Update of 3-May-2021:

The virtual SuperDARN workshop will run 24-28 May. Registrations are coming in. We encourage participants not to register at the last minute.

At registration, we need your presentation title and abstract for the purpose of assembling a program. Your final presentation only needs to be submitted later.

Collective payment for registration for participants from the same institution is allowed. All participants from the same institution please register in the normal manner. You will all receive individual invoices. Then email myself with the list of names, nominating the one person (with email) to whom the collective invoice should be addressed. I will then return it to you as soon as possible.

Tomorrow, we finalise the virtual conference platform. This should allow videos, still posters and presentations, as well as a Q&A forum for each submission. We expect this shall remain live to view for conference participants for a few months.

Soon we will finalise the schedule for working groups and the PI meeting. Unfortunately, since these will be live, the no-jetlag rule does not apply.

Best regards,

Judy and Mike

P.S. South Africa is going into winter now, which is our most pleasant weather. Today in Hermanus it is sunny, dry, zero wind and +27 Celsius. Just another typical day!

Update of 13-Apr-2021:

We are very pleased to announce the next SuperDARN workshop will be hosted by SANSA in South Africa virtually. The meeting is set for 24-28 May 2021 and will consist mainly of video presentations, although some live sessions are possible.

Please see the conference home page https://www.sansa.org.za/superdarn-workshop-2021/.(external link) A registration link is provided. Titles and abstracts may be download now so that we can generate a program. Presentations are to be downloaded later.

There is a small registration fee (ZAR 300-) to cover unavoidable costs. Unfortunately, we are not permitted to trade in any other currency and we are not permitted to use credit cards. Payments are to be made by electronic bank transfer only please. Banking details are provided on the registration web page. Please make sure you provide enough information that we know who is paying.

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Best regards,

Judy and Mike

Synopsis of the SuperDARN Workshop:

The SuperDARN Workshop has been held annually since the inception of the SuperDARN collaboration in the 1990s. The meeting is hosted by one of the collaborating institutions and is usually held over a Monday-Friday period at the end of May or early June. The program for the first day reviews the status of the radars, new projects, and introduces technical issues for wider consideration by the SuperDARN participants. The scientific program then begins with discussion of topics of particular interest to SuperDARN researchers including presentations by outside scientists and collaborators. Over the course of the week time is allotted for the Working Groups to meet separately and discuss issues such as radar scheduling, software distribution, and coordination with spacecraft missions. The SuperDARN Executive committee, consisting of the PIs of the participating groups, meets towards the middle of the week. The proceedings are concluded on Friday with a wrap-up by the Chair of the PI committee. Besides the formal proceedings, excursions and a banquet are arranged to give participants a chance for more relaxed discussions against scenic backdrops.

The 2020 SuperDARN Workshop was held virtually June 1-5 and hosted by the University of Saskatchewan. The workshop website is https://superdarn.ca/workshop2020.(external link)

The 2019 SuperDARN Workshop was held June 2-7 at the Highland Resort Hotel & Spa in Fujiyoshida, Japan. The Workshop was sponsored by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), the Nagoya University Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research (ISEE), the International Center for Space Weather Science and Education Kyushu University (ICSWSE), and the University of Electro-Communications (UEC). The Workshop website is http://superdarn2019.nict.go.jp/.(external(external link) link)
A notable development at this workshop was the election of Prof. Kathryn McWilliams of the University of Saskatchewan to replace Prof. Mark Lester of Leicester University as the Chair of the Executive Council.

The 2018 SuperDARN Workshop was held JUne 3 - 8, 2018 in Banyuls-sur-Mer, France, hosted by the “Planets, Environments and Space Plasmas” (PEPS) team of the Institute for Research in Astrophysics and Planetology (IRAP) of Toulouse (National Center for Scientific Research, CNRS and University Toulouse 3 - Paul Sabatier, UT3)
Workshop website: https://superdarn2018.sciencesconf.org/?forward-action=index&forward-controller=index&lang=en(external(external link) link)

The 2017 SuperDARN Workshop was held June 4-9 at San Quirico d'Orcia, Italy and hosted by the the Institute for Space Astrophysics and Planetology (IAPS) of the National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF), in particular by Dr. Frederica Marcucci. The workshop website is http://www.iaps.inaf.it/sz/SD2017.(external(external link) link)

The 2016 SuperDARN Workshop was held at Fairbanks, Alaska and hosted by the SuperDARN group at University of Alaska Fairbanks (Dr. Roman Makarevich). For more information see the SuperDARN 2016 Workshop web page at http://superdarn2016.gi.alaska.edu(external(external link) link)

The 2015 SuperDARN Workshop was held at Leicester (UK) and hosted by the SuperDARN group at Leicester University. For more information see the SuperDARN 2015 Workshop web page at https://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/physics/research/rspp/sd/superdarn-2015/sd2015(external(external link) link)

The 2014 SuperDARN Workshop was held at Longyearbyen, Svalbard (Norway) and hosted by the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS).

The 2013 SuperDARN Workshop was held at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan (Canada) May 26-31 and hosted by the University of Saskatchewan (Dr. Kathryn Williams).

The 2012 SuperDARN Workshop was held at Shanghai May 27-June 1 and hosted by the Polar Research Institute of China.