The International Centre for Theoretical Physics is hosting a workshop on space weather. The upcoming Virtual Workshop will give the participants an in-depth view of Space Weather, including its main effects on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and related scientific and technological applications. The focus will be on Space Weather research and capacity building in the East African Countries.
Space Weather is a term generally used to indicate “the conditions on the Sun and in the solar wind, magnetosphere, ionosphere, and thermosphere that can influence the performance and reliability of space-borne and ground-based technological systems and can endanger human life or health”. In particular, Space Weather is the cause of the most significant errors experienced by GNSS and their users. This is as it represents the most considerable error contribution in the GNSS single-frequency positioning applications. The impact of space weather is more variable and highly unpredictable over the low latitude ionospheric regions, where most Sub-Saharan developing countries are located. However, little efforts have been made to study the impact of Space Weather events on technological systems.
Topics to be covered include:
- Global Navigation Satellite Systems generalities
- Space Weather and Sun-Earth coupling
- Ionospheric monitoring and modelling
- Ionospheric irregularities
- Space weather services and programmes
Alazo, ICTP, Italy
Amory-Mazaudie, LPP-CNRS, France
Baki, Technical University Kenya
Cesaroni, INGV, Italy
Doherty, Boston College, USA
Gadimova, UNOOSA-ICG, Vienna
Groves, Boston College, USA
J.B. Habarulema, SANSA/AFIPS, South Africa
Kauristie, FMI, Finland
Migoya-Orue’, ICTP, Italy
Nava, ICTP, Italy
Okoh, NASRDA, Nigeria
J.C. Olwendo, Pwani University, Kenya
B. Rabiu, NASRDA, Nigeria
S.M. Radicella, ICTP, Italy
L. Spogli, INGV, Italy
Venkatesh, NARL, India
The workshop will begin and end on the 21st and 25th of June 2021, respectively. Registration is free; however, the deadline for registration is the 21st of May 2021. Interested persons can apply here. For more details, please visit here.
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