GRAPE/RESOURCE Online Workshop 1-3 July 2020

WHY: In light of the cancellation of the SCAR Open Science Conference 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you are hereby invited to participate in an online workshop on topics related to the SCAR Expert Group GRAPE (www.grape.scar.org/) and to the new Proposal Planning Group (PPG) RESOURCE “Radio Sciences Research on AntarCtic AtmosphEre”. RESOURCE aims to gather the communities that investigate the polar atmosphere, with particular reference to Antarctica but with a bi-polar perspective, especially by means of radio probes into a common shared initiative.

You are kindly invited to register for the workshop to give your valuable contribution.

WHEN: The workshop will take place on 1-3 July 2020, 13:00-15:00 GMT each day, via Google Meet. The link will be sent with the confirmation of registration. To participate, the registration (free of charge) is mandatory.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Registration opening 20 May, closing 15 June. Please register here.

Presentations upload opening 20 June, closing 29 June. The link for uploading the presentations (as pdf) will be sent with the confirmation of registration.

PROVISIONAL PROGRAM: The format of the online workshop will comprise a short opening plenary session in which the state of the art of GRAPE and RESOURCE will be given followed by presentations of invited Early Career Researchers/Students. Participants will have the occasion to inform the audience about the upcoming polar campaigns of their projects. The second day three parallel sessions are planned to take place with a number of presentations addressed to highlight current gaps in data/knowledge, next steps beyond the state of the art, and potential of international collaborations to facilitate and support the next steps. Feedback from the parallel sessions will be presented by the Sessions Conve.ners during the third day in a closing plenary session. The final program will be available on the GRAPE website.

SESSIONS DESCRIPTION

Session 1:  Short and long-term variations of the neutral atmosphere (including Water Vapour, AGWs, airglow, mesosphere, thermosphere, low-high latitude connections)

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Session 2 Short and long-term variations of the ionosphere and plasmasphere (including multi-instruments and modelling)

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Session 3 Space weather impact on radio measurements at high latitudes (including multi-instrument data analysis)

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GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS AND PRESENTATIONS

In order to facilitate and encourage the participants to contribute to the discussions around common studies/investigations, authors are kindly asked to prepare their presentations highlighting the following aspects:

  • current gaps in data/knowledge on their own topic,
  • next steps beyond the state of the art
  • potential of international collaborations to facilitate and support the next steps.

Authors are kindly invited to upload their presentations from 20 June to 29 June 2020 at the link communicated with the confirmation of registration. In case of difficulties  please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Please prepare one pdf file containing the presentation (file size not to exceed 10 MB). The name of the file should be: Last name of first author_session number.pdf, e.g. Alfonsi_Session1.pdf

If presentations include published materials, please ensure compliance with one of the following options: a) open-access content distributed under a Creative Commons License, or b) public domain works not protected by copyright, or c) permission is obtained from the publisher. In all cases, do ensure correct attribution with full citation to the original source.

Please note your pdf remains online on GRAPE website and with your upload of presentation materials, you grant the right to hold your material online for viewing and download by individuals participating to the workshop.

HOPING FOR YOUR ENTHUSIASTIC PARTICIPATION

Kind regards

Local Organizing Committee of the GRAPE/RESOURCE online workshop: Giorgiana De Franceschi, INGV, Nicolas Bergeot, ROB, Pierre Cilliers, SANSA, Lucilla Alfonsi, INGV. 

Web Masters of the GRAPE/RESOURCE online workshop: Silvia Pau, INGV, Simone Vecchi, INGV.