DASP Workshop 2024

Tue, Feb 20, 2024 - Fri, Feb 23, 2024

09:00 AM - 06:00 PM MST

Student Workshop: February 19, 2024

Theme: Observational Space Physics in Canada

This workshop will introduce you to space physics through a combination of talks from leading Canadian space physicists, coding workshops under the supervision of Python package creators, and networking opportunities with space physicists across Canadian institutions, including undergraduate students, graduate students and professors. The morning will consist of talks with background information about space physics, instrumentation and important data sets, including information about CARISMA (a magnetometer array), SuperDARN (an auroral radar network), and TREx (an auroral imaging facility). In the afternoon, you will get to learn how to use and analyse the data sets discussed in three coding workshops.  

Important Dates

CSA Student Travel Funding Deadline: December 12, 2023 1.00 p.m. (ET) [CLOSED]

DASP 2024 Registration and Abstract submission Deadline: January 19, 2024 11.00 p.m. (ET) [CLOSED]

Student Workshop Registration Deadline: February 2, 2024 11:59 p.m. (MT) [CLOSED]

Professional Development and Experiential Learning Fund Deadline: February 18, 2024 11:59 p.m. (MT)

Registration Closed

Note: If you are an international attendee who would benefit from an invitation letter, please send a message to spacephy at ualberta dot ca.


Feb. 19 ................ Student Day (Detailed Schedule)

Feb. 20-23 ........... Workshop (Detailed Workshop Schedule)

Feb. 23 ................ Business Meeting and Community Workshop

Abstract Submission [Closed]

Papers which overlap with the focus of the Division of Atmospheric and Space Physics are solicited, spanning science across the heliosphere from the sun and solar wind, to planetary magnetospheres, ionospheres and atmospheres. Contributions focusing on observations, data analysis, theory, modelling, and simulation; from discovery science to applications, including space weather; and outlining new missions, arrays and measurement techniques, are all welcome. 

Featured Topic: Radiation Belts

The dynamics of the radiation belts are not comprehensively understood even after 60 years since their discovery. It is of great scientific interest to develop an ability to forecast the dynamics of the radiation belts and the radiation conditions around Earth. It is especially important for the mitigation of hazardous space weather effects on spacecraft operations. Generally, it is understood that the radiation belt dynamics arise from various acceleration, transport, and loss processes that are active at different timescales. This session calls for observational or theoretical studies of the radiation belt dynamics inside the Earth’s or other planetary magnetospheres. In particular, we invite contributions that focus on wave-particle interactions leading to acceleration and loss processes of particles in the radiation belts and inner magnetosphere. Projects that use the Van Allen Probes, MMS, ARASE, THEMIS, GPS, Cluster, and other magnetospheric missions, as well as science motivation for new mission concepts, are also of particular interest.


Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Funding for students. Application deadline: December 12, 2023 1:00 p.m. (ET)

DASP (Division of Atmospheric and Space Physics)

General Information

Air Canada Booking - discount code will be provided when registration is complete.

5% discounts will apply to standard fares, 10% flex fares & up for North America Travel. 10% discounts apply on standard fares & up for International travel. 12% discounts apply to Business class fares (exception 5% on Business Class lowest)


Book a hotel room near campus with pre-negotiated conference rates HERE.


Venue: 8-207 Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering, 116 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Nearest Car Park: Windsor Car Park, 9217 116 St NW

Address: Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering, 116 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB, Canada