Project Summary

PoKRet (Povećanje Konkurentnosti Razvojem istraživača u fizici Sunca) is a European Social Fund project that researches solar eruptions under the new interdisciplinary scientific field called space weather. Prognostic tools developed during the project will be built into an international multidisciplinary software package called SolarSoft. The overall objective is to strengthen the competitiveness of Croatian young researchers and postdoc fellows in the field of physics of the Sun and space forecasting, as the target group of this project.

Project period: 22.07.2015 - 22.10.2016 (15 months).

Total project budget: 983,098.70 HRK. (entirely funded by EU)

For more information on PoKRet, please contact the project manager Mateja Dumbović (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Note: Resposibilty of the webpage content is exclusively by project leader: Mateja Dumbović



IAU scientific meetings in Cartagena, Colombia

Written by Mateja Dumbović on .

thumb LARIMIn October 2016 two IAU scientific meetings were held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia: LARIM 2016: XV Latin American Regional IAU Meeting 3-7 October 2016 and IAUS 327: Fine Structure and Dynamics of the Solar Atmosphere 9-14 October 2016. J. Čalogović and M. Dumbović attended both meetings and presented their work “Cosmic ray modulation by corotating interaction regions derived from satellite measurements” and “Catalog of Large-Amplitude Oscillations in Solar Prominences”.

XIVth Hvar Astrophysical Colloquium

Written by Mateja Dumbović on .

thumb HAC14-group-photo26-30 September 2016, XIVth Hvar Astrophysical Colloquium “Solar and Solar-Terrestrial Physics: Now and in the future” was held in Hvar in the organization of Hvar Observatory (all PoKRet team members took part in the organization committees). The scientific sessions included following topics: Observing techniques, Campaigns and Databases, Activity of Sun and Solar-Like Stars, Eruptive Processes in the Solar Atmosphere, Solar-Terrestrial Connection and the Heliosphere, Space Weather and Space Climate Forecasting. More information can be found here.

25th ECRS in Torino, Italy

Written by Mateja Dumbović.

thumb ECRSThe 25th edition of the European Cosmic Ray Symposium took place 5-9 September 2016 at the University of Torino.The main goal of the Symposia is that of spreading throughout the European Physics community the information concerning the status of the research in cosmic rays and related fields, recent results, newly emerging ideas and forthcoming experiments. M. Dumbović and J. Čalogović participated and presented their work ”Forbush decreases caused by expanding ICMEs: analytical model and observation”. More information on the conference can be found here.

15th RHESSI workshop at the University of Graz

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RHESSIThe 15th RHESSI Workshop took place at University of Graz 26-30th July 2016. RHESSI (Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager) is a NASA Small Explorer Mission for the Investigation of high-energy X-ray emission from solar flares. B. Vršnak attended the workshop and presented a poster “Solar eruptions”. More information on the workshop can be found here.