Third European Space Weather Week: ESWW3
The Third European Space Weather Week will take
13-17th November 2006.
In a change from previous years, we are pleased
to announce that this year the meeting will be held at the Royal
Library of Belgium in Brussels.
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 the first two European Space
Weather Weeks held at ESA/ESTEC in 2004 and 2005. The workshop will
again adopt the central aim of bringing together diverse communities
working on all elements of space weather. This year's meeting will
discuss hot topics and recent advances in both scientific and
applications based domains. It will also focus on a number of topical
thematic issues from both a scientific and applications oriented
perspectives. New tools and techniques will also be discussed and
demonstrated during the workshop with a view to aiding the transition
between new scientific results and space weather services. The
meeting will also explore community development and investigate
possible routes towards the creation of a sustainable space weather
activity in Europe through a dedicated session and several business
The meeting will centre on 8 open sessions that address a
number of topical themes:
Session 1: Hot topics in space weather science and
Session 2: Space Weather Modelling: from science to applications
Session 3: Virtual Observatories, Data Bases and new Tools.
Session 4: GIOVE-A and Galileo: Effects and Applications
Session 5: Methods used in Meteorology Applied to Space Weather
Session 6: Science underpinning Space Weather
Session 7: Space Weather Challenges for Planetary Exploration
Session 8: Agencies Activities, I*Y and Programmatics
Each session will be divided into one oral and one poster
session with plenty of time devoted to discussion. Contributed papers
are welcome to each of the 8 sessions. The oral presentations will
cover a range of scientific and applications related themes and will
consist of both invited and contributed papers. Six of the eight
sessions will address both scientific and applications based issues
relating to a range of topical themes. Session 6 will address key
scientific issues and Session 8 will be geared towards identifying
the next steps towards a coordinated long-term European Space Weather
activity. It is also envisaged that this final session 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 possible future European
directions in space weather.
The business meetings will include, but not be limited to:
SWWT bi-annual business meeting and topical working group
COST 724 Management Committee Meeting
SWENET Participants Forum
Several rooms will be available for splinter meetings during
the week. Anyone wishing to organise a splinter meeting during the
conference is requested to contact Alexi Glover for further
Online abstract submission will be possible from 14th July via
the official conference
Abstracts can be submitted via the online system accessible
through the above website. Poster contributions are welcome to all of
the above sessions.
Deadline for submission: 8th September 2006.
Authors will be informed of the acceptance of their abstract
by 22nd September prior to the ESWW3 taking place.
Registration will be possible via the conference websites from
15th July. The deadline for registration is 13th October 2006.
A registration fee of 80Euros will be payable. This will cover
the cost of organisation and materials together with a welcome event.
A social event followed by a conference dinner will take on
15th November at Mini Europe, Heizel. Participation is optional and
will be at an additional cost of 75Euros including transportation to
and from the event.
More detail will follow before 15th July.
Presentation material from the invited talks will be made
available on the ESWW3 website following the event. In addition, it
is envisaged that scientific and technical papers presented at this
event will form a special issue of Annales Geophysicae. More
information about this publication will be made available during the
J Lilensten (Co-Chair), A Belehaki (COST 724)
A. Glover (Co-Chair), A. Hilgers (ESA/D-TEC, D-EUI)
A. Bourdillon, Bruno Zolesi (COST 296)
M. Hapgood, F. Lefeuvre (SWWT)
R. Van der Linden (SIDC - ROB)
Local Organising Committee
R. Van der Linden
This meeting is supported by the Belgian Science Policy Office and
the Royal Library of Brussels.
Administrative Contact Point:
P.O. Box 299
2200 AG Noordwijk
Fax: +31 (0)71-565 5658
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