Meetings related to VarSITI in 2017

Received on March 15, 2017
Kazuo Shiokawa,
VarSITI co-chair

Updated on June 13, 2017
Updated on July 10, 2017

ISEST/MiniMax24 Workshop on
International Study of Earth-affecting Solar Transients
September 18÷22, 2017 Jeju Island, Korea

WEB adress: http://kswrc.kasi.re.kr/Workshop/isest2017/

First announcement

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The International Study of Earth-Affecting Solar Transients (ISEST) Workshop is aimed at bringing together scientists from different countries to interact and establish collaborative links that can effectively address the physical mechanisms regarding the origin, propagation, and Earth impact of coronal mass ejections (CMEs) and other transient events. The ISEST 2017 Workshop is the latest of a series of workshops organized by the ISEST project, which is one of the four projects of SCOSTEPís VarSITI program (2014÷2018). The ultimate goal of the ISEST project is to develop the capability to predict the arrival and geoeffectiveness and other space-weather consequences of solar transients. The ISEST project, involving a truly global network of scientists, consists of seven active working groups: (1) data, (2) theory, (3) simulation, (4) event campaign, (5) Bs challenge, (6) Solar Energetic Particles, and (7) MiniMax campaign.

The project provides a standing website for hosting events catalogs, data and presentations and offers a forum for discussion available at http://solar.gmu.edu/heliophysics/index.php/.

If you are interested in attending the ISEST 2017 Workshop, please register by July 31 July 15, 2017. Since there is a limited number of seats available, anybody registering after the 50th person may require additional approval from SOC for the participation.

Registration and other information of the workshop can be found at

A limited among of fund is available for supporting young scholars. Please send an email along with your CV and tentative abstract to Kyungsuk Cho (kscho[at]kasi.re.kr) before June 30, 2017 for the financial support.

The deadline for submitting an abstract is August 15, 2017.

Note that the ISEST 2017 Workshop shares the same time and venue with the 3rd COSPAR Symposium on Small Satellites for Space Research, but runs as an independent program.

SOC Jie Zhang (Co-Chair, USA), Kyungsuk Cho (Co-Chair, South Korea), Nat Gopalswamy (Co-Chair, USA), Manuela Temmer (Co-Chair, Austria), Ayumi Asai (Japan), Mario Bisi (UK), Peter Gallagher (Ireland), Manolis Georgoulis (Greece), Alejandro Lara (Mexico), Noé Lugaz (USA), Alexis Rouillard (France), Nandita Srivastava (India), Bojan Vrsnak (Croatia), Yu-Ming Wang (China), David Webb (USA) and Yuri Yermolaev (Russia)

LOC Kyungsuk Cho (Chair, KASI), Sujin Kim (KASI), Eunkyung Lim (KASI), Roksoon Kim (KASI), Ji-Hye Baek (KASI), Young-Jae Moon (KHU)

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About the Workshop

The workshop is to improve the scientific understanding of the origin and propagation of solar transients, and develop the prediction capacity of these transients' arrival and potential impact on the Earth. This workshop is the activity of the ISEST program in CAWSES-II / Task Group 3. The workshop engages coordinated international activities in observation, theory and modeling, and involves scientists in both developed and developing countries, and provides an online platform for educational opportunities for students.

The ISEST program is open for all interested participants, whether or not you attend the workshop. An online video from SCOSTEP president Nat Gopalswamy provides a good general introduction to the ISEST program.