Space Weather Euro News Vol.6 Issue 6 (15-03-2002)

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1. Call for Abstracts for COSPAR-IAA Session on Space Weather: 
   Research and Applications
2. CORRECTION (closing date). Invitation to Tender: Radiation Environment 
   Research from Multiple Monitors
3. Some ESA Tenser Actions from EMITS

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1.   Call for Abstracts for COSPAR-IAA Session on Space Weather: 
      Research and Applications
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From: Eamonn Daly

COSPAR-IAA Session on Space Weather: Research & Applications 2002 World 
Space Congress, Houston, Texas, October 17-19, 2002 

This session forms part of the 2002 World Space Congress (WSC) which will
take place in Houston, Texas in October 2002. 

This session will cover the scientific understanding of the space environment and the 
application of this understanding to the environmental effects on space-based and 
ground-based systems. Areas of interest include: solar, interplanetary, cosmic-ray, 
magnetospheric, ionospheric and atmospheric research, as well as research on the 
coupling of these regions. Space weather applications of interest include: radiation 
effects on spacecraft and on humans, spacecraft charging, spacecraft drag, navigation
and communications effects, effects on aircraft and aircrew, and the effects on
ground-based systems. On-going efforts to establish methods to deal with effects will
be covered, as well as lessons learned from past experience.

The theme of this session "Space Weather: Research & Applications" has been 
chosen to be very interdisciplinary. The session will focus on those aspects of the 
space environment which give rise to effects and effects related specifically to space 
weather phenomena. Other events at WSC may deal in more detail with research of 
the specific phenomena behind these effects.

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More information about this session can be found on the ESA Space Weather Web 
Server: 

http://www.estec.esa.nl/wmwww/spweather/wsc

or via COSPAR:

http://www.copernicus.org/COSPAR/COSPAR.html

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Abstracts can be submitted on-line at:

    http://www.copernincus.org/COSPAR/houston2002/abstract-format-general.html 

The final deadline for abstract submission is *May 1 2002*

The session is organized by:

    Eamonn Daly, ESA/ESTEC, (Scientific Organiser COSPAR)
    Terry Onsager, NOAA/SEC, (Chairman COSPAR/PSW)
    Manola Romero, ONERA, (Chairperson IAC)
    Tim Fuller-Rowell, NOAA 
    Daniel Heynderickx, BIRA-IASB 
    Y. P. Kamide, Stelab, Nagoya University 
    M. I. Panasyuk, SINP, MSU 
    M. A. Shea, AFRL

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2.  CORRECTION (closing date). Invitation to Tender: Radiation Environment 
     Research from Multiple Monitors
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From: E. Daly 

This activity will analyse the data from the various European radiation
monitors in a co-ordinated fashion to prepare a unified database and
further exploit and disseminate the data.

The AO (3858) has a closing date of 8 May.
See: http://emits.esa.int/

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3. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA EMITS 
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AO4051 SPACE SCIENCE RELATED DEVELOPMENTS AND APPLICATIONS OF GEANT4
   (From 15/02/2002 to 12/04/2002, Act.Ref.: 01.160.65) 

AO3867 ENERGETIC PARTICLE SHIELDING AND INTERACTION
   (From 15/02/2002 to 12/04/2002, Act.Ref.: 01.160.37) 

AO3858 RADIATION ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH FROM MULTIPLE MONITORS
   (From 05/03/2002 to 08/05/2002, Act.Ref.: 01.160.38) 

AO4085 MAGNETOSPHERIC PROPULSION FOR SCIENCE EXPLORATION
   (From 26/02/2002 to 19/04/2002, Act.Ref.: 01.1EM.17) 

AO4137 NEAR EARTH OBJECTS SPACE MISSION PREPARATION
   (From 28/01/2002 to 18/03/2002, Act.Ref.: 01.197.02) 

AO4068 PROCESSING, ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF DATA FROM IMPACT 
DETECTORS
   (From 23/01/2002 to 22/03/2002, Act.Ref.: 01.1EM.11) 

For a complete list of ESA Tender Actions, see:
   http://emits.esa.int

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Note: This newsletter is an initiative of the ESA Space Environments
and Effects Analysis Section ( http://www.estec.esa.nl/wmwww/wma) 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, Observatory of Paris Meudon
  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 currently available on:

http://www.estec.esa.nl/wmwww/wma/spweather/SWEN/swen.html

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

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