A selection of our members:
Ground Penetrating Radar [GPR] is a reliable and widely trusted tool for gaining subsurface information in a wide variety of applications. The science underlying the technique is widely understood, as are the limitations of the method, and the majority of well known and respected operators of GPR form the membership of the European GPR Association.
In order to obtain membership of EuroGPR, candidates are expected to provide evidence of professional competence and integrity and when members, to adhere to the Association's code of conduct and guidelines. This ensures that the services provided by the members of EuroGPR are delivered within a framework of good practice upheld by the Association.
Where prospective clients for GPR surveys choose to use services provided by non members of the Association, they should be aware that these may not meet the professional standards of performance normally provided by members of EuroGPR. In these situations the client would be well advised to perform the process of due diligence in assessing the qualifications, competence and integrity of the GPR survey provider to ensure a satisfactory outcome.
Prospective clients should be extremely careful to question the technical validity of claims for GPR services that appear to offer results significantly better than the norm, as these may not be able to be subsequently substantiated and could result in potential losses. In order to assist prospective clients to reach a considered view we have provided a short list of relevant literature which indicates the sort of claims which should be treated with caution.
Technical claims which appear “too good to be true”, even if presented as a scientific advance, can be evaluated using the criteria of the Scamalyzer, kindly provided by geophysicist and author Greg Hodges. This takes as its starting point common attributes of previously discredited “technology”. Use of this spreadsheet involves the subjective assessment by the individual assigning the values and the Association assumes no responsibility for assessments made.
Websites Relating to Discredited Geophysical Methods (not necessarily GPR)