DemoGrape project at the SCAR OSC Conference

NavSAS researcher Dr. Nicola Linty participated to the XXXIV SCAR Biennial Meeting and 2016 Open Science Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from the 20th to the 30th of August 2016, to present the first results of the DemoGRAPE project. The objective of DemoGRAPE is the improvement of high-precision satellite posistioning to develop new scientific and technological applications in Anctartica.

Dr. Linty presented the poster "The Software Defined Radio Approach to Ionosphere Monitoring Using GNSS: Multiple Receivers at the Price Of One", co-authored by Nicola Linty, Fabio Dovis, Rodrigo Romero and Calogero Cristodaro, at the Global navigation satellite system research and applications session.

Here listed all the presentations and posters sessions related to the DemoGRAPE project presented at the SCAR Conference:

  • N. Linty et al., The Software Defined Radio Approach to Ionosphere Monitoring Using GNSS:
    Multiple Receivers at the Price Of One, poster session S16 (Thursday 25 August)
  • P. J. Cilliers et al., DemoGRAPE: First phase scintillations on GNSS signals from Galileo satellites as observed from SANAE and EACF, session S16 (Thursday 25 August)
  • L. Pilosu et al., Cloud computing infrastructure for polar GNSS e-science applications, session S35 (Monday 22 August)
  • L. Pilosu et al., DemoGRAPE: A demonstrator of e-science potential in Antarctica, session S16 (Thursday 25 August)

Other speeches were provided during the GRAPE side meeting, at the Renaissance Hotel, on Sunday 21 August, from 14.00 tu 16.00.


The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) is an inter-disciplinary committee of the International Council for Science (ICSU). SCAR is charged with initiating, developing and coordinating high quality international scientific research in the Antarctic region, and on the role of the Antarctic region in the Earth system. The scientific business of SCAR is conducted by its Standing Scientific Groups which represent the scientific disciplines active in Antarctic research and report to SCAR. SCAR meets every two years to conduct its administrative business at the SCAR Delegates Meeting. SCAR also holds, prior to the Delegates Meeting, a major Open Science Conference to draw attention to Antarctic issues, along with meetings of the Standing Scientific Groups that are designed to finalise the Science Programmes for eventual approval by the Delegates. All the info on SCAR at the following link: