Alibag, Maharashtra, India.

Alibag is a coastal town in the western state of Maharashtra in India and is located south of the city of Mumbai. Ferry services are available from Mumbai to reach Alibag via the sea route. Though the distance by road is about 100 km, ferries fetch passengers from Gateway of India, Mumbai to Alibag in 45 minutes to about an hour.

Besides tourist attractions whose options are varied, the town of Alibag boasts of hosting the century-old geomagnetic observatory of Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, the host Institute for STP-15. This observatory along with the erstwhile Colaba Observatory at Mumbai has been yielding continuous geomagnetic field measurements for more than 175 years.

We are planning for a hybrid meeting consisting of both in-person and virtual participation of researchers across the globe.  However, a suitable decision on whether to have a hybrid or completely virtual meeting will be taken in due course of time considering the COVID-19 pandemic situation.