12-14 May 2015, Alexandria, VA, USA



14th International Ionospheric Effects Symposium


was held on

May 12-14, 2015

“Bridging the gap between applications and research
involving ionospheric and space weather disciplines”

The Proceedings are available for download on the Proceedings page.


Dear IES Friends and Colleagues:

IES2015 was held on May 12-14, 2015 in Alexandria, Virginia, an historic town near Washington DC. Ionospheric Effects Symposia have been held in Alexandria since 1975, and IES2015 is the fourteenth in the series being conducted for the first time by Boston College following the tradition of IES founder and longtime organizer, Dr.. John M. Goodman.

IES2015 offered an opportunity for scientists, engineers, and program managers to review current activities and solutions to system impacts of ionospheric phenomena and space weather events.

Sample topics included the following:

  • Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) measurements and applications
  • Ionospheric irregularities and radio wave scintillations
  • Active ionospheric modification effects (high power radio waves, chemical and other techniques)
  • Modeling, forecasting and prediction systems
  • Lower atmosphere effects including gravity waves, tides and sudden stratospheric warming events
  • Radio occultation sensing techniques and applications
  • Effects on HF propagation
  • Space-Weather and ionospheric effects on telecommunication and satellite systems
  • Current solar cycle phenomena and impact on operational systems
  • Applications of ground- and space-based ionospheric tomography
  • Impact of global electrodynamics on the storm-time ionosphere
  • Modeling, measurement and prediction of solar processes and resulting impacts on the ionosphere
  • Satellite-based observations, modeling and calibration
  • Ionospheric effects on SBAS, GBAS and other systems supporting aviation
  • Optical effects and remote sensing
  • Effects of solar noise bursts and environmental noise on telecommunication and navigation systems
  • Impacts on HF surveillance and communication systems including geolocation and coordinate registration
  • Longwave propagation systems and effects
  • Space-Weather program activities having relevance to ionospheric effects on C3I and navigation systems
  • Products and services offered by industry relevant to prediction & forecasting of ionospheric effects
  • Government projects associated with the forecasting and/or mitigation of deleterious effects on national and/or military systems

We sincerely hope to see you at IES2017 and we look forward to continuing the unparalleled success of this ionospheric community event. If you have questions or need information not found on the website please contact us directly at IES2015@bc.edu.

With best regards,

Keith Groves and Patricia Doherty
Institute for Scientific Research
Boston College