Apply for International Space Weather Camp 2021

Application is now open for the International Space Weather Camp (ISWC) 2021. And it closes on February 28, 2021.

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Applications are now open for the International Space Weather Camp (ISWC) 2021. Due to the global pandemic, this year’s ISWPC will be hosted virtually from June 7–25, 2021. While the second part—the practical session—would be held in August 2021.

ISWPC 2021 is open to citizens or permanent residents of South Africa who are final year BSc/BEng/Honours or Master’s students in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science or Electronics.

Successful applicants will be fully funded to participate in the ISWC 2021. Funding will include airtime for the virtual session in June, and transport, accommodation and meals for the second part of the Camp on condition that the applicant attended all the virtual sessions.

Application is now open and it closes on February 28, 2021. Apply here.

The ISWC is coming to South Africa for the third time since its inception in 2011. Initially, the ISWC (formerly JSWSC, Joint Space Weather Summer Camp) was a partnership between DLR, University of Rostock and the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville). The collaboration was extended in 2015 with SANSA joining DLR and UAHuntsville in participating and hosting in a trilateral arrangement.

The ISWC provides an incredible opportunity for students from South Africa, USA, Italy and Germany to learn about space weather, a relatively new and exciting field involving the study of the Sun and its influence on space and the Earth’s upper atmosphere as well as the impacts of solar events on space and ground-based technological systems that modern society rely on daily.

The Camp consists of a series of lectures, hands-on projects and other interesting activities. The lecture subject matter covers various aspects related to Space Weather, comprising cosmic ray particle transport theory, plasma physics, solar physics, heliospheric physics, computer simulations for modelling and understanding local Space Weather, and the impact on Earth’s atmosphere, satellites, and space.

The ISWC offers students a great platform to interact and engage with students and researchers from around the world. During the Camp students will also get an opportunity to learn about historic and current developments of space activities in South Africa, German and USA.

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