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Space Weather Euro News Vol. 12 Issue 6 (01-09-08)
Table of Contents:
European Space Weather Week #5, 17-21st November, Brussels 2008.
     News: Abstract Deadline 1st September and Business Meeting 
     Schedule Now AvailableProceedings from the ESA Space Environments and Effects Section
   Final Presentation Days now onlineESA Postdoctoral Fellowships in Space ScienceMeeting: Modern Challenges in Nonlinear Plasma PhysicsSome ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS

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1. European Space Weather Week #5, 17-21st November, Brussels 2008.
     News: Abstract Deadline 1st September and Business meeting
     Schedule now Available


From: Alexi Glover, Jean Lilensten 
       and Ronald Van der 

   ***Reminder: Abstract submission deadline 1st September ***

For full details see: http://sidc.oma.be/esww5

The next European Space Weather Week will take place at the Royal Library 
of Brussels, Belgium, from Monday 17th November to Friday 21st November 

This meeting is being jointly organised by the Royal Observatory of 
Belgium (ROB), ESA, the SWWT, the COST 724 and COST 296 communities. 
The local organisation is done by the SIDC of the ROB. This event will 
build on the advances made during previous European Space Weather Weeks 
and preceding ESA Space Weather Applications Workshops. 

The ESWW will again adopt the central aim of bringing together diverse 
communities working on all elements of space weather with a strong focus 
on user involvement. This year’s meeting will discuss recent advances 
in both scientific and applications based domains and how these advances 
relate to user needs. It will also provide an opportunity to discuss the 
Space Weather community’s contribution to possible future ESA action in 
the area of Space Situational Awareness. New data, tools and techniques 
will also be discussed and demonstrated during the workshop with a view 
to aiding the transition between new scientific results and user-oriented 
space weather services. 

This year’s event will include a space weather fair, where users and 
service providers will have the opportunity to interact in an informal 
working environment. The meeting will also include a number of hands-on 
splinter sessions and will explore community development through several 
dedicated business meetings. 


The meeting will centre on 6 open sessions that address a number of topical 

Session 1: Space Weather and the European Approach to Space
Situational Awareness Session 2: Global Navigation Satellite Systems :
Science, user needs and applications Session 3: Offshore Drilling,
Magnetic Surveying and Geomagnetism : Science, user needs and

Session 4: Space Weather Models: from Research to Operations
Session 5: New and Existing Data Resources, Tools and Services Session
6: Solar Weather: New results, analysis techniques, forecast tools and
the outlook for users

Each session will be divided into oral and poster session with plenty of 
time devoted to discussion. Contributed papers are welcome to each of the 
6 sessions. The oral presentations will cover a range of scientific and 
applications related themes and will consist of both invited and contributed 
papers. User contributions are expected to feature strongly in sessions 2 
and 3 in particular. It is also envisaged that the meeting will conclude 
with a wrap-up of the key issues arising during the week long event in the 
form of a round table discussion on future European directions in space weather.

Business meetings:

A key part of the European Space Weather Weeks are the business meetings. 
These meetings provide the opportunity for interested participants to meet 
in smaller groups and address key issues in a style that compliments the open 
format of the plenary sessions. These meetings take the form of working 
meetings with reports produced and actions taken by the participants. This 
year, time during the ESWW5 schedule will be set aside for all splinter meeting 
convenors to report the main conclusions of the meetings to the full workshop. 

Topics that will be covered by splinter meetings during this year's ESWW include: 

Science Consortium for SWAP and LYRA payloads onboard PROBA2COST 295 "Mitigation of Ionospheric Effects on Radio Systems (MIERS)SOTERIA (SOlar TERrestrial Investigations and ArchivesSpace Weather Measurements with the Vega Maiden Flight CubeSatsSpace Weather and Health IssuesSWENET Developers ForumSpace Weather IndicesSWWT Plenary Meeting #24SWWT Topical Group on Atmospheric EffectsSWWT Topical Group on Ionospheric EffectsSWWT Topical Group on Spacecraft, Launcher and Aircraft EnvironmentsData and Application Services: Current Status and Future NeedsSpace Weather Impacts on Materials

For further information and business meeting abstracts, see the online agenda.

Abstract Submission: 

Online abstract submission is now possible via the conference website: 


Deadline for submission: 1st September 2008. 

