Southern Region Evening Meeting

Southern Region
Date22 May 2019
Time18:30 - 21:00
VenueNational Oceanography Centre, SO14 3ZH

18:30-19:00  Refreshments and Student Poster Presentations
In addition to the usual industry-based presentation, this meeting will also include poster presentations from BSc and MSc students at the University of Southampton, with prizes awarded for best student presentations.
The student presentations will a full site investigation of a proposed (theoretical) offshore wind farm and wreck site assessment of the SS Algerian WWI wreck in the East Solent.  

19:00 -21:00  Industry Presentation
Offshore Site Investigation Data - collect once use twice (at least!) - the changing environment

Dafydd Lloyd Jones and Mick Cook, both Directors at MarineSpace Limited, will provide a presentation showing how offshore site investigation has changed over the past 40 years and provide pointers as to where it is going in the future.

Mick Cook has been involved in offshore site investigation for almost 40 years. After completing an MSc in Marine Geophysics, Geotechnics and Oceanography at the School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University, Mick worked for US seismic contractor Fairfield. In 1984, he joined the embryonic survey consultancy, Hydrosearch. Over the next twenty years, Mick was centrally involved as a partner and director in growing the business to the largest of its kind in the world. In 2003, Hydrosearch sold out to RPS and Mick was appointed Managing Director - Operations of the newly formed RPS Energy. Mick semi-retired in 2008, since when he has provided technical and commercial advice to 15+ organisations and holds a number of non-exec board positions. Mick has been an active member of the Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics Committee of the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) for 30+ years and is currently a director and treasurer of the SUT. Mick also chairs the School of Ocean Sciences Alumni Association, Bangor University. 

Dafydd Lloyd Jones is a geologist and sedimentologist with over 20 years' experience in offshore development, academia and consulting. Dafydd has significant experience guiding multidisciplinary and multiagency teams, steering project delivery for complex marine environmental assessments. Dafydd specializes in delivering the geology and seabed processes characterisations associated with impact assessment for major offshore projects, and has managed significant projects for sectors including marine aggregates, offshore wind farms, capital dredge projects, and ports. Dafydd has a PhD in sedimentology, which focused on the responses of fine sediments in estuaries to temporal changes in physical forcing. Dafydd has a specific interest in interpretation of shallow seismic and geotechnical data for marine aggregate assessments. Dafydd represents the Central Dredging Association on European Working Groups, is a member of the Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics Committee of the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT), and is a Fellow of the Geological Society.

All members and visitor welcome

There is no charge to attend this event but prior registration by 21st May is required
Limited parking is available on site

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