Action TU1208

Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar

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On COST Action TU1208

Our Action focuses on the exchange of scientific-technical knowledge and experience of Ground Penetrating Radar techniques in Civil Engineering. It also aims at promoting a wider and more effective use of this safe and non-destructive inspection method. The Action is establishing and strengthening active links between universities, research institutes and industry working in the GPR field, fostering and accelerating its long-term development in Europe.

 

The ambitious and interdisciplinary project of the COST Action TU1208 is being developed within the frame of a unique approach based on the integrated contribution of University researchers, software developers, geophysics experts, Non-Destructive Testing equipment designers and producers, end users from private companies and public agencies. About 150 Institutions have joined the Action, from 28 COST Member Countries (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Macedonia, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom) and from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Colombia, Egypt, Hong Kong, Jordan, Israel, Philippines, Russia, Rwanda, Ukraine, and United States of America.

 

 

Tu1208 Basic Info

Start - End of Action:

4 April 2013 - 3 October 2017

 

Chair of the Action:

Dr Lara Pajewski

Sapienza University, IT

lara.pajewski@uniroma1.it

 

Vice-Chair of the Action:

Prof Andreas Loizos

National Technical University of Athens, EL

 

Science Officer:

Dr Mickael Pero

COST Office, BE

 

Administrative Officer:

Ms Carmencita Malimban

COST Office, BE

 

Grant Holder:

Sapienza Innovazione, IT

 

Parties

See the list of Parties on COST website

 

Management Committee (MC):

See the list of MC Members on COST website

 

Memorandum of Understanding:

Download Mou as pdf

 

Webpage of TU1208 on COST website:

www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/tud/TU1208

 

 

The total number of Action Members is 304 (278 from COST Member Countries, 13 from NNCs and 13 from IPCs). Members from less research-intensive COST Countries are 68. Women are 60 (16 of them are in less research-intensive COST Countries).

 

The total number of Institutions is 148 (129 from COST Member Countries, 8 from NNCs and 11 from IPCs). Institutions from less research-intensive COST Countries are 35. Companies participating to the Action are 23; Public Agencies are 8.

 

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.

TU1208 Members are deeply grateful to COST for funding and supporting the COST Action TU1208.