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The 2016 Beacon Satellite Symposium was held at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) at Trieste, Italy, from 27 June to 1 July 2016.

Click here to go to the web site for the Symposium.

We are pleased to report that the 2016 Beacon Satellite Symposium was successfully held at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy on June 27 – July 1, 2016. Dr. Sandro Radicella and Dr. Bruno Nava graciously acted as local hosts for this symposium.

This meeting provided a unique opportunity for ionospheric scientists from all over the world to meet and collaborate on the ionospheric effects on radio propagation. This meeting was primarily sponsored by the Beacon Satellite Group of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) Commission G. The Beacon Satellite Group is interdisciplinary, servicing science, research, application and engineering interests. These interests include all aspects of satellite signals observed on the ground and by receivers on-board satellites.

The Beacon Satellite Studies Group was originally formed in 1972, with the first Symposium at Graz, Austria. Symposia have continued to meet at two to four year intervals with meetings held at various worldwide locations. From the beginning, the two main areas of interest in Beacon Satellite Studies have been Ionospheric Electron Content and Scintillation. With more recent developments in ionospheric tomography, occultation techniques, assimilation models, distributed arrays of ionospheric measurements, IHY and IPY activities and satellite based navigation and communication systems; these studies have gained new momentum and perspectives.

Be sure to check the web site for further details.  Programs, Abstracts and Presentations are also available at a website hosted by Boston College.

Yours sincerely,

Patricia Doherty, Chair, Beacon Satellite Studies Working Group, URSI Commission G
Bruno Nava, Co-Chair, Beacon Satellite Studies Working Group
Andrzej Krankowski, Co-Chair, Beacon Satellite Studies Working Group


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The 2013 Beacon Satellite Symposium was held at the Assembly Rooms, Bath, U.K. from 8-12 July 2013.  Prof. Cathryn Mitchell, BSc, PhD, of the University of Bath was the local organizer of the Symposium. 

The 2013 Symposium's website is here: