Highlights: SOLARNET Meetings on Solar Physics

Meetings on Solar Physics: To put in contact different solar physics communities and researchers involved in other fields, aimed at achieving the following goals:

  • Periodic meetings on topics related to solar physics and solar – stellar connections, where the participants can show the results of their research and profit from discussion time slots devoted to exchange of experience and competences.
  • The fostering of collaborations aimed at improving the interaction between theoreticians, experts in numerical simulations and observers.
  • The sharing of pipelines and software for solar data reduction and analysis.
  • The consolidation of high-resolution MHD simulations to analyze the performance of advanced instrumentation for high-resolution solar observations.
  • Promotion of seismological studies as a way to understand solar/ stellar interiors

These meetings are being also a very appropriate environment for the dissemination of knowledge.


1st SOLARNET Meeting: "Synergias between ground and space based solar research"


• 60 Participants
• 17 Invited talks
• 28 Contributed talks
• 15 e-posters
• Exemption of the registration fee was given to 26 young participants

2nd SOLARNET Meeting: "Solar and stellar magnetic activity"

• 61 Participants

• 15 Invited talks
• 25 Contributed talks
• 13 e-posters
• Exemption of the registration fee was given to 12 young   participants

3rd SOLARNET Meeting: "The Sun, the stars, and the solar-stellar relations"

• 84 Participants
• 13 Invited talks
• 46 Contributed talks
• 22 posters
• Exemption of the registration fee was given to 14 young participants






SOLARNET Trans-national Access and Service Programme supports the access of the European solar Physics community to some of the best European telescopes: GREGOR, THEMIS, SST, VTT located at Tenerife and La Palma, and to IBIS/DST and ROSA/DST instruments, installed at US Dunn Solar Telescope.

Every facility is offering an average of 20 observing days per year to external observers.

SOLARNET is also supporting the access to the most demanded European Science Data Centre: HINODE, BE-WISSDOM, and GSC-SDO. Access to these database repositories is freely provided through internet connection.



The SOLARNET Mobility of Young Researchers Programme aims to contribute to the professional development of researchers at the first steps of their careers, by offering short stays (up to 3 months) preferably at one of the SOLARNET member institutions, public or private entities.Other host institutions from anywhere are also considered, as far as they are aligned with the scientific interests and objectives of this European initiative. This Programme is promoting the integration of this new generation of researchers into the European solar physics community with long-lasting effects.

Mobility in a Nutshell (2013 - 2015)        

  • 17 young astronomers from 8 countries carried out short stays as part of the Mobility Programme            

  • Age average: 29,2

  • Country of home institutions:  UK (5), Germany (3), Italy (4), Spain (2), Greece (1), Serbia (1), Australia (1)           

  • Country of host Institution: Spain (4), USA (4), Italy (2), UK (2), Germany (2), France (1), Sweeden (1), Czech Republic (1)       

  • Total weeks: 138  (finished stays)         

  • Average weeks: 8,1

  • Ave. cost per week: 246,16 € 

  • Total expenses: 33.971,21 €  



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