[final circular] 1st PSTEP International Symposium

International Symposium PSTEP-1
Toward the Solar-Terrestrial Environment Prediction as Science and Social Infrastructure

Date: January 13 (Wed) – 14 (Thu), 2016
Venue: ES Hall in Higashiyama campus of Nagoya University.

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Organizer/Host: Project for Solar-Terrestrial Environment Prediction (PSTEP)

Co-host: Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research (ISEE), Nagoya University

  PSTEP is a nation-wide project, which was recently established with the support of the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas from MEXT/Japan. In this project, we are aiming for synergistic development of the solar-terrestrial science research and the next generation space weather forecast. The 1st PSTEP International Symposium is a forum to discuss the current status and future prospect of solar-terrestrial environment prediction, and also provides a valuable opportunity to formulate the international joint research planning for space weather and space climate study. We welcome everyone who is interested in solar-terrestrial environment prediction.

Science organizing committee:
 Kanya Kusano, Mamoru Ishii, Kiyoshi Ichimoto, Yoshizumi Miyoshi,
 Shigeo Yoden, Kazuo Shiokawa, Shinsuke Imada

Contact: inquiry@pstep.jp (PSTEP Secretariat, Nagoya University)


(Time allocation is given as presentation + discussion in min)

12 Jan (Tue)

17:00-18:00         Registration (ES Hall, Nagoya University)

18:00-19:00         Icebreaker (Restaurant chez Jiroud, near ES Hall, Nagoya University)

13 Jan (Wed)

9:00-9:30             Registration (ES Hall, Nagoya University)


Session 0. Project overview

Kanya Kusano (PI of PSTEP, Nagoya University, Japan) (15+10)
        The PSTEP project

Session 1. Next Generation Space Weather Forecast

Mamoru Ishii (group leader of PSTEP-A01, NICT, Japan) (20+15)
        Goal and strategy of the PSTEP-A01: Next generation space weather

Terry Onsager (NOAA, USA) (20+15)
        Establishing priorities for improving space weather forecasts

11:05-12:05 Group photo & Poster session

12:05-13:00 Lunch


Zahra Bouya (BoM, Australia) (20+15)
        Data driven models in support of SWS activities for
        regional ionospheric specification and forecasting

Tsutomu Nagatsuma (NICT, Japan) (10+10)
        Toward mitigating impact of spacecraft charging problem

Hiroshi Yasuda (Hiroshima University, Japan) (10+10)
        Radiation protection of humans in space and aviation: Current
        states and future needs on the warning system for aviation
        exposure to SEP (WASAVIES)

Session 2. Prediction of solar storms

Kiyoshi Ichimoto (group leader of PSTEP-A02, Kyoto University, Japan) (20+15)
        Goal and strategy of the PSTEP-A02: Toward the advanced              
        prediction of solar storms

K. D. Leka (NorthWest Research Associates, USA) (20+15)
        The present state of forecasting solar flares

Takayuki Muranushi (RIKEN, Japan) (10+10)
        An automated solar flare forecast service using UFCORIN

15:45-16:10 Coffee break


Yong-Jae Moon (Kyung Hee University, Korea) (20+15)
        Lessons from empirical and neural network space weather forecast

Dusan Odstrcil (George Mason University, USA) (20+15)
        Near real-time simulation of heliospheric space weather

Bernie Jackson (UCSD, USA) (10+10)
        Using world interplanetary scintillation systems for space weather

Daikou Shiota (Nagoya University, Japan) (10+10)
        MHD simulation of interplanetary propagation of multiple
        coronal mass ejections with internal magnetic flux rope

18:30-20:30 Conference dinner (Restaurant HANA-NO-KI, Nagoya University)

14 Jan (Thu)


Session 3. Prediction of magnetosphere and ionosphere dynamics

Yoshizumi Miyoshi (group leader of PSTEP-A03, Nagoya University Japan)
        Goal and strategy of the PSTEP-A03: Prediction of magnetosphere and
        ionosphere dynamics

Tamas I. Gombosi (University of Michigan, USA) (20+15)
        Space weather modeling at Michigan: From concept to operations

Endawoke Yizengaw (Boston College, USA) (20+15)
        The geomagnetically induced currents at the equator associated with
        the interplanetary shocks

Kazuo Shiokawa (Nagoya University, Japan) (10+10)
        Ionosphere subgroup of PSTEP A03 (Geospace Dynamics)

Shinichi Watari (NICT, Japan) (10+10)
        Measurement of geomagnetically induced current in Japan

11:55-13:00 Lunch


Session 4. Prediction and understanding of solar cycle activity and its impact on climate

Shigeo Yoden (group leader of PSTEP-A04, Kyoto University, Japan) (20+15)
        Goal and strategy of the PSTEP-A04: Prediction and understanding of
        solar cycle activity and its impact on climate

Margit Haberreiter (PMOD/World Radiation Center, Switzerland) (20+15)
        Eleven-year and long-term variations in solar UV radiation and its
        effect on the Earth’s atmosphere and climate

