1-5. February 2016 M. Dumbović visited the Udaipur Solar Observatory (USO) of the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) under the Department of Space in India. Several meetings were held with Dr. Nandita Srivastava regarding the future collaboration on Space Weather research, and the USO staff members presented and described the USO scientific instruments. M. Dumbović held a seminar titled “Space Weather research at the Hvar Observatory” for the staff members and students.
International conference Science for Space Weather was held in Goa, India 24-29 January 2016. The conference was accompanied by a Space Weather school for graduate and PhD students funded by CAU, CESSI, COSPAR, ILWS, SCOSTEP-VarSITI, PRL, and ISRO. More than a hundred scientists and students attended the conference from 21 different countries, among them T. Žic and M. Dumbović from Hvar Observatory with two contributions “The Hvar Observatory CME-Effectiveness Forecast Tools” and “The drag-based model application".
M. Dumbović and B. Vršnak attended second workshop „Large‐Amplitude Oscillations in Solar Prominences“as members of the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) team led by Manuel Luna Bennasar, which includes also scientists from Spain, UK, USA, China and Belgium. B. Vršnak presented new results on the physical nature of the solar prominence oscillations excited by coronal large amplitude waves, obtained in collaboration with T. Žic in the frame of SOLSTEL research program (pdf). M. Dumbović, invited as a young scientist, presented the catalog of observed large-amplitude oscillations compiled based on extensive number of publications in recent years, in collaboration with J. Čalogović (pptx).
From 5th to 9th November 2015, Bojan Vršnak attended as a member of SOC a conference "Coimbra Solar Physics Meeting: Ground-based Solar Observations in the Space Instrumentation Era" held in Coimbra, Portugal. The main topic of the meeting was the state-of-art of solar ground-based and space-based observing techniques and related topics. During the conference two posters were presented: "Forecasting the arrival of Coronal Mass Ejections: The Drag-Based Model" (Vršnak B., Žic T., Čalogović J., Dumbović M.) and "Photosphere and Chromosphere Telescope at Hvar Observatory" (Čalogović J., Dumbović M., Vršnak B., Brajša R.).
On September 29, 2015, Bojan Vršnak presented a talk entitled „What the Sunlight Reveals to us" at a symposium "Man and the Light" held at Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Symposium was organized by the Croatian Physical Society in the frame of the International Year of Light 2015. The recording of lecture is available here.
From 20 to 25 September 2015, Bojan Vršnak attended a conference „Multi-Wavelength Studies of the Solar Atmosphere" organized by the SOLSTEL, Grece, where he presented an invited-review on the physical nature of the solar coronal large amplitude waves, including the results obtained in the frame of the SOLSTEL research program.
- Hvar Observatory presented on European Space Expo in Zagreb
- CORAMOD workshop Hvar 2015
- Poster presented at CroArtScia2015 Symposium
- New paper published in Nature Communications
- Hvar Observatory at Festival of Science
- ISSI workshop "Large‐Amplitude Oscillations in Solar Prominences"
- ISSI workshop "Nature of Coronal Bright Fronts"
- Hvar Observatory presented on University Fair
- 11th European Space Weather Week in Liege
- Visit to University of Washington Astronomy department