International Symposium PSTEP-1 (Jan 13-14, 2016)

     The 1st International Symposium PSTEP-1 “Toward the Solar-Terrestrial Environment Prediction as Science and Social Infrastructure” has been held at ES Hall, Nagoya University on 13 to 14 January, 2016.  More than 100 scientists participated to this symposium, and actively discussed about the state-of-the-art research of solar-terrestrial environment prediction and the international collaboration for it. We are going to develop the international research activity of PSTEP on the bases of this symposium.

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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.




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: (PSTEP Secretariat, Nagoya University)

Program: (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, Nagoya University) 

13 Jan (Wed)

9:00-9:30 Registration


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 forecast

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 Univ., Japan) (20+15)
        Goal and strategy of the PSTEP-A02: Toward the advanced               prediction of  solar storm

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 models

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 predictions

Daikou Shiota (Nagoya Univ., Japan) (10+10)
        MHD simulation of interplanetary propagation of multiple coronal mass ejections with internal magnetic flux rope (SUSANOO-CME)

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 Univ. Japan) (20+15)
        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 Univ., 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






Tsutomu Nagatsuma

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


Daikou Shiota

Development plan of an interconnection framework for space weather models in PSTEP


Shunya Kono

Reflection and Mode Conversion of Alfven Wave in the Solar Chromosphere


Shinsuke Takasao

Systematic Numerical Study of Origin of Flare-productive Active Regions


Takako T. Ishii

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


Naoto Nishizuka

Solar Flare Prediction with Machine-learning of Real-time Vector Magnetogram Data


Kumi Hirose

Filament Disappearances Observed with SMART, Hida Observatory


Yuki Kubo

Newly developed solar radio telescope for space weather forecast and research


Hiroaki Misawa

Development of a new solar radio telescope in the HF to VHF band


Kazutaka Kaneda

Relationship between Solar Eruptive Phenomena and the Spectral Fine Structure in Solar Radio Bursts


Sachiko Akiyama

A Comparative Study of Eruptive and Confined Solar Flares using Microwave


Seiji Yashiro

Propagation of Coronal Mass Ejections and the Solar Wind Speeds Estimated from the IPS Observations


Katsuhide Marubashi

Problems in geomagnetic storm prediction based on interplanetary magnetic flux ropes


Tomoya Iju

Three dimensional MHD Simulation of CME-CIR Interaction


Nishiki Nozaki

Statistical studies for prediction of IMF-Bz (1)


Nobuhiko Nishimura

Statistical studies for prediction of IMF-Bz (2)


Naoko Takahashi

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


Satoshi Kurita

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


Masahiro Kitahara

Wave-Particle Interaction Analyzer for interaction between whistler-mode chorus emissions and energetic electrons


Yuto Katoh

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


Shoya Matsuda

Plasma Diagnostics in Plasmasphere by Using Ion Cyclotron Whistlers


Akiko Fujimoto

Space weather environment index based on ICSWSE magnetometer network


Masaki Kuwabara

The geocoronal responses to the geomagnetic storms


Takahiro Obara

Mechanisms of theta aurora formation


Takashi Kikuchi

GIC as a return of the global ionospheric currents


Prayitno Abadi

East-west Asymmetry of Scintillation Occurrence observed by GPS Receivers in Asia


Tam Dao

F-region Field-aligned Irregularities observed with Equatorial Atmosphere Radar and GPS data


Kornyanat  Watthanasangmechai

Small amplitude plasma bubble clusters observed in Southeast Asia


Hiroyuki Shinagawa

Estimation of Occurrence Probabilities of Plasma Bubbles and Sporadic E layers Using GAIA


Nozomu Nishitani

SuperDARN observation of ionospheric density changes associated with solar flares and energetic particle precipitation


Yusuke Ebihara

Study on GIC on the Japanese Islands


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 –


Tada-nori Goto

Review of crustal structure in and around the Japan island obtained by magnetotelluric soundings


Hiroki Matsushita

Development of dense magnetometer array in Peru for investigating detailed structure of EEJ


Wataru Sakashita

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


Yasushi Muraki

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


Harufumi Tamazawa

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


Ayumi Asai

Solar ultraviolet radiation estimated from solar images

(Rev. 2016.01.14a)