Second VarSITI General Symposium (VarSITI-2017)

Meeting place: Marriot Courtyard City Center, Irkutsk

July 10, 2017 – July 15, 2017

Pre-registration for VarSITI-2017 is now open!

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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 from thousands of years to milliseconds, and at various locations from the solar interior to the Earth’s atmosphere. In particular, VarSITI focuses on the interconnections in the Sun-Earth system.

Courtyard Irkutsk City Center Hotel

Four scientific projects are being carried out under VarSITI:

  • Solar Evolution and Extrema (SEE)
  • International Study of Earth-Affecting Solar Transients (ISEST/MiniMax24)
  • Specification and Prediction of the Coupled Inner-Magnetospheric Environment (SPeCIMEN)
  • Role Of the Sun and the Middle atmosphere/thermosphere/ionosphere In Climate (ROSMIC).
Data from relevant space- and ground-based missions will be utilized in combination with theory and modeling efforts to facilitate the implementation of these projects.

The purpose of the second VarSITI General Symposium (VarSITI-2017):

Overview the progress of various activities in the four projects at the fourth year of this program, especially to promote the interconnection among these projects.

We will have topical sessions of:

  • Solar and heliospheric drivers of earth-affecting events
  • Long-term variation of the sun, geomagnetic activity, and climate
  • Coupling between the Earth's atmosphere and space and its relation to quiet and active Sun,
  • Understanding the earth's space environment and its connection to space weather
  • Sun to Earth campaign event study
  • Atmospheric response to solar variability and modulation of its impact on timescales from minutes to decades
  • Data archiving and analysis tools

Ample opportunity will be given for discussions on new results. In addition, a student tutorial session on Space Weather will be held on Sunday, 9 July 2017, in collaboration between CCMC and VarSITI.

Special Issue:
A special issue based on VarSITI-2017 presentations will be published in an international peer-reviewed journal (TBD)



Second VarSITI General Symposium will be held at 10-15 July in Irkutsk, Russia


We are pleased to announce that the 2nd VarSITI General Symposium (VarSITI2017) will be held at the Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Irkutsk, Russia, from 10th to 15th of July 2017. Please save the date to your calendar. The first announcement with more details will follow shortly.

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