Space Weather Euro News -- SWEN

      Vol. 14, Issue 3 (26 March 2010)


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1. Solarstorm Watch

2. 3rd RIN GNSS Vulnerabilities and Solutions Conference

3. "I LOVE MY SUN-2" website open

4. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS

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1. Solarstorm Watch

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From: Galaxy Zoo <team@GALAXYZOO.ORG> 


We've just launched a new project inspired by the success of your work at Galaxy Zoo. http://www.solarstormwatch.com invites all of you to assist scientists studying storms that 

eject millions of tonnes of matter from the Sun's surface as they spread out throughout the 

inner solar system. 


Solar Stormwatch volunteers can spot these storms and track their progress across space 

towards the Earth. Such storms can be harmful to astronauts in orbit and have the potential to 

knock out communication satellites, disrupt mobile phone networks and damage power lines. With 

the public's help, Solar Stormwatch will allow solar scientists to better understand these 

potentially dangerous storms and help to forecast their arrival time at Earth.


The more people looking at the beautiful videos collected from NASA's STEREO spacecraft, the 

more discoveries we will make. If you want to take part, do log on to 

http://www.solarstormwatch.com


The project is part of our Zooniverse network of sites, and we hope through your efforts 

it'll produce as much exciting science as Galaxy Zoo has done. 





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2. 3rd RIN GNSS Vulnerabilities and Solutions Conference, Baska,  Krk Island, Croatia, 

   5-8 Sep 2010 - Call for papers

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From: Renato Filjar <renato.filjar@yahoo.co.uk>



Dear colleagues,

 

The Royal Institute of Navigation, London, UK, and the Institute of Engineering Surveying and 

Space Geodesy, University of Nottingham, UK, have a pleasure in inviting you to the 3rd GNSS 

Vulnerabilities and Solutions 2010 Conference to be held on 5 - 8 September 2010 in Baska, Krk 

Island, Croatia.

 

This four-day event follows the success of three previous events held in Baska, Croatia, and 

aims to gather GNSS experts and focuses on GNSS problems and vulnerabilities, as well as to 

developments focusing on improvements in the accuracy and reliability of GNSS.


Unique environment of Baska, its natural resources and rich history, combined with friendly 

hospitality will again create an inspiring atmosphere for discussions and knowledge exchange, 

well known to those who attended the last year's conference.


Although the conference covers all aspects of satellite navigation, the following special 

sessions will be organised in order to address particular causes of GNSS vulnerabilities:


Core and augmentation satellite navigation systems

Safety-critical applications 

Space weather and ionospheric effects

Location-based services (LBS)

Intelligent transport systems (ITS)

 

The contributors are kindly invited to submit the extended abstracts of 300 – 500 words by 

e-mail (conference@rin.org.uk) no later than 15 May 2010. The authors of abstracts accepted 

for presentation will be notified of reviewers’ judgement no later than 1 July 2010. Final 

version of conference papers are due no later than 20 August 2010.

 

Should you need any further information or clarifications in regard to the forthcoming GNSS 

Vulnerabilities and Solutions Conference, please do not hesitate to contact me, or simply visit 

the RIN web-site (http://www.rin.org.uk) or Twitter (http://twitter.com/satnavigator/) for the 

latest announcements. 

 

In addition, the organising committee will very appreciate your kind assistance in informing 

your colleagues about the forthcoming event.

 

I am looking forward for a privilege to welcome you to Krk Island.

 

With my kindest regards,

 

Renato

 




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3. "I LOVE MY SUN-2" website open

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From: Norma Crosby <normac@aeronomie.be>


Information about the "I LOVE MY SUN-2" event is now available via the ESA SWWT "Education, 

Outreach and Emerging Markets (EOEM)" topical group website:


http://eoem.aeronomie.be/ [Introduction to the event.]

http://eoem.aeronomie.be/LoveMySun.htm [Details regarding participating in the event.]


 



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4. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS

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AO6288 SN-I SPACE WEATHER SERVICES

(From 19/03/2010 to 30/04/2010, Act.Ref.: 09.118.08)


AO6291 SN-II SPACE WEATHER INSTRUMENTS.

(From 23/03/2010 to 04/05/2010, Act.Ref.: 09.118.09)


AO6358 LATCH UP PROTECTION FOR COTS (COMMERCIAL, OFF-THE-SHELF) DIGITAL COMPONENTS

(From 03/03/2010 to 14/04/2010, Act.Ref.: 09.1ED.01)


AO6368 COMPUTATIONAL TOOLS FOR SPACECRAFT ELECTROSTATIC CLEANLINESS AND PAYLOAD ANALYSIS

(From 03/03/2010 to 14/04/2010, Act.Ref.: 09.1EE.03)


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 

  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

  Norma Crosby                  Space Weather Working Team Chairman

  Mike Hapgood                  Space Science Department, RAL

  Francois Lefeuvre             CNRS

  W. William Liu                Space Science Program, Canadian Space Agency

  Henrik Lundstedt              Lund space weather center

  Richard Marsden               ESA Science programme

  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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