The equatorial and low-latitude ionosphere is a key region in the space around the Earth for safe and reliable use of space by human beings, such as navigation by GNSS satellites and satellite-ground communications. This region has a highest plasma density around the earth, and is highly disturbed by plasma turbulence and irregularity as well as electric currents. This region is also strongly affected by the solar radiation and solar wind. The Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP) under ICSU has started 5-year program VarSITI (Variability of the sun and its terrestrial impact, 2014-2018) to understand the solar variability and its impact on earth. With increasing interest on these ionospheric dynamics, this international school on the equatorial and low-latitude ionosphere, is aimed at capacity building of young researchers and graduate-course students in this field in Nigeria and neighboring countries in Africa. The School targets Masters students, PhD candidates, fresh postdoc researchers in fields of relevance to Atmospheric Physics and Space Weather. Good final year Bachelor degree students can also apply for the Workshop.
Tentative list of the topics to be handled at the School are: Sun-earth connection, Dynamic variation of the ionosphere, Relation of the ionosphere to the human activity in space, GNSS applications, Electric currents in the ionosphere, equatorial ionosphere, Sudden stratospheric Warming effects on the ionosphere, Hands-on training on ionospheric data processing, Peculiarities of the equatorial ionosphere, Space weather impact on satellite technology
Application for participation Participation shall be by invitation to successful candidates. Applications are invited from graduate students and fresh postdocs with research interest in ionospheric science. Participants must have a good working knowledge of English, which will be the only language of the shool. Invited participants will be expected to prepare a poster for presentation
during the school. Interested participants should complete the application form.
Venue of the Workshop The Workshop will be held within the premises of the Covenant University located in Cannan Land, Ota, a town with no clear boundary with Lagos in Nigeria. All selected and invited participants will receive an information package with details on travel, lodging and other local arrangements.
Language of the Workshop Participants must have a good working knowledge of English, which will be the only language of the Workshop.
Registration for the Workshop There shall be no registration fee for the School. Very limited support is available to selected candidate and this may cover travel, lodging or feeding.
Direct all enquiries to:
Nike iselli-2[at]carnasrda.com; Phone:+2348038501989