Space Weather Euro News Vol. 9 Issue 5 (14-06-2005)

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  1. First European Space Weather Week, 2004: Meeting Summary and Outcome
  2. Second Announcement Of The International Workshop On Solar Activity:
    Exploration, Understanding And Prediction Lund, Sweden 19-21 September 2005
  3. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS
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1. First European Space Weather Week, 2004: Meeting Summary and Outcome
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From: Jean Lilensten & Alexi Glover

The First European Space Weather Week took place between 29th November
and 3rd December 2004. The week was built around a 3-day applications
workshop held annually by ESA since 1998. Collaboration this year between
ESA, the EU COST actions (271 and 724) and the new European Science
Foundation EUROCORES programme “E-Star” led to the realisation of a highly
cross disciplinary event.

Reviews were given of the status of the ESA Space Weather Applications
Pilot Project together with work carried out within the framework of the
COST actions, E-Star and other ventures. The workshop also focussed on
how to co-ordinate efforts within Europe, to provide the best services
for potential users, and to brainstorm on the next steps towards a
coordinated sustainable long-term space weather effort.

The workshop was divided into 7 sessions. Five of these sessions focused
on the Science-to-Applications topics of Radiation Environment of the
Earth/Spacecraft and Aircraft Environment, Ionosphere/Positioning &
Telecommunication, Magnetic Environment/GICs and Other Ground Effects,
Atmospheres/Drag, Global Change and Solar Weather/Solar Activity Forecast
and Predictions. An additional two sessions addressed business aspects
in the context of Agencies Activities and Outreach to Communities, Emerging
Markets and Education.

A large number of splinter meetings also took place covering both scientific
and operational themes. Topics included recent unusual space weather
activity, technical meetings of the ESA Space Weather Applications Pilot
Project, a management committee meeting of the COST 724 Action together
with several related technical meetings, a coordination meeting of the
upcoming E-STAR EUROCORES programme and several meetings related to diverse
Space Weather Working Team (SWWT) activities.

Overall, it was felt that this first European Space Weather Week demonstrated
clearly the presence of an active space weather community in Europe, and the

benefits of bringing together scientific and applications oriented activities.
It was decided that this event become an annual meeting, with the goal of
pursuing future European actions in the field of space weather. Following
this first European Space Weather Week, a number of actions are presently
being investigated with this goal in mind. These include the potential
contribution of the European Space Weather Community to the upcoming I*Y
initiatives, mechanisms for coordination of space weather related initiatives,
and  a number of potential activities within the scope of the EC's Framework

Programmes for research.

For more information see the ESWW Proceedings website:

  - http://www.esa-spaceweather.net/spweather/workshops/esww/proceedings.html

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2. Second Announcement Of The International Workshop On Solar Activity:
   Exploration, Understanding And Prediction Lund, Sweden 19-21
   September 2005
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From: Henrik Lundstedt

Did we predict the intense solar storm on the Bastille Day in 2000, on
Halloween in 2003 or in January 2005? Are we capable of predicting the
strength of the next solar cycle? Are we capable of predicting the next
Maunder Minimum? All these events have a strong impact on society and
the climate. Despite that, predictions are not very good and need to be
improved.

This workshop is devoted to exploring, understanding and predicting
solar activity. Presentations of wavelet studies of solar activity,
predictions of solar activity using solar theory, helioseismic results
and neural networks are very welcomed. New ideas on how to better
understand long-term solar activity related to climate changes are of
much interest.

How upcoming exciting new space and ground-based observations could
improve forecasts will also be addressed. Presentations of newly
started international solar programs will be given.

This workshop is planned to end with a videoconference – "A Forecast
Forum". Regional Warning Centers of International Space Environment
Service and Solar Groups are going to participate. Forecasts and
observations in real-time will be discussed.

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION,  REDUCED REGISTRATION FEE,
AND ABSTRACT DEADLINE ARE ON FRIDAY JUNE 17.

For further information please visit http://www.lund.irf.se/workshop/

Scientific Organizing Committee:
Svante Björck (CGB/LU, Sweden), David Boteler (ISES/NRC, Canada), Alain
Hilgers (ESA/ESTEC, Netherlands), Todd Hoeksema (Stanford, USA),
Rickard Lundin (IRF-K, Sweden), Henrik Lundstedt (ISES/IRF-Lund,
Sweden), Mauro Messerotti (INAF, Italy), Bo Thidé (IRF-U, Sweden),
Michael Thompson (Sheffield, U.K.)

Local Organizing Committee:
J. Munk Jensen, E. Jonsson, H. Lundstedt, M. Wik, P. Wintoft

Sponsoring Institutions:
European Space Agency
International Space Environment Service
EU COST 724 Action Space Weather
Swedish Research Council
Lund University
GeoBiosphere Science Centre
Swedish Institute of Space Physics

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3. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS
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AO4786 CENTRE FOR SATELLITE PROPAGATION MEASUREMENTS
        (From 26/05/2005 to 21/07/2005, Act.Ref.: 02.179.03)

AO4766 EXPERIMENTAL VALIDATION OF 3D CHARGING MODELLING
        (From 20/04/2005 to 29/06/2005, Act.Ref.: 04.153.63)

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

AO4806 SERVICE CONSOLIDATION ACTION OF EARTHWATCH GMES SERVICES ELEMENT
        FOR MARITIME SECURITY
        (From 12/05/2005 to 13/07/2005, Act.Ref.: 05.1AE.03)

AO4808 DUE INNOVATOR - USER PARTNERSHIP
        (From 05/05/2005 to 28/07/2005, Act.Ref.: 05.1AE.05)

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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://space-env.esa.int ) 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, EGU-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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