Action TU1208

Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar

COST Success Story

TU1208 Training Schools


COST Action TU1208 was especially active in the organisation of Training Schools. During the 54 months of the Action's lifetime, 15 Training Schools were offered. Overall, those schools were attended by more than 430 Trainees. In most cases, Trainees could participate without paying a registration fee and many of them received a Grant, which totally or partially covered their travel and accommodation expenses. In this webpage, you can find the list of Training Schools organised by COST Action TU1208, with links to webpages (or, in a few cases, to pdf files) where more information about each school is reported.


TU1208 GPR Association is continuing with the organisation of Training Schools. The first school organized by the association was entitled "Ground Penetrating Radar for civil engineering and cultural heritage management" and was held in Rome, Italy, on May 14-18, 2018. This school was organised by TU1208 GPR Association, Sapienza University of Rome, University College London, and Associazione Italiana del Georadar, and it was awarded with the European Year of Cultural Heritage label.


List of COST Action TU1208 Training Schools


5) COST Half-Day Training on Ground Penetrating Radar

(see the programme of the course at pages 10 and 11 of the pdf document)

London, United Kingom, March 4, 2015


Karlsruhe, Germany, April 20-24, 2015


Cracow, Poland, May 5-7, 2015


London, United Kingdom, October 12-14, 2015


Thessaloniki, Greece, November 9-11, 2015


10) COST Training School on Applications of GPR to civil engineering and archaeology

Msida, Malta, January 25-29, 2016


11) COST Training School on Non-destructive testing techniques for civil engineering

Barcelona, Spain, March 14-18, 2016


12) COST-ESoA Training School on Future Radar Systems: Radar2020 - II edition

(for information about the first edition, please visit this page)

Karlsruhe, Germany, May 2-6, 2016


13) COST-ESoA Training School on Microwave Imaging and Diagnostics - II edition

(for information about the first edition, please visit this page)

Taormina, Italy, October 14-18, 2016 - Co-organised with COST Action TD1301


Split, Croatia, November 9-12, 2016


This was the last Training School on Ground Penetrating Radar organised by COST Action TU1208! It was held in Osijek, Croatia, on March 6-9, 2017.



List of TU1208 GPR Association Training Schools


1) Ground Penetrating Radar for civil engineering and cultural heritage management

Rome, Italy, May 14-18, 2018 - Co-organised with Sapienza University, University College London and Associazione Italiana del Georadar.


On our Training Schools

TU1208 Training Schools aim at widening, broadening and sharing knowledge relevant to Ground Penetrating Radar technology, methdology and applications, through the delivery of intensive courses on new and emerging subjects. Our schools always offer the opportunity to familiarise with cutting edge equipment and methods, they include lectures given both by researchers/professors from academia and experts from industry. Typically, our schools are targeted to PhD Students and Early Career Investigators (although scientists at a more advanced stage of their career and professionals are most welcome, too). TU1208 Training Schools are not intended to provide general training or education.


From April 2013 to October 2017, COST covered the organisation costs of all our Training Schools, as well as the participation costs of all Trainers and most Trainers (travel, accommodation and meal expenses). After the Action ended, we decided to continue with the organisation of Training Schools and to this purpose we use different funds (e.g., regional, national and international grants for the organization of scientific events).



For information concerning COST Action TU1208 and TU1208 GPR Association, please take contact with the Chair of the Action and President of the Association, Prof. Lara Pajewski. From 4 April 2013 to 3 October 2017, this website was 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 COST Action TU1208. As of 4 October 2017, this website is supported by TU1208 GPR Association, a non-profit association stemming from COST Action TU1208.