Space Weather Euro News Vol. 10 Issue 2 (13-02-06)

Table of Contents:

  1. First Swarm International Science Workshop 3-5 May 2006, Nantes,
  2. Call for Papers: Session on `Sun and Heliospheric Physics'
    (Session ST16), AOGS 2006
  3. COSPAR2006 Abstract Deadline - Final Reminder and Extension
  4. Call for papers for PRBEM1 Session of the Beijing 36th COSPAR
    Scientific Assembly
  5. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS

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1. First Swarm International Science Workshop 3-5 May 2006,
   Nantes, France

From: Gauthier Hulot <>
Roger Haagmans <>


First Swarm International Science Workshop
May 3-5, 2006, in Nantes, France



The Workshop will be FREE OF CHARGE

The ESA Swarm geomagnetic field constellation mission 2010-2014 is
dedicated to provide the most accurate measurements of Earth's
magnetic field and the crucial separation of the contributions from
the various sources. The primary research objectives of the mission
are (i) core dynamics and geodynamo processes; (ii) lithospheric
magnetisation; (iii) 3-D electrical conductivity of the mantle; (iv)
magnetospheric and ionospheric currents; (v) thermospheric processes
and gravity. The Swarm mission has been identified by ESA as one of
its contributions to ILWS.

The first Swarm International Science Workshop aims at bringing
together scientists working in all fields of Geomagnetism and related
fields, which could benefit from the Swarm mission. Scientists already
involved in the previous Magsat, Oersted, CHAMP, SAC-C and related
missions are particularly welcome. We especially encourage
presentations of scientific investigations, which could not have been
addressed by those previous missions.

The conference will last three days. During the first day (May 3), a
general overview of the Swarm mission will be given, followed by a
series of invited talks that will address achievements of the
International Decade of Geopotential Field Research so far. The next
two days (May 4+5) will be devoted to contributed and invited talks.

The last part of the meeting will be devoted to discussion of future
activities in view of the preparation of the Swarm mission. Both oral
and poster sessions will take place, leaving ample room for

The Workshop will be FREE OF CHARGE. For more information check:

Gauthier Hulot (IPG Paris)
Eigil Friis-Christensen (Danish National Space Center)
Hermann Luehr (GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam)
Roger Haagmans (ESA)

Contact information:
Benoit Langlais <>
Gauthier Hulot <>

2. Call for Papers: Session on `Sun and Heliospheric Physics'
   (Session ST16), AOGS 2006

From: P.K. Manoharan <>

Call for Papers for the 3rd AOGS Meeting, 10-14 July 2006, Singapore
Abstract deadline: February 15, 2006

This session provides the opportunity for contributions that fall within
the broad spectrum of solar and heliospheric physics. We invite papers on
(but not limited to): (1) solar activities (flares and CMEs) plus recent
activities, (2) observations during low vs. high solar-activity periods,
(3) connecting CMEs and ICMEs, radial evolution of CMEs, (4) particle
acceleration in the sun and heliosphere, (5) magnetic field transport from
the sun to the heliosphere, (6) coronal heating, (7) solar wind (origin
and acceleration), (8) solar side of space weather, (9) interplanetary
turbulence (density and electromagnetic), (10) CIRs, interactions of solar
wind with planets, and, (11) plasma waves, nonlinear processes, shocks and
discontinuities. Contributions related to ground-based, spacecraft, and
remote sensing observations, theoretical, data-modeling, and comparative
studies are invited. We also invite presentations to discuss the
International Heliophysical Year (IHY) program and its coordinated
activities planned in the Asia-Pacific Region.

P.K. Manoharan
Radio Astronomy Centre,
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Ooty, India

Abstracts must be submitted to AOGS Web site by February 1, 2006.
Additional information for abstract submission and registration can be
found at

3. COSPAR2006 Abstract Deadline - Final Reminder and Extension

From: CosparCom <>

Dear COSPAR Associate,

The deadline for submitting abstracts for the 36th Scientific Assembly of
the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), to be held in Beijing, China
(16-23 July), has been extended from 17 February to 24 February 2006
following requests from several Main Scientific Organizers of Assembly
events. If you wish to submit an abstract and have not already done so,
please attend to this matter at your earliest convenience and no later than
24 February. All information concerning the scientific program and abstract
submission may be found at:

Note that the deadline for financial support applications remains 17 February.

We look forward to your participation in the very rich scientific program
of the Beijing Assembly.


COSPAR Secretariat

51, bd de Montmorency
75016 Paris, FRANCE
Tel: +33 1 45 25 06 79
Fax: +33 1 40 50 98 27

4. Call for papers for PRBEM1 Session of the Beijing 36th COSPAR
Scientific Assembly

From: D. Heynderickx <>

Empirical and Theoretical Models of the Geospace Radiation Environment

In recent years it has become obvious, to scientists and the enigneering
community, that there is a need to develop new empirical models plus
theoretical and assimilative models of the Geospace radiation environment
to meet the requirements of space systems developers, operators and the
international space weather programs. The session will focus on user
requirements and recent results of efforts to meet them. We call for
papers on theoretical models that can provide new understanding of the
physical processes involved in generating the radiation belt structure
and dynamics plus those that can act as assimilative tools for data
analysis and interpolation to regions where measurements are not
available. We invite submissions describing attempts to understand how
the system responds to extreme conditions and to predict the extreme
values the environment can attain. In addition, we solicit papers that
respond to the panel's challenge to both organize data sets using a
common magnetic coordinate system and to intercalibrate data sets as part
of empirical modelling efforts.

The deadline for abstract submissions is 17 February. Information on the
PRBEM1 Session and abstract submission instructions can be found at:

5. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS

(From 20/12/2005 to 28/02/2006, Act.Ref.: 05.1AE.16)

(From 22/12/2005 to 23/02/2006, Act.Ref.: 04.153.22)


For a complete list of ESA Tender Actions, see:


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