Space Weather Euro News Vol.5 Issue 03 (08-03-2001) 

Table of Contents: 
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1. Reports from the ESA Space Weather study
2. Space Weather and Space Environment Effects Issues at 52nd IAC
3. Solar Cycle and Space Weather EuroConference
4. Radiation Belt Science & Technology Conference (ISEC2001)
5. IAGA session on geomagnetic indices
6. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA EMITS
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1.Reports from the ESA Space Weather study 
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From: Mike Hapgood

Two reports from one of the studies of an ESA Space Weather Programme have now 
been completed and are available for public distribution. 
These are:

1. A Catalogue of Space Weather Effects. This report was produced by Finnish Meteorlogical Institute (FMI) and is available as a PDF file (184k) on
http://www.wdc.rl.ac.uk/SWstudy/public/esws-fmi-rp-0001_2.2.pdf.

2. Benefits of a European Space Weather Programme. This report was produced by the 
UK Defence Evaluation Research Agency (DERA) and is available as a PDF file (504k) 
on http://www.wdc.rl.ac.uk/SWstudy/public/tr110v2_1b.pdf

For overall details of our study, please see the study home page on http://www.wdc.rl.ac.uk/SWstudy/. The documents above can also be accessed via the 'public documents' link on that home page. Further documents will be added to that page as more work packages are completed. If you have anyqueries on the above, please contact      Mike Hapgood, the study manager at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.
 

Note:
Copies of these documents are also available on the ESA server:

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2. Space Weather and Space Environment Effects Issues at 52nd IAC. 
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From: Manola Romero

The 52nd International Astronautical Congress will be held in Toulouse France, 
October 1-5 2001. As Co-Chairman with Macgregor REID of Session IAA 6.3,
"Space Weather and Space Environment Effects Issues", I'd like to remind you are 
welcome to submit abstracts to participate to this opportunity to promote our field of 
interest. Abstracts are to be submitted as indicated in the Abstract Information Form to 
the IAF Secretariat with copy to me and to Mr Reid. 

I rely on you to convey this message to the right people in your  respective entities/ organisations/ companies/ agencies.

Looking forward seeing some of you in Toulouse in October,

Best regards,

Manola ROMERO
Co-Chair Session IAA 6.3

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3. Solar Cycle and Space Weather EuroConference
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From: Brigitte Schmieder 

                      FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT
         "SOLAR CYCLE AND SPACE WEATHER EUROCONFERENCE"
                    September 25 - 29 2001
                 Vico Equense, Napoli, Italy
           http://www.na.astro.it/meetings/solspa2001/

A series of two meetings under the general title of Solar Cycle and Space Weather Euroconferences (SOLSPA) has been approved by the European Union for the years
2000 and 2001. The series is aimed at gathering, around selected topics of interest to 
solar physics, senior and junior researchers (from both the theoretical and the observational fields) and instrument technology experts, for better profiting from new ideas and instrumentation. The European Union co-sponsors the series by funding half of the budget.

It is our pleasure to announce the second  meeting of the series, titled:  "Solar  Cycle and Space Weather", that will be held in Vico Equense (Napoli, Italy) from 25th to 29th September, 2001.

The focus of this second Euroconference will be on theory and observations of the solar activity phenomena during the cycle and their influence on the heliosphere, in particular the near-earth environment.  The meeting is taking place around the time of solar maximum,  hence it will be nicely timed to present and discuss  a wide range of solar and geomagnetic events and their influence on human activities and space technology.

A powerful fleet of strategically positioned spacecraft, both in operation (Yohkoh, SOHO, TRACE, Ulysses, Cluster, IMAGE, WIND) and planned for launch in the next future (CORONAS, HESSI, STEREO) will provide new results to be presented during the conference. As well known, Cluster together with SOHO comprise the Solar Terrestrial
Science Programme, the first Corner stone of the ESA 2000 Programme. New ground  based solar telescopes and instruments, including world-wide networks of synoptic observations, will supply high resolution images and vector magnetic field to complement     the spacecrafts capabilities.

The conference program will be roughly divided in four major topics: Solar drivers; Propagation of disturbances through space; Near-earth (geomagnetic) effects; Space 
weather impact. A special session on National Initiatives  on Space Weather will conclude
the meeting.

The meeting aims at bringing together different categories of researchers such as solar  and heliospheric  physicists, and involving industrialists interested in solar effects on telecommunications, aerospace hardware and new technology in general. The participation 
of young researchers, post doctoral and PhD students will strongly be encouraged and supported.  Their active participation in this highly interdisciplinary science will be sought
and promoted.

Further information on the meeting, including the preliminary scientific program, pre-registration forms, and T&A grant requests can be found at http://www.na.astro.it/meetings/solspa2001/

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4.  Radiation Belt Science & Technology Conference (ISEC2001)
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 From: Eamonn Daly 

The announcement, abstract submission procedure and other details of the above conference, which will be held in New Zealand in July 2001, can be found at: http://spacsun.rice.edu/~aac/isec2001/ .
This is the seventh in a series of international meetings devoted to advancing our understanding of Earth's space environment and its effects on technology and on humans in space. The primary emphasis will be radiation belt science and technology, but papers on other energetic charged particles and their effects are also encouraged. Topics to be covered include:
o Theory, modelling and observations of radiation belt particles, cosmic rays and solar energetic particle events.
o ULF and VLF waves and their effects on energetic charged particles.
o Radiation effects on spacecraft and on humans in space.
o Radiation dose models and measurements, radiation shielding and radiation transport codes.
o Aspects of space weather relevant to the radiation belts.

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5. IAGA session on geomagnetic indices
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From: Christopher Balch

A session " Derivation, Interpretation and Use of Geomagnetic Indices"
will be held at the IAGA meeting in Vietnam 2001, August 24. We
especially hope for communication between the users and the producers
of the indices. Abstracts may be submitted at the meeting's web site:
http://www.IAGAandIASPEI.org.vn . While the deadline was 1 March, we
will try to accommodate abstracts received late if this is possible. 
In addition - I am gathering information on the usefulness of
geomagnetic indices which I plan to summarize and present to the
session - if you have any comments on the value of these products for
your work please send those along to me.

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6. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA EMITS
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AO3806
ANALYSIS OF THE KYOTO PROTOCOL REQUIREMENTS: EUROPEAN CONTRIBUTION TO
A GLOBAL MONITORING SYSTEM
(From 19/02/2001 to 19/04/2001, Act.Ref.: 00.155.02)

AO3884
GALILEO PHASE B2
(From 01/03/2001 to 12/04/2001, Act.Ref.: 01.154.01)

AO3791
FUTURE EARTH OBSERVATION MISSIONS: ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY 2) CONSIDERATION
OF A MISSION STUDYING THE CHEMISTRY OF THE UPPER TROPOSPHERE AND LOWER STRATOSPHERE
(From 12/02/2001 to 05/04/2001, Act.Ref.: 99.1JP.02)

AO3817
DEFINITION STUDY OF THE BEPICOLOMBO MISSION
(From 31/01/2001 to 22/03/2001, Act.Ref.: 00.160.05)

AO3591
HIGH LEVEL INFORMATION PRODUCT GENERATION AND FORMATTING FOR SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS
(From 30/01/2001 to 30/03/2001, Act.Ref.: 00.187.02)

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
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

- SWEN archives are also available on:            

http://www.lund.irf.se/HeliosHome/SWEN/spweuro.html
 

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Alain Hilgers
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