Welcome to Mara Nord project website.

Projects purpose is to demonstrate the potential of GPR method use in road condition measurement and rehabilitation planning to the Nordic market. This will be achieved through cooperation between Finland, Sweden and Norway.

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is a non-destructive ground survey method that can be used in assessing roads, railways, bridges, airports, tunnels, environmental objects etc. Its main advantage is the continuous profile it provides over the road structure and sub grade soil. The GPR is becoming an increasingly important tool especially for planning structural evaluation of roads. Another important advantage of GPR in road surveys is that it does not essentially disrupt the flow of traffic during the survey.

The method is used for many purposes as well as for the measurement of Ice and Snow that can be exploited in the Nordic areas. Mara Nord project concentrates on the use of the GPR in road surveying and rehabilitation planning.

Check out Mara Nord newsletters for more info and upcoming events.

Project duration 01.01.2010 - 31.06.2012.

Project final reports and other material

Final project report

Recommendations for guidelines

Benchmarking of GPR equipment for road surveys

WP5 final report - Quality Assurance of New Asphalt Pavement

Wavelet Analysis


Ground Penetrating Radar in Road Monitoring and Evaluation Now and the Future - Seminar Trondheim, Norway 18th April 2012

Download GPR seminar program ->  GPR_seminar_program.pdf

Download seminar presentations (.pdf - files):


Carement - Jari Marjeta

Future_of_GPR - Timo Saarenketo

GPR applications and benchmarking of equipment - Per_Otto_Aursand

GPR in quality assurance - Janne Poikajärvi

GPR development and application in Germany - Thomas_Kind

Malå GS - Bernth Johansson

Mara Nord project - Anita_Narbro

Mara Nord Recommendations - Johan Ullberg

Panel discussion preliminary questions - Oystein Myhre

Seminar Abstract from EGU General Assembly 2011, Vienna, Austria EGU2011-3102.pdf