ABOUT

10th VERSIM workshop

VERSIM is an international group of scientists that are interested in studying the behaviour of the magnetosphere and ionosphere by means of ELF and VLF radio waves, both naturally and artificially generated.

Since 2004, VERSIM workshops have been held every two years in multiple locations. They are the occasion to present and discuss recent results, new techniques and encourage collaboration within the space physics community.


1st VERSIM School

This School will allow for new arrivals to the field to get familiarized with essential VERSIM topics. While participation is open to everyone, due to limited number of spots, students and early career scientists will be given priority.

The school will be the weekend before the workshop (05-06 November 2022). There will be tutorial talks complemented by activities to learn about instruments used by the community. More information to come!

SCIENTIFIC TOPICS

  • Plasma structures and boundaries - morphology and dynamics
  • Wave-particle and wave-wave interactions
  • Wave-induced particle precipitation
  • Wave propagation in the magnetosphere and ionosphere
  • Sprites and the effects of lightning on the ionosphere
  • Results of recent space missions (e.g., Arase, MMS, and RBSP)

   LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

  • J. Manninen (U. of Oulu, Finland)
  • C. Rodger (U. of Otago, New Zealand)
  • C. Martinez-Calderon (Nagoya U., Japan)
  • Y. Hsieh (Kyoto U., Japan)

PROGRAM

Schedule Outline

Workshop

 Sessions will start at ~9:00 on Monday 07 Nov.
 All sessions will end at ~16:30 on Friday 11 Nov.

School

 Tutorials: Sunday AM - Saturday PM.
 Science Activities: Sunday PM - Saturday AM.
 Social gathering: Sunday evening.
 Aurora session: ~22:00 (depending on weather).

All times are in EET (EET=UTC+2)


>> Schedule outline as of Sept. 12


Schedule outline on Sept. 12

Details subject to change.

Please keep tuned to the emails from the LOC and check the webpage for updates.

Scientific Program

We hope to publish the tentative program schedule by the middle of September

Check back soon!


Awards

Presentation Awards for Students
  • Open to all undergraduate and graduate students.
Outstanding Presentation Awards for Early Career Scientists
  • Open to researchers with less than 7 years after Ph.D.

... and more!

REGISTRATION FEES

Registration will open soon

Payment system will open hopefully this week (card and bank transfer)
Onsite registration will be available at Standard Registration prices (cash and card)

Abstract Deadline

CLOSED

  • Fee: 0€
  • Follow guidelines to avoid rejection!
Closed

Early bird deadline

16 October 2022

  • In-person (regular): 300€
  • In-person (student): 150€
  • Online: 120€
Stay tuned

VENUE

Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory

SGO is located 120 km north of the Arctic Circle in Finland and is an independent department of the University of Oulu. SGO campus is located approximately 7 km away from the town of Sodankylä.

SGO

POLARIA

The workshop will be hybrid with the in-person sessions held at the Polaria building of SGO. From there the sessions will be broadcasted online.

Depending on the COVID-19 situation and number of participants, we hope to have coffee breaks and lunch provided.

Polaria by N. Thomas

THE TOWN

Sodankylä, Finland

The town is located in the region of Lapland, Finland just north of the Arctic Circle. Home to ~8000 people it is famous for having one of the oldest wooden churches in the country (built in 1689). Besides the northern lights you will also enjoy the fresh air and wild nature.

In November, expect the temperatures to be around -10℃ so make sure to dress warmly!

Sodankylä by C. Martinez

HOW TO GET TO SODANKYLä

To Helsinki, Finland

Multiple options using international air travel or european railway.


Helsinki to Rovaniemi
  • Plane (daily flights)
    • One-way: ~150€
    • Approx. time: ~90 min
  • Night train
    • One-way: ~150€
    • Approx. time: 8-9 hours

Rovaniemi to Sodankylä
  • Bus
    • One-way: ~30€
    • Approx. time: ~100 min
  • Car
    • Approx. time: ~90 min
  • Pick-up
  • Depending on date of arrival and participant numbers the LOC could set up chartered buses.

ACCOMMODATION

The LOC has negociated reduced prices for the participants in the school and workshop. Please check prices and conditions below, and directly contact each hotel to make the reservations.

  • Hotel Sodankyla
    • 4-11 Nov 2022
    • Single: 659€ / room
      Double: 785€ / room

    • 4-12 Nov 2022
    • Single: 746€ / room
      Double: 890€ / room

    • 6-11 Nov 2022
    • Single: 485€ / room
      Double: 575€ / room

    • 6-12 Nov 2022
    • Single: 572€ / room
      Double: 680€ / room

      All prices include breakfast and use of sauna in the basement floor.

      Reservations: info'at'sodankylahotel'dot'fi or +358-10-230 5000.

      Prices valid with code VERSIM2022 that must be mentioned when making reservation.

  • Hotel Bear Inn
    • 4-11 Nov 2022
    • Single: 95€ / night
      Double: 105€ / night

      All prices include breakfast, free wifi, and evening sauna.

      Reservations: info'at'hotel-bearinn'dot'com or +358-40-1228 250.

      Prices valid with code Tähtelä411 (or Tahtela411) that must be mentioned when making reservation.

In addition, you can also check the following websites for other options:

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Each participant is in charge of their own visa and travel arrangements.

The LOC will provide a limited number of financial support grants to cover travel. The results of the travel support applications have already been sent!

If you need an invitation letter please contact the LOC.