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International Space Weather Initiative
2010 - 2013

during the 2013:
  1. First ISWI school of MAGHREB 06–16 May 2013, El Alia, Bab Ezzouar, Algeria look
    completed for more: read the Final Report
  2. International School for Young Astronomers (ISYA 2013) 26 Aug – 13 Sep 2013, Jatinangor, Indonesia look
  3. 2013 ISWI/SCOSTEP School Oct 21–Nov 01, 2013, Nairobi, Kenya (look)
    completed for more: read the Final Report
  4. 2013 MAGDAS School Sept 23-27, 2013, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire look
during the 2012:
  1. ISWI and MAGDAS School on Space Science, Bandung Indonesia, September 17-26, 2012 look
    completed for more: read the Final Report
  2. United States of America, Los Alamos, June 4 - July 27, 2012 look completed
during the 2011:
  1. Nigeria, Redeemer's University, Near Lagos, August 15-20, 2011 look
    completed for more: read the Final Report , go to SERC web-site (here) to find the book or lectures, also 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)
    Memories from High Tatras (two videos) enjoy
  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 for more read the Final Report , also read ISWI Newsletters Vol.4 No.7 and Vol.4 No.10
during the 2010:
  1. Ethiopia, Bahir Dar, October 28-November 4, 2010 look

Notice was received on 03 March 2013
read the Final Report

First ISWI school of MAGHREB
06–16 May 2013,
El Alia, Bab Ezzouar, Algeria

  • Knowledge of the physical processes that influence the solar terrestrial electromagnetic environment
  • Use of data obtained by the networks of instrument deployed in the context of ISWI
  • Use of databases and models useful for Space Weather
  • Natural and Technological Risks induced by interaction Solar Activity-Earth Electromagnetic Environment
organized by
The Faculty of Sciences of the Earth , Geography and Organization of Territory of l’USTHB
The faculty of Physcis l’USTHB
The Center for Research in Astronomy,
Astrophysics and Geophysics (CRAAG)
The National Institute for Post, technologies of
Information and Communication (INPTIC)
January 15, 2013: Deadline for registration
February 15, 2013: Notification of acceptance
March 15: Confirmation of participation

School's WEB site (in French)
E-MAIL: eim2013[at]usthb.dz



The first edition of the school-Maghreb ISWI 2013 provide an opportunity for young researchers to deepen their knowledge in various areas of Space Weather.

It will also provide an opportunity for researchers and scientists from the Maghreb who want to learn or acquire a new profile associated with the proposed theme. It will acquire the skill to use existing data sets and tools related to studies of Space Weather, participate and contribute to international projects

In this school, participants will receive specific courses presented by speakers specialized in this area. This school will host sessions (debates and tutorials). Tours of some research centers in the region will be organized. A cultural program is designed to allow participants to visit the city and learn about its history.

The school will also bring together young researchers from different countries to build lasting relationships and fruitful.

Participants are encouraged to present their research in poster format. A one-page summary must be submitted with the request for participation.

This first edition of School Space Weather will be perpetuated by other schools in the Maghreb with a periodicity of 2 years which will update the knowledge of researchers / students in high-tech fields

Scientific Committee
Pr HAMOUDI Mohamed (USTHB) President
Pr MANDEA Mioara (CNES/France) Vice-presidente
Pr AMORY Christine (LPP/UPMC/France)
Pr KLEIN Karl-Ludwig ((LESIA/ France)
Pr BOCCHIALINI Karine (Universite d’Orsay/France)
Pr FONTAINE Dominique (LPP/UPMC/France)
Pr PITOUT Frederic (IRAP/Toulouse)
Dr ABTOUT Abdeslam (CRAAG)
Pr VILMER Nicole (LESIA/ France)
Dr HILGERS Alain (ESA/Pays Bas)
Pr OUATTARA Frederic(Univ Koudougou/Burkina Faso)
Organizing Committee
ZAOURAR Naima, (USTHB) Presidente
AMORY- Christine (LPP/UPMC) Vice presidente
OUABADI Aziouz (USTHB) EMRAN Anas (Univ Mohammed V)
CHAFA Azzedine (USTHB)
EDDOUD Abdelkader (AUF/CNF)
Programme (in french)

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Notice was received on 04 April 2013

35th International School for Young Astronomers (ISYA 2013)
26 Aug – 13 Sep 2013, Jatinangor, Indonesia

  • Solar system science
  • Variable stars and galactic astronomy
  • Galaxies, origin and evolution
  • Sun-Earth Interaction, including Space Weather
  • Science with the Virtual Observatory
organized by
Space Science Center of LAPAN
International Astronomical Union (IAU)
Astronomy Division, Ins. Tekn. Bandung (ITB)
18 February 2013 - opening of online application
3 May 2013 - Deadline of Application
4 June 2013 - Decision of Selected Participants
26 July 2013 - Announcement of Technical Informations
26 August 2013 - the ISYA School Commencement
13 September 2013 - Closing

