Welcome to EuroGPR

Welcome to the web site of EuroGPR, an association made up of users and manufacturers of GPR equipment, intent on raising standards within the GPR industry and looking out for the rights of our members, giving them voice at a pan-European level on matters such as licensing, health and safety and market access.

GPR stands for Ground Penetrating (or Probing) Radar.  The technology is very similar to traditional radar but uses a shorter wavelength, to:

  • Locate buried pipes & services underground;
  • Find evidence for other buried potential hazards e.g. mine shafts; voids;
  • Investigate concrete structures to determine the position of reinforcement &/or the quality of the concrete & whether it contains voids;
  • Check on the integrity of road sub-surfaces;
  • Investigate environmental conditions both natural (geology) & man-made (e.g. pollutant spread);
  • Learn about glaciers, their formation & structure;
  • Uncover forensic evidence including buried human remains & weapons; and
  • Locate, Identify & Investigate Archaeological Sites.

Almost all of this work has a strong Health & Safety aspect.  It is also important to local & national Government as the ultimate End Users of the information generated.

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Why be a member of EuroGPR?

There are many reasons why you should consider becoming a member of EuroGPR. From licensing to standards and codes of practice, the following article along with the Benefits of Membership, outlines the reasons.

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Technology you can trust in

EuroGPR can only recommend the equipment and services provided by its members. In order to obtain membership, candidates are expected to provide evidence of professional practices and, on admittance, to adhere to the Association's code of conduct.

Read more: Technology you can trust in

Benefits of membership

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To keep up-to-date with developments through

  • Series of fact sheets available free of charge
  • Technical presentations by leading specialists, consultants and manufacturers of equipment at meetings held throughout the year
  • Bibliography detailing many hundreds of papers presented on the subject of GPR

To make valuable contacts within the industry

  • Meetings with other members
  • Your company listed on the EuroGPR web site 
Read more: Benefits of membership

GPR training

The incorrect and inappropriate use of GPR has over the years caused a great deal of damage to its reputation as a bona fide and reliable technology. Here at EuroGPR we are now trying to change that image by creating a modular training programme for all GPR users within Europe. Our expectations are high and we are determined to see this important initiative set the standard for the industry, over the coming months and inspire greater confidence on the part of employers, employees and clients alike.

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Training

This section is under construction.  Check back soon for more information about training.

Unique Member Logos

Back in 2014 we decided to introduce unique member logos after feedback received at an AGM.  In hindsight what we introduced back then was a step too far in that we decided to include a member's current certificate number on the logo.  This would have meant changing the logos every year at renewal which was not really practical for members and EuroGPR administration alike.

We have changed this policy so that now, the logos only contain the member's registration number.  This number stays with the member indefinitely so there should be no reason to change the logos annually.  For those members who are up to date with their subscription fees as of today, these logos are now available to download from their online storage area (the link was sent out with your new certificate).  There are two versions of the logo, a high resolution version and a minimum version.  The latter is our preferred minimum size which the logo should be displayed so that the text (specifically the member number) remains legible.

We have also decided to issue different versions for full and provisional members.  The full version is the traditional colours that is a blue logo on a white background.  The provisional version uses our inverse colour scheme and the member number is suffixed with a "P".  I reminder that provisional membership is granted until a new applicant has completed a presentation at one of our meetings.  Those members currently provisional can register now to give a presentation at our AGM on 7th October 2016.  Presentations can be given in person or over our Webex system from your own location, should be around 5 minutes in length and be concerned with you activities associated with GPR.

Chairman

L. Robinson, W. B. Weirand and L. Yung, Location and recognition of discontinuities in dielectric media using synthetic RF pulses, Proc. of IEEE, vol. 62, n. 1 pp. 34-44, 1974.

This paper is a classic because it represents one of the first reported experiments performed with a stepped frequency system.

Application

Thank you for your application.  Your details have been forwarded to the EuroGPR secretary.

EuroGPR membership application

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This field is required if you would like an optional weblink. If you do not require a weblink, entering a website is still recommended as it may speed up your application approval.  
Web site:  
Please indicate whether you would like the option of a weblink to your website from the EuroGPR website (additional £25 per year)  
Type of organisation: *
If you carry-out GPR surveys in the UK you are required to posses an GPR operator's licence.  Please provide the details of your licence if required.  
OfCom Licence No:  
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Provide a résumé of your organisation's activities and work with GPR. This information will help with your application. We recommend around 100 words. *
Please provide the name and email address'/phone numbers of two referees. The referee should be a client or someone recognised within the GPR industry, ideally already a member of EuroGPR. Please agree this in advance with your referee. For academic institutions or individuals, references to peer reviewed publications may be entered instead. *
Please confirm you have read and understand the Code of Ethics and Memorandum of association  
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Conference 2015

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Subcategories

  • Conference 2008

    Conference Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR2008)
    University of Birmingham, UK. 15-19 June 2008

    Click the following link to download the conference brochure. The index for the individual papers is below.

    Conference brochure and programme