Space Weather Euro News Vol. 10 Issue 4 (13-03-06)

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  1. Third European Space Weather Week: ESWW3. 13-17th November 2006,
    Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels
  2. Call for Papers: Session on `Space Weather Research: Theory, Modeling
    and Prediction' (Session SH04), for the Western Pacific Geophysics
    Meeting (WPGM2006) July 24-27, 2006, Beijing, China
  3. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS

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1. Third European Space Weather Week: ESWW3. 13-17th November 2006,
   Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels

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From: Alexi Glover, Jean Lilensten <Jean.Lilensten@obs.ujf-grenoble.fr> and
          Ronald van der Linden <ronald.vanderlinden@oma.be>

The Third European Space Weather Week will take place between
13-17th November 2006. In a change from previous years, we are
pleased to announce that this year the meeting will be held at the
Royal Library of Belgium in Brussels.

The third in the series of annual European Space Weather Weeks will
again bring together the activities of ESA, COST 724 and COST 296.
This highly cross displinary event will focus on advances made in
the areas of scientific research, application development and
transitioning science to applications. The meeting will also
explore community development, aiming towards a sustainable space
weather activity in Europe.

More information about the meeting will be available soon via:
  - http://www.esa-spaceweather.net/spweather

More information on the venue can be found via:
  - http://www.kbr.be/

This meeting is also supported by the Belgian Science Policy Office
( http://www.belspo.be/ )


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2. Call for Papers: Session on `Space Weather Research: Theory, Modeling
   and Prediction' (Session SH04), for the Western Pacific Geophysics
   Meeting (WPGM2006) July 24-27, 2006, Beijing, China

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From: Nandita Srivastava <nandita@prl.ernet.in>

Online Abstract deadline: March 16, 2006 at the website

http://www.agu.org/meetings/wp06/

Description:  Space weather research has assumed greater importance and
many international groups such as CAWSES (Climate and Weather of  Sun-
Earth System) and ILWS (International Living with a Star) have specific
interest in this topic. Because most of the strong geomagnetic storms have
their sources in fast-moving halo Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs), space
weather prediction essentially involves the prediction of the arrival
time of the CMEs and the magnitude of the resulting geomagnetic storms
at the earth.

From an interplanetary (IP) point of view, the solar wind speed and the
southward component of the interplanetary magnetic field play key roles
in deciding the intensity of the storms. However, the IP parameters give
a prior warning of only a few hours before the onset of a geomagnetic
storm, while for practical applications, it is necessary to forecast the
storm much in advance, which requires the identification of solar parameters
that influence the IP parameters responsible for major storms. The 
observations of severe geo-effective events of October-November 2003 offer
a unique opportunity to understand the specific conditions that give arise
to intense storms. Papers are invited in this session on the above and other
similar events with an objective to review our present understanding  of
(1) the propagation of geo-effective CMEs, (2) the associated shocks in the
interplanetary medium, and (3) their arrival times at the near- Earth space.
Papers on empirical/statistical and conceptual/physical approaches which can
model the solar and IP parameters responsible for major storms  in order to
accurately predict the space weather are also solicited in this session.
Papers are also invited to discuss flare/CME/storm events observed during the
CAWSES campaign in 2005 August and September, and  other interesting space
weather events in 2004-2005.

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3. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS
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AO5056 MEMSRAD: MEMS SENSITIVITY TO SPACE RADIATION
        (From 08/03/2006 to 19/04/2006, Act.Ref.: 04.1QC.04)

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

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