E-SWAN Newsletter

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Volume 2024 Number 10 - January 7, 2024

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Charting E-SWAN's Dynamic Year and Looking Forward to 2024

The past year has been a thrilling journey for E-SWAN, marked by a series of engaging activities that culminated in the impeccably organised European Space Weather Week in Toulouse. At this event, our ordinary General Assembly meeting (the minutes are now available here), the first overseen by the first elected Executive Board, took place. During this assembly, the annual reports on E-SWAN's activities, financial status, and the day-to-day management organisation led by the Executive Director were presented and duly approved by the voting E-SWAN members. All related materials are now accessible within the member-restricted area on the E-SWAN website. Looking ahead, the upcoming year will be defined by the election for the new Executive Board (excluding the Presidency), scheduled before the next ESWW in Coimbra from November 4th to 8th, 2024. As we extend our warmest greetings for a prosperous New Year, we want to express our sincere gratitude for the unwavering commitment of all E-SWAN Committee and Working Group members. We invite your active participation in shaping the ongoing journey embodied by E-SWAN.

Topical Issues open for submission

"Observing, modelling and forecasting TIDs and mitigating their impact on technology", deadline 1 June 2024

Topical Editors-in-Chief (T-EiCs):

   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (belehaki-at-noa.gr), National Observatory of Athens, Greece

   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (iurii-at-ucar.edu), University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, USA.


Topical Issue soon to be opened for submission

Watch out for the next E-SWAN Newsletter and the announcement on the JSWSC website.

"Exploring the Origin, Evolution, and Interaction of Fast and Slow Solar Winds and their Significance for Space Weather"

This Topical Issue (TI) aims at exploring the origin, evolution and interaction of fast and slow solar winds, encompassing both their source regions and heliospheric signatures, as well as resulting space weather effects.

The TI originates from the session CD-02 "All About the Solar Wind", held at the European Space Weather Week 2023 in Toulouse. Contribution to this TI is, however, not limited to participants of the European Space Weather Week. The TI will be open to all submissions that fit its scope.

The deadline for manuscript submission will be in the summer of 2024. The exact date will be announced in due time.

The Editorial team consists of:

- Stephan G. Heinemann (Topical Editor-in-Chief)

- Eleanna Asvestari (Topical Editor)

- Krzysztof Barczynski (Topical Editor)

- Matt Owens (Topical Editor)


Forthcoming papers

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Join the ESWW2023 Space Weather Initiative: Engaging End-Users for Collaborative Solutions!

The Working Group for User Engagement is dedicated to the creation of an ecosystem for space weather stakeholders with focus on end-users to facilitate interaction and enable cooperation. During the Topical Discussion Meeting at the ESWW2023 we started to gather interested end-users and further stakeholders.

In case you missed it you still have the chance to sign-up under: https://fr.surveymonkey.com/r/L2NF376


The OAIDM working group welcomed new members!

The OAIDM working group hosted a topical discussion meeting (TDM) at the ESWW, titled "Advancing Space Weather and Space Climate: Fostering Collaboration and Enhancing Infrastructure and Data Management". The TDM aimed to gather input from various stakeholders in space weather and space climate, including scientific institutions, data providers, space agencies, and companies. 

The discussion focused on:
- What are the needs in terms of ground-based and space-based infrastructure, instrumentation, and modelling for space weather and space climate?
- How to improve the provision of operational services to better meet the needs of users?
- How to encourage collaboration between all parties?

The TDM attracted high attendance and sparked valuable discussions. Additionally, the OAIDM working group welcomed new members.

PhD opportunities at Northumbria University

PhD opportunity working at Northumbria University using its fleet of space plasma missions to explore how nonlinear dynamics impact Earth's magnetosphere!
Deadline to apply: 31 Jan 2024

More details here.

They also have loads of other PhD project opportunities in the Solar & Space Physics group at Northumbria University on topics ranging from Solar Physics to Heliophysics to Magnetospheric Physics to Cometary Physics to Space Technology!

More details here.

With the recent announcment of the new North East Space Skills & Technology Centre (NESST), now is a really exciting time to start getting involved with space research at Northumbria University!


9th Metis Workshop (24-26 January 2024, Catania, Italy)

Solar Orbiter, launched from the Kennedy Space Flight Center on the 10th February 2020, is now completing the second year of its nominal mission phase, started at the end of 2021.

The Metis coronagraph has obtained simultaneous images of the full solar corona ,  in the hydrogen Ly-alpha and polarised visible light, within a field of view from 1.6 to 3 solar radii, with unprecedented spatial and temporal resolution. The detailed study of these images, also in synergy with data collected by other instruments on board Solar Orbiter, as well as on other space missions and ground based observatories, is providing a new insight on the dynamical phenomena that take place in the corona.

