The IAGA-Workshop 2018 Summer School will take place on the 21st-24th June 2018, directly before the IAGA Workshop.

This will be the first time a summer school on measurement techniques, instruments and observatory-related topics takes place in connection with the IAGA Workshop. We are planning to provide up to 20 places for interested observers. Depending on interest and sponsoring, we intend to cover accommodation and food costs for the duration of the summer school.


The summer school will consist of the following in-depth sessions: 

1.) DI measurements and sun shots  (Alan Berarducci)

Within this section, you will get an overview on DI measurement techniques and instruments. Practical exercises will complement this session. Readily available instrumentation will cover Zeiss, MinGeo and Wild Theodolites equipped with Bartington and DTU fluxgate sensors, as well as an AutoDIF.

2.) Observatory instrumentation (Tim White)

This section will provide an overview on instrumentation for vectorial and scalar measurements of the geomagnetic field and related techniques for data acquisition and transmission. For practical studies and comparisons of pro and cons, some instruments and data from the Conrad Observatory will be provided here.

3.) Geomagnetic data processing (Chris Turbitt)

Here the student will gain insight into typical data processing methods as well as validation and dissemination procedures.


Applicants for the summer school should fulfill one of the following criteria:

  • Young technican/scientist (< 32 years)
  • New Observer/Observatory (started not more than 6 years ago)

If you are interested in attending the summer school, please send us an application via the form on the contact page containing the following information no later than 24th November 2017:

  • Name, Affiliation, Age
  • A few sentences on why you wish to attend the summer school and why it would be beneficial for you.

We are looking forward to your application.