18th International Conference
on Ground Penetrating Radar

June 14 – 19, 2020
Golden, Colorado USA

Important Visa Information

GPR 2020 attendees requiring a visa for travel to the United States should visit the International page of this website for important information.


Welcome to the 18th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR 2020), which will be held in Golden, Colorado, USA from June 14 to June 19, 2020. Held biennially since 1986, The International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar is the premier event for GPR research and applications. Drawing together scientists, engineers, industrial delegates and end-users, the conference is a place to see all of the latest GPR developments, ranging from fundamental advances in methods to the most interesting case studies.

Who should attend?

Those involved with the use of ground penetrating radar comprise a diverse community, including academic researchers, industrial scientists and engineers, government scientists, and policy makers. All are welcome to this conference, ranging from those just beginning to those with substantial expertise.

Conference objectives and topics

The Conference aims to bring together all who are interested in the use of ground penetrating radar for any purpose, to review developments in the field over the previous two years, and to attempt to extrapolate for the near-term future.

Topics that will be explored during the Conference include novel developments of GPR systems and antennas, advanced data processing algorithms for improved subsurface imaging, radar data modeling approaches and inversion strategies for quantitative reconstruction of soil and material properties.

Additional topics include data interpretation in a range of fields, including geology and sedimentology, glaciology, environmental and agricultural engineering (e.g., hydrological monitoring, digital soil mapping, forestry), civil and military engineering (e.g., utility detection, monitoring of transport infrastructures, nondestructive testing, landmine detection), archeology and cultural heritage, and planetary exploration, among others.

Plenary panel discussions

The Conference will host four special plenary panel discussions which will cover:

  • GPR to help monitor impacts of climate change
  • How GPR can help with developing and renewing infrastructure
  • Biogeophysics and GPR
  • Exploration of planets and other extraterrestrial bodies

GPR 2020 will be an exciting Conference that will provide the opportunity for participants to be able to meet others in the field, to exchange ideas, expertise and experience, and to renew and form new friendships and working relations. The Conference is structured so that participants can learn from both formal and informal interactions, such as presented papers, posters and social events.

Call for papers

Oral and poster presentations are being solicited for the Conference. More information can be found on the Abstracts page of this website. Learn more...

Important dates associated with submissions of presentations are shown in the Conference timeline and important dates section of this page.

Conference flyer is available...

A one-page flyer with information about the Conference is available for download as a PDF document. Download...


The organizations listed below will be exhibitors at the Conference.

Conference timeline and important dates

May 2019 Announcement of GPR 2020
July 2019Call for abstracts
November 30, 2019Initial abstracts due
December 2019Accepted abstract notification
December 2019Early registration opens
February 2020Extended abstracts due
March 2020End of early registration; Start of regular registration
March 2020Accepted extended abstract notification
May 2020Final extended abstracts due
June 14, 2020 GPR 2020 opens
June 19, 2020 GPR 2020 ends