Space Weather Euro News -- SWEN

       Vol. 20, Issue 3 (4th February 2016)


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1. ISROSES (International Symposium on Recent Observations and Simulations of the Sun-Earth System) III, 11th – 16th September 2016, Varna, Bulgaria

2. COSPAR Panel on Space Weather (PSW) Events during 41st Scientific Assembly, Istanbul 30th July - 7th August 2016

3. European Space Weather Week 13, Belgium, November 2016: Call for Sessions

4. ISSS Course on “Ground and space-based instruments for future research in Solar-Terrestrial physics” 6th - 11th June 2016, L’Aquila, Italy

5. EWASS 2016: Special Session SS2: Solar-Terrestrial Coupling and Space Weather: State-of-the-Art and Future Prospects, 4th – 8th July 2016, Athens, Greece

6. Space Weather at the Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research (SCAR) Open Science Conference 14th February 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

7. Space Weather Special Issue “Sun to Earth: Heliospheric Remote Sensing Observations Applicable to Space Weather” – First Announcement

8. Open ESA Invitations to Tender (ITTs)

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1. ISROSES (International Symposium on Recent Observations and Simulations of the Sun-Earth System) III, 11th – 16th September 2016, Varna, Bulgaria

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From: Kamen Kozarev <kkozarev – at - cfa.harvard.edu>


The third International Symposium on Recent Observations and Simulations of the Sun-Earth System (ISROSES III), which will be held during September 11-16, 2016, at the beautiful Golden Sands resort, Hotel International (http://www.hotelcasinointernational.com/en/meetings-conferences), situated at the Black Sea near the city of Varna, Bulgaria.


It is a continuation of the highly successful ISROSES symposia held in Varna, Bulgaria, during September 2006 and in Borovets, Bulgaria, during September 2011. The main objective of this symposium is to bring together scientists from heliophysics communities worldwide to present and discuss recent advances in modelling and observations of the Sun-Earth System. A strong emphasis will be placed on solar magnetosphere-atmosphere-ionosphere interactions and understanding the coupled geospace system.


The Science Organizing Committee includes:

Gian Luca Delzanno, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, USA

Michael Denton, Space Science Institute, Boulder, CO, USA

Katya Georgieva, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

Jerry Goldstein, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, USA

Richard Horne, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK

Craig Kletzing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA

Benoit Lavraud, IRAP/CNRS/Université de Toulouse, France

Yoshizumi Miyoshi, STEL, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

David Sibeck, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA


The conveners of this event are:

Vania Jordanova, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, USA

Joe Borovsky, Space Science Institute, Boulder, CO, USA


Interested parties are invited to participate in this meeting and share this first announcement with colleagues worldwide. Further information about this meeting can be found at:

http://www.isroses.lanl.gov/


To be added to the mailing list a name and e-mail address must be sent to (isroses – at - lanl.gov)




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2. COSPAR Panel on Space Weather (PSW) Events during 41st Scientific Assembly, Istanbul 30th July - 7th August 2016

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From: Alexi Glover <Alexi.Glover – at – esa.int>


The abstract submission deadline for the 41st COSPAR scientific assembly is the 12th February 2016. There will be a total of 5 space weather panel events during this year's assembly:

COSPAR-16-PSW.1: Metrics and Validation Needs for Space Weather Models and Services

COSPAR-16-PSW.2: Solar System Space Weather

COSPAR-16-PSW.3: From Ionospheric Indices towards Standardised Activity Scales for Space Weather Services

COSPAR-16-PSW.4: Interoperability of Space Weather Data Models, Data Holdings and Data Access Tools

COSPAR-16-PSW.5: Understanding Space Weather to Shield Society: A Global Roadmap for 2015-2025 Commissioned by COSPAR and ILWS 


Full details are available on the COSPAR Assembly webpage:

https://www.cospar-assembly.org/




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3. European Space Weather Week 13, Belgium, November 2016: Call for Sessions 

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From: Petra Vanlommel <petra.vanlommel – at - oma.be>


Each year, during the European Space Weather Week conference, people from all over the world gather to discuss the newest insights in space weather and try to find appropriate answers to the challenges and threats that space weather imposes. Science, data exploitation, observations, service development, operational models, engineering, industrial challenges, etc. are all relevant aspects of space weather. 


