Welcome to the 1st Conference on Sub-surface Characterisation for Offshore Wind

Globally, countries are now witnessing unprecedented expansion and growth in the offshore wind farm industry in their attempts to meet climate targets. A thorough understanding of the near/shallow sub-surface is the first critical step for any/all offshore wind farm foundation designs. In order to address both of these growing needs, EAGE introduces the 1st Conference on Sub-surface Characterisation for Offshore Wind; where-in we will delve into topics ranging from seismic acquisition and imaging to data interpretation and integration. We will also focus on the recent advancements and innovations in both qualitative and quantitative geo-modeling techniques along with the use of AI (and machine learning) and the future role of autonomous vessels in addressing the challenges in Offshore Wind.

Important Dates

Early Booth Deadline

1 March 2023

Abstract Submission Deadline

25 April 2023

Early Registration Deadline

22 July 2023

Regular Registration Deadline

22 August 2023


3-7 September 2023


Be among the first to submit your groundbreaking research at our novel conference on Sub-surface Characterisation for Offshore Wind.

Abstracts are welcome until 25 April 2023.

  1. Seismic Acquisition for Offshore Wind
    • Advancements in seismic methods (for near-surface acquisition)
    • Optimization of acquisition strategies and future trends
    • Environmental impacts of geophysical surveys
  2. Seismic Data Processing for Offshore Wind
    • Advancements in seismic data processing
    • Inversion of near-surface seismic data
    • Re-processing of seismic legacy data for offshore wind
    • Diffraction imaging
  3. Sub-surface Data Interpretation and Integration for Offshore Wind
    • Case studies from offshore windfarm sites
    • Identification and characterisation of shallow sub-surface geohazards
    • Integration of sub-surface geophysical and geotechnical data for foundation studies
    • Seismic and acoustic imaging and characterization of the very shallow seabed (~ 10 m)
  4. Complementary and Novel Geophysical Methods for Sub-surface Characterisation
    • Fixed foundation vs. floating offshore windfarms
    • Developments in buried UXO detection
    • AUVs and USVs - their potential roles in future
    • New methods and innovation in shallow sub-surface characterisation
    • Distributed Acoustic Sensing applications (using fiber optic cables) for extremely-high-resolution seabed classification
    • Application of drone swarms in shallow seismics, or geophysical surveying by aquabotics
    • Non-seismic methods (GPR, EM, magnetometer, gradiometer, ++)
  5. Challenges and Opportunities in Offshore Wind
    • Machine learning applications for ground model development
    • Uncertainty assessment
    • Object detection automation
    • Accuracies of P wave velocity measurements in upper seabed
    • Global integrated databases

Scientific Committee

  • Sanket Bhattacharya
  • Michael Calvert
    Applied Accoustics
  • Willem Fontein
  • Robert Lorenzen
  • Allan McKay
  • Alistair Robertshaw
  • Gwenaëlle Salaün
  • Maarten Vanneste
  • Timothy Watton
  • Stefan Wenau
    Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems – IWES
  • Coen Werner
    Stema Systems