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International Conference on Space Weather and Challenges for Modern Society (Oslo, Norway, October 22-24, 2012)

Oslo, Norway, October 22-24, 2012

The International Conference on Space Weather and Challenges for Modern Society will be held in Oslo, Norway,
on October 22-24, 2012. Deadline for abstracts submission is 1st April 2012.

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Topical Issue on "First results from the EU-FP7 projects on Security of space assets from space weather events", deadline 30 September 2012

deadline 30 September 2012

Dear participants to FP7 projects on Security of Space Assets from Space Weather Events

The Editors-in-Chief (EiCs) of the Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (SWSC, http://www.swsc-journal.org/) are organising a Topical Issue "First results from the EU-FP7 projects on Security of Space Assets from Space Weather Events".

SWSC has already received several manuscripts, but the number of submissions is still small compared to the large number of projects co-funded by the REA. SWSC has therefore decided to extend the deadline to 30 September 2012.

The EiCs of SWSC wish to clarify the following points:

  1. All EU-FP7 projects which address space weather issues are welcome to submit articles, not only those that participated in session 2 of ESWW8, and not only those which responded to the specific call "Security of Space Assets from Space Weather Events".
  2. The emphasis should be on results. Copies of technical proposals or parts thereof should not be the main thrust of the articles.
  3. SWSC is still in its initial period in which publication is free of charge to the authors. Being an open-access journal articles will always be free of charge to the readers.

Deadline for submissions is 30 September 2012. 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 should fit the style of SWSC, which accepts regular research articles, short communications, invited reviews, technical and observational reports, strategic and educational articles and reports on project accomplishments. 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.

Guidelines for submission of papers are on the Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate web site under the menu item "Author information" (Instructions for authors).

With kind regards,
Jean Lilensten and Anna Belehaki, EiC for SWSC

Last updated on 17th July 2012.

Topical Issue on "Space Climate", deadline 29 February 2012 - Chief Guest Editor Kalevi Mursula, University of Oulu, Finland

deadline 29 February 2012
Chief Guest Editor Kalevi Mursula, University of Oulu, Finland

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to draw your attention to the possibility of submitting papers to the Topical Issue on Space Climate in the Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (SWSC).

This is an open call for papers discussing any aspect of Space Climate, i.e., the long-term change in the Sun and its effects in the heliosphere (solar wind, HMF, cosmic rays etc.) and the near-Earth space environment, including magnetosphere, ionosphere, and the solar effects on the atmosphere and climate.

This Topical Issue originates from, but is not restricted to contributions presented at the Space Climate Symposium-4 in January, 2011 in Goa, India, and in the Space Climate Session at the ESWW8 meeting in November 2011 in Namur, Belgium.

Only full-length papers written in readable English will be considered for publication, and are subject to peer review by two reviewers. There is no page limit although the length of the paper should be appropriate for the material being presented.

Both original papers and, e.g., review papers (for instance from invited review talks presented in SC4) can be considered for publication.

Publication in SWSC is free of charge.

The manuscripts should be submitted electronically to SWSC web page
https://articlestatus.edpsciences.org/is/swsc/home.php by
February 29, 2012

Please send the (preliminary, non-binding) title and author list of Your coming manuscript to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by
January 15, 2012

The general format for submission of papers is on the SWSC web site http://www.swsc-journal.org/ (Author information).

Kalevi Mursula
(for the Guest Editors)

Eighth European Space Weather Week (Namur, Belgium, Nov. 28 - Dec. 2, 2011)

European Space Weather Week

We are pleased to announce that the Eighth European Space Weather Week will take place at the Palais des Congres, Namur, Belgium between 28th November and 2nd December 2011.

This meeting is being jointly organized by the Solar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence (STCE), ESA, the SWWT and the COST ES0803 communities. The local organization is done by the STCE. This event will continue to build on the advances made during the first seven European Space Weather Weeks held between 2004 and 2010.

Now in its 8th year, the ESWW has grown into the main annual event in the European Space Weather calendar. This year's event will highlight key innovations in space weather research, applications and services. The meeting will also focus on current challenges and actions necessary in moving towards a sustainable Space Weather Infrastructure in Europe able to meet the requirements of a diverse end-user community.

Recent Space Weather related activities in the framework of the ESA Space Situational Awareness programme and the EC's 7th Framework Programme will be a key topic. Next step will be presented with the opportunity for technical discussion. Community input is welcome and encouraged in particular via the SWWT plenary meeting.

Abstract submission is open.

Oral and poster contributions are welcome to all sessions.
The deadline for submission is 16th September.

Selected oral or poster papers presented at ESWW8 will be invited to be submitted to the Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (SWSC).

XXX Ursigass (Istanbul, Turkey, August 13-20, 2011)

The XXX General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science (Union Radio Scientifique Internationale-URSI) will be held in Istanbul, Turkey on August 13-20, 2011.