The strength of the conference is that the participants can contribute largely to its content leading to a rich and varied programme. Interested parties are hereby invited to submit proposals for sessions. 


The deadline for submission is Friday 5th February 2016. Session proposals can be submitted at:

http://www.stce.be/esww13/ 


This notice is issued by Mauro Messerotti and Petra Vanlommel on behalf of the ESWW Programme Committee.




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4. ISSS Course on “Ground and space-based instruments for future research in Solar-Terrestrial physics” 6th - 11th June 2016, L’Aquila, Italy

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From: Paola Solini <ssc – at - aquila.infn.it>


The International School of Space Science of the Consorzio Interuniversitario per la Fisica Spaziale organizes a Course on “Ground based and space instruments for future research in Solar-Terrestrial physics”, to be held in L’Aquila, Italy, 6th – 11th June 2016 at the Gran Sasso Science Institute and directed by F. Berrilli, S. Jefferies, C. Scotto.


The course is designed for PhD students and young post-doctoral researchers. The school will offer an interactive, hands-on approach to the computational and experimental techniques that will be applied in the next generation of ground- and space-based instruments for solar-terrestrial physics related research. In particular, a mix of experienced scientists and engineers will provide an integrated overview of the experimental techniques that are being applied in the observation and forecasting of Solar Activity, Space Weather, and the conditions in the Earth’s magnetosphere and ionosphere: all of which are important components of Space Situational Awareness.


For more information visit:

http://www.cifs-isss.org/

or send an e-mail to: ssc – at - aquila.infn.it




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5. EWASS 2016: Special Session SS2: Solar-Terrestrial Coupling and Space Weather: State-of-the-Art and Future Prospects, 4th – 8th July 2016, Athens, Greece

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From: Ioannis Daglis <iadaglis – at - phys.uoa.gr>


This is the first announcement of special session SS2 of the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS) meeting to take place on 4-8 July 2016 in Athens, Greece.


The session combines observations, data analysis, theory, and numerical simulations, to address the following questions:

1/ How does the coupling between solar magnetic fields and plasma flows power solar eruptions? (Emergence and evolution of solar magnetic fields, triggering and evolution of solar eruptions, coronal structure, and solar wind formation).

2/ How does the solar wind interact with the ejecta and how do the terrestrial and planetary magnetospheres react to the perturbed solar wind? (propagation of CMEs and Solar Energetic Particles in turbulent solar wind plasmas, development of geospace magnetic storms, acceleration of electrons to relativistic energies in the Van Allen radiation belts).

3/ Multi-scale observations of the Magnetosphere-Ionosphere-Thermosphere System (new results from the VAP and MMS missions).


Abstracts for oral and poster contributions are solicited with a submission deadline of 15th March 2016. More info about the meeting can be found at:

http://eas.unige.ch/EWASS2016/

and about the special session at:

http://eas.unige.ch/EWASS2016/session.jsp?id=SS2 


The organizers of the SS2 special session are:

V. Archontis

I. A. Daglis

S. Patsourakos

A. Vourlidas




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6. Space Weather at the Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research (SCAR) Open Science Conference 14th February 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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From: Craig Rodger <craig.rodger – at - otago.ac.nz>


The deadline for the abstract submission to the SCAR Open Science Conference 2016 is 14th February 2016. The conference will take place from 22nd – 26th August in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For more details about the conference see:

http://scar2016.com/

Two sessions of interest to the space weather community are sessions 15 and 16 (S16 and S16).


S15. Solar-terrestrial physics in the polar regions

Conveners (Session 15): Emilia Correia, Brazil; Maurizio Candidi, Italy; Craig J. Rodger, New Zealand; Yasmina M. Martos, UK


Research in the polar regions provides key high-latitude observations, which are essential to understand fundamental aspects of coupling between the solar wind and Earth's atmosphere, ionosphere, and magnetosphere (AIM). The vast geographical regions