Space Weather Euro News -- SWEN

       Vol. 16, Issue 1 (31 January 2012)


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1. Special issue on Space Climate in the Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (SWSC) 

2. Special Issue on  "First results from the EU-FP7 projects on Security of space assets from space weather events"

3. Conference „Space Weather Effects on Humans: in Space and on Earth‰, Moscow 4-8 June 2012

4. First European School on: Fundamental processes in Space Weather: a challenge in numerical modeling

5. Final Presentation Days at ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, 7-8 May 2012

6. 18th SPINE Meeting - 7th March 2012, Room Newton-2, ESTEC, The Netherlands

7. JOB OPENING: Scientist in ionospheric tomography at FMI, Helsinki, Finland

8. Recent Invitations To Tender (ITTs) from ESA-EMITS

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1. Special issue on Space Climate in the Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (SWSC) 

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From: Kalevi Mursula <kalevi.mursula AT oulu.fi>



It is my pleasure to pay Your attention to the possibility of submitting papers to the Special issue on Space Climate in the Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (SWSC). 


This is an open call for papers discussing any aspect of Space Climate, i.e., the long-term change in the Sun and its effects in the heliosphere (solar wind, HMF, cosmic rays etc.) and the near-Earth space environment, including magnetosphere, ionosphere, and the solar effects on the atmosphere and climate. 


This Special issue originates from, but is not restricted to contributions presented at the Space Climate Symposium-4 in January, 2011 in Goa, India, and in the Space Climate Session at the ESWW8 meeting in November 2011 in Namur, Belgium. 


Only full-length papers written in readable English will be considered for publication, and are 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. 


Both original papers and, e.g., review papers (for instance due from invited review talks presented in SC4) can be considered for publication. 


Publication in SWSC is free of charge. 


The manuscripts should be submitted electronically to SWSC web page https://articlestatus.edpsciences.org/is/swsc/home.php 


           by February 29, 2012. 


Please send the (preliminary, non-binding) title and author list of Your coming manuscript to kalevi.mursula@oulu.fi by 


           January 15, 2012. 


The general format for submission of papers is on the SWSC web site http://www.swsc-journal.org/ (Instructions for authors). 



Kalevi Mursula 

(for the Guest Editors) 





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2. Special Issue on  "First results from the EU-FP7 projects on Security of space assets from space weather events

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From: Anna Belehaki <abeleha AT otenet.gr>



With reference to the Eighth European Space Weather Week held in Namur from 28 November to 2 December 2011, we are pleased to invite all contributions, oral and poster, presented in session 2 "Building the European SSA Space Weather Framework", to be submitted to the special issue: "First results from the EU-FP7 projects on Security of space assets from space weather events" in the Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate.


Deadline for submissions is 30 March 2012. However, if you need some additional time to complete your submission, please do not hesitate to contact the SWSC editorial office (swsc@edpsciences.org). 


The type of contributions should fit the style of SWSC, which accepts regular research articles, short communications, invited reviews, technical and observational reports, strategic and educational articles and concise project reports. All manuscripts are peer reviewed according to the quality standards of international scientific journals. It is therefore required that all manuscripts submitted for publication in SWSC contain enough new insight; present the results against a properly referenced background of existing work; present adequate evidence that supports the conclusions; write clearly, concisely and comprehensively and include all necessary and appropriate figures and tables but not more.  


Accepted papers are published in electronic form only and publication is free of charge.


The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (SWSC) is an international, peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary open access journal, which publishes papers on all aspects of space weather and space climate (http://www.swsc-journal.org/). 


Guidelines for submission of papers are on the Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate web site under the menu item "Author information" (Instructions for authors).



With kind regards,

Paola Chiarini, and Mats Ljungqvist, ESWW8 Session 2 conveners 

Jean Lilensten and Anna Belehaki, EiC for SWSC





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3. Conference „Space Weather Effects on Humans: in Space and on Earth‰, Moscow 4-8 June 2012

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From: Tamara Breus <breus36 AT MAIL.RU>



On behalf of Program and Organizing Committees we inform you that we invite you to register and submit abstract for the International Conference:


„Space Weather Effects on Humans: in Space and on Earth‰


The conference will be held on 4-8 June 2012 at Space Research Institute Russian Academy of Sciences. Moscow, Russia. 


March 15, 2012: Registration deadline for people with a visa application 

(E-mail to: swh2012@cosmos.ru please indicate VISA in the Subject of your email)


You can find details; make registration, submission of abstracts and contact organizing Committee through site:   


http://swh2012.cosmos.ru/


We hope to see you in Moscow

Organizing Committee 

Contact email: swh2012@cosmos.ru





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4. First European School on: Fundamental processes in Space Weather: a challenge in numerical modeling

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From: Anna Belehaki <abeleha AT OTENET.GR>


The SWIFF project and the COST Action ES0803 are co-organising the EU school on space weather fundamental plasma processes. 


