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Ground Penetrating Radar technology and methodology - Working Group Meeting of the COST Action TU1208 (public)
Convener: Lara Pajewski 
Wed, 15 Apr, 13:30–17:00

The COST (European COoperation in Science and Technology) Action TU1208 “Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar” was launched in 2013. Its main objective is to exchange and increase scientific-technical knowledge and experience on GPR techniques in civil engineering, whilst promoting throughout Europe a more effective use of this safe and non-destructive imaging method.

The Action currently involves about 250 participants from 28 COST Countries (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom), a COST Cooperating State (Israel), 6 COST Near Neighbour Countries (Albania, Armenia, Egypt, Jordan, Russia, Ukraine), and 5 COST International Partner Countries (Australia, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, Philippines, Rwanda, U.S.A.). University researchers, software developers, civil and electronic engineers, archaeologists, geophysics experts, non-destructive testing equipment designers and producers, end users from private companies and stakeholders from public agencies, are participating to the Action.

The scientific structure of the Action includes four Working Groups (WGs). The WG1 focuses on the design of novel GPR instrumentation. The WG2 deals with the development of guidelines for the surveying of transport infrastructures and buildings, and for the sensing of underground utilities and voids. The WG3 studies electromagnetic forward and inverse methods for the solution of near-field scattering problems by buried structures and data-processing techniques. The WG4 is concerned with applications of GPR outside from the civil-engineering field and integration of GPR with other NDT technologies.

During this Splinter Meeting, TU1208 Members participating to the 2015 EGU General Assembly will have the opportunity to exchange ideas, discuss the ongoing research activities and plan how to bring them forward.

The COST Action TU1208 is still open to new participants. EGU GA Attendees interested in Ground Penetrating Radar topics and in the activities of the COST Action TU1208 are invited to join us during this meeting, as well as during the GI3.1 Session "Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar".

For more information on the COST Action TU1208, please visit www.GPRadar.eu and www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/tud/Actions/TU1208.