The United Nations, in cooperation with national and international space-related agencies and organizations, organized annually since 1990 workshops on basic space science, particularly for the benefit of scientists and engineers from developing nations. Drawing on nearly 15 years of workshops on basic space science, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, through the United Nations Basic Space Science Initiative (UNBSSI) will assist scientists and engineers from all over the world in participating in the International Heliophysical Year (IHY) in 2007. Comprehensive information on IHY is available at http://ihy.gsfc.nasa.gov/
The objectives of IHY are to discover the physical mechanisms that drive the coupling of Earth’s atmosphere to solar and heliospheric phenomena. The systematic global study of this interaction is to be the central theme of the IHY. In view of these aims, the objectives for IHY are:
The workshop will be structured around the following topics:
During the workshop, additional working group sessions will be held to assess past and develop future activities related to the above topics.
This workshop will be oriented towards new opportunities for the developing nations to participate actively in global plans for IHY as well as related astrophysics. Efforts will focus on the enormous increase in the understanding of Sun and the heliosphere which has been built up since the occasion of the International Geophysical Year (IGY) in 1957, particularly through the availability of heliospheric missions such as CLUSTER, DOUBLE STAR, FAST, RHESSI, SMART-1, SOHO, STEREO, TRACE, ULYSSES, UARS, WIND, and YOHKOH. Emphasis will be placed on ways and means to make developing nations participate directly in the process of data acquisition and analysis and the use of astrophysical data systems through utilization of the global communications networks under the WWW structure. Contributions that highlight interdisciplinary issues are particularly encouraged. Poster sessions will be organized for the duration of the workshop.
|15th April 2006:||
On-line Registration and abstract submission opens
|1st September 2006:||
Closing date for funding applications
|31st September 2006:||
Closing date for registration and abstract submission
|15th October 2006:||
Announcement of Final program
There will be a nominal registration fee for all the participants of the workshop at the rate of 100 US dollars per person. Limited funding is available for travel support, specially for young people from universities. For travel support send email to email@example.comFor further details visit www.iiap.res.in/ihy or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org