Welcome to the Cyprus Ionospheric Research Group

The research activity of the Cyprus Ionospheric Research group lies in the context of the study and mitigation of ionospheric effects on radio systems. It is in the position to pursue this aim by means of its infrastructure that facilitates continuous remote sensing of the state of the ionosphere, within various parts of the electromagnetic spectrum (VLF, HF, UHF). Detrimental ionospheric effects on radio systems usually have their origin on the disturbed state or natural variability of the Sun and therefore the group has a genuine research interest on Space Weather and its subsequent impact on the Upper Atmosphere. The ultimate goal of the group is to conduct studies on ionospheric variability and explore various techniques on monitoring and modeling of ionospheric characteristics in support of systems such as HF communication networks and GNSS.

Over the last 10 years, the team has completed 7 nationally funded research projects. The team has participated in European research consortia for securing funding in the area of Ionospheric monitoring and modeling project proposals. Moreover, the team has participated in COST actions COST296 “Mitigation of Ionospheric Effects on Radio Systems", ES0803 “Developing space weather services and products in Europe" and ES1206 “Advanced Global Navigation Satellite Systems tropospheric products for monitoring severe weather events and climate". Currently the group also participates in COST Action CA15211 “Atmospheric Electricity Network: coupling with the Earth System, climate and biological systems".