Space Weather Euro News Vol.5 Issue 02 (25-01-2001) 

Table of Contents: 
***************************************************************** 1.Space Weather Week 2001
2.Programme for the 7th S/C Charging Technology Conference
3.IAGA Hanoi - Session on Geomagnetism and Space Weather
4.Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA EMITS
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1. Space Weather Week 2001
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From: Barbara Poppe                     
                                                                    
The annual Space Weather Week meeting will be held this spring on May  1-4, 2001 in Boulder, Colorado. Associated with the current peak in  solar activity, numerous large solar and geomagnetic events have occurred, and a broad range of impacts due to space weather have been reported. This year's meeting will focus on the recent solar and geomagnetic activity, and will cover the specific space weather impacts  and our scientific understanding of this activity. The conference program will center around the recent space weather impacts in several areas of the environment, including ionospheric 
disturbances, auroral currents, geomagnetic storms and their solar drivers, radiation belts, and solar energetic particles. Space Weather Week 2001 is co-organized by the NOAA Space Environment Center, the Air Force    Research Laboratory, the NSF Division of Atmospheric Science, and the NASA Sun Earth     
Connection Program.
Further details are available at http://sec.noaa.gov/sww01/index.html 
or from  Barbara Poppe or Terry Onsager       

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2. Programme for the 7th S/C Charging Technology Conference
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From: A. Hilgers                         

Programme of the 7th Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference 2001: 
A Spacecraft Charging Odyssey
ESA-ESTEC Conference Centre Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 
23-27 April 2001

The PROGRAMME and the abstracts of the 7th SPACECRAFT CHARGING 
TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE are now available at:

http://www.estec.esa.nl/conferences/sctc2001/index.html#program
 

Also on the web site are information for ACCOMMODATION (URGENT) and 
REGISTRATION (REDUCED FEE AVAILABLE BEFORE 1 MARCH).

SCOPE OF THE CONFERENCE

Spacecraft electrostatic charging was probably the first recognized  problem-causing spacecraft-plasma interaction process. This motivated the start of this series of conferences. Spacecraft charging remains an important driver for space technology.

Furthermore, several other aspects of the spacecraft plasma-interaction have been discovered and are now of interest from a scientific standpoint. The purpose of this 7th conference is to provide a forum to discuss the overall aspects of spacecraft plasma 
interactions and their impact on spacecraft technology and space plasma science instrumentation.
 

TECHNICAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Eamonn Daly (ESA), Alain Hilgers, Jean-Pierre Lebreton (ESA), Antonio Ciccolella (ESA), Martin Tajmar (ARCS), David Cooke (AFRL), Shu T. Lai (AFRL), Jody Minor (NASA), Dale Ferguson (NASA), Jean-Pierre Catani (CNES), David Rodgers (DERA), Leon Levy (ONERA),  Lars Eliasson (IRF-K), Julien Forest(IRF-K), Jean-Jacques Berthelier (CNRS), Denis Payan (CNES), Hideyuki Usui (Kyoto U.)

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Alain Hilgers, Eammon Daly, Gonnie Elfering (Conference Bureau), 
Robert Harris (Editor)

CONTACT FOR ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS:

ESTEC Conference Bureau P.O. Box 299 2200 AG Noordwijk The Netherlands 
Fax: +31 (0)71-565 5658 e-mail: confburo@estec.esa.nl

Conference web site: 
http://www.estec.esa.nl/CONFANNOUN/sctc2001/index.html

SPONSORS INCLUDE:

European Space Agency, British National Space Centre,  Centre National  d'Etudes Spatiales, US National Aeronautic and Space Administration, US Air Force.

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3. IAGA Hanoi - Session on Geomagnetism and Space Weather
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From: Toby Clark                                

The attention of colleagues working in the fields of external geomagnetism and/or space weather is drawn to the following session at the IAGA/IASPEI meeting in Hanoi (19-31 August 2001).

Session G5.10

Title: Practical Applications for Monitoring and Prediction of Geomagnetic Activity

Many organisations responsible for running magnetic observatories around the world are coming under pressure to demonstrate practical applications for the data they produce. This is also a time when the concept of "space weather" is becoming a driving force behind much of academic space physics. In this session we solicit papers which 
demonstrate the practical applications of geomagnetic observatory data or derived data products, either for near real-time monitoring or for prediction of effects associated with geomagnetic activity. Papers concerning geomagnetic prediction using data other than from observatories will also be considered in instances when observatory data are used for evaluating such predictions.

Lead convener: Toby Clark Address: British Geological Survey, West 
Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3LA, Scotland UK; Tel: +44 131 650 0231 Fax: 
+44 131 668 4368 e-mail: Toby Clark

Co-conveners: David Boteler (Canada), Hannu Koskinen (Finland)

The provisional date for this session is Tuesday 28 August.

Information about the meeting, and how to submit an abstract, can be found on the meeting website at

http://www.IAGAandIASPEI.org.vn

Note that the deadline for receipt of abstracts has been changed to 1 March 2001.

Regards, Toby Clark

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4. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA EMITS 
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AO3778 
SPECIFIC ASPECTS OF RETRIEVALS FROM OCCULTATION INSTRUMENTS
(From 22/01/2001 to 22/03/2001, Act.Ref.: 00.1JP.15) 

AO3713 
UPGRADE OF ESABASE/DEBRIS
(From 22/01/2001 to 19/03/2001, Act.Ref.: 00.1WM.01) 

AO3780 
ULTRA-STABLE OPTICAL CLOCK
(From 22/01/2001 to 05/03/2001, Act.Ref.: 00.1CA.11) 

AO3823 PHASE B AND C/D : MANUFACTURING, ASSEMBLY AND DELIVERY OF THE COMMON OPTICS ASSEMBLY (COA) FOR THE HETERODYNE INSTRUMENT ON BOARD OF THE FIRST 
(From 23/01/2001 to 13/03/2001, Act.Ref.: 00.1PU.04) 

AO3776 
FORMATION FLYING RF SUBSYSTEM
(From 24/01/2001 to 21/03/2001, Act.Ref.: 00.1ES.13) 

AO3722 
ADVANCED METHODS FOR LOSSLESS COMPRESSION OF HYPERSPECTRAL DATA
(From 24/01/2001 to 27/03/2001, Act.Ref.: 00.1JP.06) 

AO3752 
USE OF REMOTE SENSING DATA TO DERIVE ENVIRONMENTAL INDICATORS
(From 16/01/2001 to 14/03/2001, Act.Ref.: 00.1JP.09) 

For more information and the complete List of ESA Tender Action please
look at:
http://emits.esa.int/emits/owa/anonymous.main_menu

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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 Programme Directorate 
 Michael Rycroft, ISU 
 Volker Bothmer, EGS-Solar Physics Secretary
 Wolfgang Baumjohann, MPE-German Representative 
 Jinbin Cao, Chinese Space Weather Activity Representative 
 Barbara Poppe, NOAA Space Environment Centre 

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Alain Hilgers 

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