Space Weather Euro News Vol. 11 Issue 1 (29-01-07)

Table of Contents:

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  1. Space Weather Enterprise Forum
  2. Space Weather Workshop, 2007
  3. Student Support to Attend Space Weather Workshop
  4. Course on “Magnetospheric dynamics”,
    L’Aquila, Italy, April 09-15, 2007
  5. 37th Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research and Associated Events -
    COSPAR 2008 “50th Anniversary Assembly”, 13 - 20 July 2008, Montreal, Canada
  6. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS
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1. Space Weather Enterprise Forum
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From: Terry Onsager Terry Onsager

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), in cooperation
with partner agencies in the National Space Weather Program (NSWP)
are sponsoring the first-ever Space Weather Enterprise Forum (SWEF)
in Washington, D.C., at the Hotel Washington, on April 4-5, 2007.

The purpose of the forum is to address the economic, societal and
national security impacts of space weather with a principal focus
on assessing the growing future needs of a rapidly developing
technological world economy. This forum will bring together
stakeholders from throughout the space weather community (federal,
private, public) to discuss the hazards of space weather, and
highlight our nation’s need for space weather research and services,
today, and in the future.

The conference will highlight space weather impacts in several areas,
including national security, aviation, communications, global positioning
system (GPS) applications, spacecraft operations, space exploration,
and electric power grids.

Conference goals are to:

The nation’s leading conference on space weather is the Space Weather
Workshop (formerly known as Space Weather Week), held annually in Boulder,
Colorado (April 24-27, 2007). The Space Weather Workshop is devoted to fostering
communication among space weather users, researchers, and service providers.
It focuses on identifying priority needs for operational services, which will
guide future research.

The D.C. Forum is intended to complement Space Weather Workshop, promoting
high-level dialogue to address how space weather currently impacts national
interests, and the potential impact on the country’s future economic growth
and security.

A steering committee, under the direction of NOAA and composed of
representatives from private industry; NASA; National Science Foundation;
the Departments of Defense, Transportation, Interior, and Energy; and the
university community is presently formulating a program and contacting
potential speakers. The conference is open to the public and is free, but
pre-registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve
basis. Visit https://www.infonetic.com/tis/swe for more information and to
register online.

Please direct questions to Bill Murtagh at 303-497-7492 or at william.murtagh@noaa.gov

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2. Space Weather Workshop, 2007
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From: Terry Onsager Terry Onsager

The 2007 Space Weather Workshop (formerly known as Space Weather Week)
will be held this spring, April 24-27, 2007, in Boulder, Colorado.
This meeting will bring the customer, forecasting, and research
communities together to focus on the impacts of space weather,
forecasting techniques, and on recent scientific advances in specifying
and predicting conditions in the space environment. The conference
program will highlight space weather impacts in several areas of the
environment, including ionospheric disturbances, satellite drag, auroral
currents, geomagnetic storms and their solar drivers, radiation belts,
and solar energetic particles. Representatives from industries impacted
by space weather will be invited to attend, including those from electric
power, commercial airlines, satellite operations, and navigation/
communication. Space Weather Workshop 2007 is co-organized by the NOAA
Space Environment Center, NASA, and the NSF Division of Atmospheric
Science. Further details regarding the meeting agenda and travel will be
posted on our web site: http://www.sec.noaa.gov/sww

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3. Student Support to Attend Space Weather Workshop
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From: Terry Onsager Terry Onsager

Student travel support is available for the 2007 Space Weather Workshop
held this spring, April 24-27, 2007, in Boulder, Colorado. This meeting
will bring the customer, forecasting, vendor, and research communities
together to focus on the impacts of space weather, on forecasting techniques,
and on recent scientific advances in specifying and predicting conditions
in the space environment. The program will highlight space weather impacts
in several areas of the environment, including ionospheric disturbances,
satellite drag, auroral currents, geomagnetic storms and their solar drivers,
radiation belts, and solar energetic particles. Representatives from industries
impacted by space weather will be invited to attend, including those from
electric power, commercial airlines, satellite operations, and navigation/
communication. Space Weather Workshop 2007 is co-organized by the NOAA Space
Environment Center, NASA, and the NSF Division of Atmospheric Science. Further
details regarding the meeting agenda and travel will be posted on our web site:
http://www.sec.noaa.gov/sww

Space Weather Workshop Student Travel Support: Partial support for student
attendance is available. This support could be applied to registration fees,
room and board, or travel costs. To apply for support, please email the
following information to Terry Onsager (terry.onsager@noaa.gov) by no later
than March 1, 2007:

  1. Name
  2. Institution and contact information
  3. Academic level
  4. Topic of research that will be presented as a poster
  5. Academic advisor and contact information
  6. Level of support required to attend

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4. Course on “Magnetospheric dynamics”, L’Aquila, Italy, April 09-15, 2007.
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From: Patrizia Francia Patrizia Francia

The International School of Space Science, in cooperation with the
Consorzio Area di Ricerca in Astrogeofisica, have organized a course
on “Magnetospheric dynamics”, to be held in L’Aquila, Italy, April
09-15, 2007. The course will present the current understanding of
the Earth’s magnetosphere dynamics under the influence of changing
solar wind conditions. The lectures will be based on historical and
recent observations both from satellites and from the ground, and
will review some of the most used modelling techniques. Afternoon
sessions will be dedicated to teach the students how some important
analysis tools should be practically used in the treatment of satellite
and ground based data. Specific sessions will also allow students to
present their own scientific results with the possibility to discuss
and exchange ideas directly with leading scientists.

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

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5. 37th Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research and Associated Events -
COSPAR 2008 “50th Anniversary Assembly”, 13 - 20 July 2008, Montreal, Canada
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From: Cospar

ANNOUNCEMENT

Title:
37th Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research and
Associated Events - COSPAR 2008 “50th Anniversary Assembly”

Date:
13 - 20 July 2008

Place:
Montreal, Canada

Contact:
COSPAR Secretariat, c/o CNES, 2 place Maurice Quentin, 75039 Paris
Cedex 01, France
Tel: +33 1 44 76 75 10
Fax: +33 1 44 76 74 37
cospar@cosparhq.cnes.fr
http://www.cospar2008.org/ or http://www.cospar-assembly.org

Scientific Program Chair:
Prof. Jean-Pierre St.-Maurice, University of Saskatchewan,
Saskatoon, Canada

Abstract Deadline:
Mid-February 2008

Topics:
Approximately 85 meetings covering the fields of COSPAR Scientific
Commissions (SC) and Panels:

Papers Published in Advances in Space Research, a fully refereed journal

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6. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS
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AO5323 PHASE 0 STUDY OF THE SIX CANDIDATE EARTH EXPLORER CORE MISSIONS
(PREVIOUS TITLE: ASSESSMENT STUDIES FOR THE NEXT EARTH EXPLORER CORE MISSION)
(From 19/12/2006 to 26/02/2007, Act.Ref.: 06.155.02)
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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