Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is a safe, advanced, non-destructive and non-invasive imaging technique that can be effectively used for inspecting the subsurface as well as natural and man-made structures. During GPR surveys, a source is used to send high-frequency electromagnetic waves into the ground or structure under test; at the boundaries where the electromagnetic properties of media change, the electromagnetic waves may undergo transmission, reflection, refraction and diffraction; the radar sensors measure the amplitudes and travel times of signals returning to the surface.

This session aims at bringing together scientists, engineers, industrial delegates and end-users working in all GPR areas, ranging from fundamental electromagnetics to the numerous fields of applications. With this session, we wish to provide a supportive framework for (1) the delivery of critical updates on the ongoing research activities, (2) fruitful discussions and development of new ideas, (3) community-building through the identification of skill sets and collaboration opportunities, (4) vital exposure of early-career scientists to the GPR research community.

We have identified a series of topics of interest for this session, listed below.

1. Ground Penetrating Radar instrumentation
- Innovative GPR equipment
- Design, realization and optimization of GPR antennas
- Equipment testing and calibration procedures

2. Ground Penetrating Radar methodology
- Survey planning and data acquisition strategies
- Methods and tools for data analysis and interpretation
- Data processing algorithms, electromagnetic modelling, imaging and inversion techniques
- Studying the relationship between GPR sensed quantities and physical properties of inspected subsurface/structures useful for application needs
- Advanced data visualization methods to clearly and efficiently communicate the significance of GPR data

3. Ground Penetrating Radar applications and case studies
- Earth sciences
- Civil engineering
- Environmental engineering
- Archaeology and cultural heritage
- Management of water resources
- Humanitarian mine clearance
- Vital signs detection of trapped people in natural and man-made disasters
- Planetary exploration

4. Contributions on the combined use of Ground Penetrating Radar and other geoscience instrumentation, in all applications fields

5. Communication and education initiatives and methods

Additional information
This session is organized by Members of TU1208 GPR Association (; the association is a follow-up initiative of COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action TU1208 “Civil engineering applications of Ground Penetrating Radar”.

Co-organized as EMRP2.18/HS11.5/NH6.12/PS5.4/SSS12.16/TS11.10
Convener: Aleksandar Ristic | Co-conveners: Alessandro Fedeli, Lara Pajewski, Mercedes Solla, Milan Vrtunski
| Wed, 10 Apr, 08:30–12:30
Room 0.96
| Attendance Wed, 10 Apr, 14:00–15:45
Hall X1

Attendance time: Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 14:00–15:45 | Hall X1

Chairperson: Zeljko Bugarinovic, Alessandro Fedeli & Milan Vrtunski
Novel GPR systems and antennas
Hall X1
X1.38 |
Dirk Plettemeier, Ronny Hahnel, Fabrizio Masin, and Lorenzo Bruzzone
Development and use of innovative electromagnetic-modelling approaches for GPR applications
X1.40 |
Sam Stadler, Stephan Schennen, and Jan Igel
Development and use of innovative inversion, imaging, and data-processing techniques for GPR applications
X1.42 |
Andrea Randazzo, Claudio Estatico, Alessandro Fedeli, and Matteo Pastorino
X1.43 |
Alessandro Fedeli, Jana Ježová, Sébastien Lambot, Matteo Pastorino, and Andrea Randazzo
X1.44 |
Wenda Bi, Yonghui Zhao, and Ruiqing Shen
X1.45 |
Andrea Randazzo, Alessandro Fedeli, Matteo Pastorino, and Lara Pajewski
X1.46 |
Feng Zhou, Zhongchang Chen, Li Ma, Hai Liu, and Guangyou Fang
Advanced GPR applications in civil engineering
X1.47 |
Mercedes Solla, Javier Vidal, and Susana Lagüela
Advanced GPR applications in the earth sciences and environmental engineering
X1.48 |
Yu Liu, Bangbing Wang, James Irving, Yangkang Chen, and Klaus Holliger
X1.51 |
Zhiwei Xu, Kyle Lindsay, John Bradford, Peimin Zhu, James Irving, and Klaus Holliger
X1.52 |
Feng Zhou, Xiangyun Hu, Iraklis Giannakis, Antonios Giannopoulos, Klaus Holliger, and Evert Slob
X1.53 |
Kazi Alam, Mohammad Islam, Ghozian Karami, M Rika Syahputra, Ratno Prambudi, and SanLinn Kaka