ISWI Newsletter - Vol.7 No.17
01 November 2015

Dear ISWI Participant:

Please be reminded that this newsletter can distribute for you any space-weather-related news (e.g., conference announcements, post-doc openings, scholarship opportunities, ISWI instrument array news.)

Especially welcome are photo reports on (1) meetings, and (2) equipment installations in the field.

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George Maeda
Editor of ISWI Newsletter


[1] Message from the Nigerian Center for Atmospheric Research regarding:
(a) ISELLI - recently conducted in Abuja, Nigeria.
(b) 2015 AGS Conference - recently conducted in Nairobi, Kenya (read it)

[2] A visit to the MAGDAS magnetometer at Khartoum, Sudan (read it)

[1] Message from the Nigerian Center for Atmospheric Research

Dear All,

Our Centre for Atmospheric Research, Located in Anyigba Nigeria recently co-organised 2 major scientific events in Abuja (Nigeria) and Nairobi (Kenya), in collaboration with international partners:

  • International School on Equatorial and Low-Latitude Ionosphere (ISELLI), 13-19 September 2015, Abuja, Nigeria, (page 9 of VarSITI Newsletter); and
  • 2015 African Geophysical Society Conference, 21-25 September 2015, Nairobi, Kenya. (page 8 of VarSITI Newsletter)

Brief reports on these international events could be found in the attached Newsletter published by the VarSITI program of SCOSTEP.

You can also find high-resolution version of this newsletter at the VarSITI website: <>

direct link: <>
Regards, Babatunde
Professor Babatunde Rabiu
Centre For Atmospheric Research,
National Space Research and Development Agency NASRDA
Kogi State University Campus, Anyigba, Kogi State, Nigeria

(Sent in by A.B.Rabiu

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[2] A visit to the MAGDAS magnetometer at Khartoum, Sudan

The Editor (G. Maeda) recently had the opportunity to visit Khartoum, Sudan, and had the chance to meet SUST (Sudan University of Science and Technology) Lecturer Magdi, who received his space-science Phd from Japan a few years ago.

He looks after the MAGDAS magnetometer on his campus. I attach some photos link to document. Currently, this instrument is not working, but we (SUST and ICSWSE) are working on a plan to get it back on line. It needs to be re-located to a suitable location for long-term, sustainable geo-magnetic observation. The current location is not suitable because it is an urban environment with too much human and vehicular activity.

Lecturer Magdi is leading the effort to find a new location, which would become Sudan's national geomagnetic observatory.

(Sent in by G. Maeda

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(1) Photos from A visit to Khartoum, Sudan 1 328 KB pdf, 7 pages (click link to document)

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