Description
 
Space Weather refers to conditions on the Sun, in the solar wind, magnetosphere, ionosphere and thermosphere, which can influence the performance and reliability of a variety of space borne and ground-based technological systems. This Workshop is intended to provide the participants with an introduction to ionospheric physics and the science of Space Weather, including a basic knowledge on GNSS systems and their applications.
 
Space Weather is recognised as the cause of significant errors experienced by Global Satellite Navigation Systems (GNSS), and Satellite Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS). GNSS or SBAS signals, propagating from a satellite to the user receiver, pass through the ionosphere where they are subject to Space Weather effects.  Under these conditions pseudorange errors and signals scintillations at user receiver level may be present. These effects are more critical at low latitudes, where most of the developing countries are located. The purpose of this workshop is to give an introduction to the physics of the ionosphere and to provide a basic knowledge on GNSS systems and their applications. Particular focus will be given to Space Weather research with GNSS data.
 
Topics:
• Introduction to GNSS
• GNSS Applications
• The Sun-Earth Connection
• Space Weather
• Ionospheric Modeling
• Ionospheric Irregularities
• Ionospheric Total Electron Content
 
Directors:
P. DOHERTY, Boston College
S. GADIMOVA, UNOOSA-ICG
B. NAVA, ICTP
S. RADICELLA, ICTP
 
Local Organisers:
A. EMRAN, CRASTE-LF, Morocco
 
Speakers:
C. AMORY, Sorbonne University, France
A. COSTER, MIT, USA
P. DE SMET, EC
P. DOHERTY, Boston College, USA
S. GADIMOVA, UNOOSA-ICG
K. GROVES, Boston College, USA
B. NAVA, ICTP
S. RADICELLA, ICTP
Go to day
  • Monday, 5 October 2020
    • 14:00 - 14:20
      • 14:00 OPENING SESSION 20'
        Speaker: (ICTP, CRASTE-LF, Boston College, UNOOSA-ICG)
    • 14:20 - 15:30 SESSION 1
      • 14:20 Introduction to GNSS 30'
        Speaker: John RAQUET (Integrated Solutions for Systems, Beaveercreek, USA)
        Material: Slides
      • 14:50 GNSS Applications 10'
        Speaker: Sharafat GADIMOVA (UNOOSA-ICG)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:00 GNSS Applications (continued) 20'
        Speaker: Pieter DE SMET (European Commission)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:20 Break 10'
    • 15:30 - 17:00 SESSION 2
      • 15:30 The Sun-Earth Connection 30'
        Speaker: Christine AMORY (Sorbonne University)
        Material: Slides
      • 16:00 Introduction to Space Weather 30'
        Speaker: Pat DOHERTY (Boston College)
        Material: Slides
      • 16:30 Questions and Answers 30'
  • Tuesday, 6 October 2020
    • 14:00 - 15:10 SESSION 3
      • 14:00 Introduction to the Ionosphere 30'
        Speaker: Sandro RADICELLA (ICTP)
        Material: Slides
      • 14:30 Introduction to Ionospheric Modeling 30'
        Speaker: Bruno NAVA (ICTP)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:00 Break 10'
    • 15:10 - 17:00 SESSION 4
      • 15:10 Ionospheric irregularities 30'
        Speaker: Keith GROVES (Boston College)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:40 Ionospheric Total Electron Content 30'
        Speaker: Anthea COSTER (MIT)
        Material: Slides notes
      • 16:10 Ionospheric Total Electron Content (continued) 10'
        Speaker: Yenca MIGOYA ORUE' (ICTP)
        Material: Slides
      • 16:20 Questions and Answers 20'
      • 16:40 Closing session 20'
        Speaker: (ICTP, CRASTE-LF, Boston College, UNOOSA-ICG)