Geo-management is the discipline of managing all geotechnical and geophysical related issues associated with site development and construction. Soil and rock are not simple man made materials. All forms of engagement with the ground involve risk and the management of uncertainty. For offshore and near-shore construction, surveying and sampling soils is more costly than onshore. Geo-risks are always treated most effectively if they are identified at an early stage and survey and engineering work then proceeds step by step to manage and mitigate the risks. Cathie Associates can assist at all project stages in a geo-management consultancy role.