First PITHIA-NRF Training School

The First Training School of the Plasmasphere Ionosphere Thermosphere Integrated Research Environment and Access services: a Network of Research Facilities (PITHIA-NRF) project will be held in Rome, INGV headquarters, from 29 May to 1 June 2023. The school will offer:

  • lectures on the physical mechanisms acting in the Earth’s Ionosphere, Thermosphere and Plasmasphere as parts of the coupled Sun-Earth system;
  • courses on the main scientific models registered in PITHIA-NRF e-science centre;
  • hands-on session on the use of the PITHIA-NRF e-science centre for data mining and to learn its tools for integrating data sets and models.

The school addresses research scientists and engineers at  all levels. The participation of PhD students and early career scientists is specifically encouraged. 


The Draft program is available here.

Funds will be available to support the travel of participants with an excellent CV accompanied by a motivation letter and a recommendation letter (please do not enter any personal data in your CV other than your first and last name).

Registration is open! (how to register).

Key dates:

  • Registration opening: 27 January 2023
  • Application (including Funding request) closing: 15 March 2023
  • Acceptance: 31 March 2023
  • Final program: 30 April 2023


Venue: Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Via di Vigna Murata 605, 00143 Rome, Italy

Practical information available here.

Program Committee: Anna Belehaki (chair), Ivan Galkin, Tamas Kiss, Lucilla Alfonsi, Mamoru Ishii, Hanna Rothkael

Evaluation Committee: Ingemar Haggstrom (chair), David Altadill, Claudio Cesaroni, Jurgen Watermann

Local Organizing Committee: Luca Spogli (chair), Claudio Cesaroni, Sara Mainella, Emanuele Pica, Vincenzo Romano, Loredana Proto (secretary)