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March 18, 2019
Held in Apatity was the first international winter school organized under the project “The Arctic Space Training” (ASTRA)

From 11 to 15 March 2019, the first international winter school for undergraduate and graduate students was successfully held at the base of the Polar Geophysical Institute (Apatity). The school is organized under the new Russian-Norwegian project ASTRA – “The Arctic Space Training”. The main aim of the ASTRA project is to unite scientific groups from Norway and Russia to jointly study the manifestations of space weather at the high latitudes, as well as to prepare a new generation of qualified young scientists.

During the week, led by 10 educators and researchers from the University of Oslo (Oslo), Arctic University of Norway – University of Tromso (Tromsø), University Center on Svalbard UNIS (Longyearbyen), Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow), Polar Geophysical Institute (Murmansk-Apatity) and the Institute of the Earth`s Physics (Moscow), 23 students from Russia and Norway studied the properties of the ionosphere in the auroral region.