Space Weather Euro News Vol. 13 Issue 7 (03-07-09)


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1. The 6th European Space Weather Week, 16-20th November 2009, 

  Bruges/Brugge, Belgium. Second Announcement and Call for Papers

2. Reminder! Special Issue of Advances in Space Research (ASR) Entitled 

  "Recent Advances in Space Weather Monitoring, Modeling and Forecasting" 

  Deadline for Submissions 1st August 2009

3. 11th ICATPP Conference on Astroparticle, Particle, Space Physics, 

  Villa Olmo, Como 5-9 October 2009

4. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS

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1. The 6th European Space Weather Week, 16-20th November 2009, 

  Bruges/Brugge, Belgium. Second Announcement and Call for Papers

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From: Alexi Glover  <alexi.glover at esa.int>

     Anna Belehaki <belehaki at space.noa.gr>

     Ronald Van der Linden <ronald.vanderlinden at oma.be>


*** Registration and Call for Papers now Open***

*** See http://sidc.oma.be/esww6 for full details***


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

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. 


Organisation:


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


** Session descriptions are now available via the ESWW6 webpages **


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. 


The complete splinter meeting schedule will be available via the

ESWW webpages in August.


Abstract Submission: 


Online abstract submission is now open via the official conference 

website: 


http://sidc.oma.be/esww6


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

October.


Registration: 


Registration is open via the conference website. 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. 


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. 


Publication:


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:

http://sidc.oma.be/esww6

See Also: 

http://www.esa-spaceweather.net/spweather/workshops/esww6/index.html


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2. Reminder! Special Issue of Advances in Space Research (ASR) Entitled 

  "Recent Advances in Space Weather Monitoring, Modeling and Forecasting" 

  Deadline for Submissions 1st August

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From: Peggy Ann Shea and Don Smart <sssrc at msn.com> and 

     Anna Belehaki <belehaki at space.noa.gr>


The submission date for submittal of manuscripts to the special issue of 

Advances in Space Research has been extended to 1 August 2009.  This 

extension is to allow participants in the Boulder, Colorado Space Weather 

Workshop (28 April - 1 May) to submit appropriate papers to this issue.


This topical issue is not a conference proceedings but is open to all 

scientists who may have an appropriate scientific paper related to the title 

of the issue.  Manuscripts on both scientific research results and 

programmatic issues are appropriate for this special publication.


Papers must be submitted electronically to ees.elsevier.com/asr.  To ensure 

that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special 

issue, authors must select "S.I.: Space Weather Advances" when they reach 

the "Article Type" step in the submission process.


Submitted papers must be written in English and should include full 

affiliation addresses for all authors.  Only full-length papers will be 

considered for publication, subject to peer review by two reviewers.  There 

are no page limits although the length of the paper should be appropriate 

for the material being presented.  Papers will be published electronically 

as soon as they are accepted.  Contributors to this issue(s) will have an 

opportunity to purchase individual issues at 40 Euro per issue.  All 

articles will be typeset at no cost to the author; there is a nominal charge 

for printing color figures although there is no charge for color figures on 

the electronic version.


Dr. Anna Belehaki (belehaki@space.noa.gr) is the Managing Guest Editor for 

this special issue.  She will be assisted by Drs. Alexi Glover, Mike Hapgood 

and Ronald Van der Linden.  Questions can be directed to Dr. Belehaki or to 

the Editor-in-Chief of ASR, Peggy Ann Shea (sssrc@msn.com).


The general format for submission of papers is on the ASR Elsevier web site; 

format questions can be directed to Peggy Ann Shea.



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3. 11th ICATPP Conference on Astroparticle, Particle, Space Physics, 

  Villa Olmo, Como 5-9 October 2009

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From: "11th ICATPP Conference" <11thicatpp at centrovolta.it> 


11th ICATPP Conference on Astroparticle, Particle, Space Physics, Detectors 

and Medical Physics Applications: Instrumentation as a tool for detection 

of radiation and effects of radiation in particle physics, astroparticle 

physics, space and medical applications 


Villa Olmo, Como 5-9 October 2009


The dead line of abstract submission for Oral Presentation is July 18, 2009

The dead line of abstract submission for Posters is August 31, 2009


The conference will be devoted to physics requirements, survey of technologies 

and performance of detectors employed (or to be employed) in fundamental and 

particle physics experiments at accelerators, underground laboratories, 

submarine facilities, and in space environments for astroparticle physics 

experiments and astrophysics research, special applications like medical 

imaging, radiotherapy, software (GEANT4) for dose estimate in radiotherapy, 

radiation effects on devices, synchrotron radiation and new detectors 

Presentations include  the following subjects: colliding beam machines, non 

accelerator facilities, space facilities, specialized detectors, calorimetry, 

tracking devices, particle identification, data transmission, data acquisition, 

semiconductors, medical applications, radiotherapy, radiation damage effects 

and software developments, including GEANT4 applications. 


The conference is aimed to promote contacts among scientists involved in 

particle and fundamental physics, experimental physicists in other fields 

and representatives from industry. 


Representatives from industries are welcome to present their products and 

to discuss present and future technologies and developments 


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5. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS

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AO6133 CHARACTERISATION OF RADIATION RESISTANT MATERIALS - PHASE 1

(From 25/06/2009 to 31/08/2009, Act.Ref.: 09.1QM.01) 


AO6075 SYSTEM SUPPORT FOR SSA REQUIREMENTS ANALYSIS - PART I 

(CUSTOMER REQUIREMENTS FOR SPACE SURVEILLANCE)

(From 10/06/2009 to 22/07/2009, Act.Ref.: 09.112.17) 


AO6122 MATERIALS CHARGING EFFECTS UNDER EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS (ULTRA-LOW 

TEMPERATURES AND HIGH RADIATION FIELDS)

(From 23/06/2009 to 31/08/2009, Act.Ref.: 08.1QM.08) 


AO6124 OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSAL FOR ARTES 20 (INTEGRATED APPLICATIONS 

PROMOTION PROGRAMME)

(From 15/06/2009 to 31/12/2012, Act.Ref.: 09.153.75) 


AO6000 ARTES 5.2: TELECOM -TECHNOLOGY CALL FOR PROPOSALS

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


AO5891 ARTES 3/4: TELECOM - PRODUCTS PROGRAMME - CALL FOR PROPOSALS

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


AO5720 ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPPORTUNITY: FOR MARKET-ORIENTED ACTIVITIES 

  (PERMANENTLY OPEN AO UNDER GSTP)

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


AO5658 ESA TELECOM NEWCOMERS' INITIATIVE - CALL FOR PROPOSALS

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


AO4780 ARTES 4 - ESA-INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME: CALL FOR PROPOSALS

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


- SWEN archives are currently available on:


http://www.esa-spaceweather.net/spweather/SWEN/swen.html


http://www.lund.irf.se/HeliosHome/SWEN/spweuro.html


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