GNSS Research and Application for Polar Environment

is a SCAR Expert Group since 2012.

Chief Officer: Giorgiana De Franceschi (e-mail: giorgiana.defranceschi @
Deputy Chief Officer: Nicolas Bergeot (e-mail: nicolas.bergeot @

Welcome to GRAPE

The International Polar Year (IPY) and International Heliophysical Year (IHY) initiatives left an important heritage in terms of data sharing, expertise exchange and increasing awareness of the current scientific capabilities. In particular, the GWSWF SCAR Action Group took advantage of the Interhemispheric Conjugacy Effects in Solar-Terrestrial and Aeronomy Research (ICESTAR) and the Polar Earth Observing Network (POLENET) experiences that lead to .....

Main Objectives

- Create and maintain distributed networks of specialized GPS/GNSS Ionospheric Scintillation and TEC Monitors particularly at high latitudes.
- Identify and quantify mechanisms that cause scintillation and control interhemispheric differences, asymmetries and commonalities in scintillation occurrence and intensity as a result of the geospace environment conditions.
- Develop ionospheric scintillation climatology, tracking and mitigation models ....


Announcement: the XXXV SCAR BIENNIAL MEETINGS AND OPEN SCIENCE CONFERENCE "Where the Poles come together", will be held at Davos (Switzerland), 15-26 June 2018. The Session AC-4 "The Polar Atmosphere and Geospace" is organized ..... more

Announcement: the XXXII International Union of Radio Science General Assembly & Scientific Symposium will be held at Montreal (CA), August 19-26th, 2017.... more