The Space Weather Camp is coming to South Africa for the fourth time since its inception in 2011. Initially, the ISWC (formerly JSWSC, Joint Space Weather Summer Camp) was a partnership between DLR, the University of Rostock, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville). The collaboration was extended in 2015 with SANSA joining DLR and UAHuntsville in participating and hosting in a trilateral arrangement.
The Camp consists of a series of lectures, hands-on projects, and other interesting activities. The lecture subject matter 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.
Successful applicants are fully funded to participate in the ISWC 2021. Funding will include airtime for the virtual part and transport, accommodation, and meals for the second part of the Camp on the condition that the applicant attended all the virtual sessions.
The ISWC will take place in two parts, with the first part taking place virtually from 01 – 15 June 2022 due to COVID-19 health risks and travel restrictions. The second part going to held in August 2021 at the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) Hermanus facility for the South African students who successfully completed the first part of the camp.
SANSA International Space Weather Camp applicants must be final year BSc/BEng/Honours or Masters Students. It includes Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or Electronics and must be South African citizens or permanent residents.
Applications are now open and close on 28 February 2022.
Lastly, It is important to visit the official website link found below to access the application form.