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Proposals are invited for recipients of the annually awarded Space Weather medals. deadline 14 September 2014

In 2013, a set of three medals in Space Weather has been created on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the European Space Weather Week. These medals are now becoming an annual event, with a medal ceremony during the European Space Weather Week (next edition ESWW11, November 17-21, 2014, Liège, Belgium, http://www.stce.be/esww11/). The deadline for submission of proposals is September, 14th 2014.

For details see http://www.stce.be/esww11/medals.php.

Training school "Space Weather for Engineers", October 15-17, 2014, Leuven, Belgium

A school "Space Weather for Engineers" will be organised October 15-17, 2014, in Leuven, Belgium. The School is targeted at training engineering personnel so that they are capable of taking protective measures when Space Weather alerts are issued, to the benefit of their companies.

For more information see http://www.stce.be/esww11/sw4e.php.

11th Edition of the European Space Weather Week, 17-21 November 2014

The 11th Edition of the European Space Weather Week will take place on 17-21 November 2014 in Belgium. The ESWW will again adopt the central aim of bringing together the diverse groups in Europe working on different aspects of Space Weather. This includes but is not limited to the scientific community, the engineering community, applications developers, service providers and service end users.

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AGU is searching for a new Editor-in-Chief for the Space Weather Journal and Quarterly.

Information about the search is posted on the AGU web site. Interested scientists are asked to submit a Letter of Interest by 7th March 2014, but AGU is extending this deadline two weeks.

Space Weather commenced publication ten years again, in 2013. Under the expert editorship of Dr. Louis Lanzerotti, and with a focus on both the research and impacts of space weather, it has become a beloved and unique journal for the aeronomy, space science, heliospheric and solar communities.

The new Editor-in-Chief will have the responsibility of selecting additional Editors, and guiding the Space Weather Journal and Quarterly into the digital future. If you might be interested in this opportunity, or know of colleagues who might be suitable, please consider submitting a Letter of Interest to AGU, or encouraging your colleagues to do so. The Search Committee for the Space Weather Editor-in-Chief will be soliciting and interviewing potential candidates over the next month or so, and would love to hear from you!

Contact the president of the search committee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Topical Issue "Solar variability, solar forcing and coupling mechanisms in the terrestrial atmosphere", deadline 15 September 2013

Deadline 15 September 2013

The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (SWSC, http://www.swsc-journal.org/) plans a Special Issue on "Solar variability, solar forcing and coupling mechanisms in the terrestrial atmosphere", to appear in 2014. This topical issue is organised by the Editors-in-Chief of SWSC, conveners of three sessions at the latest general assembly of the EGU (Vienna, 8-12 April 2013), and members of the COST Action TOSCA (http://www.tosca-cost.eu).The three EGU sessions are:

  • Solar forcing and coupling mechanisms in the terrestrial atmosphere (CL2.7)
  • Solar and stellar variability: what can we learn from a joint effort? (ST1.5)
  • Contribution of Solar and Geomagnetic indices to Space Climate and Space Weather (ST5.2)

Authors of oral and poster presentations given at the conference are hereby encouraged to submit manuscripts. However, this special issue is open to all and is not exclusively limited to conference participants.


This interdisciplinary issue will address:

  • The various mechanisms of the Sun-Earth connection by which external forcings (e.g. solar radiative variability, energetic particles, etc.) may impact the upper, lower and middle terrestrial atmosphere, eventually affecting climate.
  • The role of couplings between atmospheric layers.
  • How the intercomparison of solar and stellar observations sheds new light on our understanding of solar variability.
  • The current status of indices and their role in our understanding of the coupling between solar activity and the variation of our space environment.


Important deadlines are:

  • 31 May 2013: declarations of intent, with preliminary title and list of authors should be sent simply by email to Thierry Dudok de Wit (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).
  • 15 September 2013: final submission, directly to SWSC via online submission tool (consult "author information" on the left-hand side menu on the SWSC web site)


All manuscripts will be peer reviewed according to the quality standards of international scientific journals. The type of contributions must fit the style of SWSC. It is therefore required that all manuscripts submitted for publication in SWSC contain enough new insight, present the results against a properly referenced background of existing work, and present adequate evidence that supports the conclusions. Accepted papers are published in electronic format only and are freely accessible by all.

The guest editors are G. Cessateur (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), M. Kretzschmar (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) and T. Dudok de Wit (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). For questions regarding this special issue or the submission process, please contact any of the three guest editors.

