The 7th International Workshop on Advanced Ground-Penetrating Radar (IWAGPR2013) was co-organized at La Cité Nantes Events in Nantes, France, on July 2-5 2013, by the French institute of sciences and technology for transport, development and networks (IFSTTAR), the Centre d'Études Techniques de l'Équipement (CETE de l'Ouest) from the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, in charge of green technologies and climate change negotiations, and the Institut d'Électronique et de Télécommunication de Rennes (IETR, Rennes University).
This manifestation benefited from the institutional partnership of the French Ministry for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, the Pays de la Loire Region, Nantes Métropole and Nantes University. The symposium was also sponsored by EuroGPR, IEEE, EAGE and AGAP-Qualité.
Two keynote lectures have been promoted in the beginning of scientific sessions from: L. Paweski (Roma TRE University, IT) and E. Utsi (EuroGPR, UK).
The scientific program of the two days and half included 41 presentations in the following sessions:
A poster session with 10 posters, and a field demonstration at Ifsttar on two test sites on July 2, 2013, were also organized.
98 participants from 22 different countries have attended the workshop: Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Israel, Japan, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey, United Kingdom and the USA.
The best student prize was delivered by the scientific committee and sponsored by IEEE Section France to Mr François Lavoué (Grenoble University) for his article 2D full waveform inversion of GPR surface data: permittivity and conductivity imaging.
The proceedings and the articles will be available by IEEE Xplore, and a Special Issue in Near Surface Geophysics should conclude this manifestation.
The local committee thanks the participants for their numerous and enthusiastic returns, and would be happy to help the university of Florence (IT) for the organization of IWAGPR 2015.