Unique GPR Applications

GPR Used To Help Find Mona Lisa!

Posted by on July 6, 2011 at 12:12 pm

An archaeology team lead by Professor Silvano Vinceti in Florence, Italy, are searching for the remains of a woman thought to be the model who sat for Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”. This mystery woman is believed to be Lisa Gherardini. After 2 weeks of surveying the Ground Penetrating Radar crew found the location of [...]

GPR Geophysical Survey on SKIS

Posted by on March 16, 2011 at 1:25 pm

We recently conducted a geophysical survey which initially presented quite a challenge. The project scope was to conduct a GPR geophysical survey of a 700 acre property located near Kitchener, Ontario Canada in the middle of WINTER! The GPR equipment used for this project was a Sensors & Software Pulse EKKO Pro with a 50 [...]

GPR Rescue Radar

Posted by on February 7, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Looks like Sensor’s & Software have done it again! In last month’s Subsurface Views, the company’s newsletter, they announced another ground penetrating radar system with life saving potential. Rescue Radar, as it’s being called, can help locate buried victims of earthquakes, avalanches or building collapses. You are probably aware that ground penetrating radar can penetrate [...]

Ground Penetrating Radar Finds Time Bomb!

Posted by on January 25, 2011 at 12:58 pm

This is a post about some interesting and alarming information I found recently in an article in “Sensors & Software Subsurface Views” which I thought our readers would be interest in. It’s about a potential Time Bomb under German soil. In 1944 and 1945 many German cities were bombed by the allies. Experts estimate that [...]

Ground Penetrating Radar used in Antarctic Crossing

Posted by on December 1, 2010 at 9:33 am

I came across an article in BBC News that I thought followers of our GPR News Blog would find very interesting. It’s about a team of explores and scientists, in the Moon Regan Transantarctic Expedition, who are going to try and set a record crossing of Antarctica. The expedition is expected to take 40 days [...]

Ground Penetrating Radar used for Snow Rescue

Posted by on November 24, 2010 at 11:28 am

Ground penetrating radar has many applications from geophysical surveys to locating subsurface targets such as utilities below ground or rebar in concrete. Other practical applications include cemetery mapping to locate unmarked gravesites, locate drainage lines on golf courses, locate underground storage tanks and assist law enforcement agencies to find buried evidence and bodies. It is also [...]

Ground Penetrating Radar Saves Lives in Afghanistan

Posted by on August 24, 2010 at 11:06 am

Although this is not our area of expertise I found this news release fascinating. What caught my interest was that ground penetrating radar technology (GPR), which we use every day for geophysical surveys, to locate utilities underground, for concrete imaging, cemetery mapping and also forensic locating, is now being used to locate Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) in Afghanistan. These [...]

Ice Road Mapping using Ground Penetrating Radar

Posted by on August 10, 2010 at 1:58 pm

I realize August may seem like a strange time of year to be writing about Ice Roads. While we are enjoying one of the hottest summers on record plans are being put in place to ensure the safety of all those who have to cross large bodies of water to reach extreme northern remote communities this [...]

GPR used on Mars

Posted by on June 28, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Science News has just revealed that scientists previously felt a natural force had recently carved pinwheel shaped troughs and a canyon near the north pole on Mars. This theory could not be tested beyond what they could see on the surface of this planet. That is until now. The origin of this spiral canyon was recently revealed to have been formed over an [...]

Environmental Assessment of a Rattlesnake Habitat

Posted by on June 14, 2010 at 4:28 pm

This is our first blog post and I thought I would start with a unique ground penetrating radar application. Our company was commissioned to conduct an environmental survey to locate a prairie rattlesnake habitat (hibernacula) where an endangered Alberta rattlesnake makes its winter home. The reason it was important to locate this subsurface habitat was to [...]