The 9th Metis Workshop will be devoted to an extended discussion with the solar and heliospheric community of the results of the investigations already carried out, of those that are on-going, and of the possible prospects for new studies.


The call for papers of the 4th URSI Atlantic Radio Science Meeting (Gran Canaria, Spain, 19-24 May, 2023) is now open. 

The 4th URSI Atlantic Radio Science Meeting will take place in Gran Canaria, 19-24 May 2024. Many sessions are dedicated to Space Weather-related studies, like those organized by URSI Commission G (Ionospheric Radio and Propagation) and Commission H (Waves in Plasmas). The deadline for paper submissions, and for the related Young Scientist Award and Student Paper Competition is January 20, 2024. Further information at: atrasc.com/home.php 


IMC-IV Workshop – First Announcement (3-7 June 2024, Potsdam, Germany)

The International Magnetosphere Coupling IV (IMC-IV) workshop will be held in Potsdam, Germany, from June 3rd to 7th, 2024. Building on the success of previous workshops, IMC-IV
will bring together researchers to examine and discuss:
- The strongly coupled inner magnetosphere system.
- How disturbances from the sun can propagate to the magnetosphere, thereby radically altering the plasma conditions and wave distributions.
- How these disturbances ultimately influence the Earth’s ionosphere and upper atmosphere.
- The tools to predict and monitor: space weather, comparative magnetospheres, and global magnetospheric interactions.
As in previous workshops, short presentations will pave the way for in-depth discussions. The presentation time will be matched by an equal time allocated to in depth discussions to
promote the exchange of ideas and foster interdisciplinary collaborations.

Among the discussion leaders will be: Tuija Pulkkinen, Yoshizumi Miyoshi, Jerry Goldstein, Claudia Stolle, Ondrej Santolik, Miriam Sinnhuber, Daniel Baker, Mary K. Hudson, Larry
Kepko, Theodore Sarris, Juha-Pekka Luntama, Philippe Escoubet, Emma Woodfield, Drew Turner, Matt Taylor, and Terry Onsager
Organizers: Yuri Shprits, Julia Himmelsbach, Dedong Wang, Anthony A. Saikin, and Alexander Drozdov


17th European Solar Physics Meeting (ESPM-17) (9-13 September, 2024, Turin, Italy) 

ESPMs are organized by the Board of the European Solar Physics Division (ESPD, http://solar.epsdivision.org), a Division of the European Physical Society (EPS). This will be the first in-person ESPM after the stop due to the worldwide pandemic.
The scientific program of the next ESPM meeting will be organized around the following topics:
- Solar interior, sub-surface flows and long-term variability
- Fundamental mechanisms of solar plasmas: magnetic reconnection, waves, radiation and particle acceleration
- Energy and mass transfer throughout the solar atmosphere and structures within
- Multi-scale energy release, flares and coronal mass ejections
- Space weather and the solar-heliospheric connections
- Diagnostic tools and numerical methods in solar physics 
The meeting will start on the morning of September 9, and will finish around noon on September 13. The afternoon of September 11 will be dedicated to social excursions, and the conference dinner will be held on September 12. A welcome reception will be offered on Sunday 8 late afternoon.
Online registration and abstract submission will open in early spring 2024. The ESPM-17 Local and Scientific Organizing Committees are currently working to secure funding that will hopefully provide limited travel and/or local support mainly to young researchers.
Further details related to registration fees, abstract submission, accommodation, financial assistance and relevant deadlines will be circulated in a third announcement and will also be available on the meeting’s website: https://indico.ict.inaf.it/e/espm-17 

The open time-series of the high-resolution ionosphere-thermosphere aeronomic climate simulation (OTHITACS)

We are pleased to announce the release of the TIE-GCM OTHITACS dataset.
This dataset, now available at https://doi.org/10.26050/WDCC/OTHITACS_tiegcm, provides an unparalleled collection of TIE-GCM output from 1 January 2000 onwards, totalling over 80 TB of data.

Thanks to the computing and data resources provided by the Kratos HPDA (High-Performance Data Analysis) cluster at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the OTHITACS dataset provides 38 diagnostics of the ionosphere- thermosphere system at a 10-minute cadence. The dataset is archived at the World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) at DKRZ:

The dataset provides opportunities to study, among others, long-term ionospheric plasma density variability, neutral composition trends, neutral winds, ion drift velocity, equatorial anomaly, and travelling ionospheric/atmospheric disturbances. Additionally, researchers can leverage this dataset to develop machine learning-based tools and computationally simpler, reduced-order physics-based models.

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