19th IAGA Workshop

Summer School

The summer school will provide in-depth courses on DI measurements, instrumentation and data processing given by experts in the specific fields. The summer school is aimed at young technicians and scientists, as well as new observers. The participation in the Summer School is limited to 15 students. The coordinator and the leader of the Summer School is Barbara Leichter (GeoSphere).

The IAGA-Workshop 2023 Summer School will take place on May 21 st to 23rd 2023 at Tihany, directly before and during the 19th IAGA Workshop on Geomagnetic Observatory Instruments, Data Acquisition and Processing in Tihany and Sopron that will last from May 22 to May 26, 2023.

Accommodation (from May 20 to May 23) and meals will be covered by the school registration fee. On May 23, a transfer to Sopron (180 km) will be provided for all students. Transfer to nearby train station will also be provided in case you do not intend to participate in the rest of the workshop in Sopron.

As a student you are eligible for attending all scientific sessions, the exhibition and the ice-breaker in Sopron, as well as the social event in Tihany like other workshop attendees. However, you have to book your hotel in Sopron at your cost as all the other participants.

Preliminary Program of the Summer School

Overview on DI measurement techniques and instruments and practical exercises

        1) Course on geomagnetic measurements from scratch
        2) DI measurements and sun shots
        3) Observatory Instrumentation
        4) Geomagnetic data processing
        5) DI measurement in practice

Application for the Summer School

Applicants for the summer school should fulfil one of the following criteria:
        a) young technician/scientist (< 32 year old)
        b) new observer/working at a new observatory (started not more than 3 years ago)

If you are interested in attending the summer school, please send us an application not later than March 15, 2023. The application should include your CV with your name; date of birth; affiliation; education; publications; experience in the field as a minimum. You are also asked to send a brief ‘motivation letter’ on why you wish to attend the summer school and why it would be beneficial for you. If you are over 32, please provide evidence that you fulfil the entry criteria.

The applications and the motivation letters are expected to the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application will be evaluated on a “first come, first served” basis. Applications exceeding the 15-person limit will be placed on a waiting list. The acceptance of your application will be communicated via email by the end of March.

Once your application is approved, you'll get a pro-forma invoice covering all necessary information for the bank transfer. You should pay the school fee via bank transfer not later than April 15, 2023.

We are looking forward to your application.

If you need financial support

Those who need support for their participation should indicate this when applying for the Summer School (registration). Please send an application for financial support email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. address and don't forget to indicate which cost (e.g., contribution to travel cost, accommodation in Sopron, waiver of school fee) you would like to be covered.


During the scientific session in Sopron there will be an instrument exhibition. Participants can see widely used geomagnetic instruments and the latest developments for observatory and field applications. Exhibitors give explanation on their technical specifications and usage together with installation requirements of the instruments.