First International Symposium on Offshore Geotechnics – ISOG2019 Organized By School of Infrastructure, IIT Bhubaneswar

05th Dec, 2019 Bhubaneswar: School of Infrastructure (SIF) of Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar organised an international symposium on offshore geotechnics for the first time in India. The event “First Indian Symposium on Offshore Geotechnics” (ISOG 2019) was held at IIT Bhubaneswar during December 5-6, 2019 under the aegis of the technical committee, TC 209 of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE); and Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS), Bhubaneswar Chapter. Prof. R.V. Rajakumar, Director, IIT Bhubaneswar was the chief guest of the inaugural function and the symposium started off with welcome address by Dr. Sumanta Haldar, organizing secretary. This was followed by addresses by Prof. R. V. Raja Kumar, Director, IIT Bhubaneswar, Prof. R. K Panda, Head, School of Infrastructure and Prof. Swarup Kumar Mahapatra, Dean Continuing Education, IIT Bhubaneswar, Prof. G. L. Sivakumar Babu, President, IGS, Prof. Mark Randolph on behalf of Chairman TC 209, ISSMGE, Ravindra. K. Ghanekar, IEOT, ONGC.

The symposium was accompanied by the first International Workshop on Future Application of Screw Piles (IWFASP 2019) to be held on 07 December 2019. The event had theme lectures from eminent international and Indian experts from academics, research institutions and industries. 

The symposium proved to be an excellent opportunity for practicing engineers, students, academician, and decision makers to meet and deliberate on the state of the art in offshore geotechnics and future application of screw pile. The event was immensely beneficial for students, academicians, researchers, professionals from various public and private sector and industries. The program ended with vote of thanks by Dr. Shantanu Patra, Joint Organising Secretary.

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