Space Weather Euro News Vol. 8 Issue 8 (8-6-2004)

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  1. 24th Course of the International School of Geophysics: Ionospheric Physics and Applications: Present and Future, (EMFCSC, Erice, Sicily, 24-29 September, 2004)
  2. Call for Papers: AMS Space Weather Symposium, Jan 2005, San Diego, CA
  3. Second Call for Papers: Special Issue of COSPAR Advances in Space Research
  4. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS

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1. 24th Course of the International School of Geophysics: Ionospheric
   Physics and Applications: Present and Future, (EMFCSC, Erice, Sicily,
   24-29 September, 2004)
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From: Lili Cander <l.cander@rl.ac.uk>

We invite applications to attend the 24th Course of the International
School of Geophysics titled "Ionospheric Physics and Applications: Present
and Future" to be held from 24 to 29 September 2004 at the “Ettore Majorana”
Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture in Erice, Sicily, Italy. The
list of organizers, invited speakers and main topics is given below.

Scope of the Conference:
At the beginning of the new millennium, ionospheric physics and its
applications to new technologies are at a point of significant change
and new development. From the ionospheric studies in the past leading
to traditional use in broadcast and terrestrial radio propagation
communications, it has become clear, in recent years, that the
understanding of the ionosphere, as a part of the upper atmosphere,
is central to the design of modern communication, navigation and
positioning systems. An important additional role has also been
recognized in the Space Weather Science and Service.

The course will consist of several sessions and will highlight those
specific scientific investigations that are relevant to present and
future activities in this field. These activities will be presented
not only through tutorial lectures but also with oral and/or poster
presentations from young scientists to whom this course is primarily
devoted.

The cost for the course, 500 € per person, will include all food and
lodging for 5 days and nights, meeting costs (e.g. registration,
abstract book, ice-breaker, coffee breaks, social dinner, one-day
excursion), transportation from/to Palermo airport (or Palermo/Trapani
train station only if strictly necessary).

Financial support: The Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia
(INGV) will support living expenses (full board and lodging) of several
young scientists. In addition, thanks to the generosity of the sponsoring
Institutions, partial support in covering travel and living expenses can
be granted to some deserving young scientists who need financial help.
Requests to this effect must be specified and justified in the letter
of application.

Participants are expected to attend the entire meeting (arrival on Friday,
September 24 and departure on Wednesday, September 29, 2004).

Format of conference: Lectures will take place in the mornings and early
afternoons, followed by ample time for discussions and poster viewing.

Deadline for application: June 30, 2004

Application guidelines: Short CV & tentative title of poster presentation.
Graduate students should also submit a short letter from their doctoral
supervisor indicating how attendance at the conference will benefit them.
Applications should be sent by email (both to nardi_s@ingv.it and
lproto@ingv.it) or by fax: +39 06 51860397 (att. Silvia Nardi /
Loredana Proto).

Applicants will be informed by mid-July by the Scientific Committee whether
they have been selected to participate in the course.

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Scientific Committee:
Prof. E. Boschi, INGV, Rome, Italy
Dr. Lj.R. Cander, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, UK
Dr. B. Zolesi, INGV, Rome, Italy

Lecturers:

B. ARBESSER-RASTBURG, ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, THE NETHERLANDS
A. BELEHAKI, National Observatory of Athens, Athens, GREECE
C. BIANCHI, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Rome, ITALY
Lj.R. CANDER, Rutherford and Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, UNITED KINGDOM
G. DE FRANCESCHI, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Rome, ITALY
A. DE SANTIS, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Rome, ITALY
L. KERSLEY, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UNITED KINGDOM
S. KOURIS, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, GREECE
R. LEITINGER, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Graz, AUSTRIA
A. MELONI, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Rome, ITALY
M.K. MILLIGAN, EOARD, London, UNITED KINGDOM
S. RADICELLA, ICTP – ARPL, Trieste, ITALY
P. WILKINSON, IPS Radio and Space Services, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
B. ZOLESI, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Rome, ITALY

Topics:

- EFFECTS OF THE IONOSPHERE ON SATELLITE NAVIGATION SYSTEMS
- MODERN RADIO TECHNIQUES FOR PROBING THE IONOSPHERE
- IONOSPHERIC TOMOGRAPHY FOR EARTH-SPACE COMMUNICATION IN 21st CENTURY
- PLASMA EFFECTS ON TRANS-IONOSPHERIC PROPAGATION OF RADIO WAVES
- FROM THE SOLAR WIND TO THE EARTH MAGNETIC FIELD
- IONOSPHERIC MODELLING: DATA ASSIMILATION AND DATA INGESTION
- IONOSPHERIC RADIO PROPAGATION AND SERVICES AROUND THE WORLD
- THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A EUROPEAN DIGITAL UPPER ATMOSPHERE SERVER – DIAS
  PROJECT
- IONOSPHERIC RADIO PROPAGATION PROJECT IN THE EU FRAMEWORKS

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2. Call for Papers: AMS Space Weather Symposium, Jan 2005, San Diego, CA
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From: Genene Fisher <fisher@dc.ametsoc.org>

The Second Symposium on Space Weather, sponsored by the American
Meteorological Society, will be held 9-13 January 2005, as part of the
85th AMS Annual Meeting in San Diego, California.  Preliminary programs,
registration, hotel, and general information will be posted on the AMS
Web site ( http://www.ametsoc.org ) in mid-September 2004.

