Scientific Calendar Event

Starts 22 Oct 2024
Ends 31 Oct 2024
Central European Time
Giambiagi Lecture Hall (AGH)
Strada Costiera, 11 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
The call for applications is open. Please click on 'Apply here' to submit your application.
An ICTP meeting

Space Weather denotes "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".
Space Weather-related physical phenomena, such as solar flares, coronal mass ejections and geomagnetic storms, can have detrimental effects on modern technological infrastructures. Indeed, the effects of the ionosphere (particularly during severe Space Weather events) remain one of the main factors that affect the precision and the reliability of many Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). Yet, these effects are more variable and highly unpredictable over the low latitude ionospheric regions, where most of the Developing Countries are situated and where limited efforts have been devoted to study the near Earth ionized medium. The NORISK project, a collaboration between INGV and Italian Space Agency, is contributing to fill this gap with the deployments of a new ionospheric observatory in Malindi, Kenya and with the organization of capacity building activities. This workshop aims to enhance capacity building in GNSS and HF technology for Space Weather monitoring over the African region.
The workshop will include lectures and hands-on sessions on the following topics:
  • Space Weather and Sun-Earth coupling
  • Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) generalities
  • GNSS data analysis (including data from low-cost instruments)
  • HF signal propagation generalities
  • Ionospheric measurements
  • Ionospheric monitoring and modelling
  • Space Weather: impact, prediction and forecasting
Working groups to increase the students’ networking capabilities are also planned.
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.
**DEADLINE: 07/06/2024**


Claudio CESARONI (INGV, Italy), Sharafat GADIMOVA (UNOOSA, Austria), Keith GROVES (Boston College, USA), Bruno NAVA (ICTP, Italy), Andrew NYAWADE (KSA, Kenya), Joseph Ouko OLWENDO (Pwani University, Kenya), Giancarlo SANTILLI (ASI, Italy), Local Organiser: Bruno Nava (ICTP)