Space Weather Euro News -- SWEN

       Vol. 20, Issue 1 (6 January 2016)


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1. ST4.1 Session on "Space Weather and its Effects on Terrestrial and Geo-Space Environments: Science and Application", EGU 2016 Vienna, Austria, 17-22 April, 2016. Abstract deadline January 13th 2016

2. ST4.2 Session "Extreme space weather scenarios", EGU 2016 Vienna, Austria, 17th – 22nd April 2016 

3. EMRP2.2 Session on "Innovative techniques to unveil hidden features of the  geomagnetic field", EGU 2016 Vienna, Austria, 17–22 April 2016

4. Open ESA Invitations to Tender (ITTs)

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1. ST4.1 Sesson on "Space Weather and its Effects on Terrestrial and Geo-Space Environments: Science and Application", EGU 2016 Vienna, Austria, 17-22 April, 2016. Abstract deadline January 13th 2016

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From: Hanna Rothkael <hrot – at – cbk.waw.pl>


The next European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly will take place in Vienna, Austria, from 17th – 22nd April 2016. Session ST4.1 will be looking at Space Weather and its Effects on Terrestrial and Geo-Space Environments: Science and Application. More details can be found at:

http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2016/session/20700



The topic will cover the wide range of the aspects of solar-terrestrial

physics that deal with the effects of space phenomena on different levels

of geo-space. Effects range from those observed on spacecraft related

activities all the way down to Earth to other solar system bodies and

include technological systems, human health and life in space, as well as

Earth`s climate.

We welcome theoretical, observational, as well as applied

contributions(effects on terrestrial and geo-space environments) on all

aspects of space weather.

Special emphasis will be put on new multi-diagnostics data base and

services and on construction of relevant roadmap for future Space Weather

products, application for Space geodetic techniques such as GNSS

(ground-and satellite-based), DORIS, VLBI, satellite altimetry or the GPS

radio occultation missions, as well as contributions related to the ESA

Space Situational Awareness (SSA).

This session aims at merging new and existing methods of observations and

diagnostics of Solar System habitats, as LOFAR radiodiagnostics and new

investigation and application for incoming ESA exploration mission like

JUICE.






Abstract submission is now open, the deadline is 13 January 2016.


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2. ST4.2 Session on "Extreme space weather scenarios", EGU 2016 Vienna, Austria, 17th – 22nd April 2016 


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From: Carlos ARMIENS APARICIO <carlos.armiens - at - jrc.ec.europa.eu>


The next European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly will take place in Vienna, Austria, from 17th – 22nd April 2016. Session ST4.2 is intended to provide insights in the magnitude, duration and frequency of all kind of extreme space weather events.



Abstract:


Many technological systems are at risk due to space weather. These systems include, for example, satellites, the power grid, communication and navigation networks, and aviation. Extreme space weather might represent a great hazard to those infrastructures. This session is intended to provide insights in the magnitude, duration and frequency of extreme events, including, but not limited to, the following: 


• Solar energetic particle events (flux and fluence)


• Electron enhancement events


• X-ray and radio bursts


• Geomagnetic storms


• High-speed solar wind



Those scenarios should define the intensity, spectrum, and duration of the relevant physical parameter that we should expect for different periods: 25, 50, 100 or 200 years. The idea is that the system operator can use the scenario proposed for the period of interest to assess the risk to the system.




Abstract submission is now open, the deadline is 13 January 2016.


See: http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2016/session/20702


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3. EMRP2.2 Session on "Innovative techniques to unveil hidden features of the  geomagnetic field", EGU 2016 Vienna, Austria, 17–22 April 2016

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From: Vervelidou Foteini <foteini - at - gfz-potsdam.de>



Dear colleagues,


We would like to bring your attention, and invite you to 

submit abstracts, to the EGU 2016 session EMRP2.2 on 

"Innovative techniques to unveil hidden features of the 

geomagnetic field", to be held in Vienna, 17-22 April 

2016.


Abstract submission link:

http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2016/session/20107


Deadline for abstract submission: January 13, 2016, 13:00 

CET.


Conveners: Foteini Vervelidou, George Balasis, Erwan 

Thébault


Session description:

Recent advances in the analysis of both ground-based and 

satellite geomagnetic field time series have shed light 

into the characteristics and properties of the external 

part, i.e. magnetosphere and ionosphere contributions of 

the near-Earth electromagnetic environment as well as 

internal part, i.e. core and lithosphere contributions of 

the Earth’s magnetic field. Innovative time series 

analysis techniques of the geomagnetic field include 

recently developed automated methods based on wavelet 

transforms and artificial neural networks, entropy 

measures, revised spherical cap analysis etc. as well as 

new approaches to study the Earth system as a whole, e.g. 

Geosystemics. Geomagnetic field observations from the 

ground with over 100 years of data were augmented in the 

more recent past with observations from topside ionosphere 

missions (e.g., CHAMP, Oersted and SAC-C). This data pool 

is now further enriched by the measurements of ESA’s Swarm 

mission low-Earth orbit satellites, which was launched on 

the 22nd of November 2013. Therefore, the application and 

use of innovative techniques to unravel underlying 

features of the geomagnetic field is nowadays more timely 

than ever.

The session solicits contributions about innovative 

techniques for the analysis, interpretation, modelling and 

simulation of both ground-based and spaceborne geomagnetic 

time series, activity indices as well as geomagnetic field 

modelling covering the past millennia.


Looking forward to seeing you there!


Best regards,

Foteini, George and Erwan




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6. Open ESA Invitations to Tender (ITTs)

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From: ESA/ESTEC


AO8510 SPACE DEBRIS MOVIE 2015 - EXPRO

(From 10/12/2015 to 11/01/2016, Act.Ref.: 15.112.18)


AO7935 GSTP-6 ELEMENT 2: PERMANENT OPEN ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPPORTUNITY (AO) FOR MARKET-ORIENTED ACTIVITIES

(From 10/06/2014 to 31/12/2018, Act.Ref.: 14.136.01)



Open invitations to tender (http://emits.sso.esa.int):





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