Professor Andrzej W. Wernik:
It was with the deepest sadness that the TRANSMIT community has learned of the passing of Prof Andrzej Wernik on 24th April 2015. Professor Wernik was a respected member of the project and one of its most valued contributors, but most importantly a reference for our community on ionospheric research. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
Training Research and Applications Network to Support the Mitigation of Ionospheric Threats - TRANSMIT
One of the main threats to such as the now popular GPS and the new European Galileo - is the variable propagation conditions encountered by the satellites signals as they pass through the Earth’s upper atmosphere (the ionosphere). Disturbances in the ionosphere may lead to phenomena such as scintillation, characterised by sudden signal fluctuations that can cause serious operational outages.
TRANSMIT is a prestigious Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN), funded by the European Commission. The Marie Curie ITNs are part of the FP7 People Programme and aim to ‘improve the career perspectives of researchers who are in the first five years of their research career, in both public and private sectors’.
TRANSMIT comprises a consortium of renowned universities and research centres in Europe led by The University of Nottingham, with associated partners from top European industry stakeholders, as well as industry and academia from as far as Brazil and Canada. It kicked off in February 2011 and aims to provide a coordinated training programme in an area of immediate interest to European society.
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