ISWI Newsletter - Vol.6 No.034
01 May 2014

Dear ISWI Participant:

This is a reminder that this newsletter is on a new format: It is issued twice per month, on the 1st and 15th of each month. In terms of material to be published, contributions from subscribers are welcome. Editor


[1] 2nd Space Weather School for Engineers, 15-17 October 2014 (read it)

[2] Intellectual Exchange and Innovation Program (IEI Program) (read it)

[3] New ISWI Steering Committee (read it)

[4] CALLISTO status report/news letter #49 (read it)

[5] Three Space Weather medals - call for nominations (read it)


[7] ISWI welcomes three new instrument arrays (read it)

Attachments (find it)

[1] The 2nd Space Weather School for Engineers will be organized in Leuven (Belgium) from 15-17 October 2014. More information can be found on the webpage: Details in this pdf:

(Sent in by Stefaan Poedts)

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[2] Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences (IGSES) of Kyushu University is seeking candidates of outstanding qualification for its IEI Program (a doctoral program). Submissions can be made online starting 10 May 2014. For those seeking a MEXT scholarship,the deadline for submission is 6 June 2014.
For complete details, please visit

Degrees awarded:
+ Doctor of Engineering (Eng.D.)
+ Doctor of Science (Sc.D.)
+ Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Duration of study: 3 years; Enrollment: October 1st.
Courses taught in English for 20 international students each year.

Ten students who are evaluated as particularly gifted during the admissions process will be awarded a scholarship of 145,000 JPY per month for three years, which is enough to cover their primary living expenses.

(Sent in by Tohru Hada)

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[3] Members of the re-vitalized ISWI Steering Committee (alphabetical order)

Christine Amory-MazaudierFranceGPS
Masaki FujimotoJapanJAXA (TBC)
Sharafat GadimovaAustriaUNOOSA
Katya GeorgievaBulgariaSCOSTEP/VarSITI
Nat GopalswamyUSChair
Keith GrovesUSScintillation Networks
Lika GuhathakurtaUSNASA HQ
Norbert JakowskiGermanySOFIE and GIFDS
Ian Mann CanadaU. Alberta
Christian MonsteinSwitzerlandCALLISTO
Terry OnsagerUSISES
Babatunde RabiuNigeriaNASRDA
Jean-Pierre RaulinBrazilSAVNET
Deborah ScherrerUSSID Monitor Network
Kazunari ShibataJapanCHAIN project
Chi WangChinaSpace Weather Meridian
Akimasa YoshikawaJapanMAGDAS


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[4] CALLISTO: A new Callisto station has been set up in Lima at Comision Nacional de Investigacion y Desarrollo Aeroespacial (CONIDA). The antenna is a log-periodic dipole array (LPDA) with 23 elements in a fixed sky position covering 70-1000 MHz. Full report in this pdf: .

(Sent in by Christian Monstein)

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[5] Three Space Weather Medals: In 2013, a set of three medals in Space Weather have been created at the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the European Space Weather Week. These medals are now becoming an annual event, with a medal ceremony during the European Space Weather Week (November 17-21, 2014, Liege, Belgium, Full text in this pdf:

(Sent in by Jean Lilenstein)

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[6] Prof. Fambitakoye (Laboratoire de Geophysique, France) has been awarded FELLOWSHIP OF AFRICAN GEOPHYSICAL SOCIETY (AGS). Details of this announcement in this pdf: .

(Sent in by Christine Amory-Mazaudier)

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[7] New ISWI Instruments: ISWI is pleased to announce the expansion of the ISWI instrument network with the inclusion of three more: (1) SOFIE, (2) GIFDS, and (3) LISN.

SOFIE (Solar Flares detected by Ionospheric Effects):
This is a project from the Ionosphere group of the Institute of Communications and Navigation and the School-Lab at DLR Neustrelitz. The SOFIE project will establish receivers worldwide to enhance space weather awareness and in particular to initiate cultural exchange between schools at different countries.

(Contact: Dr. Norbert Jakowski, German Aerospace Center)

GIFDS (Global Ionosphere Flare Detection System):
One GIFDS receiver has already been established in Boston College and plans are underway to deploy another one at Stanford University.

(Contact: Dr. Norbert Jakowski, German Aerospace Center).

More details in this pdf: link to document).

LISN (Low-latitude Ionosphere Sensor Network) Observatory:
This is a distributed observatory dedicated to monitor and specify the conditions of the equatorial and low-latitude ionosphere over South America. LISN presently manages 47 GPS receivers, 5 magnetometers and 2 vertical incidence pulsed ionospheric radar (VIPIR) ionosondes across South America. LISN would like extend to Central America and the Caribbean.

(Contact: Cesar Valladeres, Boston College).

More details in this pdf: link to document.

(Sent in by Nat Gopalswamy)

Note from the Editor:
These three new instrument arrays have already been added to the ISWI website of
Click-sequence-on-tabs is: "Projects" then "Instrument Projects".

(This comment from Mitko, who runs the ISWI website.)

Webmaster Notes: You can try these quick links 1/ SOFIE; 2/ GIFDS; and 3/ LISN

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Faithfully yours,
George Maeda
Editor of ISWI Newsletter


(1) Announcement: The 2nd Space Weather School for Engineers Leuven Belgium from 15-17 October 2014 31 KB pdf, 1 page, (click link to document)

(2) CALLISTO status report/news letter #49 826 KB pdf, 6 pages, (click link to document)

(3) Announcement Three Space Weather Medals: 559 KB pdf, 5 pages, (click link to document)

(4) FELLOWSHIP OF AFRICAN GEOPHYSICAL SOCIETY (AGS) 640 KB pdf, 1 page, (click link to document)

(5) GIFDS summary 413 KB pdf, 5 pages, (click link to document)

(6) LISN summary 1 147 KB pdf, 1 page, (click link to document)