Space Weather Euro News Vol.6 Issue 12 (29-07-2002)

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1. ESA Space Weather Pilot Project Announcement of Opportunities  Published on 
    29-July-02
2. First Call for Papers: Advanced Research Workshop on the Effects of Space Weather 
    on Technology Infrastructure (ESPRIT2003), Rhodes, Greece, 25-29 March 2003
3. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA EMITS
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1.  ESA Space Weather Pilot Project Announcement of Opportunities
     Published on 29-July-02
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From: Alain Hilgers

The ESA Space Weather pilot project
announcement of opportunities has now been published on the ESA/EMITS
http://emits.esa.int web site.

Please note that the overall Pilot Project will consist of three main components:
(1) A network of service development activities (SDA's) involving service
providers, users and data providers,
(2) An infrastructure development, coordination and support activity, and
(3) A quantitative evaluation of the benefits of the service.

This AO aims at selecting the Service Development Activities for the first component.

Also please note the two-step bidding process including:
- an outline proposal (Closing date: 20 September 2002).
- a complete proposal (Closing date: 15 November 2002)

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2. First Call for Papers: Advanced Research Workshop on the Effects of Space Weather
    on Technology Infrastructure (ESPRIT2003), Rhodes, Greece, 25-29 March 2003
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From: Yannis Daglis 

First Call for Papers: Advanced Research Workshop on the Effects of Space
Weather on Technology Infrastructure (ESPRIT2003), Rhodes, Greece, 25-29
March 2003

The Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) on the Effects of Space Weather on
Technology Infrastructure (ESPRIT2003) will be held on the island of Rhodes, Greece,
on March 25-29, 2003. The Workshop WebPage is at
http://www.space.noa.gr/esprit2003/

The aim of ESPRIT2003 is to assess existing knowledge and identify future actions 
regarding monitoring, forecasting and mitigation of space weather induced malfunction
and damage of vital technological systems operating in space and on the ground. Such 
systems include spacecraft control and operations, satellite communication and navigation,
electric power grids and pipelines. Papers will be published in a monograph of the NATO 
Science Series (Kluwer Academic Publishers) and in a special issue of a scientific journal.

The topics to be covered during the workshop are:

 -- Solar-terrestrial coupling and space weather
 -- Monitoring, modeling and forecasting of space weather
 -- Space weather effects on spacecraft components, operations and links
 -- Space weather effects on electric power distribution and on
    communications
 -- International coordination of monitoring, forecasting and mitigation
    efforts

We solicit the submission of papers for the above topical areas. Abstracts should be 
submitted before November 30, 2002. Please follow the information posted at

 -- http://www.space.noa.gr/esprit2003/submission.html

The Workshop will be held in the Hotel Mediterranean, a four-star hotel, minutes away 
from Rhodes City and a small distance from Rhodes Medieval Town and the Castle of 
the Knights of St. John(http://www.mediterranean.gr/). A special group rate has been 
arranged for the Workshop participants. The daily half-board rates will range between
40 and 55 Euro  (per person) depending on the room type. Detailed information
regarding registration and room reservation will be announced soon.

Ioannis A. Daglis
Chairman of the Scientific Organizing Committee

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3. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA/EMITS
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AO3841 INTEGRATED SPACE TECHNOLOGIES OPERATIONAL SYSTEM 
(ISTOS) FOR COMBINED SPACE TECHNOLOGY (EO/TEL/NAV) APPLICATIONS
  (From 07/06/2002 to 16/09/2002, Act.Ref.: 01.153.27)

AO4147 SPACECRAFT PLASMA INTERACTION ANALYSIS AND SIMULATION 
SOFTWARE TOOLKIT
  (From 29/07/2002 to 07/10/2002, Act.Ref.: 01.1EM.12)

AO4246 SPACE WEATHER APPLICATIONS PILOT PROJECT - ANNOUNCEMENT 
OF OPPORTUNITIES
  (From 29/07/2002 to 20/09/2002, Act.Ref.: 02.1EM.06)

AO4178 COMPOSITE MATERIALS IMPACT DAMAGE ANALYSIS
  (From 19/06/2002 to 11/09/2002, Act.Ref.: 02.127.03)

AO4063 APPLICATION OF STEP TECHNOLOGY FOR SPACE ENVIRONMENT TOOLS
  (From 15/04/2002 to 24/06/2002, Act.Ref.: 01.1EM.16)

AO3768 DEVELOPMENT OF PROPAGATION MODELS FOR TELECOMMUNICATION 
SATELLITE SYSTEMS
  (From 29/05/2002 to 26/07/2002, Act.Ref.: 98.1XE.10)

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

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  Henrik Lundstedt, Lund space weather center
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  Jean-Yves Prado, CNES Programme Directorate
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  Volker Bothmer, EGS-Solar Physics Secretary
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  Jinbin Cao, Chinese Space Weather Activity Representative
  Barbara Poppe, NOAA Space Environment Centre
  W. William Liu, Space Science Program, Canadian Space Agency

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