Dear Colleague,

It is my pleasure to invite you to the Workshop on “Challenges of Offshore Geotechnical Engineering” which will be organized by Civil Engineering Department of Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University under the auspices of Turkish Geotechnical Society and ISSMGE.  The workshop will be organized on 25th September, 2019, between joint events of 1st Mediterranean Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference (http://www.mygec2019.org/workshop) and 27th European Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference (http://www.eygec2019.org/workshop) will be held on 23-24th and 26-27th September 2019 at Kefaluka Resort Hotel (http://www.kefaluka.com) Bodrum, Muğla, Turkey.

Joint event of 1st MYGEC and 27th EYGEC: Workshop on the Challenges of Offshore Geotechnical Engineering will touch upon different subjects of offshore geotechnical engineering. It would be a great opportunity to get-together with people from various fields of study during those events. We value your contribution and participation to provide a successful cooperation between companies and the researchers. With an expected attendance of more than 50 countries, we are looking forward to welcoming numerous delegates. An excellent platform will be provided for the participants to meet and interact, to exchange knowledge and new ideas and to share interests and experiences while enjoying natural beauty of Bodrum, Muğla, Turkey. The workshop will include following panelists and topics:

  • Phillip WATSON

The University of Western Australia – TC209 Chair


  • Harun Kürşat ENGİN

Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI)

Topic: Challenges of geotechnical analysis and design of offshore structures

  • Gülin Tjelta YETGİNER


Topic: Geotechnical Challenges throughout the entire project lifecycle: from perception to execution

  • Bas van DIJK


Topic: Challenges in suction bucket design

  • Mehmet Barış Can ÜLKER

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

Topic: Challenges in harvesting of offshore wind energy in Turkey: Analysis and modeling of soil-foundation interaction in offshore wind turbines


For the EYGEC & MYGEC participants workshop will be free. If you will only attend the workshop, the fee is 80€. Number of participants to the workshop is limited. You can send e-mail (gizem@motto.tc) for registration to the workshop.


It is a great joy to invite you to attend the workshop. Your experience and enthusiasm in this field of work will incorporate invaluable contribution. We look forward to welcoming you to Bodrum in September 2019.

We kindly ask you to make the announcement of the conferences and this workshop event to your colleagues.

Please find the attached EYGEC&MYGEC Event Brochure and Workshop Poster.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Deniz ULGEN

Chair of the Organizing Committee of 1st MYGEC and 27th EYGEC