Space Weather Euro News -- SWEN

       Vol. 16, Issue 4 (10 May 2012)


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1. TIEMS Conference on "Space Weather and Challenges for Modern Society"

2. Chapman Conference on Fundamental Properties and Processes of Magnetotails, Reykjavik, Iceland, March 10-15, 2013

3. 4th EISCAT_3D User Meeting: Uppsala, 23-25 May 2012

4. Open and Intended ESA Invitations to Tender (ITTs) 

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1. TIEMS Conference on "Space Weather and Challenges for Modern Society"

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From: Pål Brekke <paal.brekke@spacecentre.no>


The TIEMS Conference on "Space Weather and Challenges for Modern Society" will take place in Oslo, Norway 22 - 24 October 2012; see call for papers, tentative program, keynote speakers and submitted posters at: http://www.tiems.info/about-tiems/oslo-conference-2012.html


(If the above link does not work for some reason or is too slow, please try the main link: http://www.tiems.info/ and then scroll down to the Oslo Conference announcement.)




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2. Chapman Conference on Fundamental Properties and Processes of Magnetotails, Reykjavik, Iceland, March 10-15, 2013

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From: Andreas Keiling <keiling@ssl.berkeley.edu>, Caitriona Jackman <caitriona.jackman@ucl.ac.uk>, Peter Delamere <delamere@lasp.colorado.edu>


SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT: Chapman Conference on Fundamental Properties and Processes of Magnetotails, Reykjavik, Iceland, March 10-15, 2013


Abstract submission deadline: 24 October 2012


The International AGU Chapman Conference on "Fundamental Properties and Processes of Magnetotails" will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland, from March 10th through March 15th, 2013. As the conveners, we invite you to participate in this meeting. 


Spacecraft observations have established that all magnetized planets in our solar system interact strongly with the solar wind and possess well-developed magnetotails. Magnetotails are the site for many dynamic processes critical to the circulation of mass, energy and magnetic flux. The great differences in solar wind conditions, planetary rotation rates, ionospheric conductivity, and physical dimensions from Mercury‚s small magnetosphere to the giant magnetospheres of Jupiter and Saturn provide an outstanding opportunity to extend our understanding of the influence of these factors. Therefore, this Chapman conference will provide a forum in which various communities can come together and discuss recent achievements of observational, theoretical, and modeling studies with the objective to develop a deeper understanding of fundamental properties and processes of planetary magnetotails through a comparative examination.


To build up a full picture of small- and large-scale dynamics, the Chapman conference will address various aspects of planetary magnetotails (including Mercury, Earth, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune):


1. External Drivers*

2. Internal Responses**

3. Inner Coupling***


*(e.g., solar wind-magnetosphere coupling, IMF control, viscous processes, reconnection)

**(e.g, convection, fast flows, dipolarization, injections, centrifugal driver, fluxtube interchange, instabilities)

***(e.g., M-I coupling, coupling to the inner magnetosphere, current systems and closure, ion outflow effects)


The conveners are: Andreas Keiling (UC Berkeley, USA)

Caitriona Jackman (University College London, UK)

Peter Delamere (University of Colorado/LASP, USA)



The program committee includes: Colin Forsyth (MSSL, UK)

Denis Grodent (University of Liège, Belgium)

James Slavin (University of Michigan, USA)

Jin-Bin Cao (Beihang University, China)

Larry Kepko (NASA/GSFC, USA)

Mervyn Freeman (British Antarctic Survey, UK)

Michelle Thomsen (LANL, USA)

Norbert Krupp (Max-Planck-Institute, Germany)

Tsugunobu Nagai (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)

Xianzhe Jia (University of Michigan, USA)




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3. 4th EISCAT_3D User Meeting: Uppsala, 23-25 May 2012

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From: Michael Rietveld <mike@eiscat.uit.no>


The 4th EISCAT_3D User Meeting: Uppsala, 23-25 May 2012


A 4th user meeting for the EISCAT_3D project will take place in Uppsala, Sweden, on May 23-25, 2012. It will focus on planning for the Science of the EISCAT_3D project, emphasizing particularly Space Weather.


The start of the meeting is at 9 am on Wednesday, May 23, the end 12 am on Friday, May 25.


The local organizer is Stephan Buchert. A registration deadline was set to April 27, 2012, but attendance and participation may still be possible. 


Registration can be done by email to scb@irfu.se. 


Please announce whether assistance is needed for reserving accommodation.


For more information, please check the meeting web-site at: 

http://www.space.irfu.se/workshops/EISCAT-3D_User2012/




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4. Open and Intended ESA Invitations to Tender (ITTs)

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From: 


Open invitations to tender:


SSA DC-IV EVOLUTION OF THE PILOT DATA CENTRES

(From 02/05/2012 to 13/06/2012, Act.Ref.: 12.118.01)


WP2012 - IMPROVEMENT OF ENERGETIC SOLAR HEAVY ION ENVIRONMENT MODELS

(From 13/04/2012 to 15/06/2012, Act.Ref.: 12.1EE.02)


Intended invitations to tender:


DUST ELECTROSTATIC CHARGING, TRANSPORT AND CONTAMINATION MODEL FOR LUNAR LANDER AND HUMAN EXPLORATION MISSIONS

(to be released in the coming days/weeks)




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(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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