2017 International Space Weather Meridian Circle Program Workshop


January 11, 2017

2017 International Space Weather Meridian Circle Program Workshop

May 15-17, 2017,  Qingdao, China


(First Announcement)

Chinese Meridian Project (CMP) is a ground-based chain of observational facilities mainly along 120E longitude to monitor the geospace environment over China.  CMP has collected data since 2012.  The second phase of CMP has now been selected as one of the national key mega scientific infrastructure projects for 2016-2020 in China.

The International Space Weather Meridian Circle Program (IMCP) aims to take full advantage of diverse instrumentation to study the space weather and associated system science along an approximate meridian circle along120E/60W longitude passing through a variety of countries and regions, including China, Russia, Canada, the U. S., South America, Antarctica and Australia and others.. This program provides an effective means to study the coupling and feedback between solar disturbances, geospace and Earth’s atmosphere in a global context.  This effort will be enhanced through the planned modeling, data taking and analysis, education, and public outreach activities. In order to discuss the science context and the implementation plan of IMCP, the 2017 International Space Weather Meridian Circle Program Workshop will be held in Qingdao, Shandong, China from May 14 – 17, 2017.  The Workshop covers, but is not limited to, the following topics,

---- Geospace (interplanetary, magnetosphere, ionosphere, and middle and lower atmosphere) disturbances during space weather events in general, and in particular, the areas to which IMCP can make unique contributions;

---- Ground-based instrumentation and new development for space weather monitoring over regions of, but not limited to, the 120°E/60°W meridian circle. Of particular interests are instruments such as ionosondes, various radars (e.g. ISRs, HF, SuperDARN, VHF and MF radars, meter radars), GPS receivers, All-sky imagers, FPIs, LIDARs, magnetometers, etc.

----- Coordinated plans for observations, data sharing, scientific analysis, and modeling efforts to make use of the IMCP facilities.

----- Other subject areas complementary to the IMCP effort.

Local Organizing Committee


   Chi Wang (National Space Science Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

   Jian Wu (China Research Institute of Radiowave Propagation)

Prpgram Committee


   Weixing Wan (Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

   John Foster (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

   Shunrong Zhang (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

For further information, please check our website,


contact the local organizing committee or the program committee, or

   Mr. Yongjian XU (xuyongjian@nssc.ac.cn)

      National Space Science Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences

   Ms. Xin AN, (cetc22zhb@163.com)

      China Research Institute of Radiowave Propagation