con·sor·tium kən-ˈsȯr-sh(ē-)əm , -ˈsȯr-tē-əm: an agreement, combination, or group (as of companies) formed to undertake an enterprise beyond the resources of any one member
The GPR Consortium is an international trade association for you, the Ground Penetrating Radar professional.
You understand the value of GPR and the vast spectrum of its applications. However, you are also intimately familiar with the disappointments caused by poor data, technical difficulties with no apparent cause, poor site conditions, high water table, hot weather, cold weather, rainy weather, etc. We have all been there--some more than others.
As professionals, we understand the importance of continuing our education, sharpening our skills, offering a valuable service to our customers, strengthening the reputation of our industry, giving back by training the next generation, and building upon the foundation established by others.
For these reasons, and more, the GPR Consortium was organized, so that we might more fully collaborate, teach, encourage, learn, and grow together.
GPR Veterans can collaborate on complicated issues with experienced peers from around the world.
New practitioners can benefit from the wealth of information that more experienced users have gained, thus advancing the rate of proficiency within the industry.
The Forum will be constantly growing with content that is both fresh and relevant.
Videos, articles, and pictures on topics that concern GPR professionals. Some will be basic, some will be less-than-basic.
After a member goes through some Learning Center content, he will be comfortable in speaking intelligibly on that topic. With few exceptions, these posts will be short enough to consume in 5-10 minutes.
The Learning Center is designed to effectively and efficiently give you the information you need to do your work well.
Buy or sell used equipment with no additional listing fees (unlike eBay).
Companies searching for a GPR professional can, with no additional listing fees, advertise openings directly to their target audience (unlike Craigslist).
The Classifieds will be the first place you look when considering an addition to your inventory or your staff.
I like the thought and initiative behind this consortium. The GPR industry is filled with talent beyond my comprehension, the idea of bringing that talent together for collaboration is commendable. The GPR industry will be advanced both in quality and stature due to ideas of ingenuity such as this.
The GPR consortium is a great initiative and will be an ideal place to bring GPR professionals together to discuss and improve GPR scanning practices. The GPR industry has increased rapidly over my career and there is little in the way of a collaboration hub or agreed-upon international standards that a lot of other industries have. The GPR Consortium seeks to change this and improve our industry for the better. I am excited to get to know more members of the industry and help shape it through the GPR consortium.
The GPR Consortium provides space and infrastructure for practitioners of ground penetrating radar to collaborate and network. In doing so, we advance individual and industry knowledge. We care about the reputation and future of the GPR Industry, so we focus less on our differences and more on how we can work together in forming best practices, interpreting data more consistently, and spreading the word about the capabilities of ground penetrating radar.