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International Space Weather Initiative
TRAINING
2010 - 2011


during the 2011:
  1. Nigeria, Redeemer's University, Near Lagos, August 15-20, 2011 look
    completed for more: (book, lectures) go to SERC web-site (here) or read ISWI Newsletter Vol.3 No.77
  2. Slovakia, High Tatras, August 21-27, 2011 look
    completed for more: (Presentations, Photo gallery) go to School web-site (here)
  3. Democratic Republic of the Congo (RDC), Kinshasa , September 11-24, 2011 look
    completed for more read the Final Report
  4. Morocco, Rabat, December 5-16, 2011 look
    completed
during the 2010:
  1. Ethiopia, Bahir Dar, October 28-November 4, 2010 look

Notice was received on 16 May 2011
SERC Report was received on September 14, 2011
Nigerian Report was received on January 04, 2012

ISWI/MAGDAS School on Litho-Space Weather,
Near Lagos, Nigeria, 15-20 August 2011,
Venue: Redeemer's University

Co-organizers:
Space Environment Research Center (SERC), Kyushu Univ., Japan
National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Abuja, Nigeria
Redeemer's University (RUN), Redemption City, Nigeria
Federal University of Technology, Akure FUTA, Nigeria
UN African Regional Center for Space Science Technology Education-English ARCSSTEE, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Read the SERC report (click ).   Read the Nigerian report (click ).    Read what was announced click here   

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

An important agenda of ISWI is Capacity Building of instrument hosts in the field. This has three main components: (1) Building their ability to maintain the instrument, (2) building their ability to analyze data from their instruments, and (3) building their ability to perform research (i.e., publish papers) based on (1) and (2). Accordingly, the main purpose of this ISWI/MAGDAS school is to advanceCapacity Buildingwithin the African MAGDAS community. The plan is to invite persons embarking on a career in space weather science. Ideally, this will be one person from each African MAGDAS station who generally takes care of the MAGDAS magnetometer on behalf of SERC. The organizers anticipate between 20 and 30 students. The number of trainers will be about six.

MAGDAS hosts in Africa will be contacted directly by the co-organizers. If you are not a host but are interested in participating (there is no participation fee but you must get to the venue on your own)
please contact

Prof. Yumoto (yumoto@serc.kyushu-u.ac.jp) or Dr Rabiu (tunderabiu@yahoo.com) before 15 July 2011 .

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Notice was received on 16 May 2011
Report was received on September 14, 2011

THE 2011 ISWI-EUROPE SUMMER SCHOOL IN SPACE SCIENCE,
High Tatras, Slovakia, August 21-27, 2011
Astronomical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Tatranska Lomnica, Slovakia

Read the full report (click ).    Read what was announced click here   

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

The ISWI is a follow-up activity to the successful IHY 2007 (that conducted many programs not only to popularise space science all over the world but also to create favorable conditions for joint research and training in some sort of global framework), but focusing exclusively on space weather. European scientists are successfully participating in the ISWI and many research level scientific instruments have been installed in many parts of Europe in the framework of the IHY and ISWI. In oder to make maximum use of these and other similar initiatives and establish strong space research groups in Europe, a high level training of young students and researchers is very crucial. The present summer school is a continuation of the African Regional ISWI School, which was conducted during October 28-November 4, 2010 in Ethiopia.

MAJOR TOPICS OF THE SCHOOL
  • Fundamental and Space Physics
  • Computational Space Physics
  • Solar and Solar-Terrestrial Physics
  • Space Weather
  • Modern Data Analysis and Interpretation Methods
  • Scientific Instrumentation for Space Exploration
  • Programming using Open Source
Deadline for registration is May 15, 2011

