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The Call for Abstracts has been issued for:

  1. the XXXVI SCAR (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 31 July - 11 August 2020),
  2. the XXXIII URSI GASS (Rome, Italy, 29 August - 5 September 2020).

You  are solicited to submit your contributions to the GRAPE related sessions, two of these within SCAR, and one within URSI GASS.

1.  XXXVI SCAR call for abstract deadline: 28 February 2020, 5 pm AEST


#1 (Physical Sciences)

Title: Astronomy and Geospace Observations from Antarctica

Conveners: Tony Travouillon, Lucilla Alfonsi, Adriana Gulisano, Jennifer Cooper

#11 (Physical Sciences and Geosciences)

Title: Remote Sensing of the Polar Regions

Conveners: Anna Hogg, Giorgiana De Franceschi, Nicolas Bergeot, Helen Fricker

2.  XXXIII URSI GASS call for abstracts deadline: 31 January 2020 


#GHJ1 (Joint session)

Title: The Polar Environment and Geospace

Conveners: Lucilla Alfonsi, Nicolas Bergeot, Mark Clilverd, Stefan Lotz

GRAPE logoIn 2020, two exciting international conferences are expected for which scientific sessions dealing with the "Geospace, Space Weather and Polar Environment" have been planned.

The first Conference is the XXXVI SCAR OSC, that will be held in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, from 31 July to 11 August 2020. The SCAR Conference will finish just in time to give you the opportunity to attend XXXIII URSI GASS (General Assembly and Scientific Symposium), Rome, Italy, 29 August-5 September 2020.

The call for papers for both Conferences is not yet issued, but stay tuned!

ISSS 2018 course posterThe GRAPE Expert Group announces the 2018 school "Polar Upper Atmosphere: from Science to Operational Issues", to be held at the International School of Space Science in L'Aquila, Italy on 17-21 September 2018.

The school is mainly aimed at graduate and post-graduate students with an enthusiastic interest in this topic.  The goal of the school is to foster excitement and encourage involvement of the next generation of space researchers in studies of the geospace environment of Polar Regions. The importance of these regions is rapidly growing due to modern society’s dependence on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) services and products, strongly affected by ionospheric variability at high latitudes. Topics will focus on the infrastructures for multi-instrument monitoring, data management from sub auroral to polar latitudes, the need for specialized models of the upper atmosphere, and the development of mitigation algorithms to improve GNSS services and products.

Some financial support is available for a limited number of students.  Applications, including a brief curriculum vitae, should be made through the school website's application page. The deadline for applications is 5 May 2018.

For more information, see the pdf 2018 school course poster (998 KB) or visit the International School of Space Science website.

The course is co-sponsored by SCAR's GRAPE Expert Group.

GRAPE Poster 2016 extract webThe minutes of the GRAPE Expert Group side meeting at the 2016 SCAR Open Science Conference, held on 21 August 2016 at the Renaissance Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, are available to view and download from the SCAR Library:

The GRAPE Expert Group presented a poster at the conference on its work and objectives, also available to view and download from the SCAR Library:


Events, meetings, actions, etc. are available on the GRAPE website.