Space Weather Euro News Vol. 11 Issue 5 (21-06-07)

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  1. Fourth European Space Weather Week. 8-9th November 2007, Brussels
    First Announcement and Call for Splinter Meetings
  2. EPSC2007 special session "M3 Hazards in Interplanetary Space and on
    other Planets: Science, Engineering and Health"
  3. Course on "Turbulence and Waves in Space Plasmas”, 9-14 September
    2007, L’Aquila - Italy
  4. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS
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1. Fourth European Space Weather Week. 8-9th November 2007, Brussels
    First Announcement and Call for Splinter Meetings
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From: Alexi Glover, Jean Lilensten and Ronald van der Linden

The next European Space Weather Week will take place at the Royal Library of Brussels, Belgium, from Thursday 8th November to Friday 9th November 2007.

This meeting is being jointly organised by the Royal Observatory of elgium (ROB), ESA, the SWWT and the COST 724 communities. The local organisation is done by the SIDC of the ROB. This event will continue to build on the advances made during the first three European Space Weather Weeks held between 2004 and 2006. The workshop will again adopt the central aim of bringing together communities working on diverse elements of space weather. This year’s meeting will include one full day dedicated to the final presentation of the COST 724 action dedicated to “Developing the Scientific Basis for Monitoring, Modelling and Predicting Space Weather”. This will be followed by three and a half days split into a number of topical plenary sessions and splinter meetings. The central focus this year is again bridging the gap between scientific activities and applications and the topics addressed and session breakdowns will reflect this. The meeting will highlight recent advances in both scientific and applications based domains, focussing on a number of topical thematic issues from both scientific and applications oriented perspectives. 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:

Following the COST 724 presentations on 58th November, the meeting will focus on 5 open sessions that address a number of topical themes:

Session 1:

    The Role of Institutions and Industry in European Space Weather Actions

Session 2:

    Scientific Challenges and Recent Advances

Session 3:

    Space Weather Modelling

Session 4:

    Space Weather, Meteorology and Climate

Session 5:

    Space Weather Challenges for Planetary Exploration and Planetary Space Weather

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 5 sessions. The oral presentations will cover a range of scientific and applications related themes and will consist of both invited and contributed papers. Three of the five sessions will address both scientific and applications based issues relating to a range of topical themes. Session 2 will address key scientific issues and Session 1 will be geared towards identifying the next steps towards a coordinated long-term European Space Weather activity. It is also envisaged that two round table discussion sessions on possible future European directions in space weather will take place during the week with a wrap-up of the key issues concluding the meeting.

Splinter Meetings:

A key part of the European Space Weather Weeks are the business meetings. These meetings provide the opportunity for interested participants to meet in smaller groups and address key issues in a style that compliments the open format of the plenary sessions. These meetings take the form of working meetings with reports produced and actions taken by the participants. This year, time during the ESWW4 schedule will be set aside for all splinter meeting convenors to report the main conclusions of the meetings to the full workshop.

Several rooms will be available for splinter meetings during the week. If you would like to propose a topic for a splinter meeting, please send the title of the meeting, the expected duration (1hr, 1.5hrs, 2 hrs) and anticipated number of participants to Alexi Glover (alexi.glover at esa.int) and Jean Lilensten (jean.lilensten at obs.ujf-grenoble.fr) as soon as possible.

Deadline for submission: 6th July 2007

Abstract Submission:

Online abstract submission will be possible from 1st July via the official conference website:

http://sidc.oma.be/esww4

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: 7th September 2007

Authors will be informed of the acceptance of their abstract by the end of September prior to the ESWW4 taking place.

Registration:

Registration will be possible via the conference websites from 1st 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.

A welcome reception will take place on the evening of 6th November to which all participants are invited.

A social event followed by a conference dinner will take on 7th November. Further details of this event will be made available on the conference website.

Publication
Presentation material from the invited talks will be made available on the ESWW4 website following the event. In addition, it is envisaged that scientific and technical papers presented at this event will form a special issue of an appropriate peer-review journal. More information about this publication will be made available during the meeting.

Organising Committee:

Local Organising Committee

This meeting is co-sponsored by: The European Space Agency, The EC COST Office, The Belgian Science Policy Office, The Royal Observatory of Belgium, The Royal Library of Belgium and The International Space Environment Service, Committee on Space Research and the International Union of Radio Science (URSI).

