Space Weather Euro News Vol.4 Issue 6 (3-03-2000)

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1. ESF Network SPECIAL
2. Space Environments and Effects Presentations on www
3. Interesting web pages recommended by SWEN's readers
4. Some ESA Tender Actions
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1. ESF Network SPECIAL
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From: J.F.Lemaire                                 E-mail: LEMAIRE@astr.ucl.ac.be

The first ESF Workshop on Space Weather and the Earth's
Weather: Electrodynamic and charged particle effects on the
stratosphere and troposphere took place 2-4 December 99, at
the European Science Foundation in Strasbourg.

It was attended by 26 scientists from 13 different countries.
The aim of this workshop was to review the various
components of the Space Weather and Earth's Weather
systems and how they are coupled with each other. From
ground measurements of atmospheric electric fields, ELF and
VLF waves, to the influence of cosmic rays on the Earth's
cloud cover and possible influences of the solar wind on the
global electric circuit, a wide range of multidisciplinary
issues  have been covered and reviewed at this meeting.

General information about on the new ESF Network can be
obtained on the WEB at:
http://www.esf.org/physical/pn/Special/speciala.htm

More specific informations for the network members are at :

http://sgo.fi/SPECIAL

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2. Space Environments and Effects Presentations on www
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From: E. Daly                                                     E-mail: edaly@estec.esa.nl

Most of the presentations made at the ESTEC final
presentation days 14-15 December 1999
are now available on
the ESA Space Environments and Effects Analysis Section  web site

(Note also that presentations from the 1998 days are still
available)


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3. Interesting web pages recommended by SWEN's readers
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From the BBC:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/specials/washington_2000/newsid_649000/649087.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/health/newsid_645000/645113.stm

http://news2.thls.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/health/newsid%5F557000/557340.stm

From DN:

http://www.dn.se/DNet/articles/110100-110199/110178/solstorm.html

From Expressen:

http://www.expressen.se/article.asp?id=29691


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4. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA EMITS
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     AO3627
             AUTOMATION AND ROBOTICS FOR HUMAN MARS EXPLORATION
             (Open from 01/03/2000 to 19/04/2000, Act.Ref.: 00.1HF.01)
     AO3578
             FUTURE POWER SYSTEMS FOR SPACE EXPLORATION
             (Open from 01/03/2000 to 19/04/2000, Act.Ref.: 99.135.04)
     AO3575
             EUROPEAN MISSION ARCHITECTURES AND TECHNOLOGIES IN THE MARS
             EXPLORATION SCENARIO
             (Open from 01/03/2000 to 19/04/2000, Act.Ref.: 99.135.03)
     AO3649
             MULTI-SENSOR AND INTERFEROMETRIC RETRIEVAL TECHNIQUES
             (Open from 23/02/2000 to 19/04/2000, Act.Ref.: 98.1XE.13)
     AO3666
             MICROWAVE ELECTROSTATIC MICRO-MACHINED DEVICES FOR ON-BOARD
             APPLICATIONS
             (Open from 21/02/2000 to 17/04/2000, Act.Ref.: 99.1CA.10)
     AO3641
             SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE FOR XMM SAS
             (Open from 21/02/2000 to 03/04/2000, Act.Ref.: 99.1SA.03)
     AO3537
             HIGH PERFORMANCE ACQUISITION, TRACKING & POINTING SYSTEMS
             (Open from 21/02/2000 to 12/04/2000, Act.Ref.: 98.1WS.05)
     AO3655
             MULTIMEDIA APPLICATIONS FOR SPACE OPERATIONS
             (Open from 15/02/2000 to 10/04/2000, Act.Ref.: 00.112.01)
     AO3645
             ON-SITE MANPOWER SUPPORT TO TOS-M DEPARTMENT
             (Open from 14/02/2000 to 12/04/2000, Act.Ref.: 99.1XA.11)

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

        http://emits.esa.int/emits/OpenTenders

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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
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