International Space Weather Camp (ISWC) 2016 for South Africans

 Application Deadline: March 9th 2016
when: 22 June to 14 July 2016.

The International Space Weather Camp (ISWC) is an opportunity for students from South Africa, Germany and the United States of America to learn about space weather, a relatively new and exciting field involving the study of the Sun and its influence on space and the Earth’s upper atmosphere as well as the impacts of solar events on space and ground based technological systems that modern society rely on daily.

The Camp will consist of a series of lectures, hands-on projects and other interesting activities. The Camp will be divided into two parts the first taking place at SANSA in Hermanus, South Africa from 22 June – 02 July and the second taking place at DLR in Neustrelitz, Germany from 03 – 14 July 2016.

At SANSA, the Camp will focus on topics that include heliospheric, ionospheric, magnetospheric and plasma physics; middle atmosphere; space weather; satellite and space science applied technology and ground based space science instrumentation. In addition, participants of the Camp will go on field trips to other South African space related institutes and programmes within the Western Cape.

During the German session the students will visit various centres of research including the Neutralitz site of the German National Aeronautics and Space Centre (DLR), University of Rostock and Leibniz-Institute of Atmospheric Physics e.V in Kühlungsborn to learn more about the Earth’s upper atmosphere.

The ISWC Camp offers students a great platform to interact and engage with students and researchers from around the world. During the ISWC students will also get an opportunity to learn about other cultures as well as historic developments of space activities in Germany and South Africa.


  1. South African citizenship or permanent residency
  2. Final year BSc, BEng or Honours in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science and Electronics
  3. Excellent academic record
  4. Academic recommendation letter (e.g. from lecturer, project supervisor)
  5. Students will be required to obtain their own valid passport

Apply Now for the International Space Weather Camp (ISWC) 2016

For More Informaiton:

Visit the Official Webpage of the International Space Weather Camp (ISWC) 2016


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