Space Weather Euro News Vol. 9 Issue 8 (29-07-05)

Table of Contents:

  1. Second European Space Weather Week: 14-18th November 2005, Noordwijk
    The Netherlands. Registration and Abstract Submission Now Open.
  2. Solar and Space Physics and the Vision for Space Exploration Conference
    16-20 October 2005, Wintergreen Resort, Virginia
  3. Third CNES Workshop on Earth Space Propagation, 22-24 February 2006,
    CNES, Toulouse, France.
  4. IHY/UNBSS Small Instrument Array Deployment Opportunity
  5. International Heliophysical Year 2007 - Call for Coordinated
    Investigation Proposals opened
  6. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS


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1. Second European Space Weather Week: 14-18th November 2005, Noordwijk
   The Netherlands. Registration and Abstract Submission Now Open.


From: Alexi Glover and Jean Lilensten
(Contact: A.Glover )

*** Please note that as of 15th July 2005, registration and abstract
submission for this event is now open***

The next European Space Weather Week will take place at ESTEC (Noordwijk,
The Netherlands) from Monday 14th November to Friday, 18th November, 2005.

This meeting is being jointly organised by ESA, SWWT, the COST 724, COST 296
and E-STAR (ESF) communities. This event follows on from the success of
the First European Space Weather Week held in 2004, with the aim of bringing
together diverse communities working on all elements of space weather. This
year's meeting will review the science and applications of space weather
with a strong focus on advances made in the areas of scientific research,
application development and transitioning science to applications. The meeting
will also explore community development and investigate possible routes towards
the creation of a sustainable space weather activity in Europe through
dedicated business meetings. One day of this week long event will be dedicated
to presentation of the newly developed Space Weather European NETwork, SWENET,

The first day of the Second European Space Weather Week will focus on
presentations of the newly developed Space Weather European NETwork (SWENET)
services. Following this special event, there will be a total of 6 open sessions:
5 of these will cover a broad range of “Science to applications” themes. The 6th
session will discuss ongoing and planned agencies activities together with
community outreach issues. It is also envisaged that the final session will
incorporate a round table discussion of future European directions in space

Each session will be divided into one oral and one poster session with plenty
of time devoted to discussion. The oral presentations will include space
weather effects, science, modelling, monitoring, needs and applications
and will be given by invitation only.

Business meetings:
The business meetings will include, but not be limited to:

SWWT bi-annual business meeting and topical working group meetings
COST 724 Management Committee Meeting
COST 296 Management Committee Meeting

Abstract Submission:
Online abstract submission will be possible from 15th July via the conference

Abstracts can be submitted via the online system accessible through the
conference website. Poster contributions are welcome to all of the above 6

Deadline for submission: 16th September 2005.
Authors will be informed of the acceptance of their abstract by 26th September
prior to the ESWW-II taking place.

Registration will be possible via the online system accessible via the conference
websites from 15th July. The deadline for registration is 14th October 2005.

Financial Support:
Travel support will be available from COST 724 and COST 296 for a limited number
of persons associated with these actions. Applicants for such support should
contact the chairs of the relevant COST actions (COST 724: J. Lilensten, COST
296: Lj. Cander).

Limited financial support will be available to assist students and young
researchers. Candidates for this support should send an abstract, letter
of motivation and CV to by 26th August 2005,
making clear reference to the Second European Space Weather Week. Candidates
will be informed of the acceptance of their application by 26th September 2005.

Presentation material from the invited talks will be made available on the ESWWII
websitefollowing the event. In addition, these talks will form the basis of a
separate reference publication. More information about this publication will
be made available following the meeting.

Organising Committee:
J Lilensten (Chairman), A Belehaki (COST 724)
A. Glover (vice Chairperson), A. Hilgers (ESA/D-TEC)
Lj Cander, Bruno Zolesi (COST 296)
M. Rycroft (E-STAR)
F. Lefeuvre (SWWT)

Conference web site:

2. Solar and Space Physics and the Vision for Space Exploration Conference
    16-20 October 2005, Wintergreen Resort, Virginia


From: Robert Lin <>

NASA has committed to a bold new human exploration initiative to the
Moon and Mars in the coming decades.  Astronauts and spacecraft
participating in this endeavor will be exposed to hazardous radiation and
particle environments that are only partially understood. 

The objective of this conference is to bring together members of the
space science, planetary science, radiation physics, operations, and
exploration engineering communities with a view to

- Increasing awareness and understanding of the complex array of solar and
  space physics issues pertinent to the environments of the Earth, Moon
  and Mars;
- Identifying compelling scientific research goals necessary to ensure the
  success of the Vision for Space Exploration;
- Defining the directions that research in these fields should take over
  the coming decades in order to achieve these goals.

A particular emphasis will be on improving predictions of solar energetic
particle storms, the solar eruptions that produce them, and the impact of
these on the Earth, Moon, and Mars environments.

3.  Third CNES Workshop on Earth Space Propagation, 22-24 February 2006,
   CNES, Toulouse, France.


From: Lj. Cander <>

The aim of the 3rd CNES Workshop on Earth-Space Propagation is to provide
an overview of the propagation phenomena affecting any Earth to space or
space to Earth radio links and to depict their impact on the radio-frequency
links to space systems. The workshop is free of charge.

