2nd Conference on Geophysics for Infrastructure Planning, 
Monitoring and BIM

After a successful first conference on Geophysics for Infrastructure Planning, Monitoring and BIM in 2019, we are pleased to announce that the second conference will be held from 29 August to 2 September 2021 in the French city of Bordeaux, within the framework of the wider scientific and technical event: EAGE Near Surface Geoscience Conference & Exhibition 2021. 

This conference will provide an attractive forum where researchers and professionals can share geophysical innovation and technologies aimed at providing solutions for the challenges of the infrastructure life cycle. Geophysics and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) can play an essential role prior, during and after the construction of engineered structures and for their long-term monitoring, evaluation and maintenance. We look forward to a fruitful exchange among academia, research institutions, governmental organisations, industry and end-users, because effective and useful communication among each other is essential. 

We encourage contributions in the form of oral or poster presentations on the application of geophysics and NDT in the broad construction and maintenance sectors (e.g. tunnels, bridges, roads, runways, railroads, etc.), for water retaining/supply and power supply infrastructures as well as detection and localisation of underground objects and buried utilities. We will also cover the ever-increasing need of improving the way geophysical results are integrated with other design information used by geotechnical and civil engineers, planners and asset owners. Therefore, we will focus on assessment of infrastructure using parameters derived from Geophysics, NDT and monitoring, as well as on data visualisation and registration in Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). We intend to provide a unique platform for communication alignment across Geophysics, Civil Engineering, town planners and policy makers. Finally, special interest will be given to applications of new and emerging geophysical technologies to infrastructure such as airborne, satellite, UAV, fiber optics, digital sensors among others, as well as data processing using artificial intelligence (e.g. data driven, machine learning, data fusion, etc.).

Scientific Committee

Beatriz Benjumea (Chair)
Spanish Geological Survey (IGME)
Arre Verweerd (Co-Chair)
Xavier Dérobert
University Gustave Eiffel
Thomas Dickmann
Amberg Technologies - Switzerland
Shane Donohue
University College Dublin
Charlotte Krawczyk
Alireza Malehmir
Uppsala University
Loic MichelSercel
Ernst Niederleithinger
BAM - Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing
Andreas Pfaffhuber
EMerald Geomodelling
Robert Sturk
Skanska Sweden
Koya Suto
Terra Australis Geophysica Pty. Ltd.
Mehdi Sbartaï
University of Bordeaux I2M
Léon olde Scholtenhuis
University of Twente
Valentina Socco
Politecnico di Torino
Mats Svensson
Tyréns AB