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Second European Space
Weather Week: ESWW-II

14 - 18th November 2005 , ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

Documents / proceedings of the meetings available on the proceedings page.

Introduction:

This meeting is being jointly organised by ESA, the SWWT, the COST 724, COST 296 and E-STAR (ESF) communities. This event follows on from the success of the First European Space Weather Week held in 2004, with the aim of bringing together diverse communities working on all elements of space weather. This year's meeting will review the science and applications of space weather with a strong focus on advances made in the areas of scientific research, application development and transitioning science to applications. The meeting will also explore community development and investigate possible routes towards the creation of a sustainable space weather activity in Europe through dedicated business meetings. One day of this week long event will be dedicated to presentation of the newly developed Space Weather European NETwork, SWENET, services.

Draft Schedule ( html / pdf )
Preliminary Agenda available at http://www.congrex.nl/05c22

The first day of the Second European Space Weather Week will focus on presentations of the newly developed Space Weather European NETwork (SWENET) services. Following this special event, there will be a total of 6 open sessions: 5 of these will cover a broad range of "Science to applications" themes. The 6th session will discuss ongoing and planned agencies activities together with community outreach issues. It is also envisaged that the final session will incorporate a round table discussion of future European directions in space weather.

  • Session 1: The solar weather / Solar activity forecast and predictions (including propagation of transient features in the solar wind).
    Convenor: R. van der Linden, SIDC
  • Session 2: Atmospheres (weather and climate, also including Thermosphere and drag), Global Change.
    Convenor: A. Rodger, BAS
  • Session 3: Ionosphere / positioning and telecommunication
    Convenor: S. Radicella, ICTP
  • Session 4: Radiation Environment of the Earth / Spacecraft and Aircraft environment
    Convenor: I. Daglis, NOA
  • Session 5: Magnetic environment / GIC's and other ground effects
    Convenor: J. Watermann, DMI
  • Session 6: Agencies Activities and outreach to communities, emerging markets and education
    Convenor: E. Daly, ESA

Each session will be divided into one oral and one poster session with plenty of time devoted to discussion. The oral presentations will include space weather effects, science, modelling, monitoring, needs and applications and will be given by invitation only.

Business meetings:

The business meetings will include, but not be limited to:

  • SWWT bi-annual business meeting and topical working group meetings
  • COST 724 Management Committee Meeting
  • COST 296 Management Committee Meeting

Publication

Presentation material from the invited talks will be made available on the ESWWII website and on CD-Rom following the event. In addition, these talks will form the basis of a separate reference publication. More information about this publication will be made available following the meeting.

Logistics:

Accommodation can be booked online here .

How to reach the ESA-ESTEC site

Organising Committee:

J Lilensten (Chairman), A Belehaki (COST 724)
A Hilgers, A Glover (vice Chairperson) (ESA/D-TEC)
Lj Cander, Bruno Zolesi (COST 296)
M. Rycroft (E-STAR)
F. Lefeuvre (SWWT)

Administrative Contact Point:

ESA Conference Bureau
P.O. Box 299
2200 AG Noordwijk
The Netherlands
Fax: +31 (0)71-565 5658

Mailing List:

If you have not yet registered for ESWW-II but you would still like to receive the latest information about the Second European Space Weather Week, why not register for Space Weather Euro News (SWEN).

Local Information:

Noordwijk Tourism (everything you might need from the weather forecast to bicycle rental to theatre tickets)

Space Expo

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

NS Rail Timetables

Bus timetables and route planner (in Dutch)

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