Space Weather Euro News Vol. 8 Issue 12 (30-9-2004)

Table of Contents:

  1. First European Space Weather Week, ESTEC, The Netherlands, 29th Nov-3rd Dec 2004: Application Deadline for Financial Assistance Application, 1st October
  2. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS


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1. First European Space Weather Week, ESTEC, The Netherlands, 29th
   Nov-3rd Dec 2004: Application Deadline for Financial Assistance
   Application, 1st October

From: A. Glover


***The dealine for submission of applications for financial assistance
to attend this meeting is 1st October 2004.Please note that only students
and young researchers/engineers are eligible for this grant. ***


ESA, COST 724, COST 271 and E-STAR (ESF) are joining their efforts to

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.

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
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 the public discussion. The oral presentations
will be by invitation only and will include space weather effects, science,
modelling, monitoring, needs and applications.

Call for Papers
Papers are solicited for poster presentation in each of the above 7 sessions.
Poster papers will be selected on the basis of merit and relevance. All
posters will remain on display, close to the conference room, for at least
2 full days. Poster dimensions are 1.8 m (height) x 1.2 m (width).

Abstracts should be submitted via the conference website by 15th October

Scientific publications including both invited and selected presentations
will form a special issue of a refereed European journal.

There will be no registration fee for participation in this meeting. Some
limited financial assistance is available to assist a number of young
researchers (PhD students, Postdocs). Applicants for financial assistance
must present a poster during the meeting. The selection will be made on
the basis of merit and relevance.

In order to apply for financial assistance, applicants must send a scientific
CV, an abstract of their paper, a motivation letter and the amount (in euros)
of money requested, along with an approximate price breakdown. These documents
must be submitted via email to, no later than
1st October.

Registration & Accommodation
The capacity of the ESTEC conference facilities means that participation in
the workshop will be strictly limited to the first 200 registrants. Registration
can be made online via the workshop website and we encourage participants to
register as soon as possible in order to avoid disappointment.

Since the number of participants will be limited, we kindly ask any registered
participants who find that they will not be able to attend, to inform the ESA
Conference Bureau at their earliest convenience.

Hotel accommodation can be arranged via the ESTEC Conference Bureau. Please
complete the online form available via the workshop website.


Coordination committee
J. Lilensten, A. Belehaki (COST 724)
Lj. R. 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

2.  Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA EMITS

        (From 25/08/2004 to 11/10/2004, Act.Ref.: 04.179.04)

        (From 21/09/2004 to 02/11/2004, Act.Ref.: 04.127.35)

        (From 19/07/2004 to 30/09/2004, Act.Ref.: 04.1AE.08)

        (From 16/03/2004 to 07/11/2004, Act.Ref.: 04.135.01)


For a complete list of ESA Tender Actions, see:


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  Jean-Yves Prado, CNES Programme Directorate
  Michael Rycroft, ISU
  Volker Bothmer, EGS-Solar Physics Secretary
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  Jinbin Cao, Chinese Space Weather Activity Representative
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