Scientific Calendar Event

Starts 30 May 2023
Ends 2 Jun 2023
Central European Time
Budinich Lecture Hall (LB)
Strada Costiera, 11 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)

School and 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.
  • 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, thermo- sphere, 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
Keynote Speakers:
​I. DAGLIS, University of Athens, Greece
H. LIU, Kyushu University, Japan
D. PESNELL, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
​E. ROZANOV, PMOD/WRC, Switzerland

Invited Speakers:
T. AMERSTORFER, Austrian Space Weather Office,
GeoSphere Austria, Austria
T. ASIKAINEN, University of Oulu, Finland
P. BHOWMIK, Durham University, UK
T. CHATZISTERGOS, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany
O. CODDINGTON, LASP, Univ. of Colorado Boulder, USA
D. DEL MORO, Universita' di Roma “Tor Vergata”, Italy
N. KRIVOVA, MPS, Germany 
X. LU, Clemson University, USA
J. MCARTHUR, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
H. NESSE, University of Bergen, Norway
Y. YAMAZAKI, Leibniz Institute for Atmospheric Physics, Germany
X. ZHOU, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
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)