Space Climate 7

The Future of Solar Activity

Space Climate Symposium on July 8-11 , 2019

Canton Orford, Québec, Canada

About Space Climate 7 Symposium

The Space Climate Symposia Series brings together leading experts in the field of space climate. The objectives of the Symposia are three-fold:

  1. to better understand the causes and effects of long-term variations in solar activity, with focus on the solar magnetic dynamo, and how the magnetic field it generates produces the various phenomena collectively making up solar activity: e.g., sunspots, flares, coronal mass ejections, coronal holes, high-speed solar wind streams etc;
  2. to better understand how the varying solar activity affects the near-Earth space, atmosphere and even climate, on time scales ranging from a few solar rotations up to several millennia;
  3. to better understand the intricacies of the various datasets used to make inferences about long-term solar variations: e.g., the sunspot number time series and geomagnetic observations.

Symposium deadlines:


Early bird registration



Normal registration



Late registration



  • Prices include all taxes and sevice fees

Abstract submission:

Oral contribution


Poster contribution


  • Abstract submission for posters may close before 1 June, if maximum capacity is reached


Hôtel Estrimont Suites & SPA


  • Please book early, the number of rooms available is limited


You can create, modify and complete your form at any time until the deadline, June 21th, 2019. Just use your email and the password that will be attributed to you.

After this date, if you need to communicate new information or to modify your application, please contact the committee,

For new registration or to edit your registration:   (*:mandatory fields";)


Abstracts for contributed oral presentation must be submitted before 30 March 2019; Abstracts for poster presentation can be submitted until 1 June 2019.

For new abstract or to edit your abstract:   (*:mandatory fields";)

Symposium program

Symposium will take place July 8-11, 2019.

Preliminary session program (detailed schedule will appear later)

Session: Solar dynamo as a driver of space climate
Confirmed speakers: Sacha Brun, Hideyuki Hotta, Manfred Schüssler, Jörn Warnecke
Session: Long-term solar activity
Confirmed speakers: Nat Gopalswamy, Hisachi Hayakawa, Andres Muñoz-Jaramillo, Alexei Pevtsov, Ken Tapping
Session: Solar photosphere and TSI/SSI
Confirmed speakers: Natalie Krivova, Tom Woods
Session: Solar cycle prediction
Confirmed speakers: Mausumi Dikpati, Jie Jiang, Dean Pesnell, Kristof Petrovay, Lisa Upton, Anthony Yeates
Session: Solar corona, solar wind and heliosphere
Confirmed speakers: Periasamy Manoharan, Gordon Petrie, Alexis Rouillard
Session: Solar wind-Magnetosphere-Ionosphere interaction
Confirmed speakers: Aude Chambodut, Antti Pulkkinen, Craig Rodger, Bruce Tsurutani
Session: Solar Influence on atmosphere and climate
Confirmed speakers: Ioannis Daglis, Martin Mlynczak, Paul Prikryl, Miriam Sinnhuber, Brian Tinsley, Hilde Nesse Tyssøy
Session: Data analysis methods
Confirmed speakers: Enrico Camporeale
Conference closing:
Alexander Ruzmaikin


The Space Climate 7 Symposium will take place 8-11 July 2019 in Canton Orford, in Québec's beautiful Eastern Townships, about one hour from Montréal.

The meeting venue is the Hôtel Estrimont Suites & SPA, located near the Mont-Orford National Park, which offers a wide variery of outdoor activities.

Registration, hotel and shuttle reservations, and abstract submission will all open on 17 October 2018 on this web page.


Accommodation for symposium participants

A block of 80 rooms has been reserved at Hôtel Estrimont Suites & SPA, the meeting venue.

We highly recommend taking advantage of the housing package offered at the Hôtel Estrimont Suites & SPA, which is the meeting venue. This includes 4 nights, from 7 to 10 july inclusive, with 4 full buffet breakfasts, 2 buffet lunches, and access to all hôtel facilities. Reservations must be made directly with Hôtel Estrimont, either by phone at 1-800-567-7320, or filling in this *reservation form* and return it by fax at 1-819-843-4909, or by email at Upon reservation you must indicate the group code SPACECLIMATE7. It also possible to secure accommodation for additional nights before or after the meeting at a special group rate. Prices given below are for the 4-day meeting package (arrival 7 July, departure 11 July), and include all applicable taxes and service charges.

Single occupancy: CAD$801
Double occupancy: CAD$473 per person
Reservation deadline: June 6th, 2019.

Travel and Visa

Getting to Canton Orford

Most participants should plan to fly into Montréal's Trudeau International Airport. Montréal-Trudeau (YUL) is an international airports served by most major airlines, and by most major car rental firms. Shuttle service to and from the Eastern Townships is provided by AeroNavette


Participants requiring a visa to enter Canada are urged to begin the visa application process as soon as possible, as this can be a long process in some countries, depending of your nationality or dual-citizenship status. Find out if you need a Visa or Electronic Travel Authorization: If you require an invitation letter for your visa application, please send an email to:


For any questions, contact us at

Scientific Organizing Committee

Paul Charbonneau
Université Montréal, Montréal, Canada
Marius Echim
Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, Brussels, Belgium
Katya Georgieva
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia Bulgaria
Sarah Gibson
Nat Gopalswamy
Dan Marsh
Kalevi Mursula (chair)
University of Oulu, Finland
Dibyendu Nandi
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata, India
Alexei Pevtsov
National Solar Observatory, NM, USA
Alexander Ruzmaikin
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech, CA, USA
Alexis Rouillard
CNRS, IRAP, Toulouse, France
Andrei Tlatov
Kislovodsk Solar Observatory Observatory, Kislovodsk, Russia
Ilya Usoskin (vice-chair)
Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory, Finland
Mirela Voiculescu
University "Dunarea de Jos", Galati, Romania

Local Organizing Committee

  • Paul Charbonneau (LOC chair)
  • Cassandra Bolduc (LOC vice-chair)
  • Andrew Cumming
  • Luc Turbide
  • Ljubomir Nikolic
  • Alexandre Lemerle
  • Benoit Tremblay
  • Christian Thibeault
  • Alexandre Champagne-Ruel
  • Raphael Hardy
  • Timo Asikainen
Academy of Finland CRAQ Universite de Montreal SCOSTEP CITA