Thursday, 24 January 2013

Call for Papers: Beacon Satellite Symposium

Please note the upcoming abstract deadline for the 2013 Beacon Satellite Symposium will be held at the Assembly Rooms in Bath, UK on 8th to 12th July 2013.  Cathryn Mitchell of the University of Bath had graciously offered to be the local host this symposium.

This meeting will provide a unique opportunity for ionospheric scientists from all over the world to meet and collaborate on the ionospheric effects on radio propagation. This meeting is primarily sponsored by the Beacon Satellite Group of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) Commission G. The Beacon Satellite Group is interdisciplinary, servicing science, research, application and engineering interests. These interests include all aspects of satellite signals observed on the ground and by receivers on-board satellites.

The Beacon Satellite Studies Group was originally formed in 1972, with the first Symposium at Graz, Austria. Symposia have continued to meet at two to four year intervals with meetings held at various worldwide locations. From the beginning, the two main areas of interest in Beacon Satellite Studies have been Ionospheric Electron Content and Scintillation. With more recent developments in ionospheric tomography, assimilation models, occultation techniques, distributed ground and space based arrays of ionospheric measurements, international IHY and IPY activities, space weather and satellite based navigation and communication systems; these studies have gained new momentum and perspectives.

Details on the abstract submittal process together with all the other organizational details are available on the Beacon Satellite web site at:

Abstract deadline is 31st January 2013.

Based on a text by Patricia Doherty, Cathryn Mitchell and P.V.S. Rama Rao.

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