Forums are informal and free debates among some fifteen to twenty-five high-level participants on open questions of scientific nature or science policy matters. Forums do not necessarily lead to formal recommendations or decisions. They are generally held at ISSI for two days (one-time).


Physical Links Between Weather in Space and Weather in the Lower Atmosphere (14–16 November 2022)
The Earth’s atmosphere interfaces with the “sea of plasmas” surrounding it via its Ionosphere and the upper and middle Atmosphere, providing an interface layer through which a broad diversity of energy transfer processes takes place. Developing an integrative understanding of global geospace energy transfer processes affecting this layer is a major scientific challenge with important societal implications. Main object of this Forum will be to develop a deeper understanding of the solar and terrestrial interactions through energy transfer processes between the Ionosphere and the upper- and middle atmosphere, thus possibly enabling the detection of signatures by natural and anthropogenic hazards. The results of this analysis should be based on the existing worldwide capability in the field and should support the conceptual design of a future space-borne observing capability.


Upcoming Forum

  • Towards a Universal Tracers Portal (Date tbd)


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