The Kick-off meeting of the APSCO Ionospheric Modeling through Study of Radio Wave Propagation and Solar Activity Project Phase II was successfully concluded on 16th March, 2021 through a teleconference. The project team from the project lead, the China Research Institute of Radiowave Propagation (CRIRP), and experts from all Member States of APSCO participated in the meeting.
Ms. Qi Yu, Secretary-General of APSCO, welcomed all participants and expressed her sincere thanks to all Member States for their supports on the preparation phase of the project. She especially expressed her appreciation and gratitude to CRIRP for their excellent supports during the phase I of the project.
The kick-off meeting was chaired by Dr. Manop Aorpimai, Director-General of the Department of Strategic Planning and Program Management. The main tasks were on reviewing the project implementation and management plan, as well as tasks allocation for all parties. Some experiences on equipment hosting and operation were also shared by experts from the participating Member States for Phase I, during the equipment installation session. The aim of this project is to establish a continuous Ionopheric monitoring network covering all APSCO Member States, and conduct joint research works on Ionospheric modelling and its effects among APSCO Members.
A technical training was also delivered by CRIRP, during 17-18 March 2021, to provide background on ionosphere study and data process techniques to scientists and engineers from APSCO Member States, before more advanced research work can be conducted in the next milestones.