WEB site: http://stara.suh.sk/id/iswi/ISWI_School2011.htm

CO-ORGANISERS
  • Centre of excellence "CENTRE OF COSMIC STUDIES: INFLUENCES ON SPACE WEATHER" -
  • Astronomical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (AI SAS), Tatranska Lomnica,
  • Institute of Experimental Physics of SAS in Kosice (IEP-SAS), and
  • Institute of physics of UPJS in Kosice (IP UPJS).
  • Slovak Central Observatory (SCO), Hurbanovo.
LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
  • Ivan Dorotovic, (chair of the LOC), Slovak Central Observatory, Hurbanovo
  • Eleonora Hodalova, Slovak Central Observatory, Hurbanovo
  • Julius Koza, Astronomical Instituite of SAS, Tatranska Lomnica
  • Ales Kucera, Astronomical Instituite of SAS, Tatranska Lomnica
  • Karel Kudela, Institute of Experimental Physics of SAS, Kosice
  • Ronald Langer, Institute of Experimental Physics of SAS, Kosice
  • Marian Lorenc, Slovak Central Observatory, Hurbanovo
  • Teodor Pinter, Slovak Central Observatory, Hurbanovo
  • Fridrich Valach, Geophysical Institute of SAS - Geomagnetic Observatory, Hurbanovo
CONTACTS

School directors: N. Gopalswamy, Nat.Gopalswamy[at]nasa.gov and I. Dorotovic, ivan.dorotovic[at]suh.sk.

You can contact the LOC by sending email to eleonora.hodalova[at]suh.sk or ivan.dorotovic[at]suh.sk
with a copy to ivand96[at]gmail.com .

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Notice was received on 16 February 2011
Report was received on October 24, 2011

School on GPS, SIG and new Technologies
Democratic Republic of the Congo (RDC), Kinshasa , September 11-24, 2011
Organized by the University of Kinshasa and the GIRGEA

Read the Final Report (click )       Read what was announced    click here   

The main objective of this school is to increase the level of expertise of the students of RDC and Central Africa in order for them to participate and contribute to international programmes. Then the two important key points of this school are:

  • The ability to use already existing data sets and tools related to the Earth’s environment
  • The development and the use, by Scientists from RDC and Central Africa, of results connecting Environmental Sciences and sustainable development by using data from instruments ground-based as well as onboard satellites - for example for geophysical studies, telecommunications, etc...

This school will concern on data collected by the networks deployed in Africa in the framework of international projects as AMMA ( Multidisciplinary analysis of the African Monsoon), IHY ( International Heliophysical Year) and ISWI (International Space Weather Initiative).

Data from GPS, SID, Magnetometers, etc...
Tools : Data Base, Internet, GIS, Grid
Deadline : April 15, 2011

WEB site : www.girgea.org

Committee of honourNational CommitteeInternational Committee
Minister of Education
Rector of Kinshasa’s Univers
Main Secretary of Academy
Lunbunga Pene Skako Chair
Bruno Kahindo, secretary
Marcelline Ngomba, secretary
Tozin Rosemond
Moanda Ndeko
KazadiMukenga
Nzuru Nsekere
Muyaya Bruno
Christine Amory-Mazaudier
Nicolas Bergeot
Telesphore Brou
Les Cottrell
Bienvenue Dinga
Frédéric Ouattara
Viviane Pierrard
Monique Petitdidier
Mikhail Zhizhin
Flayer in EnglishFlayer in French

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Notice was received on 17 March 2011
April 27, 2011 Posteres update
Report was received on January 22, 2012
updated on February 05, 2012
Read the full report (click )

School on Space Weather
Morocco, Rabat, December 5-16, 2011
Organized by the French ISWI national commitee CRASTE - EMI - MENESFCRS

The Sun is the source of many physical processes (radiations, winds, mass ejections, energetic particles) that may affect the terrestrial environment.

Objectives:

  • To learn about the solar processes influencing the terrestrial environment
  • To learn how to use data obtained with the network of instruments in Africa

Program: Lectures and practical work. Two weeks.

