The conference seeks to present the state of the art in the field of Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics (BioGeotechnics), promote co-operation and exchange of information about the emerging field of bio-geotechnics; develop and promote improved modeling of bio-mediated and bio-inspired processes; translate fundamental bio-inspired knowledge into enabling technologies with future commercialization potential; and facilitate the adoption of bio-mediated and bio-inspired solutions into geotechnical engineering practice.

Conference objectives

  • Provide a state of the art on biogeotechnics

  • Facilitate knowledge exchange on biogeotechnics among

    • international researchers,
    • industry,
    • agencies,
    • educators
  • Initiate development of an international research network

  • Provide workshops and short courses