The 3rd PSTEP International Symposium (PSTEP-3)
“Toward the Solar-Terrestrial Environment Prediction as Science and Social Infrastructure”

It is our great pleasure to announce that the 3rd PSTEP International Symposium (PSTEP-3) will be held at National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) in May 2018.

Project for Solar-Terrestrial Environment Prediction (PSTEP) started in 2015. The 3rd year will have passed soon and fruitful scientific results and useful contents have been published now. We will focus the two themes of in the PSTEP-3. One is the improvement of Space weather forecast system communicating with social counterpart, and the other one is the academic science of magnetospheric and ionospheric research.
This symposium set closely two relational meetings, Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU, May 20-24, Makuhari) and WMO/IPT-SWeISS (May 21-23, Koganei). We hope to have active discussions cooperating with these communities.

Date: May 16 (Wednesday) to 18 (Friday), 2018

Venue: National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Koganei, Tokyo


Organizer/Host: Project for Solar-Terrestrial Environment Prediction
Co-host: National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (to be fixed)

The online registration for PSTEP-3 is available until April 5, 2018 at
If you need documents required to apply for Visa to attend the symposium, please mention at “special needs” in this page.

Financial support application:
Deadline for submission of financial support application is also April 5, 2018 at (for Japanese)
Limited amount of fund is available to support the (part of) participants who apply this application. We will inform the results to the applicants as soon as possible after the deadline.

Invited Speakers:
Brett Carter (RMIT University, Australia)
JS Choi (Korean Space Weather Center, Republic of Korea)
Joaquim Costa (EMBRACE, Brazil)
Iain Ferguson (Lloyds Japan, Japan)
Reiner Friedel (LANL, US)
Americo Gonzalez (SCiESMEX, Mexico)
Jiyoung Kim (Korea Meteorological Administration, Republic of Korea)
Charles Lin (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)
Naomi Maruyama (NOAA/Univ. of Colorado Boulder, US)
Sebastien Rougerie (CNES, France)
Shinji Saito (Nagoya University, Japan)
Masafumi Shoji (Nagoya University, Japan)
Danny Summers (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada)
Mike Terkildsen (Bureau of Meteorology, Australia)
Xhaoxin Zhang (China Meteorological Administration, China)

Science organizing committee:
Kanya Kusano, Mamoru Ishii, Yoshizumi Miyoshi, Kiyoshi Ichimoto, Shigeo Yoden

Local organizing committee:
Mamoru Ishii, Masato Nagahara, Daikou Shiota, Hiroko Tabata, Chihiro Tao, Kenji Nakayama, Hiromi Nezu


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