Space Weather Euro News -- SWEN

      Vol. 14, Issue 8 (23 December 2010)


1. The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate 

2. Call for ESWW7 papers for Space Weather and Space Climate 

3. Call for papers: EGU session "Solar and Geomagnetic Activity and Their Influences on the Earth's Weather and Climate"

4. Course on "Frontiers of Space Science: from Solar Activity to NEOs"

5. Invitation to participate in ESA's SSA Programme - Space Weather Segment


7. Note from the editors


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1. The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate 


From: Anna Belehaki <>, <> 

Space Weather is a quite new discipline. A definition approved by 24 countries states that "Space weather is the physical and phenomenological state of natural space environments.  The associated discipline aims, through observation, monitoring, analysis and modelling, at understanding and predicting the state of the sun, the interplanetary and planetary environments, and the solar and non-solar driven perturbations that affect them; and also at forecasting and nowcasting the possible impacts on biological and technological systems."

In turn, space climate deals with the middle and long term aspects of space weather, their manifestations in the heliosphere and their effects on planetary environments including the impacts on climate.

We are happy to announce the birth of a new journal devoted to these disciplines: the „Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate‰ (SWSC) -

The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate is an international multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary open access journal, which publishes papers on all aspects of space weather and space climate. 

Coverage includes, but is not limited to:

- fundamental and applied scientific research including theory, observation, data analysis, modelling, and prediction

- technical applications and engineering solutions

- impact on humans and technology in space, in the air, at sea and on land

- societal and economic implications

- educational and dissemination concepts and experiences

- development of user-targeted products and services

- scientific, technical, political and commercial initiatives

SWSC accepts manuscripts related to space weather and to space climate from a broad range of fields including solar physics, space plasma physics, aeronomy, planetology, radio science, informatics, geophysics, biology, medicine, astronautic, aeronautic and electrical engineering, meteorology, climatology, mathematics, and economics.

SWSC publishes regular research articles, short communications, invited reviews, technical and observational reports, strategic and educational articles and concise project reports. All manuscripts are peer reviewed. Accepted papers are published in electronic form only.

SWSC is owned and published by EDP Sciences ( with support from the Cooperation in Science and Technology office ( and Solar Terrestrial Center of Excellence ( EDP Sciences maintains an electronic open access archive of all published material. 

SWSC will be indexed in Crossref and consequently appear in many international Digital Library reference systems.

The first issue will be published in 2011, but - being an electronic-only journal - papers will be published once accepted and converted into the SWSC standard format.

We invite you to submit articles to this new international journal. 

Publications will be free of charge until an impact factor is determined.

Jean Lilensten, Anna Belehaki, Jürgen Watermann 



2. Call for ESWW7 papers for Space Weather and Space Climate 


From: Anna Belehaki <>, <> 

Dear ESWW7 Participant, 

With reference to the Seventh European Space Weather Week held in Bruges from 15 - 19 November 2010, we are pleased to invite papers presented either in plenary or in splinter sessions, to be submitted to the Journal for Space Weather and Space Climate (SWSC). 

Manuscripts on scientific research results, engineering developments and programmatic issues are appropriate for publication in SWSC. Papers must be submitted electronically to   

Submitted papers must be written in English and should include full affiliation addresses for all authors.  Both full-length papers and letters will be considered for publication, subject to peer review by at least two reviewers.  There are no page limits although the length of the paper should be appropriate for the material being presented.  While the deadline for contributions is 10 February 2011, papers will be published electronically as soon as they are accepted.  Papers submitted by the deadline will be referenced in an initial article on the journal webpages and in various newsletters announcing first publications in the journal. Publication to SWSC is free of charge. 

We ask authors who plan on submitting papers to provide Dr. Anna Belehaki ( with the following information as soon as possible: 

Name of corresponding author 

Approximate Title 

Expected submission date 

The general format for submission of papers is on the SWSC web site (Instructions for authors).

