Space Weather Euro News Vol. 10 Issue 7 (24-05-06)

Table of Contents:

  1. Third European Space Weather Week, ESWW3, 13-17th November 2006,
    Brussels, Belgium. First Announcement
  2. Solar Image Processing Workshop III: The Challenges of New
    Instrumentation Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland,
    6-8 September 2006. Second Announcement
  3. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS
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1. Third European Space Weather Week, ESWW3, 13-17th November 2006,
Brussels, Belgium. First Announcement

From: A. Glover: J. Lilensten: R. van der Linden

The next European Space Weather Week will take place at the Royal
Library of Brussels, Belgium, from Monday 13th November to Friday
17th November 2006.

This meeting is being jointly organised by the Royal Observatory
of Belgium (ROB), ESA, the SWWT, the COST 724 and COST 296 communities.
The local organisation is done by the SIDC of the ROB. This event will
build on the advances made during the first two European Space Weather
Weeks held at ESA/ESTEC in 2004 and 2005. The workshop will again adopt
the central aim of bringing together diverse communities working on all
elements of space weather. This year’s meeting will discuss hot topics
and recent advances in both scientific and applications based domains.
It will also focus on a number of topical thematic issues from both a
scientific and applications oriented perspectives. New tools and
techniques will also be discussed and demonstrated during the workshop
with a view to aiding the transition between new scientific results and
space weather services. The meeting will also explore community development
and investigate possible routes towards the creation of a sustainable
space weather activity in Europe through a dedicated session and several
business meetings.


The meeting will centre on 8 open sessions that address a number of
topical themes:

Session 1: Hot topics in space weather science and applications
Session 2: Space Weather Modelling: from science to applications
Session 3: Virtual Observatories, Data Bases and new Tools.
Session 4: GIOVE-A and Galileo: Effects and Applications
Session 5: Methods used in Meteorology Applied to Space Weather
Session 6: Science underpinning Space Weather
Session 7: Space Weather Challenges for Planetary Exploration
Session 8: Agencies Activities, I*Y and Programmatics

Each session will be divided into one oral and one poster session with
plenty of time devoted to discussion. Contributed papers are welcome to
each of the 8 sessions. The oral presentations will cover a range of
scientific and applications related themes and will consist of both
invited and contributed papers. Six of the eight sessions will address
both scientific and applications based issues relating to a range of
topical themes. Session 6 will address key scientific issues and Session
8 will be geared towards identifying the next steps towards a coordinated
long-term European Space Weather activity. It is also envisaged that this
final session will conclude with a wrap-up of the key issues arising
during the week long event in the form of a round table discussion on
possible future European directions in space weather.

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
SWENET Participants Forum

Several rooms will be available for splinter meetings during the week.
Anyone wishing to organise a splinter meeting during the conference is
requested to contact Alexi Glover for further information.

Abstract Submission:

Online abstract submission will be possible from 14th July via the official
conference website:

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

Deadline for submission: 8th September 2006.

Authors will be informed of the acceptance of their abstract by 22nd
September prior to the ESWW3 taking place.


Registration will be possible via the conference websites from 14th July.
The deadline for registration is 13th October 2006.

A registration fee of 80Euros will be payable. This will cover the cost
of organisation and materials together with a welcome event.

A social event followed by a conference dinner will take on 15th November
at Mini Europe, Heizel. Participation is optional and will be at an additional
cost of 75Euros including transportation to and from the event.

More detail will follow before 14th July.


Presentation material from the invited talks will be made available on the
ESWW3 website following the event. In addition, it is envisaged that
scientific and technical papers presented at this event will form a
special issue of Annales Geophysicae. More information about this
publication will be made available during the meeting.

Organising Committee:

J Lilensten (Co-Chair), A Belehaki (COST 724)
A. Glover (Co-Chair), A. Hilgers (ESA/D-TEC, D-EUI)
A. Bourdillon, Bruno Zolesi (COST 296)
M. Rycroft
M. Hapgood, F. Lefeuvre (SWWT)
R. Van der Linden (SIDC – ROB)
P. Gille

Local Organising Committee
R. Van der Linden
D. Berghmans
P. Vanlommel
E. Robbrecht
A. Vandersyppe
D. Lafont
R. Warnant (TBC)
V. Wellens

This meeting is supported by the Belgian Science Policy Office and the
Royal Library of Begium.

Conference web site:

See Also:

2. Solar Image Processing Workshop III: The Challenges of New
Instrumentation Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland,
6-8 September 2006. Second Announcement

From: J. Ireland <ireland>

Registration is now open for the 3rd Solar Image Processing Workshop
(SIPWork III), to be held in Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland,
6-8 September 2006.

Please note the following important deadlines:

Abstract Submission: 11.59pm, EST June 1st, 2006
Registration: 11.59pm, EST June 1st, 2006
Accommodation: 11.59pm, EST June 1st, 2006

Further details can be found at


SIPWork III will again bring together researchers in image processing
and solar physics, this time to focus on challenges presented by new
instrumentation. Of particular interestwill be new ground based
instrumentation such as the ATST (Advanced Technology Solar Telescope),
SVST (Swedish Vacuum Solar Telescope) and DOT (Dutch Open Telescope),
as well as future space instrumentation on board PROBA2, STEREO ,
Solar-B and SDO.

The workshop will be held in Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland,
6-8 September 2006. The meeting will be a 3 day workshop of 50-100
participants, featuring talks, posters and breakout/open ended
discussion sessions. In keeping with previous workshops, we emphasize
that we are looking for topics that will be of interest to both the
image processing and solar physics communities. In addition we will
also look for a refereed journal to support a special issue concerning
the topics of the meeting. Presentations will also be available at
the meeting website. We look forward to seeing you in Dublin in
September 2006.

Jack Ireland (Chair, SOC)
Peter Gallagher (Chair, LOC)

3. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS

(From 24/04/2006 to 20/06/2006, Act.Ref.: 05.197.26)

(From 19/05/2006 to 30/06/2006, Act.Ref.: 06.166.02)

(From 12/05/2006 to 23/06/2006, Act.Ref.: 06.197.25)

(From 13/03/2006 to 29/05/2006, Act.Ref.: 05.197.25)

(From 24/11/2004 to 31/12/2007, 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
Alain Bourdillon, COST Action 296
Eamonn Daly, ESA (excluding science programme)
Maurizio Candidi, CNR
Paul Cannon, URSI-Commission G
Mike Hapgood, Space Weather Workinig Team Chairman (From Q2 2006)
Pierre Lantos, Observatory of Paris Meudon
Francois 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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