Online PITHIA-NRF TNA User Meeting

Open online meeting presenting results from PITHIA-NRF TNA projects, and possibilities for research enabled by the PITHIA-NRF project.

PITHIA-NRF is a project aiming at building a distributed network in Europe integrating observation facilities, data processing tools and prediction models for ionososphere, thermosphere and plasmasphere research. The project includes a Transnational Access (TNA) programme providing external researchers access to PITHIA-NRF connected research facilities and expertise. This meeting is an opportunity for the TNA researchers to share their experiences and results from the first TNA calls, and to learn more about what PITHIA-NRF can offer.

The meeting will take place on 20 February 2023, 12:00 to 16:00 CET

You are welcome to join us at 12 CET using the following zoom meeting link:

Meeting ID: 689 6933 9472
Passcode: 3945470070

Meeting programme:


12:00 CET

Welcome and Introduction | Ingemar Häggström



12:15 - 13:20 CET

TNA User presentations - part 1:

  • Portuguese regional ionosphere maps | Anna Morozova

  • Characterization of Plasma Depletions and Effects on Geodetic Applications | Andres Calabia Aibar

  • Validating GPS-driven models of the ionosphere using LOFAR pulsar observations | Nataliya Porayko

  • Feasibility study of data-driven Autonomous Service for Prediction of Ionospheric Scintillations (ASPIS) | Simon Mackovjak



13:25 CET

PITHIA-NRF e-Science Centre | Tamas Kiss



13:50 CET

Tea Break



14:10 - 15:30 CET

TNA User presentations - part 2:

  • Study of the characteristics of ionospheric irregularities at high and low latitudes through observations of EISCAT and VHF Radar at Haringhata, India | Ashik Paul

  • Study on Ionospheric disturbances due to space weather in LOFAR data | Rositsa Miteva

  • Sensitivity of Ionospheric Disturbance detection by Swarm in time of strong Earthquakes in Aegean region | Wojciech Jarmołowski

  • Ionospheric Response to Space Hurricanes observed by GNSS and Ionosonde | Haixia Lyu

  • Storm-related study of Ionospheric irregularities over southern Europe using digisondes and GNSS Data | Saioa Arquero Campuzano



15:35 CET

Multi-nodal research in the frame of PITHIA-NRF

Chaired by Anna Belehaki with contributions from the nodes’ representatives



16:00 CET

Closing remarks