United Nations/Austria
Symposium on Space Weather Data, Instruments and Models: Looking Beyond the International Space Weather Initiative (ISWI)
16-18 September 2013, Graz, Austria
Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Space Research
Hosted by the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs,
State of Styria and City of Graz
and co-sponsored by European Space Agency (ESA)

Symposium Programme

Monday, 16 September 2013

08:00 Registration

09:00 Opening
Chairperson: Otto Koudelka, Graz University of Technology and JOANNEUM RESEARCH

09:00 Welcome/Opening Remarks
o Wolfgang Baumjohann, Austrian Academy of Sciences
o Peter Piffl-Percevic, City of Graz
o Christine Stix-Hackl, Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs
o Werner Balogh, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
10:00

Introduction, Keynote Addresses

10:0020 Years UN/Austria Symposium, Objectives and Logistics of
the 2013 Symposium  
Werner Balogh, OOSA

10:30 Coffee/Tea Break

11:00The International Space Weather Initiative a Follow-on to the International Heliophysical Year (IHY) Joseph M Davila,
NASA-GSFC
Hans Haubold
11:30

The International Space Weather Initiative 

Hans Haubold OOSA and Centre for Mathematical Sciences, India

12:00 Lunch

Monday, 16 September 2013 Afternoon
13:30

Session 1: Worldwide Instrument Arrays, Data Products
Chairperson: Johannes Ortner, EURISY,
Rapporteur: Otto Koudelka, JOANNEUM RESEARCH and Graz Technical University

13:30

Building on ISWI to Improve Space Weather Services and Global Benefits to Society 

Terry Onsager, NOAA
14:10

SCOSTEP Scientific Programme VARSITI (2014-2018)  

Katya Georgieva,
Space Research&Technology Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
14:30

MiniMax24 - a One-year SCOSTEP Campaign on Solar-Terrestrial Connections 

Tanja Rollett,
University of Graz, Austria
14:45

Current status and plan of the Optical Mesosphere
Thermosphere Imagers (OMTIs) 

Kazuo Shiokawa,
STELab, Nagoya University, Japan

15:00 Coffee/Tea Break

15:30

ICSWSE/MAGDAS Project 

Akimasa Yoshikawa, ICSWSE, Kyushu University, Japan
15:50

Solar radio spectrometer network e-Callisto 

Christian Monstein,
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
16:10

Contributions of UKM towards the International Space Weather Initiative 

Siti Aminah Bahari, Institute of Space Science, UKM, Malaysia
16:20

Laboratory of Space Environment (LSEE) and Our Effort in Solar EUV Observation for Space Weather 

Jilong Peng,
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
16:30

Panel Discussion: Towards Reliable Space Weather Forecasts: Results of the ISWI
Chair: Mangala Sharma, Office of Space and Advanced Technology, U.S. Department


 

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 Morning
09:00

Session 2: Data Analysis and Models
Chairperson: Hans Haubold, OOSA and Centre for Mathematical Sciences, India
Rapporteur: Michael Bergmann, Graz University of Technology, Austria

09:00

Nonextensive Statistical Mechanics:
Outer Space and Weather 

Constantino Tsallis, National Institute of Science and Technology for Complex Systems, Brazil
09:45

Stochastic Models via Pathway Idea 

A.M. Mathai,
Centre for Mathematical Sciences, India

Hans Haubold
10:00

Standard Deviation Analysis vs. Diffusion Entropy Analysis 

Hans Haubold, OOSA and Centre for Mathematical Sciences, India

10:30 Coffee/Tea Break

11:00

Modelling the Dynamic of the Ionosphere over Malaysia and
its Effect on GPS Positioning During High Solar Activity 

Karthigesu Nagarajoo, University Tun Hussein Onn, Malaysia
11:20

Ionospheric response to the geomagnetic storm of 15 May 2005 

Praveen Galav, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, India
11:40

Analysis of solar, interplanetary and ground-based data to study forbush decreases, GLEs, and geomagnetic storms 

Badruddin Nil, Department of Physics, Aligarh Muslim University, India
12:00

Data Analysis of Ground-based Observations - Automatic flare recognition and filament eruption detection at Kanzelhöhe Observatory 

Werner Poetzi, Kanzelhöhe Observatory/University of Graz, Austria

12:20 Lunch

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 Afternoon
13:30

Session 3: Data Analysis and Tools
Chairperson: Mangala Sharma, Office of Space&Advanced Technology, US Department of State
Rapporteur: Werner Balogh, OOSA

13:30

New products for monitoring and forecasting space weather in South America: regional magnetic indices
and GNSS vertical error map 

Clezio Marcos De Nardin, Head of the Embrace Space Weather Programme, INPE, Brazil
13:50

GPS-TEC measurements at low latitude using UNB Ionospheric Modeling Technique 

Dadaso Jaypal Shetti, Department of Physics, Smt. Kasturbai Walchand College, India
14:10

The Operational Space Weather Observing and Data Processing System in NSSC, Chinese Academy of Sciences 

Cai Yanxia, National Space Science Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
14:30

Magnetic reconnection - the mechanism of the space weather changes 

Alexandra Alexandrova, Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria

14:50 Coffee/Tea Break

15:30

Solar and interplanetary precursors of geomagnetic storms in solar cycle 23 

Jean Uwamahoro, Kigali Institute of Education, Rwanda
15:50

Space Weather on Extra-solar Planetary Systems 

Arnold Hanslmeier, University of Graz, Austria
16:10

Space weather affects on (human) terrestrial life

Christian Bartsch, Center for Research in Medical and Natural Sciences, University of Tübingen, Germany
16:30

European Space Weather Week - "Wall of Peace" Initiative 

Jean Lilensten, CNRS, Institut de Planétologie et d'Astrophysique de Grenoble (IPAG), France
16:50

The ISWI Website and the ISWI Newsletter 

Dimitar Danov,
Space Research&Technology Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

 

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 Morning
9:00

Session 4: Discussions on the Report and Future Activities Beyond ISWI
Chairpersons: Werner Balogh & Hans Haubold, OOSA

09:00

Panel Discussion: Recommendations for the Space Weather Expert Meeting at STSC in February 2014

Chair: Terry Onsager, NOAA

10:30 Coffee/Tea Break

11:00

Symposium Review, Observations and Recommendations
Discussion of Future BSSI Activities

12:30

Closing Session Distribution of Certificates and Closing Remarks by the organizers
o Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs
o United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs