Space Weather Euro News Vol. 9 Issue 2 (25-2-2005)

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  1. New Address for ESA Space Weather Web Server
  2. GEANT4 Tutorial and Final Presentation Day, ESTEC, on 3-4 March 2005 reminder and updates
  3. SEE STEREO Meeting-A Science, Education and 3D-Exploration Meeting for the NASA STEREO Mission-May 1 to May 4, 2005 Planetarium Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
  4. IAGA symposium IDV01 on "Geomagnetism and Geospace Climatology"
  5. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS

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1. New Address for ESA Space Weather Web Server
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From: Alexi Glover (Contact)

Please note that the ESA Space Weather Web server has a new look and has moved from its previous address of:

  - http://www.estec.esa.nl/wmwww/wma/spweather

to

  - http://www.esa-spaceweather.net

Please feel free to visit the new site and update your bookmarks
accordingly.

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2. GEANT4 Tutorial and Final Presentation Day, ESTEC, on 3-4 March 2005
   reminder and updates
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From: Giovanni Santin (Contact)

Dear Colleagues,

This is a reminder, with some updates, about the

"GEANT4 Tutorial for Space Industry"

and the

"TEC-EES GEANT4 Final Presentation Day"

which will be held

at ESTEC, on 3-4 March 2005.

The Tutorial on Thursday, 3 March 2005 has been organised in
the context of our effort to promote the use of new generation
tools for the analysis of the effects of the space radiation
environment on manned and unmanned space missions.

Some key GEANT4 developers will attend and present the code,
its capabilities and some of its applications.
New GEANT4-based tools for the analysis of the effects of
radiation in space will then be presented and demonstrated.

More information can be found at: http://geant4.esa.int/events/g4tsi05/


On Friday, 4 March 2005, the day after the GEANT4 tutorial, we
will have at ESTEC a 1-day event with the Final Presentations of
several GEANT4-related projects funded by ESA.
The agenda of this event can be found at: http://tec-ees.esa.int/cdsagenda/fullAgenda.php?ida=a056

By organising these two events together we hope to offer
both an overview of the basics of GEANT4 and a taste of some
space applications, bringing together the newcomers and the
advanced users.

You are of course welcome to stay one more day to attend this
event if interested.


Please feel free to forward this information to any interested
colleague.

We hope to see you soon at ESTEC,
Best regards,
--
The Organising Committee
Giovanni Santin, Petteri Nieminen, Ali Mohammadzadeh

Space Environments and Effects Analysis Section
Radiation Effects and Component Analysis Techniques Section

ESA / ESTEC
Keplerlaan 1, 2200AG Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Tel: 0031 71 565 6267
Fax: 0031 71 565 4999


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3. SEE STEREO Meeting-A Science, Education and 3D-Exploration Meeting
   for the NASA STEREO Mission-May 1 to May 4, 2005 Planetarium Hamburg,
   Hamburg, Germany
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From: Volker Bothmer <bothmer@linmpi.mpg.de>

SEE STEREO Meeting
-A Science, Education and 3D-Exploration Meeting for the NASA STEREO
Mission-
May 1 to May 4, 2005
Planetarium Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Organizers: NASA & STEREO Consortium, Planetarium Hamburg, University of Göttingen, MPI for Solar System Research (MPS)

Dear Colleagues,

this is to inform you about the upcoming STEREO Science Working Group Meeting for the NASA STEREO Mission which will take place at the Planetarium Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany from May 1 to May 4, 2005.

