Space Weather Euro News Vol.3 Issue 14 (21-09-1999)

Table of Contents:
  1. ESA information on Leonids 1999 on the web
  2. Advanced Study Institute on Space Storms and Space Weather Hazards
  3. Space Weather, GICs and Effects - A Nordic GIC Meeting
  4. Some ESA Tender Actions
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1. ESA information on Leonids 1999 on the web
From: G. Drohlshagen       E-mail: 

ESA information on Leonids 1999 is on the web:

2. Advanced Study Institute on Space Storms and Space Weather Hazards

From: Ioannis A. Daglis  E-mail:  

Second Announcement of the Advanced Study Institute on Space Storms and Space Weather Hazards

The Advanced Study Institute (ASI) on Space Storms and Space Weather Hazards ( will be held on June 19-29, 2000, on the island of Crete, Greece. The ASI is co-sponsored by the NATO Scientific Affairs Division, the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA), and the European Geophysical Society (EGS).

The topical areas to be covered are:

  1. Sun, Interplanetary Medium and Space Weather
  2. Dynamics of Space Magnetic Storms
  3. Radiation Belts / Relativistic Particles
  4. Magnetospheric Modeling Related to Space Weather
  5. Space Weather Monitoring and Forecasting
  6. Space-Weather Related Spacecraft Anomalies
  7. Space-Weather Influence on Ground Technological Systems and on Terrestrial Weather
  8. National and International Space Weather Programs - Strategies for Future Directions in Space Weather Research

Confirmed lecturers and seminar speakers:
Ian Axford (MPAe), Dan Baker (LASP), Bernie Blake (Aerospace Corp.), Jim Chen (NRL), Steve Curtis (GSFC), Eigil Friis-Christensen (DSRI), Greg Ginet (AFRL), Mike Heinemann (AFRL), Daniel Heynderikx (BISA), Mary Hudson (UNH), JoAnn Joselyn (SEC), Yohsuke Kamide (STEL), John Kappenman (Metatech Corp.), Berndt Klecker (MPE), Tom Krimigis (JHU/APL), Lou Lanzerotti (Lucent/Bell Labs), Joseph Lemaire (BISA), Stefano Livi (MPAe), Mikhail Panasyuk (MSU), Dennis Papadopoulos (UMD), Manos Sarris (DUT), Manfred Scholer (MPE), Kanaris Tsinganos (UCH), Bruce Tsurutani (JPL)

Scientific Organizing Committee:
Yannis Daglis (National Observatory of Athens, Penteli, Greece) Co-Chair
Yuri Galperin (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia) Co-Chair
Dan Baker (University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado)
John Kappenman (Metatech Corporation, Duluth, Minnesota)
Joseph Lemaire (Belgian Institute of Space Aeronomy, Brussels, Belgium)
Manfred Scholer (Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, Germany)

Attendance: The Advanced Study Institute will accommodate young scientists (postdocs and graduate students) and senior scientists, most of the latter being lecturers and invited seminar speakers. All participants are expected to stay for the entire duration of the ASI to ensure full interaction. Attendance will be limited to a maximum of 100 participants, who will be selected on the basis of their qualification and potential contribution to the meeting.

Deadline of applications is January 31, 2000.

Detailed information may be found at

3. Space Weather, GICs and Effects - A Nordic GIC Meeting

From: Henrik Lundstedt          E-mail:

Space Weather, GICs and Effects - A Nordic GIC Meeting ( was held in Lund at Ideon September 23 and 24 1999.

The meeting was intended to be a starting point for a Nordic GIC network, where industry and research could exchange experiences, knowledge and data.

We dedicated the days to discussions concerning geomagnetically induced currents (GICs), caused by the space weather. The presentations and discussions focusued on the following topics.

  • How can GICs affect power systems and other long conductors?
  • What actions can and should be taken to mitigate GIC effects?
  • Joint efforts in international projects (SUNBURST, Space Weather Month)
  • What experiences, knowledge and data do we have at hand?
  • A Nordic GIC Network

4. Some ESA Tender Actions
From: A. Hilgers E-mail:
(Open from 09/09/1999 to 01/11/1999, Act.Ref.: 99.1JP.11)

For more information and the complete list of ESA Tender Actions please look at:


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  • 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
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