Offshore Geotechnical Engineering Course at Politecnico di Milano -

Offshore Geotechnical Engineering Course at Politecnico di Milano

13 Feb 2024

Enhancing knowledge, skills, and competence of geotechnics students

Geosciences consulting services The Offshore Geotechnical Engineering course is the most advanced training for those seeking a career in the offshore world and contributing to the energy transition. 

RINA is delighted to be a sponsor and trainer of this course with the aim to:

- promote offshore engineering

- offer a career perspective to the students

- to stay connected with the academic world to nurture the future generation of offshore geotechnical engineers. 

We strongly believe in partnering with the academic community and serving as a bridge between the industry practice and the research. Only the collaboration of these two worlds can lead to innovation and technological growth. 

From February 19th to May 22nd, our Geosciences team, coordinated by Professor Gabriele Della Vecchia, will share their industry and practical experience with Civil and Environmental Engineering students. 

Our people and academic experts will cover a wide range of topics ranging from planning for offshore site investigation to technical and operational aspects of data acquisition and reporting, to practical use of data in geohazard assessment and foundation design.

The course aims to introduce current geotechnical engineering practice in offshore conditions. Over the last decades, offshore geotechnical engineering has grown into an independent branch of geotechnical engineering due to the significant differences in the scale of foundation elements and the challenging soil behaviour characterization. 

The course will cover site geotechnical and geophysical exploration techniques, soil characterization and basic design approaches for several foundation elements commonly used in offshore structures, such as suction caissons, piles, anchors, and spudcans, as well as elements of pipeline geotechnics, borehole stability and geological carbon storage.

This initiative represents one of the many steps aimed at fostering truly open collaborative innovation paradigms, leveraging an international network of leading universities, research and technology organizations, as well as research-intensive enterprises.


Agnese Murianni