The Planetarium Hamburg is currently the most modern planetarium in the world. It has special equipment for 3-D visualization. This group immersing environment can take up to 253 people right into the inner workings of the cosmos. In 2004, the planetarium has attracted more than 360.000 visitors. It is beautifully located in a historic "water-tower" within a park.
We believe that the Planetarium Hamburg is an ideal place to discuss and present the latest scientific status and visualization, education and public relations plans for the mission.
We are currently working out the details for the agenda, taking into account the most important issues for the mission. Suggestions for special splinter, instrument team or coordination meetings, are very welcome. Special facilities to meet, including the availability of refreshments and WLAN facilities will be arranged. The meeting dates are intended to follow the EGU conference in Vienna to allow participants to combine their travel plans to Europe for both meetings. We assume that most people will arrive on Sunday, May 1 and will participate in the icebreaker event on that evening. Pre-registration is required for hotel rooms and lunch reservations. A website providing information on travel, hotel reservation, registration, program and splinter meetings will appear soon.
Travel from the airport to the planetarium will take about 15 min. by taxi. We have currently reserved 130 hotel rooms in walking distance to the planetarium site. Prices for the hotel rooms will be around 80 Euro for a single room and 105 Euro for a double, including breakfast. The deadline for registration will be 1st of March 2005. If you intend to participate or have any specific question, please send an e-mail to bothmer@linmpi.mpg.de and sandra.kahrs@planetarium-hamburg.de.

With best regards,

Thomas Kraupe (Planetarium Hamburg) and Volker Bothmer (University of
Göttingen)
Michael Kaiser and Therese Kucera (NASA/GSFC)
Rainer Schwenn (Max-Planck-Institut for Solar System Research)

Draft Schedule:
May 1: 19:00-21:30 Icebreaker incl. Site Visit & Special Presentations May 2: STEREO SWG, Splinter Meetings; Senator Reception by City of Hamburg May 3: STEREO Visualization, Education, PR, Press Conference; Joint Dinner at Special Site May 4: Splinter/Instrument Team Meetings, etc.; Evening allocated for special arrangements

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4. IAGA symposium IDV01 on "Geomagnetism and Geospace Climatology"
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From: "Thomson, Alan WP" <awpt@bgs.ac.uk>

Announcement and Call for Abstracts.

IAGA symposium IDV01 on "Geomagnetism and Geospace Climatology", Monday
18th July 2005, Centre de Palais des Congres Pierre Baudis, Toulouse,
France.

The purpose of this one-day session is as follows:

Long-term variations in the magnetic environment of the Earth due, for
example, to solar variability and secular change in the Earth's
core-generated dynamo may be seen in geomagnetic and space physics data
records. In this session we invite contributions that illustrate these
changes and provide insights into the evolution of geospace. Contributions
that address the consequences of the evolution of geospace are also welcome.

Full details on this years IAGA assembly, including procedures for
registration and the submission of abstracts, can be found at

  - http://www.copernicus.org/IAGA/2005/index.htm

Please note that the deadline for the receipt of hard copy and electronic
abstracts is 13th March and 27th March 2005 respectively. Oral and poster
contributions are welcome and a decision on acceptance is due in April 2005.

Best Regards,
Alan W P Thomson (Convener, UK, awpt@bgs.ac.uk),
K-H Glassmeier (Co-Convener, Germany) and
M. Nose (Co-Convener, Japan)

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5.  Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA EMITS
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AO4755 RADIATION EFFECTS ON ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES: MODELS AND
        SOFTWARE - PART 1
        (From 17/02/2005 to 31/03/2005, Act.Ref.: 04.1EE.16)

AO4800 SWARM SPACE SEGMENT (THREE SATELLITES) PHASES B, C/D AND E1
        (From 17/01/2005 to 25/03/2005, Act.Ref.: 04.156.04)

AO4791 GMES SENTINEL-2 DEFINITION STUDY
        (From 03/02/2005 to 30/03/2005, Act.Ref.: 04.156.06)

AO4704 STAGE 2 OF THE EARTHWATCH GMES SERVICES ELEMENT - SCALING UP
        CONSOLIDATED GMES SERVICE
        (From 01/02/2005 to 29/03/2005, Act.Ref.: 05.1AE.01)

AO4792 GMES SENTINEL-3 DEFINITION STUDY
        (From 24/12/2004 to 28/02/2005, Act.Ref.: 04.156.07)

AO4797 GMES LONG-TERM SCENARIO AND ARCHITECTURE DEFINITION STUDIES
        (From 20/01/2005 to 18/03/2005, Act.Ref.: 04.156.08)

AO4780 ARTES 4 - ESA-INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME: CALL FOR PROPOSALS
        (From 24/11/2004 to 31/12/2006, Act.Ref.: 04.153.85)

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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.

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  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

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