TEA-IS Summer School

Thunderstorm Effects on the Atmosphere-Ionosphere System (TEA-IS) is an ESF Research Networking Programme which started in May 2011 and will last until May 2016. So far there are more than 100 scientists from nine countries involved.

This is the second summer school organised by this ESF project. The previous one took place in Malaga in June 2012

The goal of the TEA-IS Summer School is to provide information to scientists interested in studies to better understand the role of thunderstorms in the atmosphere-ionosphere-magnetosphere system. The school includes both lectures and hands-on exercises (using on going observations and satellite data processing). Daily oral and poster sessions will be dedicated to student presentations. The school will encourage discussions between students and senior scientists and scientific collaborations between different research groups.

Considering TARANIS (CNES microsatellite) and ASIM (ESA ISS mission) progress a special part of the school will be dedicated to space projects.


Topics addressed during the Summer School:

  • Physics of atmospheric electricity
  • Lightning induced perturbations of the atmosphere-ionosphere
  • High Energy Atmospheric Electricity
  • Perturbations of the atmosphere-ionosphere induced by thunderstorms
  • Current and future space projects: objectives, instrumentation and expected impacts

Important dates

June 23 - 27, 2014 with arrival on Sunday June 22.

  • Deadline to apply for funding: February 22, 2014 (note that application for funding concerns only students who are not affiliated with the TEA-IS network)
  • Abstract Submission: March 31, 2014
  • Deadline for registration: May 12, 2014

Summer School Venue

The TEA-IS summer school will be hosted in Centre Culturel at Collioure (France).