Dear SPP partners and colleagues,
We are pleased to announce that the registration to the forthcoming SPP summer school on machine learning in geoscience is now opened.
The school is a joint effort of different research institutes and universities in Germany as part of the DFG special priority program "DynamicEarth" (https://www.spp-dynamicearth.de). It will offer basic knowledge and hands-on experience to graduate students and early-carrier scientists working with observations and modeling who are interested in boosting their research.
The school consists of three days. The first day, a senior scientist will provide an introduction and essential background on different techniques relevant to geosciences. The second day will cover tutorials by early-carrier experts working on topics related to the SPP. Each of these two days will comprise theory and exercises. The last day, participants will share their results and experiences.
When: 8 to 10 September 2020.
Where: Monastery (Das Herz-Jesu-Kloster) in Neustadt/Weinstr., Germany.
Registration: Email to juanrz(at)gfz-potsdam.de with cc to fluche(at)gfz-potsdam.de
The school is opened to everyone. However, SPP partners will have priority to register until 30 April. Please note that all participants must use their own laptops during the practical sessions. Details about technical requirements, schedule, and organization will follow soon. Stay tuned on our website.
Looking forward to an exciting summer school.
The organization team
In the TIPOD project meeting taken place from September 30 to October 2, 2019 at GFZ Potsdam, the four project partners DGFI-TUM, IGG Bonn, GFZ and FSG-TUM presented their results related to the first work packages. In the first months of the project DGFI-TUM and IGG estimated scaling factors for the thermospheric density either from satellite laser ranging (SLR) or from on-board accelerometer measurements. Since these factors are valid for the altitudes of the chosen satellite missions such as ANDE-P/-C or GRACE, they reflect the vertical structure of the thermospheric density. This information shall be considered in an extended version of an empirical thermosphere model developed from the GFZ group. Two-line-elements are used by FSG-TUM to compute ballistic coefficients from spherical satellites. Furthermore, the structure and the use of the physical thermosphere-ionosphere coupling model TIE-GCM were discussed.
The next steps within the project – including paper writing and presentations at conferences such as EGU 2020 – have been discussed. Other topics had been the definition of appropriate time periods for the project studies, the selection of usable satellite missions, the data exchange between the project partners, the internet presentation, etc.
During the AGU fall meeting in Washington D.C. from Dec 10-14, 2018 on the DFG booth "Research in Germany", we presented our research highlights. Besides a couple of oral and poster presentations of the project and its scientific results we presented our priority project to an interested scientific community. Cotton bags, flyers and beermats with our SPP logo were highly appreciated by the visitors of our booth.
The following pictures give you an impression of our booth at the AGU Fall Meeting.
15 science proposals have been approved by DFG, among them 5 new and 10 continuative projects.
The Copernicus' journals Annales Geophysicae and Solid Earth provide the joint special issue "Dynamics and interaction of processes in the Earth and its space environment: the perspective from low Earth orbiting satellites and beyond" with peer-reviewed publications of research results in the framework of SPP. Both journals provide open access to published articles (links: Annales Geophysicae, Solid Earth).