Space Weather Euro News -- SWEN

       Vol. 17, Issue 3 (22 April 2013)


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

2. Announcement of 2013 Workshop on Radiation Belts, Island of Santorini (Greece), 30 June - 3 July 2013

3. Vacancy for space weather scientist at RAL Space

4. Open ESA Invitations to Tender (ITTs)

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


From Hugh Evans <hugh.evans - at ->

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:

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 programme and workshop details are available at 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 -

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 


2. Announcement of 2013 Workshop on Radiation Belts, Island of Santorini (Greece), 30 June - 3 July 2013


From: Ioannis A. Daglis <daglis - at ->

A 4-day workshop with the title "Radiation Belts: Comprehending, Specifying and Forecasting their dynamics" will include sessions on:

- The AP-9/AE-9 International Collaboration

- Specification models of the radiation belts and in particular the slot region

- Waves, wave-particle interactions and radiation belt dynamics

- Industrial Splinter to address the engineering user perspective of the new models, 

 use cases and standardisation issues.

The Workshop will be followed by Technical Progress Meetings of the MAARBLE and SPACECAST projects of the European Union's FP7-Space Program on 4th and 5th July, 2013. 

Details are available from

Scientific Organizing Committee: I.A. Daglis, H. Evans, R.B. Horne, P. O'Brien

To help with the workshop organization, please send "Emails of Interest" to: daglis - at -


3. Vacancy for space weather scientist at RAL Space


From: Mike Hapgood <mike.hapgood - at ->

The Space Physics Division at STFC RAL Space is looking to recruit an experienced space weather scientist/programme leader to join the team promoting the application of the Division’s skills in the observation and modelling of space weather phenomena, in particular through the acquisition of emerging project opportunities. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to both ensure the effective space weather exploitation of current projects and to develop new approaches and applications related to space weather. He/she will play a key role in our team, applying her/his scientific expertise to create and lead new projects, acting as a scientific coordinator for our wider efforts to exploit future opportunities and working closely with senior staff in Space Physics Division to develop and implement an innovative programme, well-matched to future opportunities. The successful candidate will be required to maintain a strong scientific profile, both to ensure the quality 

and relevance of their work, and to ensure their reputation among potential partners. He/she will be expected to undertake personal research, in collaboration with other experts within RAL Space and among our international partners. This fixed-term appointment will be to STFC band E salary scale: £33780 - £43164 depending on experience. The closing date for applications is 10 May 2013. Full requirements of the post and instructions how to apply are available at


4. Open ESA Invitations to Tender (ITTs)



Open invitations to tender:


(From 20/02/2013 to 01/05/2013, Act.Ref.: 13.1SC.01) 


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


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:

  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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