Topical issue "Space Weather and its Effects on Terrestrial and Geo-Space Environments: Science and Applications", deadline extended to 30 November 2013

Deadline 15th October 2013 extended to 30th November 2013

All authors of oral and poster presentations given at the conference are invited to submit manuscripts for a Topical Issue "Space Weather and its Effects on Terrestrial and Geo-Space Environments: Science and Applications" of the Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (SWSC, http://www.swsc-journal.org/) to appear in 2014. It will be jointly organized by the Editors-in-Chief (EiC) of SWSC and the conveners of the session "Space Weather and its Effects on Terrestrial and Geo-Space Environments: Science and Applications" at the EGU conference, Vienna, 8-12 April 2013.


Deadlines

  • 31th May 2013: declaration of intent. Please send a preliminary title and list of authors to the guest editor in chief, Viviane Pierrard (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
  • 30th November 2013: final submission via the SWSC online submission tool (consult "author information" on the left-hand side menu on the SWSC web site).


If you need additional time to complete your submission, please do not hesitate to contact the SWSC editorial office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The type of contributions must fit the style of SWSC. All manuscripts are peer reviewed according to the quality standards of international scientific journals. It is therefore required that all manuscripts submitted for publication in SWSC contain enough new insight; present the results against a properly referenced background of existing work; present adequate evidence that supports the conclusions; write clearly, concisely and comprehensively and include all necessary and appropriate figures and tables but not more. Accepted papers are published in electronic form only.


Viviane Pierrard, Topical EiC
Hanna Rothkaehl and Robert Bentley, Associate EiC
Anna Belehaki and Jean Lilensten, SWSC Editors-in-Chief

SWSC indexed in DOAJ (November 2012)

SWSC is now indexed in the DOAJ database. Directory of Open Access Journals is a service that provides access to quality controlled Open Access Journals. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use an appropriate quality control system, and it will not be limited to particular languages or subject areas. The aim of the Directory is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact.

Topical Issue "Space Weather and Challenges for Modern Society", deadline 31 March 2013

Deadline 31 March 2013

The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (SWSC, http://www.swsc-journal.org/) plans a Topical Issue "Space Weather and Challenges for Modern Society" to appear in 2013. It will be jointly organised by the Editors-in-Chief (EiC) of SWSC and members of the Programme Committee of the conference "Space Weather and Challenges for Modern Society", Oslo, 22-24 October 2012. Authors of oral and poster presentations given at the conference are encouraged to submit manuscripts for this Topical Issue.

The conference was organised by The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS) in cooperation with the Norwegian Space Centre, Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate, Norwegian Statnett, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Danish Meteorological Institute, and Swedish Institute of Space Physics, see also http://tiems.info/About-TIEMS/oslo-conference-2012.html .

Deadline for submission is 31 March 2013 through the SWSC web site. If you need additional time to complete your submission, please do not hesitate to contact the SWSC editorial office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Publication in this Topical Issue is free of charge.

The type of contributions must fit the style of SWSC. All manuscripts are peer reviewed according to the quality standards of international scientific journals. It is therefore required that all manuscripts submitted for publication in SWSC contain enough new insight; present the results against a properly referenced background of existing work; present adequate evidence that supports the conclusions; write clearly, concisely and comprehensively and include all necessary and appropriate figures and tables but not more. Accepted papers are published in electronic form only.

Peter Wintoft (Guest EiC), Anna Belehaki and Jean Lilensten (EiC)

Topical Issue on "Results from COST Action ES0803", deadline 8 June 2012 - Chief Guest Editor Maurizio Candidi, IFSI/CNR, Italy

deadline 8 June 2012
Chief Guest Editor Maurizio Candidi, IFSI/CNR, Italy

Dear COST ES0803 Colleagues

The final report of COST ES0803 will take the form of a series of papers to be published in a Topical Issue of the Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (SWSC). We hereby invite all COST ES0803 participants (MC members, associates, affiliated experts) to submit COST ES0803 related work to SWSC for publication in this Special Issue.

We consider for publication scientific reviews, research papers, technical papers, papers addressing dissemination and education activities, to name just a few. The articles must be related to the objectives of COST Action ES0803 as stated in its MoU. All manuscripts are peer reviewed according to the quality standards of international scientific journals. It is therefore required that all manuscripts submitted for publication contain enough new insight; present the results against a properly referenced background of existing work; present adequate evidence that supports the conclusions; write clearly, concisely and comprehensively and include all necessary and appropriate figures and tables but not more. Accepted papers are published in electronic form only, and publication is free of charge.

Guidelines for submission of papers

Specific questions concerning this Special Issue should be addressed to Anna Belehaki (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), EiC of SWSC.

Maurizio Candidi (Chief Guest Editor)
Anna Belehaki (chair person COST ES0803 and EiC for SWSC)

AOGS-AGU Joint Assembly (Singapore, Aug 13-17, 2012)

Singapore, Aug 13-17, 2012

Session ST22: Space Weather and Space Climate: Coupling Processes from the Sun to the Earth.
Abstract submission deadline 12 March.

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