The XXX General Assembly and Scientific Symposium will have a scientific program consisting of plenary lectures, public lectures, tutorials, posters, invited and contributed papers organized around the ten Commissions of URSI.

In addition, there will be workshops, short courses, special programs for young scientists, student paper competition, programs for accompanying persons, and industrial exhibits.

Over 1,500 scientists from more than fifty countries are expected to participate in the Assembly.

Website: http://www.ursigass2011.org/

COST ES0803 workshop "Assessment and Validation of Space Weather models", Alcala 16-17 March 2011

COST Action ES0803

Workshop on Assessment and Validation of Space Weather Models
Alcala, Spain, 16-17 March 2011

Call for Papers

The main objective of the workshop is the assessment and validation of space weather models developed by the European research community. To aid achieving the objective, advances on space weather model validation made internationally will be presented by invited experts. Models to be considered may be research models, pre-operational models, operational prototypes and fully operational implementations. Categories to be considered include physical, semi-empirical and empirical models, automatically or operator initialized models, models based on a deterministic or a probabilistic approach or a combination of both, models using assimilative schemes. A common requirement is the predictive capability which is the key parameter to be evaluated. For the purpose of this workshop predictive means that the model is able to produce values of physical parameters which can be compared with observations. Prediction is more comprehensive than forecast which means producing future values of physical parameters.

Contributions are solicited in the following areas:

  • Compilation of European predictive space weather models and verification methods
  • Observation uncertainties, impact of physical correlations on uncertainties in models and uncertainty propagation through models to predictions
  • Quantitative and objective validation of model performance
    • Physical parameters appropriate for metrics definition
    • Physical limitations on model performance
    • Critical assessment of model prediction lead time
  • Developer approaches to model validation versus user requirements
  • Assessment and classification of the predictive power of space weather models

The workshop will consist of a selection of invited and contributed talks and posters. Interactive presentations are welcome. We foresee a concluding discussion addressing two objectives,

  • attempt to match requirements for space weather model validation seen from a user's point of view with capabilities for validation seen from a model developer's point of view,
  • formulate recommendations on how the COST Action ES0803 may proceed in order to develop guide lines for assessment and validation of space weather models.

The workshop is organised in conjunction with the 5th Management Committee Meeting (MCM) of the COST Action ES0803 which will take place on 15 March 2011. Please note that although the MCM is restricted to the National Representatives and to invited experts, participation in the Workshop (on 16 and 17 March 2011) is open to the whole community, and free of any registration fee.

Instructions and schedule for abstracts submission:

  • Please submit your abstract through the on-line tool available at http://www.spaceweather.es/cost/home.html.
  • Deadline for abstracts submission is Monday 7 February 2011.
  • Participants will be informed concerning the acceptance and scheduling of their submissions on Wednesday 9 February 2011, through the workshop's web site.

Participants will be encouraged to publish their work in the newly established "Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate".

Call for papers presented in the ESWW7 (Jan. 2011)

Dear ESWW7 Participant,

With reference to the Seventh European Space Weather Week held in Bruges from 15 - 19 November 2010, we are pleased to invite papers presented either in plenary or in splinter sessions, to be submitted to the Journal for Space Weather and Space Climate .

Manuscripts on scientific research results, engineering developments and programmatic issues are appropriate for publication in SWSC.
Papers must be submitted electronically to https://articlestatus.edpsciences.org/is/swsc/home.php.

Submitted papers must be written in English and should include full affiliation addresses for all authors. Both full-length papers and letters will be considered for publication, subject to peer review by at least two reviewers. There are no page limits although the length of the paper should be appropriate for the material being presented. While the deadline for contributions is 10 February 2011, papers will be published electronically as soon as they are accepted. Papers submitted by the deadline will be referenced in an initial article on the journal webpages and in various newsletters announcing first publications in the journal. Please note that publication in Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate before the next European Space Weather Week (ESWW8) cannot be guaranteed for manuscripts submitted after the deadline.
Publication to Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate is free of charge.

We ask authors who plan on submitting papers to provide Dr. Anna Belehaki (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) with the following information as soon as possible:

  • Name of corresponding author
  • Approximate Title
  • Expected submission date

The general format for submission of papers is on the Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate web site (Instructions for authors).

With kind regards,
On behalf of the organising committee, Anna Belehaki and Alexi Glover

SWSC publications (Nov. 2010)

SWSC publishes regular research articles, short communications, invited reviews, technical and observational reports, strategic and educational articles and concise project reports . All manuscripts are peer reviewed. Accepted papers are published in electronic form only.

SWSC is owned and published by EDP Sciences with support from the COST office and STCE.

EDP Sciences is an internationally recognised publisher, already leader in several disciplines. EDP Sciences maintains an electronic open access archive of all published material.

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