ISWI Events meetings on the subject of ISWI in 2017 year

Received on February 13, 2017
by Shunrong Zhang
Co-Chair of Program Committee

IMCP2017 Workshop
"International Space Weather Meridian Circle Program"
15÷17 May 2017, Qingdao, China

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Abstract submission: April 12, 2017
Registration (online): May 12, 2017
On-site registration: May 14, 2017
Deadline for application of formal Invitation Letter
(visa purpose): April 10, 2017

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The International Space Weather Meridian Circle Program (IMCP) aims to take full advantage of diverse instrumentation to study the space weather and associated system science along an approximate meridian circle of 120E/60W longitudes passing through a variety of countries and regions, including China, Russia, Canada, the U. S., South America, Antarctica and Australia and others. This program provides an effective means to study the coupling and feedback between solar disturbances, geospace and Earth’s atmosphere in a global context. This effort will be enhanced through the planned modeling, data taking and analysis, education, and public outreach activities. In order to discuss the science context and the implementation plan of IMCP, the 2017 International Space Weather Meridian Circle Program Workshop will be held in Qingdao (Shandong Province), China from May 14 – 17, 2017.


(1) Solar-terrestrial disturbances and science of space weather
This session addresses solar, interplanetary, magnetosphere, ionosphere, and middle and lower atmosphere disturbances during space weather events in general, and in particular, the areas to which IMCP can make unique contributions. Focus areas include the coupling process study based on data analysis and modeling from the system science prospective.

(2) Solar-terrestrial climatology and variability
Beyond impacts from above, this session addresses solar-terrestrial climatology and variability which are driven by regular and highly repeatable conditions and particularly impacts from below. Improved understanding of these will help elucidate and identify effects from above (space weather). Presentations on observations and modeling associated with current facilities along the meridian circle are highly relevant.

(3) Ground-based instrumentation and new development for space weather monitoring
This session will focus on observational capability and plans of groun-based instruments for space weather monitoring over regions of, but not limited to, the 120°E/60°W meridian circle. Of particular interests are instruments such as ionosondes, various radars (e.g. ISRs, HF, SuperDARN, VHF and MF radars, meter radars), GPS receivers, All-sky imagers, FPIs, LIDARs, magnetometers, as well as solar monitoring sesnors MUSER, SRH, and NVST.

(4) Meridian circle project collaboration
This session will be dedicated to discussions on coordinated plans for observation, data sharing, and research projects for scientific analysis and modeling efforts to make use of the IMCP facilities.

(5) Open discussion on action plans
This will be a round-table discussion session on action items and future opportunities.

Local support to cover accommodation and/or meals will be available for international participants upon request. Please contact the organizers.

Contact information:
Mr. Yongjian XU (xuyongjian[at]
National Space Science Center, Chinese Acad. of Sci.
Ms. Xin AN, (cetc22zhb[at]
China Research Institute of Radiowave Propagation

Local Organizing Committee Co-Chairs:
Chi Wang (National Space Science Center, Chinese Acad. of Sci.)
Jian Wu (China Research Institute of Radiowave Propagation)

Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Weixing Wan (Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
John Foster (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Shunrong Zhang (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

On behalf of IMCP2017 Program Committee,

Shunrong Zhang, PhD
MIT Haystack Observatory
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Westford, MA 01886, USA
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