Scientific Calendar Event

Starts 29 May 2023
Ends 2 Jun 2023
Central European Time
Budinich Lecture Hall (LB)
Strada Costiera, 11 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)

Workshop LINK

PRESTO (PREdictability of the variable Solar-Terrestrial cOupling) is an international science program that seeks to improve the predictability of energy flow in the integrated Sun-Earth system on various times scales from milliseconds to centuries by promoting international collaborative efforts.

PRESTO is the primary science program of SCOSTEP, the Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics. This workshop will aim to gather eminent scientists from solar, magnetospheric, ionospheric and atmospheric physics communities to discuss and deliberate on the cutting-edge sciences related to the PRESTO program.

The workshop will follow a one-day school which will provide students and early-career scientists with an introductory review on the topics that will be discussed during the PRESTO workshop. The space science schools are a capacity building activity of the International Space Weather Initiative (ISWI) and SCOSTEP.
  • Observations and modelling of solar eruptions, solar wind and SEPs from Sun through interplanetary space 
  • Prediction of solar transients, streams/SIRs and SEP from Sun to geospace
  • Effect of space weather on the Earth's ionosphere, thermosphere, and magnetosphere
  • Influence of the lower atmosphere on the mesosphere, thermosphere, and ionosphere
  • Solar forcing specification and impacts on the atmosphere and climate
  • Precipitating energetic particles and their effects on atmosphere
  • Predictability of the solar cycle
School Lecturers:
S. MISIOS, NOA, Greece
K. SHIOKAWA, Nagoya University, Japan
J. ZHANG, George Mason University, USA

Applicants are encouraged to submit an abstract for or an oral talk or a poster presentation. During the application please make sure to use our templates to format your abstract. Templates are available below for download.

Grants: A limited number of grants are available to support the attendance of selected participants, with priority given to participants from developing countries. There is no registration fee.

Presentations format:
60 min keynote talk and lectures = 45 min presentation + 15 min discussion
25 min invited talk = 20 min presentation + 5 min discussion
15 min contributed talk = 12 min presentation + 3 min discussion
3 min poster-flash talk = 3 min presentation (max 3 slides) + no discussion


Sharafat GADIMOVA (ICG/UNOOSA, Austria), Nat GOPALSWAMY (NASA, USA), Keith M. GROVES (Boston College, USA), Bruno NAVA (ICTP, Italy), Ramon LOPEZ (University of Texas at Arlington, USA), Kazuo SHIOKAWA (Nagoya University, Japan), Local Organiser: Bruno Nava (ICTP)