Workshop on Equatorial Plasma Bubble Observation Campaign

Circular: SBGEA 2019/001

Campina Grande, 05 March 2019

Workshop on Equatorial Plasma Bubble Observation Campaign

Under the support of SBGEA

Chair and main organizer: Dr. Hisao Takahashi

It is our wish to invite you to the upcoming Workshop on “Equatorial Plasma Bubble Observation Campaign”, to be held at Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE), São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil, from 25 to 26 September, 2019.

The idea of the campaign was discussed by several participants during the last VII Symposium SBGEA at Santa Maria, 5-9 November 2018. The scientific issue to be solved on the equatorial plasma bubbles, today, is the seeding process, when and where, and how they develop? In order to get answer for the question, longitudinally extended (more than 1000 km) systematic observations of the plasma bubbles along the geomagnetic equator are necessary. However, this sort of systematic observation of the plasma bubbles has not been carried out yet, and Brazil has a rare opportunity to carry out such observation, due to having a long extension of the geomagnetic equator. Dr. Igo Paulino, president of SBGEA, therefore, suggested to have a workshop and to get open discussion on the subject, and to find out the best way to carry out the scientific campaign by participation of all of the SBGEA community who has interest in this subject.

The workshop has objective to organize ground based observation campaign for investigation of Equatorial Plasma Bubbles along the magnetic equatorial and low latitude region in Brazil. Instrumentation, strategic distribution of observation sites, campaign period, data distribution policy, as well as satellite based data archives will be discussed and proposed. Scientific mission and objectives will also be discussed and proposed. We expect participation of SBGEA members as many as possible. The followings are preliminary idea of the workshop. Any suggestion and comment are welcome and we are happy to revise the program:

Local of workshop: INPE, São José dos Campos, SP

Date and period: September 25-26, 2019

Purpose of the workshop: To fix a Proposal of the Campaign: Definition of the scientific purpose, Discussion on the scientific objectives, Instrumentation, observation sites, data distribution policy, chronogram, and any other issues.

We are sorry to inform that there will be no financial support for participation in the workshop.

Please inform us your intention to participate in the meeting in your early convenience to the following e-mail address:

Looking forwards to hear from you,

Igo Paulino

President of SBGEA