Geodetic Infrastructure of Antarctica (GIANT) Expert Group

GRAPE JAVAD ANTENNA EACF STATION BRAZILAs interest in earth sciences and the effects of change within Antarctica has grown over the years the need for earth monitoring observatories has also increased. Geodetic Infrastructure of Antarctica (GIANT) Expert Group is an expert group established to oversee the development of geodetic infrastructure across the Antarctic Continent to facilitate the monitoring of its physical processes. The group has acted as an advisory committee to help coordinate various infrastructure associated with earth monitoring techniques such as GNSS, gravity meters as well as the installation of tide gauges to monitor sea level change.

GIANT has several working groups dedicated to permanent observatories, crustal movement from GNSS observations, gravity field, and tide gauge data.

This month GIANT will be sponsoring a workshop on Airborne Geodesy and Geophysics with Focus on Polar Application in Dresden, Germany.