School's WEB site
E-MAIL: isya2013[at]lapan.go.id


The school will be conducted in Bandung, home for many research and academic institutes in Indonesia including Space Science Center of LAPAN and Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB). Space Science Center of LAPAN is well established institute for space researches in South East Asia region and have run various conferences and workshops before. LAPAN has also run space weather observation located in Sumedang observatory. Near this city, there is also Bosscha Observatory, a well astronomical observatory with long research and academic tradition which play important roles in astronomical development in Indonesia and in the region. With academic support from Astronomy Division, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Bosscha observatory has lead astronomical research activities in Indonesia.

ISYA 2013 invites the participation of young astronomers mainly, but not exclusively, from astronomically developing countries. Participants should generally have finished first degree studies, particularly on astronomy and physics. Participants can come from small institution so that they are advanced in one topic but they must start at a BSc level for most other topics in astronomy.

School's WEB site http://isya2013.dirgantara-lapan.or.id/

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Notice was received on 31 May 2013

2013 MAGDAS/ISWI School in Africa
Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, September 23-27, 2013

Summary: This space science school is aiming to address the major topics that are related to the Sun-Earth system. Courses will cover Solar Physics, Magnetosphere, Ionosphere, Geomagnetism, coupling processes and impact of Space Weather on the electromagnetic environment of the Earth.

Abstract submission deadline: July 31, 2013
E-MAIL: sitho.nh[at]aviso.ci

Organizing Committee:
Assamoi Paul, Akimasa Yoshikawa, George Maeda,
Vafi Doumbia, Obrou Olivier, Kobéa Arsène, Ayman Mahrous
Advisory Board :
Assamoi Paul, Christine Amory-Mazaudier,
Babatunde Rabiu, Kiyohumi Yumoto.
Local Organizing Committee:
Assamoi Paul, Vafi Doumbia, Obrou Olivier,Kobea Arsene, Adohi Bibi J P, Boka Kouadio,Grodji Franck, Mene Medard, Zaka Komenan

Venue: N’Sa Hotel, Grand-Bassam, Cote d'Ivoire Tel: (225) 21 312 800/801/802 Fax: (225) 21 301 352
See last year "2012 MAGDAS School" (click here)

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Notice was received on 16 June 2013
read the preliminary Report
read the Final Report
Lectures comming soon

2013 ISWI/SCOSTEP School
Oct 21–Nov 01, 2013, Nairobi, Kenya

The primary focus is how the variability of the Sun affects Earth’s space environment and life on Earth.
The 2013 school is designated as the African School and will take place in Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Solar Interior
  • Solar Dynamo
  • Solar Atmosphere
  • Solar Flares and Coronal Mass ejections
  • Solar Wind and Interplanetary medium
  • Cosmic Rays
  • Magnetospheric Physics
  • Ionospheric Physics
  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Space Weather
  • Teacher workshop
  • Instrument workshop
Organized by
International Space Weather Initiative (ISWI)
Scientific Committee on Solar Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP)
Technical University of Kenya
Application deadline: July 31, 2013.
Notification to Selected candidates: August 15, 2013. Register Online (click here)

Venue will be at The Kenya Institute of Education.

for more information
School's WEB site
Director: Nat Gopalswamy (SCOSTEP)
Director: Prof. Paul Baki (Technical University of Kenya)


Solar Physics

  • Solar Interior (J. Schou) - confirmed
  • Solar Dynamo (Mark Miesch ) - confirmed
  • Solar Atmosphere (John Raymond) - confirmed
  • Solar Flares and Coronal Mass ejections (Nat Gopalswamy) - confirmed
  • Energetic Particles from the Sun (Dalmiro Maia) - confirmed
  • Solar Wind and Interplanetary medium (Marius Potgieter)
  • Cosmic Rays (Marius Potgieter, Hashim Nadir)

Magnetospheric physics

  • Magnetospheric Physics (N. Ostgaard) confimed
  • Sun-Earth connection and space weather (Christine Amory Mazaudier) confirmed

Ionospheric Physics (B. Rabiu, Baki, F. D’Ujanga); Atmospheric Physics  (F.-J. Luebken or Gurubaran); Teacher workshop (Kevin Govendar, S. Murabana, Deborah Scherrer ); Instrument workshop (Davila, Yoshikawa, Monstein, Amory, Gopalswamy)

School's WEB site http://www.tukenya.ac.ke/conferences/index.php/departments

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