Space Weather Euro News Vol. 10 Issue 3 (03-03-06)

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1. Election of New Space Weather Working Team Chairman
2. Space Weather Week 2006, April 25-28, 2006, Boulder, Colorado, USA
3. Results of NASA 2005 Senior Review
4. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS
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1. Election of New Space Weather Working Team Chairman
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From: Alexi Glover & François Lefeuvre <lefeuvre@cnrs-orleans.fr>

Following the election held earlier this month, we are pleased to
announce the appointment of Dr. Mike Hapgood as the new Space Weather
Working Team Chairman.

Mike has a long experience of working on European Space Weather related
issues and we are confident of his suitability for the post.

A copy of Mike's position statement has already been circulated to all
registered SWWT members and can be made available on request from Alexi
Glover.

After a short transition period, Mike will take up the SWWT post formally
at the next SWWT meeting. The date and location of this meeting will be
announced in the next weeks.

We look forward to the continued collaboration and support of the European
Space Weather Community during this new phase of SWWT activities.

For more information about the SWWT see:
  - http://www.esa-spaceweather.net/spweather/esa_initiatives/swwt/index.html

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2. Space Weather Week 2006, April 25-28, 2006, Boulder, Colorado, USA
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From: Terry Onsager <Terry.Onsager@noaa.gov>

The 2006 Space Weather Week conference will be held this spring, April
25-28, 2006, in Boulder, Colorado.  This meeting will focus on the impacts
of space weather and on recent scientific advances in specifying and
predicting the conditions in the space environment. The conference program
will highlight space weather impacts in several areas of the environment,
including ionospheric disturbances, satellite drag, auroral currents,
geomagnetic storms and their solar drivers, radiation belts, and solar
energetic particles.  We anticipate that representatives from industries
impacted by space weather will attend, including those from electric power,
commercial airlines, satellite operations, and navigation/communication.
Space Weather Week 2006 is co-organized by the NOAA Space Environment Center,
the Air Force Research Laboratory, the NSF Division of Atmospheric Science,
and NASA.  Further details regarding the meeting agenda and travel will be
posted on our web site: 

http://www.sec.noaa.gov/sww

Space Weather Week Student Travel Support: Partial support for student
attendance is available. This support could be applied to registration fees,
room and board, and/or travel costs. Please email the following information
to Terry Onsager (terry.onsager@noaa.gov) by no later than March 10, 2006:

1. Name
2. Institution and contact information
3. Academic level
4. Topic of research that will be presented as a poster
5. Academic advisor and contact information
6. Level of support required to attend

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3. Results of NASA 2005 Senior Review
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From: Richard Marsden, for Chuck Holmes <charles.p.holmes@nasa.gov>

The results of the 2005 Senior Review for the Sun-Solar System Connection
operating missions are out.  The report of the Senior Review panel can be
found on a NASA HQ web site

http://science.hq.nasa.gov/earth-sun/index.html

Look in the lower right-hand corner for the title: "2005 Senior Review of
the Sun-Solar System Connection Missions Operations and Data Analysis
Program".  We are pleased to announce that the FY-07 President's Budget
carries forward the Great Observatory without the potential interruptions
that we were facing last year.  The Guest Investigator Program competition
announced in the ROSES 2006 will be moving forward as planned.

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4. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS
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AO4780 ARTES 4 - ESA-INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME: CALL FOR PROPOSALS
(From 24/11/2004 to 31/12/2007, 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://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:

  Wolfgang Baumjohann, IWF Graz, Austria
  Volker Bothmer, EGU-Solar Physics Secretary
  Jinbin Cao, Chinese Space Weather Activity Representative
  Ljiljana Cander, COST Action 296
  Eamonn Daly, ESA (excluding science programme)
  Maurizio Candidi, CNR
  Paul Cannon, URSI-Commission G
  Mike Hapgood,  EGU & Space Weather Working Team Chairman (from Q2/2006)
  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

- SWEN archives are currently also available on:

http://www.lund.irf.se/HeliosHome/SWEN/spweuro.html

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SWEN editor:

Alexi Glover

SWEN manager:

Alain Hilgers
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