With kind regards, 

On behalf of the organising committee, 

Anna Belehaki and Alexi Glover


3. EGU session: "Solar and Geomagnetic Activity and Their Influences on the Earth's Weather and Climate"


From: Jean Lilensten <jean.lilensten@OBS.UJF-GRENOBLE.FR> 

We invite you to submit a contribution to the following session at the next General Assembly of the EGU (Vienna, 4-9 April 2011): "Solar and Geomagnetic Activity and Their Influences on the Earth's 

Weather and Climate", see

This interdisciplinary session focuses on the multiple impacts of solar and geomagnetic variability (including galactic cosmic rays) on the terrestrial weather and climate. This includes solar radiative variability, solar energetic particles, galactic cosmic rays, and electron precipitations from radiation belts. Both short transients such as solar flares and geomagnetic storms, and long-term trends will be considered. Special attention will be paid to their impacts on the upper, middle and lower atmosphere.

The session will have both regular talks/posters and some reviews on the state of the art by E. Bard, J. Curtius, 

J.-F. Hochedez, C. Price, and more.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is Jan. 10, 2011

Jean Lilensten (IPAG), Thierry Dudok de Wit (LPC2E), Sergei Avakyan, (ARSC)


4. Course on "Frontiers of Space Science: from Solar Activity to NEOs", L'Aquila, Italy, April 17-22, 2011


From: Paola Solini <>

The International School of Space Science (Consorzio Interuniversitario per la Fisica Spaziale), has organized a Course on „Frontiers of Space Science: from Solar Activity to NEOs‰, to be held in L‚Aquila, Italy, April 17-22, 2011, and directed by F. Berrilli, A. Celletti, E. Flamini, D. Mueller.

The school aims to bring together PhD students, young post-doctoral researchers and experienced scientists and engineers to provide an integrated overview of computational and experimental techniques applied in observation and forecast of Solar Activity and Near Earth Objects (NEO) dynamics. Solar Activity and NEOs have the potential to wipe out the technologically driven lives we've become so used to and are basic subjects of Space Situational Awareness regarding potential hazards to infrastructure in orbit, particularly related to the Human Spaceflight, and on the ground. The school will offer a hands-on approach to computational and experimental techniques applied in space observation of Solar Activity and NEO's dynamics, with an introductory tutorial in designing and building space instruments and mathematical tools. This course will be the first ISSS school after the massive 6 April, 2009 earthquake that devastated the city of L‚Aquila and represents a first step to deve

lop a cutting-edge scientific and industrial collaborative project for L'Aquila.

For further information visit or send an e-mail 



5. Invitation to participate in ESA's SSA Programme - Space Weather Segment


From: Eva Robbrecht <> 

In the framework of ESA's Space Situational Awareness programme (SSA - we are performing an analysis and evaluation of the existing Space Weather assets. Assets include software tools, forecasting services, data services, expertise, modelling, post-event analysis tools, etc. Everyone interested in being a contributor to or a (test-)user of the prototype services that are being set up is welcome to register in the SSA SN-1 database:  

The SSA SWE Segment focusses on delivering services to customers working in:

Spacecraft design

Spacecraft operation

Human space flight

Launch operation

Trans-ionospheric radio communications

SSA surveillance & tracking

Non-space system operation

... and many more.


6. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS



(From 08/12/2010 to 22/02/2011, Act.Ref.: 10.135.05)


(From 08/12/2010 to 22/02/2011, Act.Ref.: 10.135.04)


(From 20/12/2010 to 14/02/2011, Act.Ref.: 10.1EE.17)


(From 14/12/2010 to 08/02/2011, Act.Ref.: 10.1EE.14)


(From 24/11/2010 to 19/01/2011, Act.Ref.: 10.197.14)

For a complete list of ESA Tender Actions, see:


7. Editor's note 


We wish all of you a Merry Christmas, happy holidays and a successful new year!   


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 

  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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