  - Ionosphere
        Phase and Amplitude Scintillation
        Total Electron Content, Electronic Density
        Impact on positioning Systems
        Monitoring of Geomagnetic Storms
        Statistical Models and time-series synthesiser
  - Troposphere
        Climate parameters monitoring
        Statistics of Attenuation due to clear sky and/or precipitations
        Time varying propagation channel
        Generation of spatially and temporally correlated time series of
  - Environmental Propagation: Mobile and Indoor
        Communications/Navigation by satellite in the L-, S- and Ku bands
        Fading, propagation delay, Doppler Spectrum coherence time,
        coherence bandwidth
        Ray tracing, statistical models, channel measurements
        Mobile Propagation (sub-urban, urban, rural, tree-shadowed, mountainous)
        In-door propagation: building penetration, material characteristics
        (complex permittivity)
  - Fade Mitigation Techniques
        Communications by satellite: air interface performaces
        Power control, adaptive data rates, codes and modulations
        Standardisation: DVB-S2 and DVB-RCS
        Assessment of C/I
        Site and Frequency Diversity

Abstracts and Further dates:
Abstracts for contributions should be emailed attachments to be received
BEFORE 21 OTCOBER 2005 at the following addresses:
AND Abstracts should be about 1000 words, but give
sufficient information to enable an objective assessment to be made by referees.
As well as the title of the paper, submissions should indicate the appropriate
topic, as listed above, and include the name(s) of author(s), organisation(s),
email address(es), phone and fax number(s) and full postal address(es). The
meeting and all papers will be in English.

Notifictation of acceptance of paper: 24 November, 2005
Full papers required for publication: 1 February, 2006
(Full papers may be up to 8 pages).

Program Committee:
Chairman: Michel Bousquet (Supaero)
Vice Chairman: Frederic Cornet (CNES)
Caroline Bazile (CNES)
Alban Duverdier (CNES)
Harald Ernst (DLR)
Uwe Fiebig (DLR)
Fatim Haidara (Intelsat)
Daniel Hernandez (CNES)
Patrick Lassudrie (ENSTB)
Joel Lemorton (ONERA)
Antonio Martellucci (ESA)
Fernando Perez Fontan (Univ Vigo)
Norbert Suard (CNES)
Carol Wilson (CSIRO)

4. IHY/UNBSS Small Instrument Array Deployment Opportunity

From: R. Marsden on behalf of J. M. Davila" <>

A major thrust of the International Heliophysical Year (IHY) is to deploy
arrays of small, inexpensive instruments such as magnetometers, radio antennas,
GPS receivers, all-sky cameras, etc. around the world to provide global
measurements of ionospheric and heliospheric phenomena.  This program is a
collaboration between the IHY and the United Nations Basic Space Science (UNBSS)
program, which has been dedicated to the IHY through 2009. 

The small instrument program is envisioned as a partnership between instrument
providers, and instrument host countries.  The lead scientist will provide the
instruments (or fabrication plans for instruments) in the array; the host country
will provide manpower, facilities, and operational support to obtain data with the
instrument typically at a local university.  Funds are not available through the
IHY to build the instruments; these must be obtained through the normal proposal
channels.  However all instrument operational support for local scientists,
facilities, data acquisition, etc will be provided by the host nation. It is our
hope that the IHY can facilitate the deployment of 3-5 of these networks worldwide.

To begin the discussion between potential instrument providers and host countries,
a workshop has been arranged for November 20-23, 2005 in United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Additional information on the workshop is available at:


Approximately 25 participants from developed countries will be selected by August 15,
2005 to attend the workshop. 

If you are interested in attending the workshop should please contact
Nat Gopalswamy ( for additional information.

5. International Heliophysical Year 2007 - Call for Coordinated
   Investigation Proposals opened


From: Richard Marsden on behalf of Carine Briand <>

The call for Coordinated Investigation Program in the frame of IHY is
now opened. A unique site has been developed:


There is no deadline to propose a CIP and everybody is welcome to

A also take the advantage of this mail to inform you that several calls:
- In the frame of the the Marie Curie actions (Individual-driven actions,
Excellence promotion and recognition, Return ans re-integration mechanisms)
opened the 20th of July with deadline in September. They will be the last
calls in the frame of FP6 !

For more :

- "Thematic call in the area of 'Global Change and Ecosystems'"
Closing date: 03 November 2005 and 02 March 2006 at 17.00 (Brussels local
time) -->

6. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS

        (From 15/07/2005 to 09/09/2005, Act.Ref.: 05.1AE.02)

        (From 20/07/2005 to 15/09/2005, Act.Ref.: 05.197.04)

        (From 29/06/2005 to 16/09/2005, Act.Ref.: 04.1EE.15)

        (From 29/06/2005 to 02/09/2005, Act.Ref.: 03.153.21)

        (From 29/06/2005 to 09/09/2005, Act.Ref.: 05.1AE.09)

        (From 24/11/2004 to 31/12/2006, Act.Ref.: 04.153.85)


For a complete list of ESA Tender Actions, see:


Note: This newsletter is an initiative of the ESA Space Environments
and Effects Analysis Section ( ) 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:

  Wolfgang Baumjohann, IWF Graz, Austria
  Volker Bothmer, EGU-Solar Physics Secretary
  Jinbin Cao, Chinese Space Weather Activity Representative
  Eamonn Daly, ESA (excluding science programme)
  Maurizio Candidi, CNR
  Paul Cannon, URSI-Commission G
  Mike Hapgood,  EGU
  Pierre Lantos, Observatory of Paris Meudon
  Francios Lefeuvre, Space Weather Working Team Chairman
  Jean Lilensten, COST Action 724
  W. William Liu, Space Science Program, Canadian Space Agency
  Henrik Lundstedt, Lund space weather center
  Richard Marsden, ESA science programme
  Goetz Paschmann, ISSI
  Barbara Poppe, NOAA Space Environment Centre
  Jean-Yves Prado, CNES Programme Directorate
  Michael Rycroft, ISU

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