Authors will be informed of the acceptance of their abstract by 1st October.


Registration is now possible via the conference website. 
The deadline for early registration is 17th October 2008. 

Early Bird Registration Fee: 110Euro

Full Registration Fee (later than 17th Oct): 130Euro

Students and young (<30yrs) scientists/engineers will be eligible for a reduced 
fee of 50 €. To be eligible, candidates must provide a valid student card and/or 
a CV (including date of birth) and they must be a presenting author.
A small number of student scholarships are available for studets
presenting a paper and unable to come otherwise. Applications for those
scholarships should include the above information plus a motivation
letter and are handled through the ESA Conference Bureau. Requests
should be sent to esa.conference.bureau at esa.int.

Social Programme: 

A social programme including a welcome reception and conference dinner will 
be included in the registration fee. More information will be available by 
2nd June.


Presentation material from the invited talks will be made available on the ESWW5 
website following the event. In addition, it is envisaged that scientific and 
technical papers presented at this event will form a special issue of a refereed 
journal. More information about this publication will be made available during 
the meeting. 

Programme Committee:

A. Glover (Co-Chair, ESA)A Belehaki (Co-chair, NOA, COST 724)J Lilensten (LPG-CNRS, COST 724)M. Hapgood (RAL/STFC, SWWT Chairman)J.-P. Luntama (FMI) R. Van der Linden (SIDC-STCE)P. Van Lommel (SIDC-STCE)J.-J. Valette (CLS)A. Thomson (BGS, COST 724) T. Dudok de Wit (CNRS)P. Gille (LPCE-CNRS)B. Zolesi (INGV, COST 296)
Local Organising Committee:

R. Van der LindenA. Van der SyppeS. RaynalP. Van Lommelthe SIDC-team 
This meeting is supported by the European Space Agency, The Royal Observatory 
of Belgium and Solar Terrestrial Centre of Excellence (STCE), The EC COST Office, 
The Belgian Science Policy Office, the International Space Environment Service, 
The Royal Library of Belgium and the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR).

Conference web site:


See Also: 



2. Proceedings from the ESA Space Environments and Effects Section

   Final Presentation Days now online


From: Alexi Glover
The proceedings of the Space Environments and Effects Final
Presentation Days held at ESTEC on 18-19th June are now available via
the following


3. ESA Postdoctoral Fellowships in Space Science


From: Guido De Marchi 

The European Space Agency awards several postdoctoral fellowships each
year. The aim of these fellowships is to provide young scientists,
holding a PhD or the equivalent degree, with the means of performing
space science research in fields related to the ESA Science Programme.
Areas of research include planetary science, astronomy and
astrophysics, solar and solar-terrestrial science, plasma physics and
fundamental physics. The fellowships are tenable at the European Space
Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, Netherlands, or at
the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) in Villafranca del Castillo,
near Madrid, Spain.
Applications are now solicited for fellowships in space science
to begin in the summer or fall of 2009. Preference will be given to
applications submitted by candidates within five years of receiving
their PhD. Candidates not holding a PhD yet are encouraged to apply,
but they must provide evidence of receiving their degree before
starting the fellowship.

The deadline for applications is 1 October 2008.
More information on the ESA Research Fellowship programme in
Space Science, on the conditions and eligibility, as well as the
application form can be found on the world-wide web at this address: http://www.rssd.esa.int/fellowship

Questions on the scientific aspects of the ESA Fellowship Programme in
Space Science not answered in the above pages can be sent by e-mail to
the fellowship coordinator, Guido De Marchi, at the address fellowship at rssd.esa.int


4. Meeting: Modern Challenges in Nonlinear Plasma Physics


From: Dimitris Vassiliadis

MEETING: "Modern Challenges in Nonlinear Plasma Physics:
A conference honoring the career of K. Papadopoulos"
June 15-19, 2009, Sani Resort, Halkidiki, Greece
First Announcement

In the last three decades theoretical and experimental progress has led
to a substantial integration of nonlinear effects in modeling and
understanding of plasma dynamics. Particle acceleration mechanisms,
collisionless shocks, magnetic reconnection, and flow and wave
turbulence are only a few of the facets of complex dynamics in space or
laboratory plasmas. Moreover, the realistic behavior of plasmas in
geospace, solar, and fusion environments is modulated by strong
interactions with adjacent plasmas or boundaries. Large-scale coherence
emerges even in weakly-coupled, multi-scale plasmas. Accurate modeling
and prediction of nonlinear plasma systems has demanded development of
new theoretical and numerical methods. The meeting will review recent
key developments in these areas and help chart the exciting future of
nonlinear plasma science.

