Space Weather Euro News Vol. 10 Issue 11 (01-09-06)

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  1. Third European Space Weather Week, Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels
    13-17th November 2006. Reminder: Abstract Submission Deadline 8th September 2006
  2. 4th Geant4 Space Users' Workshop & 3rd Spenvis Users' Workshop,
    Sheraton Pasadena Hotel, Pasadena, California, U.S.A., November 6 - 10, 2006
  3. First International Workshop on ISO Standardization of Electrostatic
    Discharge Test of Satellite Solar Array, Kitakyushu, Japan. November 27th - December 1st, 2006
  4. IAGA session on Techniques and instrumentation in space plasma physics
    at the IUGG General Assembly 2-13 July 2007, Perugia, Italy.
  5. 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. Reminder: Abstract Submission Deadline 8th September 2006
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From: A. Glover, J. Lilensten <Jean.Lilensten at obs.ujf-grenoble.fr>
R. van der Linden <ronald.vanderlinden at oma.be>
http://www.esa-spaceweather.net/mailform/mailform.html?name=A_Glover

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.

***Abstract Sumbission Deadline: 8th September 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.

Organisation:

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

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:

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:

http://sidc.oma.be/esww3

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:

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
esa.conference.bureau@esa.int 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.

Publication
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:

Local Organising Committee

This meeting is supported by the Belgian Science Policy Office, the

Royal Library of Brussels, COST and ESA.

Conference web site:
http://sidc.oma.be/esww3
See Also:
http://www.esa-spaceweather.net/spweather/workshops/eswwIII/index.html

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2. 4th Geant4 Space Users' Workshop & 3rd Spenvis Users' Workshop,
Sheraton Pasadena Hotel, Pasadena, California, U.S.A., November 6 - 10, 2006
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From: Petteri Nieminen
http://www.esa-spaceweather.net/mailform/mailform.html?name=P_Nieminen

4th Geant4 Space Users' Workshop & 3rd Spenvis Users' Workshop

Sheraton Pasadena Hotel
Pasadena, California, U.S.A.
November 6 - 10, 2006

Dear Colleagues,
We are pleased to announce that 4th Geant4 Space Users' Workshop and
3rd Spenvis Users' Workshop to be held on November 6th through November
10th,2006 at Sheraton Pasadena Hotel, Pasadena, California USA. Please
visit the Workshop Home Page at http://geant4.slac.stanford.edu/Space06/
for more information. The registration and abstract submission is now
open.

The GEANT4 Space Users' workshop follows events organized at ESA/ESTEC
in 2003, Vanderbilt University at Nashville TN, USA in 2004, and the
Catholic University at Leuven, Belgium in 2005. The focus is on new
results for component, sensor, and shielding analyses, as well as on
developments for Exploration and Science missions. This year, the
particular focus is on recent and on-going developments and studies
of nucleus-nucleus interaction physics. Users are invited to highlight
new requirements based on their applications.

The SPENVIS workshop follows events organized at ESA/ESTEC in 2002 and
the Catholic University at Leuven, Belgium in 2005. The SPENVIS workshop
emphasizes user experience and requirements for future developments. We
aim for an informal workshop with a limited number of presentations
which could serve as starting points for round table discussions
addressing specific developments and applications. The programme was
deliberately kept open to allow users to actively participate in the
organization.

Several GEANT4 based radiation effects packages are now available or
under development, which are or will be implemented in the SPENVIS
user interface. In view of these developments, we opted for a combined
workshop where users and developers of both communities could meet and
interact.

The workshop is supported by NASA Electronic Parts and Packaging (NAPP)
Program, the Assurance Technologies Program Office (ATPO), NASA Jet
Propulsion Laboratory and ESA/ESTEC. The workshop is co-organized by
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.

We are looking forward to meeting with you at Pasadena.

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3. First International Workshop on ISO Standardization of Electrostatic
Discharge Test of Satellite Solar Array, Kitakyushu, Japan. November
27th - December 1st, 2006
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From: Mengu Cho <cho at ele.kyutech.ac.jp>

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce First International Workshop on ISO
Standardization of Electrostatic Discharge Test of Satellite
Solar Array to be held at Kitakyushu Japan from November 27th
to December 1st 2006.

Please see http://bohr.ele.kyutech.ac.jp/announce.html for the detail.

The workshop is open to anybody. I look forward to seeing many
of you at the workshop.

Best regards,

Mengu Cho

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4. IAGA session on Techniques and instrumentation in space plasma physics
at the IUGG General Assembly 2-13 July 2007, Perugia, Italy.
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From: Alain Hilgers
http://www.esa-spaceweather.net/mailform/mailform.html?name=A_Hilgers

Space and ground based instrumentation has shown significant advances
in technology in recent years. These developments enable a new generation
both of measurements and of data acquisition and logistical support for
ground based instrumentation. Not only have advances been made to improve
performance of individual instruments, for example, space based imagers
and sensors but also in systems used for ground based systems to enable
improved reliability and autonomy enabling large networks of sensors.

With these technical deve-lopments new techniques in operation and
analysis of data have been developed to take full advantage of the
broad range of measurements provided. This session invites papers
describing instrument technologies and developments applied to space
physics including both space and ground based as well as papers
describing new techniques of measurement and data analysis.

Conveners:
A. Hilgers, E. Donovan and H. Luehr

Web site:
http://www.iugg2007perugia.it/

Deadline for submission of abstracts to the Local Organizing Committee (LOC):

31 January 2007 (electronic submission)
15 January 2007 (Paper submission).

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5. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS
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AO5045 FEASIBILITY STUDY PHASE B0 OF THE INTERACTIONS IN COSMIC AND
ATMOSPHERIC PARTICLE SYSTEMS (ICAPS) EXPERIMENT.
(From 11/08/2006 to 23/10/2006, Act.Ref.: 05.1GM.04)

AO5154 HARMONISATION OF THERMAL AND SPACE ENVIRONMENT ANALYSIS SOFTWARE
AND INTERFACES - EXCHANGE OF THERMAL MODELS VIA STEP-TAS
(From 04/07/2006 to 18/09/2006, Act.Ref.: 06.127.02)

AO5112 SYNOPSIS OF RADIATION EFFECTS ON ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS DURING
SPACE MISSIONS
(From 20/07/2006 to 22/09/2006, Act.Ref.: 06.139.06)

AO5257 2006 AO FOR THE INNOVATION TRIANGLE INITIATIVE (ITI)
(From 10/08/2006 to 04/10/2006, Act.Ref.: 06.135.01)

AO5147 DEVELOPMENT OF CIVIL PROTECTION SATELLITECOMMUNICATION SERVICES:
REQUIREMENTS DEFINITION FOR CIVIL PROTECTION SATELLITE SERVICES
(From 20/06/2006 to 15/09/2006, Act.Ref.: 06.197.26)

AO5180 ESA INTERACTION WITH ACADEMIA ON ADVANCED RESEARCH TOPICS: ARIADNA
(From 12/06/2006 to 15/09/2006, Act.Ref.: 06.197.30)

AO5151 LET-SME ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPPORTUNITIES 2006
(From 06/07/2006 to 08/09/2006, Act.Ref.: 06.179.02)

AO5094 PROPAGATION EFFECTS FOR MOBILE MULTIMEDIA SERVICES
(From 12/06/2006 to 15/09/2006, Act.Ref.: 04.153.09)

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.

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