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2nd VarSITI General Symposium (VarSITI2017)
10–15 July 2017, Irkutsk, Russia

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Important Deadlines:
Financial support application: 28 Feb 2017 expired
Abstract submission: 28 Feb, 14 March
17 March 2017

Final registration: May 1, 2017

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Dates: 10-15 July 2017 (Student Tutorial Session on 9 July 2017 read more)    Place: Irkutsk, Russia

Variability of the Sun and Its Terrestrial Impact (VarSITI) is the current scientific program of SCOSTEP (Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics) for the period 2014-2018 (http://www.varsiti.org/). VarSITI focuses on the recent and expected future solar activity and its consequences for the Earth, over various time scales from thousands of years to milliseconds, and at various locations from the solar interior to the Earth’s atmosphere. In particular, VarSITI focuses on the interconnections in the Sun-Earth system. Four scientific projects are being carried out under VarSITI: (1) Solar Evolution and Extrema (SEE), (2) International Study of Earth-Affecting Solar Transients (ISEST/MiniMax24), (3) Specification and Prediction of the Coupled Inner-Magnetospheric Environment (SPeCIMEN), and (4) Role Of the Sun and the Middle atmosphere/thermosphere/ionosphere In Climate (ROSMIC). Data from relevant space- and ground-based missions will be utilized in combination with theory and modeling efforts to facilitate the implementation of these projects.

The second VarSITI General Symposium in 2017 (VarSITI-2017) will overview the progress of various activities in the four projects at the fourth year of this program, especially to promote the interconnection among these projects. We will have topical sessions of 1) Solar and heliospheric drivers of earth-affecting events, 2) Long-term variation of the sun, geomagnetic activity, and climate,
3) Coupling between the Earth's atmosphere and space and its relation to quiet and active Sun,
4) Understanding the earth's space environment and its connection to space weather, 5) Sun to Earth campaign event study, 6) Atmospheric response to solar variability and modulation of its impact on timescales from minutes to decades, and 7) Data archiving and analysis tools. Ample opportunity will be given for discussions on new results. In addition, a student tutorial session on Space Weather will be held on Sunday, 9 July 2017, in collaboration between CCMC and VarSITI. read more

Important Deadlines:
Abstract submission and financial support application: 28 February 2017
Final registration: May 1, 2017

Science Organizing Committee:
Jacob Bortnik, Dept. of Atm. & Oceanic Sci., UCLA, USA
Katya Georgieva, Space Res. & Tech. Institute (SRTI), Bulgaria (co-chair)
Nat Gopalswamy, NASA/GSFC, USA
Shrikanth Kanekal, NASA/GSFC, USA
Petra Knizova, Institute of Atm. Physics, Czech Republic
Alexei Krivolutsky, Central Aerological Observatory, Russia
Vladimir Kuznetsov, IZMIRAN, Russia
Franz-Josef Lübken, Leibniz-Institute of Atm. Physics, Kuhlungsborn, Germany
Petrus Martens, Georgia State Univ., USA
Andrey Medvedev, Institute of Solar-Terr. Physics, Russia
Yoshizumi Miyoshi, ISEE, Nagoya Univ., Japan
Igor Mokhov, A.M.Obukhov Institute of Atm. Physics, Russia
Valery Nakariakov, Warwick Univ., UK
Dibyendu Nandi, IISER, Kolkata, India
Vladimir Obridko, IZMIRAN, Russia
Anatoly Petrukovich, Space Research Institute, Russia
Craig Rodger, Univ. of Otago, New Zealand
Annika Seppala, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland
Kazuo Shiokawa, ISEE, Nagoya Univ., Japan (co-chair)
Manuela Temmer, Univ. of Graz, Austria
William Ward, Univ. of New Brunswick, Canada
Takashi Watanabe,WDS-International Progr. Office, NICT, Japan
Jie Zhang, George Mason Univ., USA
Geliy Zherebtsov, Institute of Solar-Terr. Physics, Russia

Local Organizing Committee from the Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics (ISTP), Russia
Vladimir Kurkin (Chair), Robert Sych (Co-Chair), Dmitry Klimushkin, Konstantin Ratovsky, Larisa Kashapova, Irina Medvedeva, Alexander Kulikov, Ekaterina Korzhova, and Marina Chernigovskaya

Special Issue:
A special issue based on VarSITI-2017 presentations will be published in an international peer-reviewed journal (TBD)

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The registration fee covers participation in the meeting, conference package, coffee breaks, lunches during the meeting, and free participation in the Welcome Party. Accompanying person fee covers free participation in the Welcome Party and coffee breaks.

Registration Fee RUB EUR
Early-bird, online (till May 01, 2017) 25000 400
Regular, online (till June 10, 2017) 27000 420
On-site (cash only) 29000 440
Registration fee PhD students 12500 200
Accompanying person 6400 100

Registered participants may pay their registration fee either by bank transfer or by use of their credit/debit card. The fee should be paid on-line (wired transfer or credit/debit card) no later than on May 1, 2017 in the case of Early Bird Fee or on June 10, 2017 in the case of Regular Fee (see Table above).
The last one (however not preferred) possibility is to pay an increased Meeting registration fee (see Table above) on site at the meeting registration desk in Irkutsk.

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