The Ionosphere Monitoring and Prediction Center

The performance of radio systems used in space based communication, navigation and remote sensing is affected by the ionospheric variability. Moreover, ionospheric disturbances caused by space weather effects may degrade the accuracy, reliability and availability of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), such as GPS and the future civilian European system Galileo. The Ionosphere Monitoring and Prediction Center (IMPC) of DLR provides a near real-time information and data service on the current state of the ionosphere, related forecasts and warnings. Well established ground and space based GNSS measurements offer a unique chance to permanently monitor the electron density and the structure of the ionosphere-plasmasphere system on global scale. Threats due to the ionosphere can be mitigated with the help of IMPC services such as forecast and warnings of ionospheric disturbances. IMPC products are disseminated via the website or .