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.

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 was held in Rome, INGV headquarters, from 29 May to 1 June 2023

The school offered lectures, courses on scientific models, and hands-on session on the use of the PITHIA-NRF e-Science Centre. 

Further information is available here.

Second PITHIA-NRF Training School

The Second Training School of the PITHIA-NRF Plasmasphere Thermosphere and Ionosphere Integrated Research Environment supported by T-FORS Machine Learning models was held in KU Leuven, Belgium, from 5 to 9 February 2024.

Further details are available here.