Limin Zhou (East China Normal University, China) (20+15)
        The possible link between space weather and earth weather and
        climate by global electric circuit

14:45-15:30 Poster viewing


Dan Marsh (NCAR, USA) (20+15)
        Whole atmosphere modeling of solar-terrestrial coupling

Hidekatsu Jin (NICT, Japan) (10+10)
        Vertical atmospheric coupling studied with a whole atmosphere-
        ionosphere coupled model GAIA

Hiroko Miyahara (Musashino Art University, Japan) (10+10)
        Investigating the cosmic-ray impact on climate in the past

Session 5. General Discussion and concluding remark (45)

17:30 end of the symposium

Posters (No., Name, Title)

1. Tsutomu NAGATSUMA
Nowcasting of space environment around GEO based on Energetic Particle Observations by GOES, Himawari-8, and Kodama

2. Daiko Shiota
Development plan of an interconnection framework for space weather models in PSTEP

3. Shunya Kono
Reflection and Mode Conversion of Alfven Wave in the Solar Chromosphere

4. Shinsuke Takasao
Systematic Numerical Study of Origin of Flare-productive Active Regions

5. Takako T. Ishii
Observations with Solar Magnetic Activity Research Telescope (SMART) at Hida Obs., Kyoto-U.

6. Naoto Nishizuka
Solar Flare Prediction with Machine-learning of Real-time Vector Magnetogram Data

7. Kumi Hirose
Filament Disappearances Observed with SMART, Hida Observatory

8. Yuki Kubo
Newly developed solar radio telescope for space weather forecast and research

9. Hiroaki Misawa
Development of a new solar radio telescope in the HF to VHF band

10. Kazutaka Kaneda
Relationship between Solar Eruptive Phenomena and the Spectral Fine Structure in Solar Radio Bursts

11. Sachiko Akiyama
A Comparative Study of Eruptive and Confined Solar Flares using Microwave

12. Seiji Yashiro
Propagation of Coronal Mass Ejections and the Solar Wind Speeds Estimated from the IPS Observations

13. Katsuhide Marubashi
Problems in geomagnetic storm prediction based on interplanetary magnetic flux ropes

14. Tomoya Iju
Three dimensional MHD Simulation of CME-CIR Interaction

15. Nishiki Nozaki
Statistical studies for prediction of IMF-Bz (1)

16. Nobuhiko Nishimura
Statistical studies for prediction of IMF-Bz (2)

17. Naoko Takahashi
Global evolution and propagation of electric fields during sudden impulses based on multi-point observations

18. Satoshi Kurita
Relativistic electron microbursts and flux variations of trapped MeV electrons: SAMPEX and Van Allen Probes observations

19. Masahiro Kitahara
Wave-Particle Interaction Analyzer for interaction between whistler-mode chorus emissions and energetic electrons

20. Yuto Katoh
Dependencies of the generation process of whistler-mode chorus on the kinetic energy of anisotropic electrons in the Earth's inner magnetosphere

21. Shoya Matsuda
Plasma Diagnostics in Plasmasphere by Using Ion Cyclotron Whistlers

22. Akiko Fujimoto Space weather environment index based on ICSWSE magnetometer network

23. Masaki Kuwabara
The geocoronal responses to the geomagnetic storm

24. Takahiro Obara
Mechanisms of theta aurora formation

25. Takashi Kikuchi
GIC as a return of the global ionospheric currents

26. Prayitno Abadi
East-west Asymmetry of Scintillation Occurrence observed by GPS Receivers in Asia

27. Tam Dao
F-region Field-aligned Irregularities observed with Equatorial Atmosphere Radar and GPS data

28. Kornyanat Watthanasangmechai
Small amplitude plasma bubble clusters observed in Southeast Asia

29. Hiroyuki Shinagawa
Estimation of Occurrence Probabilities of Plasma Bubbles and Sporadic E layers Using GAIA

30. Nozomu Nishitani
SuperDARN observation of ionospheric density changes associated with solar flares and energetic particle precipitation

31. Yusuke Ebihara
Study on GIC on the Japanese Islands

32. Shigeru Fujita
Estimation of the geomagnetically induced current in Japan 
– modeling of the induced electric field and empirical estimation of the induced current at a transformer station –

33. Tada-nori Goto
Review of crustal structure in and around the Japan island obtained by magnetotelluric soundings

34. Hiroki Matsushita
Development of dense magnetometer array in Peru for investigating detailed structure of EEJ

35. Wataru Sakashita
Tree-ring cellulose oxygen isotopes evidence for a humid climate in central Japan during the last stage of the Little Ice Age

36. Yasushi Muraki
The 11-year variation recorded in Yaku cedar tree ring–What does this mean?

37. Harufumi Tamazawa
Database of naked-eye sunspot and low-latitude aurora in pre-telescopic era recorded in the ancient documents

38. Ayumi Asai
Solar ultraviolet radiation estimated from solar images


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(Rev. 2016.01.10b)