Space Weather Euro News Vol. 13 Issue 6 (11-06-09)

Table of Contents:


1. The 6th European Space Weather Week, 16-20th November, Bruges, 

  Belgium. First Announcement and Call for Splinter Meeting Proposals

2. The 14th International EISCAT workshop, Tromsø, Norway, 3-7 August 

  2009. New deadline 15 June.

3. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS


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1. The 6th European Space Weather Week, 16-20th November, Bruges, 

  Belgium. First Announcement and Call for Splinter Meeting Proposals


From: Alexi Glover  <alexi.glover at>

     Anna Belehaki <belehaki at>

     Ronald Van der Linden <ronald.vanderlinden at>

The next European Space Weather Week will take place in Bruges, Belgium, 

from Monday 16th November to Friday 20th November 2009.

This meeting is being jointly organised by the Royal Observatory of 

Belgium (ROB), ESA, the SWWT and the COST ES0803 communities. The local 

organisation is done by the SIDC of the ROB. This event will build on 

the advances made during previous European Space Weather Weeks and 

preceding ESA Space Weather Applications Workshops. 

The ESWW will again adopt the central aim of bringing together diverse 

communities working on all elements of space weather with a strong 

focus on user involvement. This year’s meeting will discuss recent 

advances in both scientific and applications based domains and how 

these advances relate to user needs. It will also provide an opportunity 

to discuss the Space Weather community’s contribution to possible 

future ESA action in the area of Space Situational Awareness. New data, 

tools and techniques will also be discussed and demonstrated during 

the workshop with a view to aiding the transition between new scientific 

results and user-oriented space weather services. 

This year’s event will include a second space weather fair, where users

and service providers will have the opportunity to interact in an 

informal working environment. The meeting will also include a number 

of hands-on splinter sessions and will explore community development 

through several dedicated business meetings. 


The meeting will centre on 5 open sessions that address a number of 

topical themes:  

Session 1:  Space Weather and Space Situational Awareness

Session 2:  Space Weather Impacts on Communications Systems

Session 3:  Space Weather Tools Models and Services

Session 4:  Space Weather and Health Issues

Session 5:  Space Weather Models: from Research to Applications

Each session will be divided into oral and 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. User contributions are expected to 

feature strongly in sessions 1, 2 and 3 in particular. It is also 

envisaged that the meeting 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 future European directions in space weather.

Business 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 ESWW6 

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 and anticipated number of participants 

to Alexi Glover (alexi.glover at and Anna Belehaki (belehaki 

at as soon as possible. 

Deadline for submission: 26th June 2009.

Abstract Submission: 

Online abstract submission will be possible from 1st 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: 14th September 2009. 

Authors will be informed of the acceptance of their abstract by 9th



Registration will be possible via the conference websites from 1st 

July. The deadline for registration is 17th October 2009. 

Registration Fee: 125Euro

Registration Fee (later than 19th Oct): 150Euro

Students and Young Scientists/Engineers: 

A tutorial and introduction to space weather will be given on the 

first day of the meeting. This will be geared towards students, 

young scientists/engineers and people new to the field, but all 

are welcome to attend.

Students and young scientists/engineers will be eligible for a reduced 

fee of 75Euros. This must be arranged before 19th October and proof of 

student status and/or age under 35 must be provided.

Social Programme and Special Events: 

A social programme including a welcome reception and conference dinner 

will be included in the registration fee. More information will be 

available by 1st July.

Special events this year will include a space weather fair, a debate 

covering solar influences on climate and a tutorial covering research 

and applications aspects of space weather. More information will be 

available via the conference website by 1st July.


Presentation material will be made available on the ESWW6 website 

following the event. In addition, it is envisaged that scientific and 

technical papers presented at this event will form a special issue of a 

refereed journal. More information about this publication will be made 

available during the meeting. 

Programme Committee: 

• A Belehaki (Co-Chair, NOA, COST ES0803)

• A. Glover (Co-Chair, ESA)

• M. Hapgood (RAL/STFC, SWWT Chairman)

• J.-P. Luntama (FMI) 

• R. Van der Linden (SIDC-STCE)

• P. Vanlommel (STCE)

• A. Thomson (BGS) 

• T. Dudok de Wit (CNRS, SOTERIA)

• B. Zolesi (INGV)

• J. Watermann (CNRS)

• M. Messerotti (INAF, COST ES0803)

• M. Meier (DLR)

Local Organising Committee

• R. Van der Linden

• A. Vandersyppe

• S. Raynal

• P. Vanlommel

• the SIDC-team 

This meeting is supported by the European Space Agency, The Royal 

Observatory of Belgium, The EC COST Office, The Belgian Science Policy 

Office, the International Space Environment Service

Conference web site:

See Also:


2. The 14th International EISCAT workshop, Tromsø, Norway, 3-7 August 

  2009. New deadline 15 June.


From: Michael Rietveld <mike at> 

EISCAT Workshop 2009, new deadline 15 June

The 14th International EISCAT workshop will take place in Tromsø, Norway, 

between 3 and 7 August 2009.

This incoherent scatter radar workshop will cover results from areas 

including the International Polar Year, the middle atmosphere, 

solar wind and magnetosphere, auroral phenomena/ionosphere and thermosphere, 

structure and dynamics of the polar cap and cusp, meteors, and 

ionospheric heating. We also welcome abstracts on space weather 

(including space debris). In addition to scientific results 

there will be sessions on new radar plans and techniques 

(e.g. EISCAT_3D, AMISR and the new Antarctic radar). Oral or poster 

contributions are welcome. The abstract deadline is 15 June, 2009.

The venue is the Rica Ishavshotel, situated on the water's edge in the 

colourful seaport and university city of Tromsø. 

More details about the workshop can be found at the official website,


5. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS




(From 01/04/2009 to 24/06/2009, Act.Ref.: 08.1EE.14) 


(From 16/02/2009 to 31/12/2010, Act.Ref.: 09.153.66) 


(From 05/09/2008 to 31/12/2010, Act.Ref.: 08.153.70) 



(From 21/04/2008 to 31/12/2009, Act.Ref.: 08.136.03) 


(From 28/01/2008 to 31/12/2009, Act.Ref.: 08.153.52) 


(From 24/11/2004 to 31/12/2009, 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 intended 

to provide a forum for information posting news of 

interest to the Space Weather community in Europe.

- SWEN contact group (keeping SWEN informed of news from other channels)

 is currently:

 Wolfgang Baumjohann, IWF Graz, Austria

 Anna Belehaki, COST ES0803

 Volker Bothmer, EGU-Solar Physics Secretary

 Alain Bourdillon, COST Action 296

 Jinbin Cao, Chinese Space Weather Activity Representative

 Eamonn Daly, ESA (excluding science programme)

 Maurizio Candidi, CNR

 Mike Hapgood,  Space Weather Workinig Team Chairman 

 Francois Lefeuvre, CNRS

 W. William Liu, Space Science Program, Canadian Space Agency

 Henrik Lundstedt, Lund space weather center

 Richard Marsden, ESA science programme

 Goetz Paschmann, ISSI

 Terry Onsager, NOAA Space Weather Prediction Centre

 Jean-Yves Prado, CNES Programme Directorate

 Michael Rietveld, URSI-Commission G

 Michael Rycroft, ISU

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