ISWI/SCOSTEP School on Space Science

October 21 - November 1, 2013, Nairobi, Kenya

First Announcement

The International Space Weather Initiative (ISWI) and the Scientific Committee on Solar Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP) once again have joined hands in running the 2013 Space Science School in Nairobi, Kenya hosted by the Technical University of Kenya. The present school is a continuation of the previous successful schools conducted in Ethiopia (2010), Slovakia (2011) and Indonesia (2012).

The Space science school will be accompanied by a teacher workshop and ISWI instrument workshops to provide opportunities to the students and their mentors to participate in hosting ground based instruments for space science research. Examples are solar telescope network, GPS network, Magnetometer network, and ionospheric monitors.

Lectures will cover topics ranging from the solar interior to the impact of the solar variability on the terrestrial space environment. Space weather and Earth’s climate will also be included. In addition to lectures, the participants will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in data analysis, observing, and instruments.

Selected participants will receive full funding. Participants with their own funding are also welcome to apply. Please submit all the data requested in the application on or before the registration due date on 31 July 2013. Incomplete applications will be rejected without further consideration. Please visit the web site: and click on “Space Sciences” for more details.

    Important Timelines:
  • Application deadline: July 31, 2013.
  • Notification to Selected candidates: August 15, 2013.

School Directors: Nat Gopalswamy and Paul Baki