Workshop on “Equatorial Plasma Bubble Observation Campaign” – Program

Workshop Time Table ( subject to change or revision without notice) 

 25/09/2019 (Wed.) 26/09/2019 (Thurs.)

9:00 -9:15

Registration  9:00 - 10:30 Chair 5 Round Table 2: Campaign observation sites and instrumentation
9:15 - 9:30 Opening words

INPE Director, Area Coordinator, General Manager of EMBRACE, and SBGEA president

P-9: Emília Correia

(VLF observations)

9:30 - 10:00 Chair 1  P-1: Hisao Takahashi

(Objective of Workshop)

10:00 - 10:30 P-2: Paulo Fagundes

(Participation of UNIVAP)

10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break 10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:15 Chair 2 P-3: Cristiano Wrasse

(Optical and GNSS observation sites)

10:45-12:00 Chair 6 Round Table 3: definition of Campaign Chronogram
11:15 - 11:45 P-4: Igo Paulino

(Participation of UFCG and UEPB)

Data distribution Policy
11:45-12:15 P-5: Marco Milla (Jicamarca Radar observation)
12:15-14:00 Lunch 12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 Chair 3 P-6: Inez Batista and Jonas Souza (Ionosondes and FPI observations) 14:00-15:30 Chair 7 Round Table 4: Collaboration schemes between the participants
14:30 - 15:00 P-7: Fabiano Rodrigues and Eurico de Paula

(VHF Radar São Luís)

15:00- 15:30 P-8: Alam Kherani

(EPB simulations)


Coffee Break 15:30-15:45

Coffee break

15:45 - 17:30

Chair 4 Round Table 1: Definition of EPB Campaign objectives and Science 15:45-17:00

Editing “workshop Report”

19:00 Dinner 17:00

Closing Remark


Round Table Discussion


Round Table 1: Definition of EPB Campaign objectives, Science to be investigated, new aspects and others;

Round Table 2: Campaign observation sites and instrumentation + Chronogram;

Round Table 3:  Data distribution Policy + Satellite data bank;

Round Table 4: Collaboration scheme between the participants and institutions.


Presentation List





 Hisao Takahashi

Equatorial Plasma Bubbles: what we know and what we want to know


 Paulo Fagundes

Estudo da Ionosfera Tropical Utilizando a Rede de Observatório da UNIVAP: Um dos Principais Tópicos de Pesquisas as Irregularidades Ionosféricas


 Cristiano Wrasse

INPE's All-sky imager network for Plasma Bubble and Gravity Wave Observations


 Igo Paulino

Observations of plasma bubbles and gravity waves in São João do Cariri


 Marco Milla

Instrumentation to monitor the ionosphere at the magnetic equator in Peru



INPE´s Digisonde network and its potentiality to detect plasma bubble seeding/Thermospheric neutral wind over Cachoeira Paulista: preliminary data



VHF radar São Luis Operation



LSWS and the robust energetics it offers towards the sunset terminator

P-9  Emília Correia

INPE/CRAAM - VLF and riometer observation sites