The International Space Weather Initiative School on
Space Weather and Global Navigation Satellite Systems
8–12 October 2018, Baku, Azerbaijan
The International Space Weather Initiative (ISWI) School on Space Weather (SW) and Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, on 8 – 12 October 2018.
The School will be an excellent learning and enrichment opportunity for scientists and graduate students from Asia and Eastern Europe. The purpose of the School is to advance the topics of Space Weather and Global Navigation Satellite Systems to scientists, engineers and graduate level students, who are pursuing doctorate (PhD) in solar physics, space science and engineering. Some Masters level students, who have already some exposures in solar/space physics may also apply. Some financial assistance will be provided to students and scientists attending the school. The co-sponsors of the ISWI School will jointly select participants on a competitive basis.
Space Weather is the variation in Sun energy emissions, solar wind, magnetosphere, ionosphere and thermosphere, which can influence the performance and reliability of a variety of space-borne and ground-based technological systems. As such Space Weather is recognized as the cause of significant errors experienced by GNSS and its applications, including Satellite Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS) and Ground Based Augmentation Systems (GBAS) and their users.
The School is hosted by the Science Development Foundation (SDF) under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Shamakhy Astrophysical Observatory (ShAO) of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) and sponsored by the International Committee on GNSS (ICG) through the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), ISWI and the Scientific Committee on Solar Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP).
Scientific-technical support: "Azercosmos" JSCo and National Aviation Academy (Azerbaijan).
School directors are: Dr.Natchimuk Gopalswamy, Goddard Spaceflight Center, NASA, USA, Dr. Patricia H. Doherty, Institute for Scientific Research, Boston College, USA, Dr. Sharafat Gadimova, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and Dr. Elchin Babayev, SDF and ShAO, Azerbaijan.
Official language of School will be English.
The Lectures of School:
- Solar Physics;
- Sun-Earth connection;
- Transient Disturbances from the Sun (Coronal mass ejections (CMEs), Flares, Energetic Particles);
- Solar wind, Magnetic reconnection, Dynamo theory;
- Solar energetic particles;
- Ionosphere, Ionosphere irregularities and Ionosphere modeling;
- Magnetosphere/Ionosphere coupling;
- Space Weather and its effects on society;
- Introduction to GNSS;
- GNSS systems and signals;
- GNSS applications affected by Space Weather;
- Space Physics and Space Plasma;
- Solar Activity and Climate Changes;
- Solar and Geomagnetic Activity effects on modern society;
- Nano-satellites and Space debris;
- Hands on: Solar eruptions and Using CMEs database: cdaw.gsfc.nasa.gov;