Joint Space Weather Summer Camp 2016, June 20 - July 14

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Photo: Copyright by ESA - P. Carril - http://swe.ssa.esa.int/web/guest/what-is-space-weather

Overview

The Joint Space Weather Summer Camp is a joint venture under a cooperative agreement between the University of Alabama in Huntsville, the German National Aeronautics and Space Research Center (DLR) and South African National Space Agency (SANSA).

The Joint Space Weather Summer Camp is an opportunity for students from the US, South Africa and Germany to learn about space physics in the context of meeting a very practical need -- to understand the influence of the Sun on the space and upper atmosphere of the Earth and its related impact on the technological systems and needs of modern society.

The Joint Space Weather Summer Camp (selected topics course SPA489 and SPA689) covers various aspects related to Space Weather, comprising cosmic ray particle transport theory, plasma physics, solar physics, heliospheric physics, computer simulations for modeling and understanding local Space Weather, and the impact on Earth’s atmosphere, satellites, and space vehicles.

This course consists of two parts:

 June 20 - July 2: The first part of the Summer Camp takes place in Hermanus, South Africa.

 July 3 - July 14: The second part of the Summer Camp takes place in Northern Germany.

The course is limited to 8 students. Students must apply online or in written form and be accepted prior to registering for this course (see below). If your application is successful, eligible expenses including transportation, lodging in Hermanus, South Africa and in Germany, and tuition for this course will be covered. NOTE: You will not be permitted to take another summer class.