, DFI
  • Zenon Medina-Cetina, Texas A&M

Advisory Committee

  • Barry Lehane, Australia
  • Sarah Elkhatib, Australia
  • David Cathie, Belgium
  • Fernando Schnaid, Brazil
  • Ryan Phillips, Canada
  • Lizhong Wang, China
  • Wen-Jong Chang, Chinese Taipei
  • Panos Papanastasiou, Cyprus
  • Lone Krogh, Denmark
  • Alice Roux, France
  • Elisabeth Palix, France
  • Jürgen Grabe, Germany
  • Ruth Fearon, India
  • Santiram Chatterjee, India
  • Ken Gavin, Ireland
  • Emilio Nicolini, Italy
  • Laura Govoni, Italy
  • Joehan Rohani, Malaysia
  • Alexandra Ossa Lopez, Mexico
  • Raul Nava-Castro, Mexico
  • Joek Peuchen, Netherlands
  • Thomas Langford, Norway
  • Prakasha Kuppalli, Saudi Arabia
  • Chun Fai Leung, Singapore
  • Heon-Joon Park, South Korea
  • Marcos Arroyo, Spain
  • Andy Barwise, UK
  • Byron Byrne, UK
  • Lidija Zdravkovic, UK
  • Cassie Rutherford, US
  • Charles Aubeny, US
  • Dan O’Connell, US
  • Dan Spikula, US
  • Jason DeJong, US
  • Jason Newlin, US
  • Mark Simkin, US
  • Matt Palmer, US
  • Melissa Landon, US
  • Osama Safaqah, US
  • Jose Parra, Venezuela

The Geo-Institute of ASCE

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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COVID-19 Update

The ISFOG 2020 in 2022 Conference will be August 2831, 2022 in Austin, Texas. Additional information will be posted here shortly. Please continue to check this website for updates.

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