PRESTO

SCOSTEP is tasked to organize organize long-term scientific programs in solar terrestrial physics. The program for 2020-2024 is Variability and Predictability of the Solar-Terrestrial Coupling (PRESTO). PRESTO was defined based on a community effort with numerous white papers submitted to the Committee for Definition of the Next Scientific Program (NSP) and two fora organized by the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Beijing in 2018 and in Bern in February 2019. PRESTO's goals are to "address the predictability of 1) space weather on timescales from seconds to days and months, including processes at the Sun, in the heliosphere and in the Earth’s magnetosphere, ionosphere and atmosphere, [and] 2) sub-seasonal to decadal and centennial variability of the Sun-Earth system, with a special focus on climate impacts and a link to the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) Grand Challenge Near-Term Climate Predictions as well as the IPCC." (NSP Concept Text).

Link to PRESTO description (pdf)

PRESTO is comprised of 3 Pillars:
Pillar 1. Sun, interplanetary space, and geospace
Pillar 2. Space weather and the Earth’s atmosphere
Pillar 3. Solar activity and its influence on the climate of the Earth System

Details are given in the ISSI-BJ Newsletter #13, also available at http://www.issibj.ac.cn/Publications/Forum_Reports/201404/W020190620592906717714.pdf

 

SCOSTEP-PRESTO is now accepting grant proposals for meetings and campaigns. Click on the links below for more information:

2020 Campaign Grants

2020 Meeting Grants

The following have generously agreed to serve as Chairs, Co-Chairs, and Pillar Leaders:

PRESTO
Chair: Ramon Edgardo Lopez (University of Texas at Arlington, USA)
Co-Chair: Katja Matthes (Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel and Christian-Albrechts Universitat zu Kiel, Germany)
Co-Chair: Jie Zhang (George Mason University, USA)
Pillar 1. Sun, interplanetary space, and geospace
Co-Leader: Allison Jaynes (University of Iowa, USA)
Co-Leader: Emilia Kilpua (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Co-Leader: Spiros Patsourakos (University of Ioannina, Greece)
Pillar 2. Space weather and the Earth’s atmosphere
Co-Leader: Loren Chang (National Central University, Taiwan)
Co-Leader: Duggirala Pallamraju (Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India)
Co-Leader: Nick Pedatella (High Altitude Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA)
Pillar 3. Solar activity and its influence on the climate of the Earth System
Co-Leader: Odele Coddington (Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado Boulder, USA)
Co-Leader: Jie Jiang (Beihang University, China)
Co-Leader: Eugene Rozanov (PMOD/WRC and IAC ETHZ, Switzerland)