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Third European Space Weather Week: ESWW3

The Third European Space Weather Week will take place between
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 meetings.


The meeting will centre on 8 open sessions that address a number of topical themes:

Session 1: Hot topics in space weather science and applications
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.

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
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 information.

Abstract Submission:

Online abstract submission will be possible from 14th July via the official conference website.

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 meeting.

Organising Committee:

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. Rycroft
M. Hapgood, F. Lefeuvre (SWWT)
R. Van der Linden (SIDC - ROB)
P. Gille

Local Organising Committee

R. Van der Linden
D. Berghmans
P. Vanlommel
E. Robbrecht
A. Vandersyppe
D. Lafont
R. Warnant
V. Wellens

This meeting is supported by the Belgian Science Policy Office and the Royal Library of Brussels.

Administrative Contact Point:

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

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