Progressively stricter requirements in geophysical prospecting, in urban and inter-urban monitoring make it important to find new solutions to complex problems. Investigation and monitoring of pollution, hydrological resources, energy efficiency, cultural heritage, cities and transport infrastructures for example, now require technological and methodological innovations of geophysical and sensing techniques in order to properly understand the limits of the current state of art and identify where possible the most convenient strategies to overcome limitations of current approaches.
Integrated prospecting, refined data processing, new models, hardware innovations, new ICT information and telecommunications systems can and should cooperate with each other in this sense. It is important that the scientific community finds a moment for considering the connection between adjacent aspects of the same problem, e.g. to achieve improved geophysical data, safe and reliable environmental and structural monitoring, improved processing as much as possible.
The session “Innovative instrumentations, techniques, geophysical methods and models for near surface geophysics, cities and transport infrastructures” aims to provide one such moment, where multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary competences can interact with each other, hopefully finding possible new ways to cooperate and exchange experiences.