You can find details about the school in the address 


http://www.df.unipi.it/~califano/SWIFF_School/EU_School_on_Space_Weather_fundamental_plasma_processes.html


Deadline for submission of applications for financial support is 25 January 2012. Applications can be submitted through the web site of the school. 


Please circulate broadly this information to your students, post docs and young scientists working with you!!!


Best wishes

Anna Belehaki



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5. Final Presentation Days at ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, 7-8 May 2012

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From: Giovanni Santin <giovanni.santin at esa.int>


A "Final Presentations Days" event will be held on Monday 7 May (PM only) and Tuesday 8 May 2012 at ESTEC in the Newton 1 conference room, organised by ESA's Space Environments and Effects section. 


The event, which will include final presentations and status reports from a wide range of ongoing R&D activities, will be followed in the same week by a workshop on radiation instrumentation. The agenda will be posted shortly on the section's website http://space-env.esa.int/





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6. 18th SPINE Meeting - 7th March 2012, Room Newton-2, ESTEC, The Netherlands

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From: David Rodgers <David.Rodgers at esa.int>



Themes:

- R&D Requirements for Spacecraft Plasma Interactions

- SPIS improvements and Evolutions


You are invited to participate in the 18th workshop in the SPINE series. Attendees are invited to make presentations on their work in the field of spacecraft plasma interactions.

Presentations of a general nature are welcome and this is a good opportunity to present work to European colleagues that may later be given at the SCTC in May.

In addition, we invite your ideas on two specific themes:

- 'R&D Requirements for Spacecraft Plasma Interactions' to help ESA to define a new Technical Dossier outlining the needs for future tools, testing, experimentation and Methodologies, and ;

- 'SPIS improvements and Evolutions' describing recent changes to SPIS and needs for future evolution.


Please indicate your intention to attend the meeting by and to make a presentation by sending an email to:


David.Rodgers at esa.int


preferably before 20 February 2012.


The meeting is preceded by a SPIS training sessioin on 5-6 March.

A second training course on 8-9 March may take place depending on registration numbers.Please note that the ESA-sponsored places on the first course and the second, if it takes place, have already been allocated.

See http://dev.spis.org/projects/spine/home/meeting/mxviii for further details.



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7. JOB OPENING: Scientist in ionospheric tomography at FMI, Helsinki, Finland

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From: Olaf Amm <Olaf.Amm at fmi.fi>



The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI, Helsinki, Finland) is seeking for a scientist in the area of ionospheric tomography with experience in GPS data analysis, starting from April 1, 2012, lasting until April 1, 2014 (2 years).


This position is part of the "TomoScand" project funded by the Academy of Finland. The main goal of this project is to obtain mesoscale 3D distributions of the ionospheric electron density over Scandinavia, with high spatial and temporal resolution, using GPS and Beacon satellite data as well as including information from the extensive network of ground-based ionospheric observations in the region. 


The work of the successful applicant focuses on the analysis of data from a dense network of several hundreds of GPS receivers in Scandinavia, using tomographic inversion techniques, and on the interpretation of the results in terms of ionospheric and magnetospheric physics. The successful candidate is expected to be able to work independently along the goals of the "TomoScand" project, and to contribute to the implementation of the GPS data into a newly developed tomographic inversion routine that allows to simultaneously incorporate a multitude of different information into the inversion. Further, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to the technical aspects of acquiring and processing the GPS and Beacon satellite data.


Candidates must hold a PhD in the area of physics, mathematics, or geosciences, and should recognize themselves in as many as possible (but not necessarily all) points of the following profile:


- good or at least basic knowledge of ionospheric and magnetospheric physics

- good knowledge of mathematics (particularly inversion techniques)

- good abilities in programming and handling of large data sets

- experience in tomography (not necessarily ionospheric tomography)

- ability to work and publish independently

- ability to work in a team


Applications for the position need to be submitted not later than February 26, 2012, addressed to:

kirjaamo at fmi.fi and cc: Olaf.Amm at fmi.fi, including a CV, list of publications and a short statement of scientific interests. 

For further information, please contact Olaf Amm, tel. +358919294689 or Olaf.Amm at fmi.fi.


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8. Recent Invitations To Tender (ITTs) from ESA-EMITS

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(From 20/01/2012 to 16/03/2012, Act.Ref.: 11.1EC.08)



For a complete list of ESA Open Invitations To Tender, 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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