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Received on Nov 30, 2019
by Kazuo Shiokawa
SCOSTEP President


Dear VarSITI Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that the Chair, Co-chair, and Pillar Co-leaders of the SCOSTEP's new program PRESTO (Predictability of variable solar-terrestrial coupling) have been fixed as below.

chair: Ramon Edgardo Lopez (University of Texas at Arlington, USA)
co-chair: Katja Matthes (Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel and Christian-Albrechts Universitat zu Kiel, Germany)
co-chair: Jie Zhang (George Mason University, USA)
Pillar 1. Sun, interplanetary space and geospace
co-leader: Allison Jaynes (University of Iowa, USA)
co-leader: Emilia Kilpua (University of Helsinki, Finland)
co-leader: Spiros Patsourakos (University of Ioannina, Greece)
Pillar 2. Space weather and the Earth’s atmosphere
co-leader: Loren Chang (National Central University, Taiwan)
co-leader: Duggirala Pallamraju (Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India)
co-leader: Nick Pedatella (High Altitude Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA)
Pillar 3. Solar activity and its influence on the climate of the Earth System
co-leader: Odele Coddington (Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado Boulder, USA)
co-leader: Jie Jiang (Beihang University, China)
co-leader: Eugene Rozanov (PMOD/WRC and IAC ETHZ, Switzerland)

PRESTO leaflet

Details of PRESTO is available at
http://www.issibj.ac.cn/Publications/Forum_Reports/201404/W020190620592906717714.pdf 42 pages.

With best regards, the

Kazuo Shiokawa, SCOSTEP President
Daniel Marsh, SCOSTEP Vice President
Nat Gopalswamy, SCOSTEP Past President
Patricia Doherty, SCOSTEP Scientific Secretary
SCOSTEP Bureau members :
Aude Chambodut (WDS), Jorge Chau (URSI),
Kyung-Suk Cho (IAU), Yoshizumi Miyoshi (COSPAR), Renata Lukianova (IAGA), Annika Seppala (SCAR), Prasad Subramanian (IUPAP),
and Peter Pilewskie (IAMAS)

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