ISWI Newsletter - Vol.5 No.121
29 November 2013

Dear ISWI Participant: There are two items today:

[1] I am most pleased to attach for your inspection the report of an important ISWI/SCOSTEP capacity building event that recently took place in Africa:

"2013 SCOSTEP-ISWI School in Nairobi, Kenya."

I received this 28-page, well-illustrated report from Dr. Nat Gopalswamy, who is the current President of SCOSTEP. The local counterpart for this school was Dr. Paul Baki, who is a well-known fellow in African space weather circles. (He is the host of the MAGDAS unit in Kenya, for example.)

If you conduct a space science school, please forward the school report to me so that I can share it with the entire ISWI community. Such a report has value only if it is read by a wide audience ! ... and this newsletter gets out globally.

At the recent CAWSES-II Symposium (Nagoya), I was happy that many of you came to me and expressed your continued interest in the ISWI Newsletter. Nice comments from readers encourage me to continue this work. But please contribute something from time to time -- I always seek good material from the readership.

[2] Please be reminded that the UNBSSI (BSS+IHY+ISWI) led to the establishment of three Centres:

<1> Centre for Mathematical Sciences (CMS, India)

<2> Centre for Basic Space Sciences (CBSS, Nigeria)

<3> International Center for Space Weather Science and Education (ICSWSE at Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan)

Note: I will attend the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, hence the "ISWI Newsletter" be closed from Dec. 6 to Dec. 18. If you have news, please send the news before this period of time.

Happy Thanksgiving! for those in the United States,
George Maeda
Editor of ISWI Newsletter


(1) 2013-SCOSTEP-ISWI School, Nairobi, Kenya, Oct.21 - Nov.1, 2013 report 4 572 KB pdf, 28 pages, (click link to document)

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