Space Weather Euro News Vol. 10 Issue 13 (11-10-06)

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  1. Third European Space Weather Week, Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels 13-17th November 2006.
    Reminder: Online Registration Deadline 13th October
  2. SWENET Portal Latest Release and Upcoming New Features
  3. 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: Online Registration Deadline 13th October

From: A. Glover, J. Lilensten Jean Lilensten
R. van der Linden Ronald Vanderlinden

***Please note that the deadline for online registration is 13th October 2006.
Although on-site registration will be possible, in order to facilitate
the organisation of the meeting we strongly encourage participants to
register in advance***

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:

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:

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:

Local Organising Committee

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

Conference web site:
See Also:

2. SWENET Portal Latest Release and Upcoming New Features

Pablo Beltrami P. Beltrami
Kai Ruhl K. Ruhl

Please be informed that on 25th September 2006 Release 3.01 of SWENET
has been deployed. This is a maintenance release with minor
functionality updates and several bug fixes. The full list of changes
can be found here:

During the remainder of 2006, a number of new features will be
introduced into SWENET. In overview, the three main topics are:

The finalised SWENET portal has now been operational for over a year,
with an extended evaluation period, in which your feedback has been very

At this point of time time, we would like to invite you once more to
share your opinions about SWENET with us, and would be thankful for your
feedback (preferably in the form of the SWENET user questionaire). SWENET
can only get as good as your ideas are!

SWENET User questionnaire can be downloaded via the following link (pasted as a single line):

3. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS

(From 11/08/2006 to 23/10/2006, Act.Ref.: 05.1GM.04)

(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.