Conference web site: 


Advisory committee:
R.C. Davidson (Princeton University),
M. L. Goldstein (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center), A.V. Gurevich
(Lebedev Physical Institute), K. Hizanidis (University of Athens), C.F.
Kennel (Scripps Institution of Oceanography), C.S. Liu (University of
Maryland), R. Sagdeev (University of Maryland), P. Sprangle (Naval
Research Laboratory), A.S. Sharma (University of Maryland)

Executive committee:
K. Akimoto (Teikyo University), P.
Cargill (Imperial College), I.A. Daglis (National Observatory, Athens),
S.F. Fung (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center), J.D. Huba (Naval Research
Laboratory), X. Shao (University of Maryland), D. Vassiliadis
(Co-chair; West Virginia University), L. Vlahos (Co-chair; University
of Thessaloniki)

Local organizing committee:

Athens: A. Anastasiadis, I.A. Daglis

Thessaloniki: Y. Chatziantonaki, H. Isliker, T. Pisokas, C. Tsironis, L. Vlahos (Chair)


The building blocks of nonlinear plasmas
(Topics under consideration : particle acceleration; beam-plasma interactions; collisionless nonlinear waves; plasma radiation)Meso- and macroscale structures: formation and stability (Nonlinear
evolution of instabilities; magnetic reconnection; turbulence and
intermittency; maser mechanisms; hysteresis and storage-release
processes in space and lab plasmas; large-scale coherence in plasma
systems)Dynamic and interacting plasmas
(Multiscale coupling in space and lab plasmas; bursty flows and their
transitions to turbulence; plasma interaction with solid and magnetic
barriers; cascades and power-law regimes)Revealing plasma structure via active experiments
(Sheath electrodynamics; dusty plasmas; ionospheric modification; wave excitation and transmission)
Abstract submission deadline:

January 16, 2009

Pre-registration deadline:

February 20, 2009


The conference will be held at the renowned Sani Resort
(www.saniresort.gr) in the Halkidiki peninsula of northern Greece. This
tourist complex is in a sun-drenched pineforest one hour away from
Thessaloniki and close to several archaeological and tourist
Contact information: 

Dimitris Vassiliadis

Loukas Vlahos 


5. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS



	(From 06/08/2008 to 01/10/2008, Act.Ref.: 07.1EE.11)


	(From 08/07/2008 to 15/09/2008, Act.Ref.: 06.1QC.03)

	(From 03/06/2008 to 30/09/2008, Act.Ref.: 08.1EE.19) 


	(From 30/06/2008 to 30/09/2008, Act.Ref.: 08.135.03) 


	(From 03/07/2008 to 12/09/2008, Act.Ref.: 08.174.03) 


	(From 02/07/2008 to 12/09/2008, Act.Ref.: 08.197.13) 


	(From 21/04/2008 to 31/12/2009, Act.Ref.: 08.136.03) 


	(From 28/01/2008 to 31/12/2009, Act.Ref.: 08.153.52) 


	(From 24/11/2004 to 31/12/2009, Act.Ref.: 04.153.85) 


For a complete list of ESA Tender Actions, see:



Note: This newsletter is an initiative of the ESA Space Environments

and Effects Analysis Section ( http://space-env.esa.int) 
and is a prototype 

mailing list 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, AustriaVolker Bothmer, EGU-Solar Physics SecretaryJinbin Cao, Chinese Space Weather Activity RepresentativeAlain Bourdillon, COST Action 296Eamonn Daly, ESA (excluding science programme)Maurizio Candidi, CNRPaul Cannon, URSI-Commission GMike Hapgood, Space Weather Workinig Team ChairmanFrancois Lefeuvre, LPCE/CNRSJean Lilensten, COST Action 724W. William Liu, Space Science Program, Canadian Space AgencyHenrik Lundstedt, Lund space weather centerRichard Marsden, ESA science programmeGoetz Paschmann, ISSITerry Onsager, NOAA Space Environment CentreJean-Yves Prado, CNES Programme DirectorateMichael Rycroft, ISU


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