Splinter - Space Climate effects on biological systems

Y. I. Gurfinkel, L. Pustlnik
Thursday 20th, 14:30 - 16:00

During the last thirty years there has been steady progress in our understanding of the influence that space weather has on the state of human health both in Space and at Earth. This interdisciplinary field of research requires a wide exchange of expertise in various topics. Only with a global approach will it be possible to establish a mutual understanding, in regard to defining the current state of this research problem as well as identifying that should be pursued in future research activities. Main topics of session are
  1. Laboratory investigations and natural observations; combined influence of space and terrestrial weather on biological objects and sick and healthy people. Space weather biotropic effects and its role in human survival;
  2. Human habitation in stress situation associated with weightlessness, combined with additional risks (e.g. increased radiation, weakening of the influence of Earth's magnetic field, long duration isolation in limited space on stations etc.) Ground based laboratory studies.

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