Space Weather Euro News Vol. 11 Issue 2 (08-03-07)

Table of Contents:

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  1. Fourth European Space Weather Week, 5-9th November 2007, Brussels
  2. Next Space Weather Working Team Meeting 10th May 2007
  3. Research to Operations Splinter Meeting Before Space Weather Workshop
  4. SWEETS (Space Weather and Europe - an Education Tool with the Sun)
  5. Space Weather - Physics and Effects available from Springer/Praxis
  6. Scientific and Fundamental Aspects of the Galileo Programme
  7. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS
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1. Fourth European Space Weather Week, 5-9th November, Brussels
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From: Jean Lilensten
Alexi Glover

We are pleased to announce that the Fourth European Space Weather Week will
take place in Brussels between 5-9th November 2007.

Following a call for proposals to host the next ESWW at the end of 2006, a
number of excellent proposals were received. After careful review, the
Organising Committee of the ESWW4 selected Brussels as the preferred location
for this year's meeting. The team from the Royal Observatory put together an
excellent proposal and the location was considered timely given the start of
the EC's 7th Framework Programme.

This year's meeting is being jointly organised by the Royal Observatory of
Belgium (ROB), ESA, the SWWT and the COST 724 communities. The local organisation
is done by the SIDC of the ROB. This event will build on previous European
Space Weather Weeks and will again adopt the central aim of bringing together
diverse communities working on all elements of space weather.

More information to follow in the next weeks.

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2. Next Space Weather Working Team Meeting 10th May 2007
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From: M. Hapgood

Please noted that the next SWWT meeting will take place on the
10th May 2007 at the Royal Observatory in Brussels. More information
will follow via the SWWT mailing list.

If you are not presently registered as an SWWT member, please contact
the SWWT Chairman,

Mike Hapgood at rl.ac.uk

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3. Research to Operations Splinter Meeting Before Space Weather Workshop
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From: Terry Onsager

This year Space Weather Workshop will include a one-day meeting on Monday,
April 23, the day before the main meeting. This workshop will be used to
explore the various ways that research models and data can be used to
support operational space weather services.

In some cases this may involve the implementation of a research model
within an operational organization, in other cases it could involve
running the model at a research institution, with the model output then
synthesized into the products and services issued by the operational organization.
Goals of the workshop are to discuss which models and data are most
needed in operations, to discuss the process of making research tools available,
and to explore ways of synthesizing an array of information to reach
an optimal forecast of space weather disturbances.

Ultimately we wish to identify cost-effective ways for scientific advances
to improve operational services. Participation at this workshop on Monday
is open to all attendees of Space Weather Workshop.

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4. SWEETS (Space Weather and Europe - an Education Tool with the Sun)
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From: Rainer Hippler

The European Commission has granted a new project that is related to
spaceweather. Dubbed SWEETS (Space Weather and Europe - an Education Tool
with the Sun), the project is intended as a public outreach activity and
encompasses some of the activities of the International Heliophysical
Year (IHY). The SWEETS consortium has 17 members from all over Europe
including Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Latvia, Norway, Poland,
Portugal, Slovakia, Turkey. ESA is also part of the activity. A kick-off
meeting was held on 9 February 2007 in the University of Greifswald which
coordinates SWEETS. In close connection to SWEETS and IHY a teacher's and
pupil's conference taking place on 10 September 2007 in the Greifswald
City Hall and followed by an IHY Gold Club Ceremony was organized by Frank
Jansen.

Main activities of SWEETS are

  1. organisation of a science festival on spaceweather during the European Science Week in
    November 2007 that includes a "spaceweather storm" dance show, a "spaceweather-on-tour" movie,
    and video links connecting the Muon Spaceweather Telescope for Anisotropies at
    Greifswald (MuSTAnG) to other spaceweather observatories all over the world
  2. a media truck or bus touring Europe, informing about origin and hazards of spaceweather events
  3. support of local science festivals on spaceweather all over Europe
  4. organisation of a web quiz on spaceweather. Local winners will be invited by participating institutions,
    the main winner will be invited to a Rocket launch at Andoya Rocket Range (Norway) in August 2007
  5. a Spaceweather Planetarium show, and
  6. a Space weather DVD.

Contact:
Prof. Dr. Rainer Hippler
University of Greifswald (Germany)
+49-3834-864780
Hippler at physik.uni-greifswald.de

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5. Space Weather - Physics and Effects available from Springer/Praxis
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From: Volker Bothmer

Space Weather - Physics and Effects available from Springer/Praxis

Volker Bothmer and Ioannis A. Daglis

This book is a state-of-the-art review on the physics of space weather
and on space weather impacts on human technology, including manned
spaceflight. With contributions from a team of international experts,
this comprehensive work covers all aspects of space weather physical
processes, and all known aspects of space hazards for humans, both in
space and on Earth.

The book provides a

Available from Springer at http://www.springer.com/east/home/generic/search/results?SGWID=5-40109-22-52 097951-0

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6. Scientific and Fundamental Aspects of the Galileo Programme
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From: Clovis de Matos and Alain Hilgers

The 1st Colloquium on Scientific and Fundamental Aspects of the Galileo
Programme will take place at Cité de l'Espace, Toulouse, France
on 1-4 October 2007.
Authors are invited to submit their abstracts by using the relevant web
link posted on the Workshop website:

http://www.congrex.nl/07a06

where also other useful information on the event are available.

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7. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS
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AO5387 ESA INTERACTION WITH EUROPEAN UNIVERSITIES ON ADVANCED RESEARCH TOPICS - THIRD CALL
(From 06/03/2007 to 17/04/2007, Act.Ref.: 07.197.56)
AO5345 ANALYSIS OF TRANSPORTATION ARCHITECTURE FOR EUROPEAN SPACE EXPLORATION
(From 07/02/2007 to 21/03/2007, Act.Ref.: 06.139.22)
AO5356 EARTHCARE SATELLITE PHASES B, C/D AND E1
(From 07/02/2007 to 17/04/2007, Act.Ref.: 06.156.03)
AO5344 ANALYSIS OF SURFACE ARCHITECTURE FOR EUROPEAN SPACE EXPLORATION
(From 07/02/2007 to 21/03/2007, Act.Ref.: 06.139.13)
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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