Action TU1208 

Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar

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On COST Action TU1208

Our Action focused on the exchange of scientific-technical knowledge and experience of Ground Penetrating Radar techniques in civil engineering. It also aimed at promoting a wide and effective use of this safe and   non-destructive inspection method. The Action  established and strengthened several  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 was 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.

Tu1208 Basic Info

Start - End of Action:

4 April 2013 - 3 October 2017

Chair of the Action:

Dr Lara Pajewski

Sapienza University, 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:

Years 1-3: Roma Tre University, IT

Years 4-5: Sapienza Innovazione, IT


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Management Committee (MC):

See the list of MC Members on COST website

Memorandum of Understanding: 

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The total number of Action Members was 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 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.