Space Weather Euro News Vol. 8 Issue 9 (5-7-2004)

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  1. First European Space Weather Week, ESA-ESTEC, 29th November - 3rd December 2004
  2. ORBITALS Science Workshop - First Announcement
  3. Web site for the 9th Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference
  4. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS

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1. First European Space Weather Week, ESA-ESTEC, 29th November - 3rd
   December 2004
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From: Alexi Glover
contact: /swenet/login?cmd=swenet_mailform_page&name=A.Glover

ESA, COST 724, COST 271 and E-STAR (ESF) are combining their efforts to
organise the FIRST EUROPEAN SPACE WEATHER WEEK.

The workshop will be held at ESTEC (Noordwijk, The Netherlands) from
Monday 29th November at 9 AM to Friday, 3rd December, 2004 at noon.

Goals of the meeting :

The meeting will review the science and applications of space weather
with a strong focus on transitioning science to applications and
involving European agencies. The meeting will also explore community
development, emerging markets and education, aiming towards a sustainable
space weather activity in Europe.

Organisation:

There will be 5 "Science to applications" (StoA) sessions and 2 general
business (Gen) sessions.

  - StoA 1 : Radiation Environment of the Earth / Spacecraft and Aircraft
            environment
  - StoA 2 : Ionosphere / positioning and telecommunication
  - StoA 3 : Magnetic environment / GIC's and other ground effects
  - StoA 4 : Atmospheres (includes thermosphere, weather and climate) / drag,
            global change
  - StoA 5 : The solar weather / Solar activity forecast and predictions
  - Gen 1  : Agencies Activities
  - Gen 2  : Outreach to communities, emerging markets and education

Each session will be divided into one oral and one poster session with
plenty of time devoted to public discussion. The oral presentations
will be by invitation and will include space weather effects, science,
modelling, monitoring, needs and applications. All other presentations
will be during the poster sessions. The conference room will be available
each evening for business splinter sessions.

Coordination committee:

J. Lilensten, A. Belehaki (COST 724)
L. Cander, B. Zolesi (COST271)
M. Fuellekrug (E-STAR)
A. Glover, A. Hilgers (ESA, D/TEC)
H. Opgenoorth (ESA, D/Sci)
F. Lefeuvre, (SWWT)

Local Organising Committee:

A. Glover
A. Hilgers
E. Daly
B. Arbesser-Rastburg
H. Opgenoorth
R. Marsden

Time schedule:

A call for abstracts will be shortly issued, with closure mid September.

Publication:

Scientific publications will form a special issue of a refereed European
journal.

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2. ORBITALS Science Workshop - First Announcement
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From: Ian Mann (imann@space.ualberta.ca)

The Outer Radiation Belt Injection, Transport, Acceleration and Loss
Satellite (ORBITALS) is proposed as a Canadian small satellite mission in
support of the International Living With a Star (ILWS) program (see
www.orbitals.org). A two-day ORBITALS Science Workshop will be held at the
Banff Centre (www.banffcentre.ca), Banff, AB, Canada on September 23rd and
24th, 2004, beginning with a drinks reception on the evening of Wednesday
22nd September 2004. Full details of the workshop are at www.orbitals.org.
We encourage participation from any scientists in the Canadian and
international space environment communities who wish to become involved
with the ORBITALS mission. Banff is easily accessible from Calgary
International Airport, which enjoys direct air connections to many
national and international locations.

The ORBITALS is currently undergoing Concept Study funded by the Canadian
Space Agency. The ORBITALS mission goal to "understand the acceleration,
morphology, and variability of energetic electrons and ions in the inner
magnetosphere" is perfectly aligned with the highest priority geospace
mission objective for LWS and ILWS, the recent report from the ILWS
Magnetosphere Task Group recommending that inner magnetospheric missions
including the ORBITALS be given high scientific priority within ILWS. Full
details of the ORBITALS mission and science are available at the ORBITALS
web page www.orbitals.org.

Through the participation of internationally leading inner magnetospheric
scientists the workshop will review the current state-of-the-art in
radiation belt and inner magnetospheric science, shaping the science
questions and the ORBITALS mission requirements necessary for closure. We
also recognize the importance of the involvement of young scientists with
the ORBITALS project, and will be providing a limited number of travel
grants for PhD students and young post-doctoral researchers to encourage
their attendance at the workshop. These will be allocated on a
first-come-first-served basis, and eligible researchers are encouraged to
apply as early as possible.

THE DEADLINE FOR WORKSHOP REGISTRATION AND ACCOMMODATION BOOKINGS IS
FRIDAY JULY 16, 2004.

ABSTRACT DEADLINE IS FRIDAY AUGUST 20th, 2004.

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3.  Web site for the 9th Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference
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From: Michio Ozawa <mozawa@jsforum.or.jp>

Dear Colleagues for SCTC,

As you may know, the 9th meeting of the Spacecraft
Charging Technology Conference (9th SCTC) will be held
in Tsukuba, Japan for 4-8 April, 2005.

We have officially set up the following website for the 9th SCTC
for your reference, though the contents of this website will take time
to be completed.

URL:    http://www.ista.jaxa.jp/info/event/9thSCTC.html

We will add necessary information step by step, but for your
information, we plan to start the registration on September 1, 2004.
Some of the related information are already in the website.

Best regards

Michio Ozawa (Mr)
Secretariat (logistic matters)
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4.  Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA EMITS
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AO4635 ESA INNOVATION TRIANGLE INITIATIVE
  (From 16/03/2004 to 07/11/2004, Act.Ref.: 04.135.01)

AO4686 ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPPORTUNITY FOR PORTUGAL - CLOSE-TO-MARKET
TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS
(From 28/05/2004 to 27/08/2004, Act.Ref.: 04.179.03)

AO4669  ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPPORTUNITY FOR PORTUGAL - LONG-TERM RESEARCH
AND DEVELOPMENT
(From 28/05/2004 to 27/08/2004, Act.Ref.: 04.179.02)
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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
  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
  W. William Liu, Space Science Program, Canadian Space Agency

- 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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