The organisers of the meeting gratefully acknowledge the financial support of: The European Space Agency, The EC COST Office, The Belgian Science Policy Office, The Royal Observatory of Belgium, The Royal Library of Belgium and The International Space Environment Service.

Conference web site: http://sidc.oma.be/esww4

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2. EPSC2007 special session "M3 Hazards in Interplanetary Space and on
    other Planets: Science, Engineering and Health"
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From: Norma Bock Crosby

At the upcoming "European Planetary Science Congress 2007", Potsdam, Germany, 19-24 August 2007, there will be a special session on INTERPLANETARY SPACE WEATHER AND SPACE WEATHER ON OTHER PLANETS.

M3 Hazards in Interplanetary Space and on Other Planets: Science, Engineering and Health

Spacecraft have to survive very hostile environments which can severely limit space missions as well as pose threats to humans. Hazards in the heliospere include UV, X and gamma-radiation, energetic charged particles (keV-TeV), plasmas (energetic (keV) and low-energy (eV)) and "neutrals" (space debris and meteoroids). Furthermore radiation belts (protons and electrons) around planets (e.g. Jupiter, Saturn, etc.) provide obstacles for planetary missions dedicated to study these targets. Be it in transit, on Mars or a different planet, the local space weather conditions will be a function of our location in the solar system. This session invites abstracts regarding the obstacles that must be overcome to realize interplanetary travel considering the feasibility to use and integrate existing systems (e.g. forecasting), as well as presenting innovative mitigation techniques.

More information about the meeting / to register / submit an abstract is located here: http://meetings.copernicus.org/epsc2007/index.html

Norma B. Crosby (convener), Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, Brussels, Belgium

Susanne Vennerstrøm (co-convener), Danish National Space Center, Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

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2. Course on "Turbulence and Waves in Space Plasmas”,
    9-14 September 2007, L’Aquila - Italy
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From: Massimo Vellante

The International School of Space Science, in cooperation with the Consorzio Area di Ricerca in Astrogeofisica, have organized a course on “Turbulence and Waves in Space Plasmas”, to be held in L’Aquila, Italy, 9-14 September 2007. The course will offer the opportunity to learn the main concepts at the basis of propagation of waves and generation/evolution of MHD turbulence in space plasmas and to compare theoretical model predictions with experimental observations. These topics will be treated first in interplanetary space and then within the magnetospheric environment. The role that turbulence plays in several aspects of solar wind behaviour such as generation, heating, high-energy particles acceleration, cosmic rays propagation and solar wind–magnetosphere coupling will be particularly highlighted and, the phenomenon of turbulence will also be presented within the framework of the dynamics of complex systems. Magnetospheric MHD waves will be treated with special attention to: generation and propagation mechanisms, cavity and field line resonances, nonlinear effects, interaction with energetic particles, magnetospheric diagnostic capabilities. Specific sessions will 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

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4. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS
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AO5369 EO USER SERVICES NEXT GENERATION
(From 05/06/2007 to 19/07/2007, Act.Ref.: 06.138.02)
AO5354 PROOF OF CONCEPT FOR ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES FOR SPACE SURVEILLANCE
(From 16/04/2007 to 30/05/2007, Act.Ref.: 07.154.03)
AO5375 STUDY AND MONITORING OF EARTH MESOSPHERE BY MEANS OF LIDAR TECHNIQUE
(From 07/05/2007 to 06/07/2007, Act.Ref.: 07.197.32)
AO5397 IONOSPERIC CURRENT QUANTIFICATION AND MODELING FOR IMPROVED MAGNETIC
AND ELECTRIC FIELD ANALYSIS FOR SWARM
(From 26/04/2007 to 14/06/2007, Act.Ref.: 07.156.04)
AO5376 PRODUCTION OF A SERIES OF ESA EDUCATIONAL VIDEO LESSONS
(PREVIOUS TITLE: PRODUCTION OF SERIES OF INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
EDUCATIONAL VIDEO LESSONS AND WEB CONTENT)
(From 25/04/2007 to 25/06/2007, Act.Ref.: 07.1GS.01)
AO5415 ADVANCED MISSION OPERATIONS CONCEPTS & TECHNOLOGIES FOR FUTURE ESA MISSIONS
(From 06/04/2007 to 11/05/2007, Act.Ref.: 07.197.43)
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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