Capacity Building Lectures

Considering the current COVID-19 situation, SCOSTEP is holding online lectures for capacity building of students and young scientists. These online lectures will provide both basic background and an introduction to the latest scientific topics of solar-terrestrial physics to students and young scientists of all countries.  Their duration will be one hour and presented by one speaker. The first half will be a tutorial-like session giving basic background on a topic, mostly oriented at students. After a short break, we will follow with the latest research or hot topic in the same subject accessible to younger and senior scientists. Additional information is available here. Videos of the lectures are now available thanks to ISEE/CICR –  click here for access.

The latest speaker in the Capacity Building Lecture Series was Alphonse Sterling from NASA Marshall, USA on April 29, 2021:

Topic: An Overview of the Sun’s Structure, and a Closer Look at Solar Magnetism and Activity

Speaker: Alphonse C. Sterling
Affiliation: NASA NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center, Alabama, USA
Date/time: April 29 (Thu), 2021, 00:30-01:30 UT

Zoom Registration URL (pre-registration is necessary):


Previous lectures (videos available here):

Topic: Machine-learning based reconstruction of the inner magnetosphere
Speaker: Jacob Bortnik
Affiliation: University of California Los Angeles, California, USA
Date/time: March 29 (Mon), 2021, 23:00-00:00 UT

Topic:  Processing of electric and magnetic signals onboard the THEMIS spacecraft
Speaker:  Ulrich Taubenschuss
Affiliation:  Institute of Atmospheric Physics AS CR, Prague, Czechia
Date/time:  March 05 (Fri), 2021, 11:00-12:00 UTC

Topic: Motivation for soft X-ray imaging and plans for the STORM global imaging mission
Speaker: David G. Sibeck
Affiliation: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland, USA
Date/time: January 22 (Fri), 2021, 01:00-02:00 UT