Space Weather Euro News Vol. 8 Issue 10 (30-8-2004)

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  1. Solar Image Processing Workshop II, 3-5 November 2004, Annapolis, Maryland, USA, Second Announcement.
  2. Cluster: special issue in Annales Geophysicae
  3. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS

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1. Solar Image Processing Workshop II, 3-5 November 2004, Annapolis,
   Maryland, USA, Second Announcement.
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From: Peter Gallagher <gallagher@stars.gsfc.nasa.gov>

We are pleased to announce that registration and abstract submission
for the Solar Image Processing Workshop II (SIPWorkII) is now open.
Details on this workshop are outlined below.

AIM OF THE WORKSHOP

Solar physicists are currently confronted by a rich set of imaging
data from a variety of ground- and space-based observatories, and
there is a lot of interest in the community in making a coordinated
approach to the problem of maximizing the scientific return of this
data.

The workshop aims to provide (1) an overview of the current state of
the art of image processing in solar physics and (2) exposure to
modern image processing approaches that may be unfamiliar to solar
physicists.  We intend to provide a multi-disciplinary forum for the
cross-pollination of the solar physics and image processing
communities so that we may maximize the science returns from
existing and future datasets.

The application image processing methods to existing data - such as
RHESSI, SOHO, TRACE, BBSO, and the VTT - and to the large volume and
variety of data from upcoming missions - such as SDO and STEREO -
will be discussed.

The meeting will be held in Governor Calvert House in the
heart of historic Annapolis, Maryland.

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

1. Introductory Session : Overview of image processing in solar physics.

2. Image Restoration and Enhancement : Deconvolution, filtering, sharpening.

3. Multi-scale Methods : Wavelets and related analysis tools such as
fractals.

4. Feature Recognition : Machine learning in solar physics,
   detection/recognition/classification algorithms.

5. Breakout Session : Participants will discuss freely amongst
   themselves on specific problems in solar image processing using
   datasets provided by the SOC in conjunction with their own.

REGISTRATION AND ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

The registration fee for the meeting is $150.  This fee is inclusive
of the workshop banquet (evening of 4th November, 2004).

Abstract submission for either a contributed talk or poster is via
the online submission form on the website. The closing date for
abstract submission is Friday 3rd September 2004.

ACCOMMODATION

A block booking has been made at the Historic Inns of Annapolis
( http://www.annapolisinns.com ) in the heart of historic downtown
Annapolis, Maryland.  Note that this hotel is also the location of
the meeting. We have negotiated a rate of $95/night for conference
delegates for the duration of the meeting.  Delegates are strongly
encouraged to choose the Historic Inns when booking accommodation
for the meeting.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

o Friday 3rd September 2004: Closing date for Registration and Abstract
submission

o Friday 17th September 2004: Program Finalised

o Wednesday-Friday 3rd-5th November 2004: Workshop takes place.

All details about the workshop can be found at
http://www.solarmonitor.org/~ptg/SIPWorkII

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2. Cluster: special issue in Annales Geophysicae
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From: Philippe Escoubet <Philippe.Escoubet@esa.int>
      Arnaud Masson <Arnaud.Masson@esa.int>

A special issue dedicated to new findings made by the Cluster mission
has been published on 14 July 2004 in Annales Geophysicae. This issue
includes a large fraction of the papers that were presented at the STAMMS
(Spatio-Temporal Analysis and Multipoint Measurements in Space) meeting,
held in Orleans (France, 12-16 May 2003). All 35 papers are freely and
fully available in PDF format at:

  - http://www.copernicus.org/EGU/annales/22/contents7.htm

Guest Editors: V. Krasnosels'kikh and T. Dudok de Wit from Laboratoire
de Physique et Chimie de l'Environnement, CNRS/Université d'Orléans,
Orléans, France.

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3.  Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA EMITS
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AO4649 INNOVATIVE EO MARKET DEVELOPMENT ACTIONS
        (From 19/07/2004 to 30/09/2004, Act.Ref.: 04.1AE.08)

AO4669 ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPPORTUNITY FOR PORTUGAL - LONG-TERM RESEARCH
  AND DEVLEOPMENT
        (From 28/05/2004 to 27/08/2004, Act.Ref.: 04.179.02)

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

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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