COSPAR Capacity Building Activities

  • 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.
  • COSPAR is also establishing a new Capacity Building program through collaboration in the area of small satellites (Small Sats). Institutes / Universities in developing countries which are interested in developing small satellites through the establishment / expansion of a local laboratory may join the project. Program description and application.

COSPAR Capacity Building Workshops:

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.

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