ISWI Newsletter - Vol.4 No.72
25 June 2012

Dear ISWI Participant:

One of the main goals of UNBSSI during IHY and ISWI is to bring together instrument providers (often in developed nations) and instrument hosts (often in developing nations). For example, MAGDAS magnetometers are from Japan but about half of them are operating in developing nations (in Asia and Africa) , because scientists need the data from these areas.

Today, I have a request from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for magnetometers. Specifically, the request is from :
Prof. Ndontoni Zana
Dept of Physics/ Fac. Science/ Kinshasa University
Director of Geophysic Research Center-C.R/G

I attach the overview that I received from him recently. He has four sites. They were fully functional in better days in his country. If you need to place an instrument in the DRC, please contact Prof. Zana directly at the email address mentioned above.

It is the strong desire of the United Nations to get countries such as DRC involved in some mainstream science activities, such as space weather research.

Kind regards,
George Maeda
Editor of ISWI Newsletter
Hakozaki Campus, Kyushu University, Japan.


(1) Prof. Ndontoni Zana Brief Summary on Congo Magnetic stations 736 KB pdf, 3 pages, (click )

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