TRack Your ATmosphere

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Project Description

The use of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS, e.g. GPS, Galileo etc.) has become an everyday tool for determining our position on earth and in space. GNSS also allow measuring the atmospheric water vapor which is the most important gas for weather prediction and greenhouse effect. In the TRYAT-project we create learning materials on how to apply GNSS to the sensing of atmospheric water vapor and how to make use of this technique. We want to empower vocational education and training (VET) learners in the fields of physics, electronics, electrical engineering, geo- and environmental engineering and IT.  Therefore we have developed a transnational partnership in order to promote science and innovation.

In our project we use three GNSS stations which have been installed on the roofs of VET centers in France, Italy, and Germany. We also analyze data from GNSS networks worldwide which are collected and processed by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) and Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV). We explain vividly and clearly how to calculate the wet component of the atmospheric delay from GNSS and meteorological measurements, and why it is important to compute the amount of the precipitable water vapor and to study its influence on weather and climate.


The selected project partners contribute and exchange particular know-how and expertise in the fields of education, research, training and curriculum development. A broad range of Open Educational Resources have been elaborated (Intellectual Outputs IO1 – IO5). For further details, see TRYAT POSTER.


Dr. Boris Reusch

Lise-Meitner-Schule (OSZ)

Lipschitzallee 25

12351 Berlin


Dr. Umberto Tammaro


Dipl. Laurent Verdier


Dr. Galina Dick


Installing GNSS station in Berlin (LMS).

Installing GNSS station in Naples (LDV).

Installing GNSS station in Pau (LSC).


On going


TRYAT at "Futuro Remoto" Naples November 21-24 2019


TRYAT Winter School LTTA2, February 2020 in Berlin and Potsdam. Click here for presentation!

TRYAT project meeting, October 2019 in Berlin and Potsdam.​

20./21.08.2019: Presentation of TRYAT at the MNU (Verband zur Förderung des Mint-Unterrichts Berlin/Brandenburg) Annual Meeting, Freie Universität Berlin

15.06.2019: Presentation of TRYAT at "Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften" (Berlin)​

Winter school LTTA1 has been held in Naples in February 10-16, 2019.
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A TRYAT team will participate in the GFZ Autumn school for teachers in Potsdam 2018.​

Presentation of the project with Mr. Mark Weinmeister, State Secretary of Hessische Staatskanzlei, June 12 2018 Pau

TRYAT project meeting, May 2018 in Pau.​

TRYAT project meeting, October 2017 in Berlin and Potsdam.​

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