Training Schools

The training towards external scientific users will make PITHIA-NRF project outward looking with the organisation of two Training Schools (TS). The Schools will offer theoretical lectures on the physical mechanisms acting in the Earth’s Ionosphere, the Thermosphere and the Plasmasphere as parts of the coupled Sun-Earth system. Courses on the main scientific models registered in PITHIA-NRF will be also provided. Practical courses will be organized to train the students on the use of the PITHIA-NRF integration tools, implementing experiments on quality control and data submission procedures. Advanced users can learn how to use the KREL component and the EGI Notebooks to experiment on modeling advances. Both schools are addressed to research scientists of all levels and engineers.


The First PITHIA-NRF Training School will be held in Rome, May 29th - June 1st 2023. This School will offer theoretical lectures on the Ionosphere-Thermosphere-Plasmasphere as parts of the coupled Sun-Earth system; courses on data and models in PITHIA-NRF e-Science Centre and hands-on sessions will be also organised. Registration will open in January 2023.


It is planned to take place in month 34 of the project.