The 85th Annual Meeting is being arranged around the broad theme of
"Building the Earth Information System" and the role that science can
play in decision-making for society. With one-third or more of the
economy being sensitive to weather and climate variability and changes,
decisions involving resource management, economic development, hazard
response, and policy all require the development of observing systems,
science knowledge, and products that provide information across multiple
spatial and temporal scales in the atmospheric and related sciences. The
Second Symposium on Space Weather will examine the similarities between
space weather and tropospheric weather with emphasis on climate change,
data assimilation, new sources of data, satellite observing systems,
operational products, industry needs and value added products from vendors.
The Symposium on Space Weather is soliciting papers on aspects of space
weather that have an element of commonality with terrestrial weather
applications.  What are the parallels between the integration of terrestrial
and space weather information? What are the contrasts?

The Symposium on Space Weather will involve one half to one day of
presentations.  A poster session will be included as appropriate.
Please submit your abstract electronically via the Web by 2 August 2004
(refer to the AMS Web page at http://www.ametsoc.org for instructions.)
An abstract fee of $60 (payable by credit card or purchase order) is
charged at the time of submission (refundable only if abstract is not
accepted).  Authors of accepted presentations will be notified (via
e-mail) by mid-September 2004. A preprint CD-ROM is being prepared,
authors of invited and accepted papers will be asked to contribute to
this volume.  All extended abstracts are to be submitted electronically
and will be available on-line via the Web.  Instructions for formatting
extended manuscripts for the preprint CD-ROM will be posted on the
AMS Web site.  Manuscripts (up to 3MB) must be submitted electronically
by 1 November 2004 to AMS Headquarters.  A preprint CD charge will be
assessed to defray production costs.  Registrants will receive a preprint
CD-ROM at the conference.  Preliminary programs, registration, hotel,
and general information will be posted on the AMS Web site
( http://www.ametsoc.org/AMS ) in mid-September 2004.

For additional information please contact the program chairperson,
Bob McCoy, (703-696-8699; email: mccoyr@onr.navy.mil) or Genene Fisher
(202-737-9006 ext 422; email: fisher@dc.ametsoc.org).

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3. Second Call for Papers: Special Issue of COSPAR Advances in Space
   Research
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From: Bob Clauer <rclauer@umich.edu>

Thematic Issue of COSPAR Advances in Space Research on extreme space
weather events, titled:  The Great Historical Geomagnetic Storm of 1859:
A Modern Look Edited by C. Robert Clauer and George L. Siscoe

The Carrington storm is perhaps the largest space storm to occur since
the advent of scientific societies and their journals late in the 17th
century began to provide enough information to be able to rank their
strengths.  The papers appropriate for the proposed thematic issue will
consider the Carrington storm among recent well investigated super storms,
estimating the critical parameters of the storm and the solar and solar
wind drivers, the possible response of the magnetosphere, ring current
and radiation belts and ionosphere/thermosphere.  A goal is to document
this special storm as thoroughly as possible through reviews and to
benchmark the rapidly advancing state of space weather modeling.

The editors for this issue extend an invitation to the scientific
community to submit papers for this special issue.  All papers will be
subject to the normal (2-person) peer review of the journal.   Page limits
are at the discretion of the editors.  Significant review papers may have
as many as 20 pages.  Average contributed papers should be about 10 pages.
The deadline for manuscript submission is 30 September 2004.  We hope to
accomplish the review process by the end of the year with publication in
2005.

All articles will be available electronically on Elsevier's ScienceDirect
prior to printing of the actual issue (which will have the traditional
volume and page numbers).   Contributors to this issue and all COSPAR
associates will have an opportunity to purchase individual issues at 40
Euro per issue.  All articles will be typeset at no cost to the author;
there is a nominal charge for printing color figures although there is no
charge for color figures on the electronic version.

Additional details can be obtained from either of the editors: 
Robert Clauer (rclauer@umich.edu), and George Siscoe (siscoe@bu.edu) or
from the ASR Editor-in-Chief, Peggy Ann Shea (sssrc@msn.com).

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4.  Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA EMITS
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AO4618 INFLUENCE OF SOLAR ACTIVITY CYCLES ON EARTH'S CLIMATE
  (From 05/04/2004 to 08/06/2004, Act.Ref.: 04.155.01)

AO4635 ESA INNOVATION TRIANGLE INITIATIVE
  (From 16/03/2004 to 07/11/2004, Act.Ref.: 04.135.01)

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

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