Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


The student is aware of the basics of space climate.
The student understands how the solar activity changes over the decades and centuries.
The student understand how the Sun affects to the near-Earth space and infrastructure.
The student is able to handle time series data with basic analysis tools.
The student is able to do the basic space weather measurements.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 21.04.2022 - 27.05.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Eija Tanskanen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Long-term evolution of the Sun
    Basics of the solar activity and solar dynamo modelling
    Sunspots and solar magnetic field
    Grand solar maxima and minima
    Basics of the Sun Earth coupling
    Seasonal and decadal changes of geomagnetic activity
    Geomagnetic observations and field work
    Real-time space weather analysis
    Hands-on-data exercises with browser-based tools

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Exercises, field work report, examinations

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures and hands-on-data practices 24 h (2 x 12 h).
    Field work 8 h.
    Project report writing & exercises 105 h (80 h + 5 x 5 h).


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    3 Good Health and Well-being

    4 Quality Education

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring IV - V
    2023-2024 Spring IV - V

    Enrollment :

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