This course will be held in the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and will cover the state of the art and new trends on radar technologies. It is targeted to PhD students, researchers and professionals interested in radar-system engineering. Please be informed that this course can be attended by maximum 18 Trainees, to guarantee a high-quality training. The Action is offering 3 Grants of 650,00 EUR to Trainees willing to attend the school. For more information, please visit this page.
The International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar is a longstanding traditional event, making the premier forum of research and applications in the field of GPR.
GPR 2014, the 15th conference in the series that has been held biannually since 1986, was held in the Square Brussels Meeting Centre, in Brussels, Belgium. This successful event was co-organised by the COST Action TU1208, along with the Université Catholique de Louvain. It brought together more than 300 high-standard scientists, engineers, industrial delegates and end-users working in all GPR areas, ranging from fundamental electromagnetics to the so various fields of application. Topics covered by the 210 presented papers included: novel developments of GPR systems and antennas, advanced data processing algorithms for improved subsurface imaging, radar data modeling approaches and inversion strategies for quantitative reconstruction of soil and material properties, data interpretation in a range of fields, including geology and sedimentology, glaciology, environmental and agricultural engeneering (e.g., hydrological monitoring, digital soil mapping, forestry), civil engineering (e.g., utility detection, monitoring of transport infrastructures, nondestructive testing), archaeology and cultural heritage, and planetary exploration, among others.
The conference proceedings are published on IEEE Xplore. A Special Issue is going to be published on the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (IEEE JSTARS).
More information about GPR 2014 can be found on the conference website.
There are several ways to be involved in a COST Action. For general information on how to participate, please refer to the relevant page on the COST website.
By joining the COST Action TU1208, you will have the possibility to participate to the networking activities and scientific projects carried out within the Action. You will meet several scientists working on GPR, establish new cooperations and have the possibility to build the critical mass for follow up activities in the EU FP or other competitive international programmes.
The COST Action TU1208 is active through a range of networking tools: meetings, workshops, conferences, training schools, short-term scientific missions, dissemination activities. The Action is a wide bottom-up interdiscilipnary science and technology network, open to researchers from universities, public and private research institutions, as well as to NGOs, industry and SMEs.
For further information or to join TU1208 scientific activities, please take contact with the Action Chair, Dr. Lara Pajewski.
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Short Term Scientific Mission Grants (up to EUR 2500 each)
STSM grants are mainly for PhD Students and Early-Stage Researchers, to perform a short scientific stay abroad. Applications from inclusiveness Countries are strongly encouraged. The young researchers involved in the COST Action TU1208 are invited to exploit this special opportunity and submit their applications! Moreover, all TU1208 Members may propose STSMs to be carried out in their Institute. For more details, please visit this page.
TU1208 Special Issue
TU1208 has been recognised among the running Actions as a COST Success Story and it has been praised with the following statement: TU1208 "Civil engineering applications of Ground Penetrating Radar" (Chair: Lara Pajewski, Roma Tre University, IT) - This interdisciplinary Action represents a milestone in GPR research, being the first European network ever existed in this field, in line with the spirit and goals of the ERA. In June 2014, it co-organised the 15th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, the premier forum on GPR" ("The Cities of Tomorrow: The Challenges of Horizon 2020," September 17-19, 2014, Torino, IT - A COST strategic workshop on the development and needs of the European cities). For more information, please visit this page. ù
For information concerning the COST Action TU1208, please take contact with the Chair of the Action, Dr. Lara Pajewski - This website is supported by COST, European COoperation in Science and Technology - COST is supported by the EU RTD Framework Programme Horizon2020