Solar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence

Annual STCE meeting 2012

May 31, 2012 - Meridian@ROB

Also in 2012, the STCE members meet to discuss the issues that keep them busy. The Solar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence is by definition a collaboration project between three scientific institutes: BIRA-IASB, RMI and ROB. The centre bundles and enforces the science and applications about the Sun, space and the Earth environment. Several groups within the STCE took also this year the opportunity to discuss about their work.
They present 5 workshops:
On May 31, the warm up will be done by the three directors of the space pole: Martine De Mazière, Daniel Gellens, Ronald Van der Linden.
The appetizer session presents the story of PROBA2. The PROBA2 project started as a written document in 2002, got approved, was the subject of many discussions among theoreticians, IT'ers, ingenieurs, scientists, technicians, was build, sent to space end 2009 and is still monitoring the Sun and performing exciting science.
The outcome of the workgroup will be presented by the workshop convenors.
Traditionally, we conclude with food & drinks.


09:45Welcome coffee
Appetiser session
10:00The STCE - highlights, opportunities and challengesMartine De Mazière,
Daniel Gellens,
Ronald Van der Linden
10:15PROBA2: a success storyDavid Berghmans
Workgroup - Workshop reports
10:45On-orbit degradation of Solar and Space Weather Instruments - Lesson LearnedAli Ben Moussa,
Samuel Gissot
11:05Radio ScienceHervé Lamy,
Christophe Marqué
11:25Coffee Break
11:40Alfven Waves and Turbulence in Solar-Terrestrial PlasmasYuri Voitenko,
Andrea Verdini
12:00Science and Space Weather opportunities for PROBA2Marie Dominique
12:20Retrieval of Aerosol Properties from Satellite and Ground-Based MeasurementsSvetlana Kochenova
12:40Water vapour, meteorology and climateEric Pottiaux
Informal Part
13:00Lunch - food & drinks


The lunch is as important as the rest. It offers you the opportunity to meet in a more informal way.  If you plan to come for the lunch, send an email to Sophie.Raynal at before Monday evening, May 28 with the subject STCE annual meeting: lunch.

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