WEB site : www.girgea.org

Registration before April 30, 2011 at the two addresses
(1) craste@emi.ac.ma; (2) christine.amory@lpp.polytechnique.fr
Poster in French Poster in English

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Program. First week. Solar Physics:

  • Solar radiation and its variability
  • Solar cycle and activity
  • Solar flares, Coronal mass ejection and solar energetic particles
  • Solar wind and its perturbations
  • Magnetosphere and Ionosphere of the Earth
  • Solar-terrestrial Physics and Space Weather

Program. Second week. Upper Atmosphere:

  • Ionospheric electric currents
  • Earth’s magnetic field
  • Atmospheric electricity
  • Precipitation Systems
  • Chemistry and Transport in the atmosphere
  • Sounding of the earth’atmosphere by microwave radio instruments

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December 08, THE 2010 ISWI-AFRICA SUMMER SCHOOL successfully completed.
Report on its work can be seen here .
Soon you will have access to lectures from this page.

THE 2010 ISWI-AFRICA SUMMER SCHOOL IN SPACE SCIENCE, BAHIR DAR, ETHIOPIA
October 28-November 4, 2010
Washera Geospace and Radar Science Laboratory, Bahir Dar University, P.O.Box 79, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Report on "The 2010 International Space Weather Initiative (ISWI) Summer School" 28 Oct - 4 Nov 2010, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, can be found here

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MAJOR TOPICS OF THE SCHOOL

  • Fundamental and Space Physics
  • Computational Space Physics
  • Modern Data Analysis and Interpretation Methods
  • Scientific Instrumentation for Space Exploration
  • Programming using Open Source

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

The IHY has successfully conducted many programs that have not only popularized space science all over the world and but also created favorable conditions for joint research and training in some sort of global framework. African scientists have successfully participated in the IHY and many research level scientific instruments have been installed in many parts of Africa in the framework of the IHY. In oder to make maximum use of these and other similar initiatives and establish strong space research groups in Africa, a high level training of young students and researchers is very crucial. The present summer school is a continuation of the African Regional IHY School, which was conducted in November 10-22, 2008 in Nigeria and its major objectives include teaching the fundamental knowledge and skills in

  • Space Physics
  • Modern data analysis and interpretation methods
  • Numerical methods in space physics
  • Programming using Open source.
LECTURERS

Prof Mark Moldwin Michigan University, USA
Dr. Patricia Doherty Boston College, USA
Prof Kiyohumi Yumoto Kyushu University, Japan
Dr. Anthea Coster Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Dr. Susan Skone University of Calgary, Canada
Dr. Christian Koch German Aerospace Center, Germany
Dr. Natchimuthuk Gopalswamy Goddard Space Flight Center,NASA, USA

Dr. Ron Caton Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Dr. Keith Groves Air Force Research Laboratory, USA (canceled)
Dr. Endawoke Yizengaw Boston College, USA
Dr. Caraolo ITCP, Italy
Dr. Luigi ITCP, Italy
Dr. Terry Bullet Colorado university, USA (canceled)
Dr. Bayile Damtie Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia
Dr. Gizaw Mengistu Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Dr. Babatunde Rabiu Federal University of Technology, NIGERIA

THE SITE OF THE SUMMER SCHOOL

  • Washera Geospace and Radar Science Laboratory, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia
  • There is many direct daily flight from Addis Abeba (capital) to Bahir Dar. Please note that Bahir Dar, with the magnificent Blue Nile water falls (a shot shown below) and many historic churches in the islands situated in Lake Tana, is one of the very high tourist destination areas in Ethiopia.
LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Melesew Negussie, WaGRL, Bahir Dar University
Tsegaye Kassa, WaGRL, Bahir Dar University
Abyot Bires, WaGRL, Bahir Dar University

Yihenew Dagne, WaGRL, Bahir Dar University
Moges Wassie, WaGRL, Bahir Dar University
Baylie Damtie, WaGRL, Bahir Dar University

Applications should be sent by email to melenigu@yahoo.com or tsegaye8684@yahoo.com with a copy to bayliedamtie@gmail.com

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