Embrace/INPE Program collaborates with COSPAR Capacity Building Workshop.

The Space Weather Regional Warning Center Brazil (Embrace/INPE Program) has collaborated with the training young researches (MSc, PhD and Post-Docs) from Russia, Japan, China, Indonesia and India in the space weather field of research.

Such trainings were performed during the COSPAR Capacity Building Workshop entitled “Impact of Space Weather on Earth”, which was held between August 15 and 26, 2016, at the Institute of Cosmophysical Research and Radio Wave Propagation of the Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Science (IKIR FEB RAS), in Paratunka, Kamchatka (Russia).

The workshop introduced the students to system-wide investigation of space weather phenomena, bringing together different ground based and space based observation for coordinated analysis. This included studies of magnetic, ionospheric and radiation disturbances, which are consistent with the aims of the SCOSTEP VarSITI Program (2014-2018) which encourages international collaboration in data analysis, modeling and theory in order to understand how solar variability affects the Earth.

During the first week of the workshop Dr. Clezio Marcos De Nardin, the current Head of the Embrace Space Weather Program/INPE, provided lectures on the Research to Operations experience of the Space Weather Regional Warning Center Brazil. He also guide one of the international group of study during the “homework” project of provide all the Space Weather information associated with a magnetic storm registered in July 2015.

“It was a great experience to see and interact with students from different scientific background and guide all of them to one single goal of provide all the timeline and impact of the space weather phenomena from the Sun to the Earth”, declare Clezio.


Some lectures included (not limited to this) the presentation by:

Dr. Boris Shevtsov, from the Institute of Cosmophysical Research and Radio Wave Propagation FEB RAS, Russia, entitled “Laser diagnostics and modification of the ionosphere”.

Dr. Vladimir Kuznetsov, from the Institute of Terrestrial magnetism, Ionosphere and Radio Wave Propagation RAS, Russia, entitled “Sun sources of space weather Investigations of the Sun and the solar-terrestrial relations according to the data of satellite” and “The solar activity and its impact on the Earth”.

Dr. Kazuo Shiokawa, from the Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University, Japan, entitled “Solar-Terrestrial Physics”, “Ionosphere: Measurements and origin of disturbances”, and “A review of nighttime medium-scale traveling ionospheric disturbances (MSTIDs) at middle latitudes”.

Dr. Jan Lastovicka, from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics CAS, Czech, entitled “Impact of global change on the upper atmosphere-ionosphere system (with special emphasis on space weather and modifications of space”.

Dr. Аkimasa Yoshikawa, from the International Centre for Space Weather Science and Education Kyushu University, Japan, entitled “Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling”.

Dr. Tsutomu Nagatsuma, from the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan, entitled “Geospace dynamics and its effect to space assets”.

Dr. Wojciech Miloch, from the University of Oslo, Norway, entitled “Ionosphere at high geomagnetic latitudes such aspects as aurora, auroral substorms, polar cap and cusp phenomena”, “Experimental facilities for space research in the Scandinavian Arctic sector”, and “Sounding rocket experiments for the space weather studies”.

Dr. Vladimir Kalegaev, from the Scientific Institute of Nuclear Physics Moscow State University, Russia, entitled “Structure and dynamics of the Earth magnetosphere: fields, currents and particles”.

Dr. Sergey Khomutov, from the Institute of Cosmophysical Research and Radio Wave Propagation FEB RAS, Russia, entitled “INTERMAGNET magnetic data: step by step from measurements to definitive values”.

and many others not listed here. The complete program and more details on the Impact of Space Weather on Earth COSPAR Capacity Building Workshop can be found at the webpage: http://cospar2016.ikir.ru/cospar-content/home-page/

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