Variability of the Sun and Its Terrestrial Impact (VarSITI)
The VarSITI program is the next scientific program of SCOSTEP (2014-2018)
VarSITI was defined based on a community effort in the form of a forum organized by the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern during May 7-8, 2013. The VarSITI program will strive for international collaboration in data analysis, modeling, and theory to understand how the solar variability affects Earth.
The VarSITI program will have four scientific elements that address solar terrestrial problems keeping the current low solar activity as the common thread:
SEE (Solar Evolution and Extrema),
MiniMax24/ISEST (International Study of Earth-affecting Solar Transients),
SPeCIMEN (Specification and Prediction of the Coupled Inner-Magnetospheric Environment),
ROSMIC (Role Of the Sun and the Middle atmosphere/thermosphere/ionosphere In Climate).