Space Weather Euro News -- SWEN

       Vol. 15, Issue 11 (6 October 2011)


1. Call for Papers: ISU Symposium on Sustainability of Space Activities, Strasbourg, 21 - 23 Feb 2012

2. Release of SPENVIS version 4.6.5

3. Job announcement: Science Communications Fellow for European Geosciences Union (EGU)

4. COST Action ES0803 catalogue of European space weather assets

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1. Call for Papers: ISU Symposium on Sustainability of Space Activities, Strasbourg, 21 - 23 Feb 2012


From: John Farrow <farrow AT>

During each academic year, the International Space University (ISU) organizes a three-day symposium as an interdisciplinary, international forum to help both the users and the providers of space-related systems to move forward from the discussion of problems to the formulation of innovative solutions. At each of the past several events we have attracted close to 200 participants from agencies, industry and academia in around 30 different countries.     

ISU s next annual symposium will address the risks faced by spacecraft and crew due to various natural and human generated threats. Looking beyond the current situation we ask what can be done to mitigate the threats in order to assure long-term sustainability of space activities particularly through increased cooperation between nations. The scope of the Symposium will be in line with the main objective of the UN COPUOS Working Group on the subject established in early 2010, that is, to examine and propose measures to ensure the safe and sustainable use of outer space for peaceful purposes, for the benefit of all countries. 

The program will include invited contributions from leading experts in the field plus presentations and posters selected on the basis of abstracts submitted in response to the Call for Papers by the deadline date of 12th October 2011. Further details appear at   


2. Release of SPENVIS version 4.6.5


From: SPENVIS team <spenvis_team AT> 

We would like to inform you that the version 4.6.5 of SPENVIS has been released. 

New features of this release include: 

- Particle/wall interaction model 

- MASTER model 

- MULASSIS look-up tables for calculating shielded flux 

- Implementation of Pelliccioni data for calculating effective dose and ambient dose equivalent 

- Jupiter Radiation Environment and Effects Models and Mitigation (JOREM) 

- JOvian Specification Environment(JOSE) models, 


- GA shield optimiser, 

- Planetocosmics-J 

- Model upgrade of the magnetic cut-off for solar and galactic cosmic ray particles 

More details will be available on the release notes,

SPENVIS 4.6.5 will be also presented at the Seventh European Space Weather Week, 

Best regards, The SPENVIS team. 


3. Job announcement: Science Communications Fellow for European Geosciences Union (EGU)


From: Norma B. Crosby <Norma.Crosby AT>

The European Geosciences Union (EGU) is seeking to appoint a Science Communications Fellow (for 6 months) to start in January 2012. As indicated in the job description (, the successful applicant will have an academic degree in the Earth, space or planetary sciences or related topics, experience in written public science communication, an expert command of English and will work mainly on communication activities related to the EGU Newsletter. Strong preference will be given to candidates with a PhD degree, particularly those who wish to return to a career in scientific research upon termination of the Fellowship. 

Best regards, 

Norma B. Crosby 

BIRA-IASB, Avenue Circulaire 3, 1180 Brussels, Belgium


4. COST Action ES0803 catalogue of European space weather assets 


From: Daniel Heynderickx, DHConsultancy <DHConsultancy AT>

One of the tasks in COST Action ES0803 ( is to establish an as-complete-as-possible catalogue of European assets for Space Weather. To this effect, a web interface has been set up at

where information is now being collected.

You are kindly invited to insert in this web catalogue information on any existing assets relevant for Space Weather for which you are responsible or in which you participate.

The information collected in the catalogue will form part of the COST ES0803 final report, and will also be made available on the catalogue web site to serve as a resource for the space weather community.


Ronald Van der Linden

Mike Hapgood

Daniel Heynderickx


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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