12. Step of Solar-Terrestrial Physics Symposia
Seminaris CampusCube, SeminarisHotel Berlin, Takustrasse 39, 14195 Berlin
This is the twelfth in the series of Solar-Terrestrial Physics Symposia organized by SCOSTEP (Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics). They are held on an approximately quadrennial basis. The main goal of SCOSTEP is to organize scientific programs in the solar-terrestrial environment. The current program is Climate and Weather in the Sun-Earth System (CAWSES), which has the overall goals of fostering a scientific approach to understanding the short term (Space Weather) and long term (Space Climate) variability of the integrated solar-terrestrial environment, and for its societal applications and CAWSES-II: Toward Solar Maximum runs from 2009 to 2013.
The main thrust of CAWSES is to treat the entire solar-terrestrial domain as one system, rather than treating each region independently. CAWSES-I covered the descending phase of the solar cycle from 2004 to 2008, whereas CAWSES-II covers the rising phase of the solar cycle.