Abstract submission extended for a Webinar Conference on Space.

The abstract submission have been extended to the dates indicated belowin order to accommodate mainly as many researchers from within Ethiopia who unfortunately couldn’t submit their abstracts in time due to the current circumstances. We will post updates in due time just to let everyone know our progress.

Abstract submission date: extended up to March 20, 2022Conference dates: April 19-21, 2022

Invitation to a Webinar Conference on Space and Climate Sciences and applications Research and Development at ESSTI.

The Space Science and applications Research and development (SSARD) department at ESSTI is calling for webinar presentations aiming at bringing together all researchers, engineers and lead scientists: to discuss and update each other on the current developments of space and atmospheric sciences research and applications; to assess our resources, capabilities and opportunities for a concerted partnership on common goals.

Rationale of the webinar conference:

Space derived information and space-based technologies are important to assess the vulnerability of communities to space weather, climate change and other anthropogenic and natural disasters. These know-hows can help to monitor the effectiveness of resilient structures and to develop adaptation strategies. This webinar conference is aimed at linking space and climate experts with decision makers to collaborate on ways of understanding the status of space weather, climate change, space and climate processes. This new understanding is aimed at reducing the impacts and to aid other development activities.

There have been progressive advancements regarding space and climate science associated with space weather forecasting, climate prediction and understanding the space and climate processes. This webinar is therefore to update each other of the status of research and applications in the spaces and climate sciences, to get and provide constructive feedback, and to gain insights into best practices for future research developments.

Conference theme: “Space Weather and Climate Conference (SWCC)”

Expected audience and participants: Researchers including early career researchers, Scientists, Engineers interested in the fields of Space and Applications, space enthusiasts, atmospheric and climate sciences, and everybody else interested.

Expected Invitees: Expectations are, we will reach out to few established researchers in the fields of Space sciences working at different institutes, research centers and universities around the globe so that they share their experiences, update on the research developments, highlight on recent research frontiers as well as point out on the current challenges in the fields of space sciences and applications in general, and understudied and underrepresented low-latitudes region of the African sector in particular.

Thematic areas for presentations:

1. Ionospheric studies
2. Space Weather
3. Ionospheric modelling
4. Emerging Space Applications: Space products and services
5. Developing Space Instrumentation (ground- and space-based)
6. Updates in new findings in the Space Sciences research and technology
7. Climate variability and climate change
8. Atmospheric and land processes relevant to improve weather forecasting
9. Urban weather, climate and air quality

Expected audience and participants:

Researchers including early career researchers, Scientists, Engineers interested in the fields of Space and climate sciences, and Applications, space enthusiasts and any interested individuals.

Expected Invitees:

Expectations are, we will reach out to few established researchers in the fields of Space and climate sciences working at different institutes, research centers and universities around the globe so that they share their experiences, update on the research developments, highlight on recent research frontiers as well as point out on the current challenges in the fields of space sciences and applications in general, and in the understudied and underrepresented low-latitudes region of the African sector in particular.

Expected outcomes:

ESSTI has launched a research journal, and we may compile the presented topics and publish them as conference proceedings at the mentioned journal or other reputable journals. At least, a review report on the current status of the research developments in the country can be produced and published.

Abstract submission format

An extended abstract is to be submitted to the workshop organizers through the dedicated email outlined below. An instruction for the preparation of an extended abstract acceptable for this conference is also in this link. The abstracts should have names of author and co-authors and their respective affiliations and should not exceed 4 pages. You may send your abstracts or executive summaries of your talks to the address below.

Send your abstracts through:

Email: spaceweather_climate@essti.gov.et
In case you encounter a problem during submission or have questions regarding the conference, you may contact us through nigussiem@essti.gov.et.

Abstract submission date: extended up to March 20, 2022
Conference dates: April 19-21, 2022. Abstracts submitted after the deadline will not be considered.