COSPAR Capacity Building Workshops

COSPAR organizes a series of capacity building workshops with various partners in order to convey practical knowledge in areas of interest to COSPAR and to build lasting bridges between scientists. For information about the workshop objectives, scientific programs, funding, practical requirements, and how to submit proposals, please see the COSPAR Capacity Building Workshop guidelines and the application form. Workshops held to date or in the organizing stages are listed below.

To enable young scientists who have been participants of one of the COSPAR Capacity Building workshops to build on skills gained, the Committee also organizes fellowships. This program provides for visits of 2-4 weeks duration for the purpose of carrying out joint research at laboratories which collaborate with COSPAR for this project. Please see the description of the Fellowship Program for more information.

  • Data analysis for Planetary Sciences, 20 – 31 July 2020, Antofagasta, Chile
  • Atmospheric Correction of Earth Observation Data for Environmental Monitoring: Theory and Best Practices, 4 – 8 November 2013, Bangkok, Thailand.

Press Release:  Rare magnetar discovered in the vicinity of a supernova remnant:  A team of astronomers led by the PhD student Ms. Ping Zhou from the University of Nanjing in China discovered a new transient magnetar. This magnetar, the ninth of its class, was identified during this COSPAR Capacity Building Workshop for young researchers in developing countries.

  • Regional Workshop on Space Optical and UV Astronomy, 1 – 14 June 2008, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Regional Workshop on Space Astrophysics with the Swift, Chandra, and XMM/Newton Missions: A High-Energy Data-processing School for Young Physicists and Astronomers from North Africa and the Middle East, 19 January – 1 February 2008, Alexandria, Egypt
  • Regional Workshop for African Oceanographers: Ocean Remote Sensing: a Tool for Ocean Science and Operational Oceanography, 19 – 30 September 2005, Rabat, Morocco
  • Regional Workshop for African Astronomers and Space Scientists: Data Processing from the Chandra and XMM-Newton Space Missions: An Advanced School for Multi-wavelength Astrophysics, 28 June – 9 July 2004, Durban, South Africa
  • Regional Workshop for Space Physicists from South-East Asia: Analysis of Data from Multisatellite Magnetospheric Missions, 3 – 14 May 2004, Beijing, China
  • Regional Workshop for Asia-Pacific Astronomers: Data Processing from the Chandra and XMM-Newton Space Missions: An Advanced School for Astronomers Working at all Wavelengths, 13 – 24 January 2003, Udaipur, India