Space Weather refers to conditions on the Sun and in the solar wind, magnetosphere, ionosphere, and thermosphere that can influence the performance and reliability of space-borne and ground-based technological systems, and can endanger human life or health. Space Weather storms could have the following consequence:
-Disruption of HF radio and trans-ionospheric communication systems
-Errors in positioning obtained from the Global Navigational Satellite Systems (GNSS)
-Induction of geo-magnetically induced currents on the power grid, which could lead to transformer failures and power blackouts.
Thus the purpose of the GNSS AND SPACE WEATHER workshop was to create awareness of the threats of Space Weather and opportunities provided by the SCINDA network among stakeholder institutions and also space weather equipment hosts and train them on techniques for data analysis and interpretation for space weather monitoring and as African scientists have an opportunity to characterize ionospheric behavior over Africa.
MODE OF PRESENTATION DURING THE WORKSHOP
-Selected presenters each within 30, 45 or 60 minutes were required to present on specific topic and 10 minutes were set aside for questions/comments about the presentation.
-Topics that required Laboratory skills required visiting the Prepared Laboratories and gained / practiced the skills obtained during the presentation sessions.
AWARDS TO PARTICIPANTS
Each participant attending GNSS and Space Weather workshop was awarded
-A Certificate of Attendance
-DVD with all Presentations presented during the workshop
CHALLENGES AND RECOMMENDATION FOR YES-TANZANIA
-YES-TANZANIA as a network for networking young scientists in Tanzania should encourage more young scientists for our country, Tanzania to apply for/participate in many conferences/workshops to raise the number of Tanzanians who participate in international conferences.
-All members of YES-Tanzania representing/participating in International workshops should provide feedback/materials that may be uploaded in the web for updating YES website. If possible, these representatives should deliver speech/presentation to share skills obtained from workshops they have attended.
-YES-Tanzania should post more links regarding to scientific conferences/workshops for its members and other Tanzanians who wish to use the YES website for reference or obtain information
LINKS FOR GNSS- AFRICA NETWORK
I call upon any member of YES-Tanzania interested in Space and weather issues to register through the following link http://gnss-africa.ning.com for frequent updates on upcoming African or International GNSS and Space Weather information including workshops/conferences.
NAME: DEODATUS KIRIBA
ORG: ENVIRONMENTAL WATCH ASSOCIATION OF TANZANIA
E-MAIL: sidekimasha (at yahoo).com
EWAT BACKGROUND, ADMINISTRATION,MOTTO,VISION,OBJECTIVES AND SUCCESS
Environmental Watch Association of Tanzania (EWAT) is a Non Government Organization with registration number 14637 according to the society’s ordinance of 1954 under Ministry of Home affairs.Its headquarter is found at Sokoine University of Agriculture-Solomon Mahlangu Campus in Morogoro....read more
Hello EWAT Members,
On 6th June 2010, EWAT conducted her general election and the following were elected to become EWAT leaders for the year 2010/2011.
• Chairperson: Musiba Masamba -(2nd Year Esm) 0713674808
• Vice Chairperson:Juma Hamisi -(2nd Year Esm) 0712370854
• General Secretary: James Joseph -(2nd Year Esm) 0653509404
• Treasurer: Magehema Alfred O -(1st Year Esm) 0717916505
Indicated are repective phone numbers of new leaders, Please let us give our support to these new elected leaders to make EWAT achieve its goals within Sokoine University boundary and even beyond.
The outgoing leadership wishes to express its sincere gratitude for the support you have given us from july 2009 to 6th June, 2010. Let us keep in touch making our organisation, EWAT excel far most (FROM FORMER CHAIRPERSON-DEODATUS KIRIBA).
Dear EWAT members,
Am inspired for this programme and it reminds me when i was at primary school where we had the same project but it was named 4H where every H has its meaning:
H 1-head where it means with our head we can think
H 2-heart where we can get the desire to conserve our environment for the coming generation
H 3-hand where it means we can practice what we thought with our brains
H 4-hard where it means that with everything hard working results into achievement of conserving our environment
This is just a short brief of 4H Organization.Under this programme we established a nursery at school and various plants were sowed and every member was given ten plants to take to respective home and plant them to create a microclimate.
Therefore we can also do he same programme for our young brothers and sisters for our lovely environment especially in primary schools. (ESSAU LOSUJAKI)...read more
This is one of the main objectives of EWAT through JOIN HAND PROGRAMME.It is obvious the snow of Kilimanjaro is decreasing tremendously at the top due the global warming which is caused by greenhouse gases from mainly anthropogenic activities and hence special agency is required to serve the Mountain and maintain its naturality...read more