Space Weather Euro News -- SWEN

       Vol. 17, Issue 1 (13 February 2013)


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1. 19th SPINE Meeting, SPIS Final Presentations & training, 19-21 March 2013

2. Space Weather Workshop 2013, Boulder, Colorado, USA, 16-19 April, 2013

3. 5th EISCAT_3D User Meeting, Uppsala, Sweden, May 6-8, 2013

4. SPENVIS User Workshop, Royal Library, Brussels, Belgium, May 22-24, 2013

5. Space Weather effects on Aviation Workshop, 20 March 2013

6. Open ESA Invitations to Tender (ITTs)

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1. 19th SPINE Meeting, SPIS Final Presentations & SPIS training, ESTEC, The Netherlands 19-21 March, 2013

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From: David Rodgers <david.rodgers - at - esa.int>


Between 19 and 21 March 2013, ESTEC  will host the 19th SPINE meeting and the final presentations of three activities funded through ESA's TRP (Technology research Programme), developed with the SPIS (Spacecraft Plasma Interaction System) software, followed by training on the SPIS-GEO and AISEPS applications.


The event is being organised by Eric Gengembre, David Rodgers, and Alain Hilgers.


During the SPINE meeting on 19th March the intention is to discuss standards in the area of spacecraft plasma interactions,  ESA's Technology development plans  and new results and current issues in the area of spacecraft plasma interactions. Proposals to make presentations are welcome.


Final presentations will be made on 20th March for the SPIS-GEO, SPIS-Science and AISEPS (Assessment of the Interactions between Spacecraft and Electric Propulsion Systems) studies. A short training course on the new features of SPIS-GEO will follow. On 21th March there will be a whole-day course on AISEPS.


Please see http://dev.spis.org/projects/spine/home/meeting/mxix for further details.


Please inform David Rodgers (see above) to register your intention to attend and to propose additional discussion topics and presentations you would like to make.




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2. Space Weather Workshop 2013, Boulder, Colorado, USA, 16-19 April, 2013

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From: Terry Onsager <terry.onsager - at - noaa.gov>


The 2013 Space Weather Workshop will be held April 16 - 19, in Boulder, Colorado.  This meeting will bring together the customer, forecaster, vendor, and research communities to focus on the impacts of space weather, on forecasting techniques, and on recent scientific advances in predicting conditions in the space environment.


The program will highlight space weather impacts in several areas, including ionospheric disturbances, geomagnetic storms and their solar

drivers, radiation belts, and solar energetic particles. Representatives from industries impacted by space weather will be invited to attend, including those from commercial airline, electric power, satellite operations, and navigation/communication industries.


Space Weather Workshop 2013 is co-sponsored by the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center, the NSF Division of Atmospheric Sciences, and the NASA Heliophysics Division. Further details regarding the meeting agenda and travel will be posted on this web site:

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/sww




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3. 5th EISCAT_3D User Meeting, Uppsala, Sweden, May 6-8, 2013

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From: Michael Rietveld <mike - at - eiscat.uit.no>


The 5th EISCAT_3D User Meeting will take place in Uppsala, Sweden, on May 6-8, 2013. For more information please see the meeting web page:

http://www.space.irfu.se/workshops/EISCAT-3D_User2013/


It is intended to focus on data analysis and management, while on Tuesday and Wednesday pre-noon (May 7-8) all science topics to be studied by EISCAT_3D shall be covered. The meeting programme's outline is still open to discussion until 29th March, please communicate any comments and suggestions to any member of the programme committee:

Ingrid Mann (ingrid.mann - at - eiscat.se)

Craig Heinselman (craig - at - eiscat.se)

Anita Aikio (anita.aikio - at - oulu.fi)

Ian McCrea (ian.mccrea - at - stfc.ac.uk)

Esa Turunen (et - at - sgo.fi).


You can register for the meeting by email to Stephan Buchert (scb - at - irfu.se), the deadline is April 8th.




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4. SPENVIS User Workshop, Royal Library, Brussels, Belgium, May 22-24, 2013

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From Hugh Evans <hugh.evans - at - esa.int>


The 2013 SPENVIS User Workshop which will take place on May 22-24, 2013 at the Royal Library in Brussels, Belgium. The main scope of this event is to bring together the SPENVIS users and share their experience.  The workshop will focus on the current and the forthcoming Next Generation SPENVIS systems:

www.spenvis.oma.be

www.spenvis-ng.eu


Resulting from the analysis of the user feedback via the questionnaire, the following workshop topics have been selected: 

Current and future SPENVIS overview 

Space Radiation Models and their accuracy 

Space Environment Effects (charging, SEE, degradation, micro-particle impacts) 

Geant4 Tools 

Educational use of SPENVIS

SPENVIS and other tools


A preliminary program and workshop details are available at www.spenvis.oma.be/workshop/2013/ where you can register(*). The registration fee for the workshop is •275 (•235 for early registration and •200 for students). This fee will cover lunches, coffee breaks and the workshop social event. You can also pay •150 for one single day.


Spaces remain in the programme for additional speakers. If you are interested to contribute to a topic, please send an abstract for review and acceptance to:

spenvis_team - at - aeronomie.be


Of particular interest are 'Use Cases', for which short presentations shall be solicited regarding the use of SPENVIS in a mission study. Therefore, if you have worked on an interesting project recently the organisers would be particularly interested to hear from you!


