Space Weather Euro News Vol.5 Issue 14 (17-10-2001) 

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1. Space Weather Workshop:  Looking towards a European Space Weather 
    Programme 17-19 December 2001, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
2. URSI GENERAL ASSEMBLY Maastricht, The Netherlands, 17 to 24 August 2002.
3. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA EMITS 
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1. Space Weather Workshop:  Looking towards a European Space Weather 
   Programme 17-19 December 2001, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
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From: Alexi Glover

** Deadline for abstract submission 19th October 2001**

The term "Space Weather" refers to conditions on the Sun and in the solar wind,
magnetosphere, ionosphere and thermosphere that affect the performance and the 
reliability of technological systems on Earth and in space. In addition, these conditions 
may affect human life or health. In the light of ESA studies currently being conducted 
by Alcatel Space and Rutherford Appleton Laboratories, this workshop aims to provide 
a forum in which both recent scientific and technical advances relating to Space Weather
can be presented and discussed. In addition, the workshop will focus on the implementation 
of a European Space Weather programme. Future ESA Space Weather activities and 
possibilities for international collaboration will also feature prominently in the discussion. 

A European Space Weather programme would provide the capacity to supply European 
based Space Weather services to a wide variety of users including: 

     Spacecraft industry; 
     Users and providers of positioning systems; 
     Scientific community. 
     Airline companies; 
     Oil and mineral industries; 
     Electric power industry; 
     Insurers; 
     Telecommunications companies; 
     Educational sector (establishment school, media, etc.) 
     Security Forces 

Contributions from users in all of the above areas are welcomed in oral or poster format.
The results of this workshop will represent a very important element in deciding on the
way forward for any European Space Weather Programme. 

For further information including registration and hotel details, readers are referred to 
the ESA conference announcement pages


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2. URSI GENERAL ASSEMBLY Maastricht, The Netherlands, 17 to 24 August 2002.
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From: Dr Phil Wilkinson 

CALL FOR PAPERS

The triennial URSI General Assembly will be held in Maastricht, August 2002. 
As usual, the program for the Assembly covers all areas of radio science and is very 
comprehensive.  The intention of this message is to draw your attention to two aspects
of the forthcoming General Assembly.

First, there are several sessions in Commission G & H of direct interest for solar-terrestrial
physics.  Please go to: http://www.URSI-GA2002.nl/ 
for full descriptions of all the sessions and details about the meeting.

Second, and most important, a number of the Assembly sessions have Space Weather
content.  To learn more about these sessions, please go to: 
http://www.ips.gov.au/ncrs/commg/index.html.

The deadline for receipt of on-line abstracts is January 15, 2002 and the deadline for 
the full paper for the Conference Proceedings is 15 April, 2002.

Submitted by Dr Phil Wilkinson, Chair Commission G

Dr Phil Wilkinson, IPS Radio and Space Services, Level 6, 477 Pitt St.
Postal Address:  IPS, P O Box 1386, Haymarket, NSW 1240, AUSTRALIA.
telephone: +61 2 9213 8003 Fax: +61 2 9213 8060 
IPS Homepage http: //www.ips.gov.au/    IPS ftp region ftp.ips.gov.au


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3.  Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA EMITS 
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AO3761: LOW POWER, RADIATION TOLERANT MICROELECTRONICS DESIGN TECHNIQUES
              (From 07/08/2001 to 02/11/2001, Act.Ref.: 00.1ES.09)

For more information and the complete list of ESA Tender Actions see: 
              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 a prototype mailing list intended to provide a forum for information 
posting news of interest to the Space Weather community in Europe. 

- SWEN contact group (keeping SWEN informed of news 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, IWF Graz, Austria 
  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
 

- Replies and submissions to this newsletter are welcomed and should be 
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- We are looking forward to receiving your input. 

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  Alexi Glover 

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  Nadine Hoffmann 
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