Space Weather Euro News Vol. 10 Issue 9 (13-07-06)

Table of Contents:

  1. Third European Space Weather Week, Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels
    13-17th November 2006. 2nd Announcement and Call for Papers
  2. Meeting Summary: SWWT Meeting 19, 29th June, ESA-HQ Paris.
  3. 2nd Space and Society Conference “Space Options for the 21st Century”,
    ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands from 27 February – 1 March 2007
  4. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS
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1. Third European Space Weather Week, Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels
13-17th November 2006. 2nd Announcement and Call for Papers

From: A. Glover, J. Lilensten <Jean.Lilensten at>
R. van der Linden <ronald.vanderlinden at>

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

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 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 15th
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.

Some limited financial support is available for students and young
engineers. Applications for financial support should be sent to not later than 1st September and should
include a copy of the applicant’s submitted abstract, CV and letter
of motivation.

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. Please indicate whether you plan to attend this event when
registering for the conference.

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
V. Wellens

This meeting is supported by the Belgian Science Policy Office, the
Royal Library of Brussels, COST and ESA.

Conference web site:
See Also:

2. Meeting Summary: SWWT Meeting 19, 29th June, ESA-HQ Paris.

From: M. Hapgood <m.a.hapgood at>

We had a successful meeting at ESA HQ with some 18 attendees. I will
circulate the detailed minutes soon - but, ahead of that, here is a
short summary.

We had a number of interesting presentations on space weather activities
from ESA, Spain, Germany, France, Belgium, Italy and the UK. Highlights
included ESA's Space Environment Effects Network of Competence, plans
for a German national centre of competence for space weather, the
growing coordination of space weather activities in France and the
development of a solar-terrestrial centre of excellence in Belgium. We
also heard that FMI are preparing a report on space weather for
EUMETSAT's Scientific and Technical Group and had a briefing on plans
for the Third European Space Weather Week (ESWW3).

A major issue in our discussion was support of long-term space weather
monitoring is a problem. It is becoming clear that we need to promote
the idea that space weather is like the environmental sciences - where
long-term monitoring and inter-disciplinary work are recognised as
important. It may be better to seek EU support for space weather
measurements as an Infrastructure project rather than, as previously
discussed, as an ERA-NET.

We also discussed the future of the topical groups. There was strong
support to continue these groups - but also to review their membership
during ESWW3, when we expect a strong attendance by interested persons.
We agreed to extend the spacecraft and aircraft environments group to
include SpW effects on launchers; there is increased user interest in
this area with the advent of Vega and Soyuz at Kourou.

3. 2nd Space and Society Conference “Space Options for the 21st Century”,
ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands from 27 February – 1 March 2007

From: E. Daly

Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to participate in the 2nd Space and Society
Conference “Space Options for the 21st Century”, which will be held at
ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands from 27 February – 1 March 2007.

The first announcement and call for papers can be found on the European
Space Agency's Conference Web site:

We would be grateful if you would forward this announcement to any
colleagues you believe might be interested to also attend.

With kind regards,

The Conference Secretariat

4. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS

(From 04/07/2006 to 18/09/2006, Act.Ref.: 06.127.02)

(From 06/07/2006 to 31/08/2006, Act.Ref.: 06.1EC.04)

(From 06/07/2006 to 08/09/2006, Act.Ref.: 06.179.02)

(From 12/06/2006 to 15/09/2006, Act.Ref.: 04.153.09)

(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
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

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