Register now and also bring this announcement to the attention of your colleagues who may be interested. 


(*) If you are not a regular SPENVIS user please register first in SPENVIS at www.spenvis.oma.be/registration.php 



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5. Space Weather effects on Aviation Workshop, 20 March 2013

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From Emilien Robert <emilien.robert - at - eurocontrol.int>


Dear all, 


EUROCONTROL and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) are jointly organising a workshop on the Space Weather effects on Aviation - Building a proportionate response in Europe, on March 20th, at EASA facilities, Köln, Germany. This workshop is to help aviation, manage the safety risk, increase awareness of the effects and elaborate on possible mitigation actions.


Target audience consists of representatives of airlines, air navigation service providers (ANSPs), Civil Aviation Authorities (CAAs), airports, military and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Speakers will be premier specialists in the field from airlines, pilots, ANSPs, research organizations etc.


The workshop will identify priorities, share knowledge and encourage cooperation and harmonisation 


To register for this workshop, you are kindly asked to complete the registration form. The deadline for registration is Wednesday 6 March 2013.


Further information may be found on the following webpage: 

http://www.eurocontrol.int/events/space-weather-workshop 


Should you have already received this information, please accept my apologies for the inconvenience. 


Best regards, 


Emilien 


Emilien ROBERT 

Space Weather & Navigation Applications 

Navigation and CNS research Unit 

DSR/CMN/NAV 

Tel:  +32 2 729 47 14 

Fax: +32 2 729 90 86 

E-Mail: emilien.robert - at - eurocontrol.int 


EUROCONTROL 

96 Rue de la Fusée 

1130 Brussels 

BELGIUM 

www.eurocontrol.int 



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6. Open ESA Invitations to Tender (ITTs)

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From: ESA/ESTEC


Open invitations to tender:


AO7430     IMPROVEMENT OF SOLAR PARTICLE EVENTS AND FLARE PREDICTION

(From 04/02/2013 to 08/04/2013, Act.Ref.: 11.1EE.26) 


AO6124     OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSAL FOR ARTES 20 (INTEGRATED APPLICATIONS PROMOTION PROGRAMME)

(From 15/06/2009 to 31/12/2014, Act.Ref.: 09.153.75)


AO7382     P-CHANNEL CCD PERFORMANCE CHARACTERIZATION AND RADIATION TESTING

(From 30/01/2013 to 27/03/2013, Act.Ref.: 12.129.23)


AO7427     STUDY OF FUTURE EARTH OBSERVATION MISSIONS AND TECHNIQUES FOR THE ENERGY SECTOR

(From 04/02/2013 to 15/03/2013, Act.Ref.: 12.155.12) 


AO7336     COLLABORATIVE ITERATIVE RADIATION SHIELDING OPTIMISATION SYSTEM (CIRSOS)

(From 20/12/2012 to 12/03/2013, Act.Ref.: 12.1EE.18)


AO7317     ASSESSMENT OF SATELLITE CONSTELLATIONS FOR MONITORING THE VARIATIONS IN EARTH'S GRAVITY FIELD

(From 15/11/2012 to 01/03/2013, Act.Ref.: 12.197.16) 


AO7408     JUICE-SCALABLE SENSOR DATA PROCESSOR

(From 21/12/2012 to 01/03/2013, Act.Ref.: 12.164.10)


AO7397     3RD CALL FOR OUTLINE PROPOSALS UNDER THE CZECH INDUSTRY INCENTIVE SCHEME

(From 02/01/2013 to 25/02/2013, Act.Ref.: 12.1SC.04)


AO7314     DESIGN AND SIMULATION TOOL TO DEMONSTRATE DATA PRODUCTS FOR SECURITY APPLICATIONS (DESIRE STUDY)

(From 07/12/2012 to 21/02/2013, Act.Ref.: 12.155.05) 


AO7415 ARIADNA CALL FOR PROPOSALS 13-01

(From 18/01/2013 to 25/02/2013, Act.Ref.: 12.197.26)


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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:


  Rumi Nakamura                 Austrian Academy of Sciences

  Anna Belehaki                 Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate

  Volker Bothmer                EGU - Solar Physics Secretary

  Jinbin Cao                    Chinese Space Weather Activity Representative

  Eamonn Daly                   ESA (excluding science programme)

  Maurizio Candidi              IAPS/INAF - Italian National Research Council (CNR)

  Norma Crosby                  EGU - Solar-Terrestrial Sciences Division President

  Mike Hapgood                  Space Science Department, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL)

  Francois Lefeuvre             Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)

  W. William Liu                Space Science Program, Canadian Space Agency

  Henrik Lundstedt              Lund space weather center

  Philippe Escoubet             ESA Science programme

  Terry Onsager                 NOAA Space Weather Prediction Centre

  Jean-Yves Prado               CNES Programme Directorate

  Michael Rietveld              EISCAT Scientific Association

  Michael Rycroft               International Space University (ISU)

  Juha-Pekka Luntama            Head of ESA SSA Space Weather Element

  Stefaan Poedts                Space Weather Working Team Chair


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