Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to present the 20th International Beacon Satellite Symposium at the University of Mazury in Olsztyn on 19-23 August 2019.

The Beacon Satellite Symposium is a triennial event organized by the Beacon Satellite Studies Group of URSI Commission G – an interdisciplinary group, servicing science, research applications and engineering aspects of satellite signals observed from the ground and in space.

The Beacon Symposia provide distinctive opportunities for ionospheric scientists from all over the world to meet and collaborate on topics relevant to ionospheric effects on radio propagation. 

Recent meetings of the Beacon Symposia have hosted between 125 and 200 people from over 40 countries. In our most recent meetings, we have seen an increase in the number of participants from the developing countries of Africa, Asia and South America – presenting the Beacon Symposia with nearly worldwide coverage.

At this time, we invite you to submit an abstract to this meeting.  The deadline for abstracts is 30 April 2019.  Due to time constraints, this will be a firm deadline with no extensions considered.  Upon acceptance of your abstracts on or before 30 May 2019, you will be invited to register on this website. 

It is our intent to waive the registration fee and to assist travel and lodging costs for a limited number of young scientists and participants from developing countries. Awards will be made based on the quality of the abstract and financial need of the applicant. Information on this opportunity can be found on the link “Financial Support”.

            We sincerely hope to see you at BSS2019 in Olsztyn, Poland.


Best regards,

Patricia Doherty, Boston College

Andrzej Krankowski, University of Mazury and Olsztyn

Bruno Nava, Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics

Chairs of URSI’s Beacon Satellite Studies Group