Space Weather Euro News Vol.3 Issue 2 (28-01-1999)

Table of Contents:
*********************************************************
  1. ESA to start Space Weather Programme study
  2. URSI/COSPAR International Reference Ionosphere Workshop
  3. ESA contractor report on user/software requirements for  near earth electron environment modelling tool.
  4. Some ESA Tender Actions
********************************************************
=========================================================
SWEN Newsletters at: http://esa-spaceweather.net/spweather/SWEN/swen.html
======================================================================

     \"/          *                       _           SPACE WEATHER
  = + =             ( >Q<-)-_ - _ )           EURO NEWS
     / \
    "      *      *                                       S*W*E*N

======================================================================
Send all contributions to: SWEN
======================================================================

*********************************************************
1. ESA to start Space Weather Programme study
*********************************************************

From: E. Daly E-mail: eamonn@wm.estec.esa.nl

At the meeting of ESA's Industrial Policy Committee 19-20 January,  a proposal prepared by ESA's Space Environments and Effects Analysis Section (TOS-EMA) for investigation of an ESA Space Weather Programme was approved (as part of the Agency's General Studies Programme). This will be followed shortly by an Invitation to Tender to ESA member  states. The issue of the ITT will be notified on SWEN.

*********************************************************
2. URSI/COSPAR International Reference Ionosphere Workshop
*********************************************************

Forwarded by E. Daly       E-mail: eamonn@wm.estec.esa.nl

--------------------------------------------------------------------
 ***   ******     ***      INTERNATIONAL      ***   ******     ***
 ***   ***  ***   ***                         ***   ***  ***   ***
 ***   ***  ***   ***        REFERENCE        ***   ***  ***   ***
 ***   *****      ***                         ***   *****      ***
 ***   *** ***    ***       IONOSPHERE        ***   *** ***    ***
 ***   ***  ***   ***                         ***   ***  ***   ***
--------------------------------------------------------------------

URSI/COSPAR INTERNATIONAL REFERENCE IONOSPHERE WORKSHOP

University of Massachusetts Lowell

August 9-12, 1999

The URSI/COSPAR Working Group on the International Reference Ionosphere (IRI) will hold its next annual meeting at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA, from August 9 to 12, 1999, i.e. in the week preceding the URSI General Assembly in Toronto, Canada. These annual meetings are the primary venue for improvements and refinements of the IRI representation of ionospheric electron density, electron temperature, ion composition and ion temperatures. The specail emphsis of the 1999 Workshop will be on (1) specification of the variability of ionospheric characteristics, and (2) the use of IRI for ray tracing studies and applications. Other topics of interest for the workshop include comparisons of IRI with measurements and with other models, suggested improvements and additions for IRI, and applications of the IRI model. Papers on new additions to IRI are especially welcome, e.g.: strom-time model, ion  drift model, spread-F model, and plasmaspheric model. It is expected that  selected papers from this meeting will be published in Advances in Space  Research.

Organizing Committee:
B. Reinisch (UML),
X. Huang (UML),
D. Bilitza (Raytheon ITSS)

Programme Committee: B. Reinisch, D. Bilitza, K. Oyama (ISAS, Japan), K. Rawer (Germany), P. Dyson (Australia), S. Radicella (Italy/Argentina), P. Bradley (U.K.)

Abstracts are due by MARCH 15, 1999. Please include title, author(s), address with Fax and e-mail and send by e-mail to Donna_Milinazzo@uml.edu. The length of the whole abstract should not be more than one page.

*********************************************************
3. ESA contractor report on user/software requirements for 
   near earth electron environment modelling tool.
*********************************************************

From: A. Hilgers E-mail: ahilgers@wm.estec.esa.nl

For information, the report with reference,

"Near Earth Electron Environment Modelling Tool, User/Software Requirements Document", by A. Malkki, ESA contract No 11974/96/NL/JG(SC), SPEE-WP320-URD/SRD-1.1, November 1998 is now available on the www
(cf also http://www.geo.fmi.fi/spee/ )

*********************************************************
4. Some ESA Tender Actions
*********************************************************

From: N. Crosby E-mail: ncrosby@wm.estec.esa.nl

AO3480 RETRIEVAL ALGORITHMS USING MULTI-PARAMETER SAR DATA 
FOR LAND APPLICATIONS
(Open from 10/01/1999 to 09/03/1999, Act.Ref.: 98.1XE.01) 

For more information and the complete list of ESA Tender Actions please look at:
http://edms.esrin.esa.it/emits/OpenTenders
*******************************************************************

Note: This newsletter is an initiative of the ESA Space Systems Environment Analysis Section and is intended to establish a prototype of a potential mailing list or forum with news of interest for the Space Weather community in Europe.

- SWEN contact group (which keeps SWEN informed of news coming from   other channels)is currently:

  • Eamonn Daly, ESA (excluding science programme)
  • Richard Marsden, ESA science programme
  • Maurizio Candidi, CNR 
  • Paul Cannon, URSI-Commission G 
  • Mike Hapgood,  EGS
  • Hannu Koskinen, SCOSTEP working group on Space weather
  • Pierre Lantos, ISES
  • Henrik Lundstedt, Lund space weather center
  • Goetz Paschmann, ISSI
  • Jean-Yves Prado, CNES-ONERA working group on space weather
  • Michael Rycroft, ISU 
  • Volker Bothmer, EGS-Solar Physics Secretary
  • Wolfgang Baumjohann, MPE-German Representative

- SWEN archives are also available on:             http://www.lund.irf.se/HeliosHome/SWEN/spweuro.html             

- Please direct all replies and submissions to the newsletter to:

   swen@wm.estec.esa.nl

- To subscribe to the newsletter send your email address to:

   swen@wm.estec.esa.nl

Please update your e-mail address if it has been changed.  Please send both your new and old e-mail address to the editor for easier updating of your file.

We are looking forward to receiving your inputs.

The SWEN editor

Alain Hilgers

---------------
swen@wm.estec.esa.nl
*********************************************************

 

These pages are maintained by the Space Environments and Effects Analysis Section.
You can contact us via wma-www@wm.estec.esa.nl.