Space Weather training at VarSITI General Symposium

(July 10-15, 2017)

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. VarSITI focuses on the recent and expected future solar activity and its consequences for the Earth, over various time scales and at various locations from the solar interior to the Earth’s atmosphere. The 2nd VarSITI General Symposium was held at the Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Irkutsk, Russia, from 10th to 15th of July 2017.

As part of the Symposium the CCMC participated in organizing a Space Weather Summer School: Advanced Concepts in Solar-Terrestrial Coupling in the Context of Space Weather", A Concepts and Tools School for Students during the VarSITI 2017 General Symposium, 9-14 July, 2017, Irkutsk, Russia.

Dr. A. Taktakishvili and Dr. K. Muglach gave several space weather lectures for 35 students. Hands-on exercises and demos were given introducing several CCMC tools:

  • Integrated Space Weather Analysis (iSWA) system: a Web-based tool for space weather monitoring, analysis, event studies, and system science
  • and the CCMC Runs-on-request system.


Karin Muglach
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD 20723