Space Weather Euro News Vol. 10 Issue 8 (08-06-06)

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  1. Next SWWT Meeting : 29th June at ESA Headquarters, Paris.
  2. Special Session at the European Planetary Science Congress 2006:
    MA4 Space Weather and its Planetary Connection (Workshop)
  3. Course on ““Solar-Terrestrial Physics” Advanced School in Space Environment-2006
  4. Continuation of Wilcox Solar Observatory Program ?
    Important Survey of Users - Response Requested by June 15
  5. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS
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1. Next SWWT Meeting : 29th June at ESA Headquarters, Paris.
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From: Alexi Glover & Mike Hapgood <m.a.hapgood at rl.ac.uk>
http://www.esa-spaceweather.net/swenet/login?cmd=swenet_mailform_page&name=A_Glover

Please note that the next meeting of the Space Weather Working Team
will take place on 29th June at ESA Headquarters in Paris. A detailed
agenda will follow shortly.

Please inform Mike Hapgood <m.a.hapgood at rl.ac.uk> if you plan to attend.
Instructions for reaching ESA HQ can be found via the following link:

http://www.esa.int/esaCP/ESA4K4UM5JC_index_0.html

Nearest metro stations are Segur and Cambronne.

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2. Special Session at the European Planetary Science Congress 2006:
MA4 Space Weather and its Planetary Connection (Workshop)
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From: Norma B. Crosby <norma.crosby at oma.be>

Dear Colleagues,

At the upcoming "European Planetary Science Congress 2006", Berlin,
18-22 September 2006, there will be a special session on SPACE WEATHER
AND ITS PLANETARY CONNECTION:

MA4 Space Weather and its Planetary Connection (Workshop)

The highly energetic particles that fill our heliosphere are the most
important radiation hazards for current space missions and future
interplanetary travel. Therefore it is necessary for scientists to
develop physical tools and models that can predict radiation levels in
the various domains of space in order to help engineers designing
technologies for radiation mitigation of spacecraft and passengers. This
session invites contributions that focus on the implications of
energetic particle environments on technical and biological systems
during interplanetary missions and on strategies to help prevent short-
and long-term radiation effects.

Abstracts related to the session scheme are welcome from all science
disciplines (physics, mathematics, engineering, medical, etc). We aim in
establishing a truly interdisciplinary workshop environment.

DEADLINE for abstract submission: June 14, 2006

More information about the meeting / to register / submit an abstract is
located here: http://meetings.copernicus.org/epsc2006

Please do not hesitate to contact the organizers if you have questions.

Yours sincerely,
Norma B. Crosby (convener), Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy,
Brussels, Belgium
Volker Bothmer (co-convener), Institute for Astrophysics, University
Göttingen, Germany

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3. Course on ““Solar-Terrestrial Physics” Advanced School in Space
Environment-2006
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From: Umberto Villante <umberto.villante at aquila.infn.it>

The International School of Space Science, the World Institute for Space
Environment Research and the Area di Ricerca in Astrogeofisica have
organized a course on “Solar-Terrestrial Physics”-Advanced School in
Space Environment-2006, to be held in L’Aquila, Italy, Sept. 10-16, 2006.
The course, which is part of the program SERSES, a Series of Events on
Solar Earth Relations and Space Weather, will be directed by R. Bruno,
A. Chian, Y. Kamide, and U. Villante. The Advanced School on Space
Environment (ASSE2006) offers a program of lectures to provide an
overview of the fundamental problems in space environment science.
Purpose of the school is not only that of allowing the students to
learn the state of art about the physics of the sun-earth environment
but also that of illustrating the guide lines of major future developments
of this science. Students will also benefit of the possibility to have
an active role within the school, during afternoon poster sessions
dedicated to their research activity, and constructive interactions
with their lecturers throughout the duration of the school.

The deadline for application has been extended to June 30, 2006.

For further information visit http://www.cifs-isss.org/
or send an e-mail to ssc@aquila.infn.it.

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4. Continuation of Wilcox Solar Observatory Program ? Important Survey
of Users - Response Requested by June 15
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From: Todd Hoeksema <todd at quake.stanford.edu>

With the advent of higher resolution solar magnetic observations, the
usefulness of continuing the 30-year Wilcox Solar Observatory synoptic
program has come into question.

We would very much like to hear from you if you use WSO observations or
find data products derived from WSO measurements useful in your work.
Specific examples or CITATIONS are particularly helpful. We would
especially appreciate statements telling why WSO observations should
continue into the coming solar cycle. Or, of equal importance, if you
feel the observations are no longer necessary, we would like to know that
too.

WSO has measured the mean magnetic field of the Sun on every clear day
since May 1975 and it began collecting magnetograms with 3 arc-minute
resolution just one year later. The data, available at
http://wso.stanford.edu, are used to track the evolution of the Sun's
polar and large-scale photospheric field, routinely and reliably model
the coronal magnetic field at the source surface, forecast solar wind
conditions, estimate the global configuration of the heliosphere, and
cross-calibrate other solar observations. The unique features of the
data are continuity, convenience, and accurate determination of the
magnetic zero level.

Please respond by June 15 to wso@solar.stanford.edu

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5. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS
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AO5033 FEASIBILITY STUDY OF A WIDE AREA HIGH-PRECISON NAVIGATION
SERVICE FOR EGNOS AND GALILEO
(From 24/04/2006 to 20/06/2006, Act.Ref.: 05.197.26)

AO5105 SYSTEM DESIGN OF THE GEOSAIL TECHNOLOGY
(From 19/05/2006 to 30/06/2006, Act.Ref.: 06.166.02)

AO5059 STUDY ON THE CAPABILITY GAPS CONCERNING EUROPEAN SPACE SITUATIONAL
AWARENESS
(From 12/05/2006 to 23/06/2006, Act.Ref.: 06.197.25)

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
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
Pierre Lantos, Observatory of Paris Meudon
Francois Lefeuvre, LPCE/CNRS
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 available on:

http://www.esa-spaceweather.net/spweather/SWEN/swen.html

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

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