Welcome to the 3rd Conference on Geophysics for Infrastructure Planning, Monitoring and BIM

The Infrastructure Planning, Monitoring and BIM conference joins Edinburgh with a strong regional relevance with several large projects on their way in the UK, e.g., one of the country’s (and Europe’s) largest ever construction projects, the high speed rail connection line between London – Birmingham and further north; the Lower Thames Crossing, a new highway tunnel crossing the Thames on the east side of London; and the Thames Tideway, a 25 km super sewer for the city of London, built under the river Thames.

These projects require mapping archaeology, structural investigation of existing infrastructure, testing ground engineering, and monitoring hydrogeology and tunnelling activity using geophysical and non-destructive testing/monitoring instruments. It is therefore a great opportunity to welcome newcomers including design and civil engineers, city planners and geotechnical communities to take an active role in this conference after successful presences in the Hague 2019 and Bordeaux 2021.

Important Dates

Early Booth Deadline

1 March 2023

Abstract Submission Deadline

25 April 2023

Early Registration Deadline

22 July 2023

Regular Registration Deadline

22 August 2023


3-7 September 2023


We invite you to contribute to the Technical Programme of the 3rd Conference on Geophysics for Infrastructure Planning, Monitoring and BIM at NSG2023 by submitting your abstracts and sharing recent advances, trending topics and novel geophysical methods in infrastructure planning, construction and monitoring. It is also a great opportunity for you to present to design and civil engineers, city planners and geotechnical communities, alongside peers from academia, industry and government organisations.

Abstracts are welcome until 25 April 2023.

  1. Geophysics and NDT for Construction and Maintenance of Tunnels and Bridges
  2. Geophysics and NDT for Construction and Maintenance of Roads, Runways and Railroads
  3. Geophysics and NDT for Water Retaining/Supply or Tailing Dams Infrastructure (dams, levees, pipelines)
  4. Geophysics and NDT for Power Supply Infrastructures
  5. Detection and Localization of Buried Objects, Voids and Utilities
  6. Assessment and Monitoring of Infrastructure that is Affected by Hazards
  7. Assessment of Infrastructure Using Engineering Parameters Derived from Geophysics and NDT
  8. Applications of New and Emerging Geophysical Technologies to Infrastructure: Airborne, Satellite, UAV, Fibre Optics, Digital Sensors, DAS
  9. Data Analysis, Big Data, AI & ML using Geophysics and NDT in Infrastructure Planning and Assessment
  10. Geophysics, Engineering, and Construction Modelling and Communication (e.g. expressing uncertainties, developing common data visualisations/standards, etc.)
  11. Interoperability and Integration of Geophysics/NDT Data with Information Models (buildings, infrastructure assets, urban space)
  12. Visualisation of Geophysics/NDT Data in BIM and GIS
  13. Integration of Geophysics and NDT with Parametric Design Optimization
  14. NDT-based Digital Twins for Monitoring and Control of Building and Infrastructure Assets

Scientific Committee

  • Arre Verweerd (Chair)
  • Shane Donohue
    University College Dublin
  • James Eason
  • Craig Christensen
    EMerald Geomodelling AS
  • Amine Ourabah
  • Léon olde Scholtenhuis
    University of Twente