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 15th Capacity Building Online Seminar will be 8 September 2022 (Thu) at 0900 UTC:

#15 Topic: Global properties of solar flares and some recent sun-as-a-star discoveries
Speaker: Hugh Hudson
Affiliation: University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
Date/Time: September 08 (Thu), 2022, 09:00-10:00 UTC

Zoom Registration URL (pre-registration is necessary):

Previous lectures (videos available here):

#14 Topic: Space weather ionospheric effects at high latitude
Speaker: Lucilla Alfonsi
Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Italy
Date/time: July 12 (Tue), 2022, 09:00-10:00 UTC

#13 Topic: Space weather monitoring with the Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN)
Speaker: Evan Thomas
Affiliation: Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, USA
Date/time: April 28 (Thu), 2022, 10:00-11:00 UTC

#12 Topic: Space Weather Geoelectromagnetic effects
Speaker: Martin Connors
Affiliation: Athabasca University, Alberta, Canada
Date/time: March 31 (Thu), 2021, 01:30-02:30 UTC

#11 Topic: The energetics of sprites: New results from South Africa
Speaker: Michael Kosch
Affiliation: South African National Space Agency, Hermanus, South Africa
Date/time: January 27 (Thu), 2021, 11:00-12:00 UTC

#10 Topic: F10.7 and solar spectral irradiance: drivers of ionosphere models
Speaker: Samuel Schonfeld
Affiliation: Boston College, Massachusetts, USA
Date/time: November 15 (Mon), 2021, 01:00-02:00 UTC

#9 Topic: Whole Heliosphere and Planetary Interactions (WHPI): Connecting Sun to solar wind to planets during “quiet” times of the solar cycle
Speaker: Sarah Gibson
Affiliation: High Altitude Observatory at NCAR, Colorado, USA
Date/time: October 21 (Thu), 2021, 00:30-01:30 UTC

#8 Topic: Solar Magnetic Fields: Their Origin and Predictability
Speaker: Dibyendu Nandi
Affiliation: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata, India
Date/time: Sept. 14 (Tue), 2021, 10:30-11:30 UTC

#7 Topic:  Energetic Electron Precipitation from the Radiation Belts: How plasma waves in space kill atmospheric ozone
Speaker: Craig Rodger
Affiliation: Dept. of Physics, University of Otago, New Zealand
Date/time: August 19 (Thu), 2021, 00:30-01:30 UTC

#6 Topic: Aurora as a manifestation of electromagnetic waves in space
Speaker: Keisuke Hosokawa
Affiliation: University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Date/time: June 28 (Mon), 2021, 10:30-12:00 UTC

#5 Topic:    The variable geospace environment and our radio wave based modern society: basic concepts of ionosphere and recent research problems at high latitudes
Speaker:  Esa Turunen
Affiliation:   Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory, Finland
Date/time:  May 31 (Mon), 2021, 10:30-11:30 UTC

#4 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

#3 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

#2 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

#1 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