Space Weather Euro News Vol. 7 Issue 3 (8-2-2003)

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1. Invitation to participate in Sun-Earth Day 2003
2. Call for paper for ISEC2003 meeting, Radiation Belt Science, September
2-5, 2003, Toulouse, France

3. ACE/RHESSI/Wind Workshop on Solar Energetic Particle Acceleration and
Transport

4. Tenure Track Position Jointly at the GeoForschungsZentrum (GFZ) Potsdam
and the Techn. Univ. Braunschweig, Germany

5. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA EMITS
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1. Invitation to participate in Sun-Earth Day 2003
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From: Paal Brekke

We would like to invite you to be part of a major outreach effort to
promote solar and solar-terrestrial science in Europe.

Sun-Earth Day, on March 18th 2003, is intended to draw attention to
the field of solar physics as a whole, and solar-terrestrial physics
in general. The theme for this year is 'Auroras'. We encourage all
researchers in these area to take part in public outreach and presentation
activities in the week of March 17-22 - for example talks in schools,
societies, amateur groups, museums or planetariums.

Sun-Earth Day is a dedicated national education and outreach event in
the USA (see more information about this effort below). The fact that
this happens on the same day all over Europe and in the US should be a
nice story by itself, worthy of some attention from the press. However,
the most important thing is that the individual presentations, given in
the native language, will put a national touch to the event, increasing
the chances for the press to pick up the story.

The organisation of an event this size relies on individual effort and
initiative. So we would like to ask you - are you willing to help with
the following:

Find a suitable place for the presentation (science museum, planetarium,
university etc) local to you.
Give the presentation (or find a colleague that is willing to)
Possibly set up a small exhibit with general info about the Sun, SOHO and
local science activities. This could be things like setting up a few PC's
playing the SOHO CD-rom, SOHO real-time images, posters etc.
ESA and NASA will support the event with material such as stickers, posters,
CD-roms etc. We will also make available a full SOHO presentation both as a
printable slide show and a PowerPoint presentation (including animations).
The presentation is only meant to be a guideline and we assume you will like
to change the talk into your own and national interests in SOHO science. We
hope that this will make it less time-consuming fo you to prepare for the
event.

Please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to contribute and
take part in this effort, and what form your event will take.

Please send all comments and suggestions to Paal Brekkke
who will coordinate efforts in Europe.


With kind regards

Paal Brekke
Lyndsay Fletcher
Mats Carlsson

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2. Call for paper for ISEC2003 meeting, Radiation Belt Science, September
2-5, 2003, Toulouse, France
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From: Sebastien Bourdarie

Meeting Description
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The International Space Environment Conference 2003: Radiation Belt Science,
also known as ISEC 2003, is the 8th 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. Previous meetings were
held in Dubna (Russia), Taos, New Mexico (USA), Brussels (Belgium), The
Hague (The Netherlands), Moscow (Russia), Farnborough (United Kingdom)
and Queenstown (New Zealand). The primary emphasis of ISEC 2003 will be
radiation belt science, but papers on other energetic charged particles
and their effects are also encouraged. Topics to be covered include:

- Theory, modeling and observations of radiation belts particles, cosmic
rays and solar energetic particle events.
- ULF and VLF waves and their effects on energetic charged particles.
- Aspects of space weather relevant to the radiation belt

An informal, workshop-style meeting is planned, with plenty of time for
discussion and communication. Invited and contributed presentations will
be given in oral and poster sessions and there will be time scheduled for
group discussion on key research issues and outstanding questions.

Web site
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Bugs are now fixed !!

On line registration form and abstract submission form are now available at:
http://www.cert.fr/annonces/isec2003/


Conference Deadlines and Registration
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Deadline for Abstract Submission and Registration: May 31, 2003

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3. ACE/RHESSI/Wind Workshop on Solar Energetic Particle Acceleration and
Transport
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From: Thomas H. Zurbuchen

The science teams from the ACE, RHESSI, and Wind missions are sponsoring a
workshop on the acceleration and transport of solar energetic electrons and
ions to be held October 6-8, 2003, in Taos, New Mexico. The workshop format
will include invited overview talks, but will center primarily around six
working groups that will focus on specific scientific questions that can be
addressed by combining RHESSI and other remote sensing data with
interplanetary observations from ACE, Wind and other spacecraft. The
workshop will meet October 6-8, 2003. There will be a RHESSI team meeting
on October 9 and 10. We invite broad participation by the solar and
heliospheric communities, including both observational and theoretical
contributions. For additional information, and to register an expression of
interest, please visit the following website:

http://solar-heliospheric.engin.umich.edu/acerhessiwind.html

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4. Tenure Track Position Jointly at the GeoForschungsZentrum (GFZ) Potsdam
and the Techn. Univ. Braunschweig, Germany
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From: Hermann Luehr

There is an open position for a Professor (C3) teaching "Geophysics and
Extraterrestric Physics" at the Technical University Braunschweig and at
the same time leading the section "Earth Magnetic Field" of the GFZ Potsdam.
For further information and details of application please visit our web
site:

http://www.gfz-potsdam.de/stellen/welcome.html

and click at:
Gemeinsame C3-Berufung mit TU Braunschweig

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5. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA EMITS
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AO4330 RADIATION EXPOSURE AND MISSION STRATEGIES FOR INTERPLANETARY
MANNED MISSION
(From 27/01/2003 to 14/03/2003, Act.Ref.: 02.1EM.05)

AO4136 MATERIAL CHARACTERISATION FOR PLASMA INTERACTION ANALYSIS
(From 15/01/2003 to 15/03/2003, Act.Ref.: 01.1QM.01)

AO4304 DATA USER PROGRAMME PHASE II - 3RD CALL FOR PROPOSALS
(From 14/11/2002 to 10/01/2003, Act.Ref.: 02.1AE.13)

AO4273 OPERATIONAL ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY MONITORING MISSIONS
(From 07/11/2002 to 31/01/2003, Act.Ref.: 01.155.09)

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

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Henrik Lundstedt, Lund space weather center
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Michael Rycroft, ISU
Volker Bothmer, EGS-Solar Physics Secretary
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Barbara Poppe, NOAA Space Environment Centre
W. William Liu, Space Science Program, Canadian Space Agency

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