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Volume 2024 Number 11 - February 7, 2024

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Empowering E-SWAN: A Year of Growth and Initiatives

In 2024, we are confident that it will be a pivotal year for E-SWAN. Following the success of ESWW in Toulouse, the various Working Groups are already hard at work promoting numerous ongoing and upcoming activities. Among them is this Newsletter, a valuable tool for communicating local initiatives and various opportunities to all E-SWAN members. Additionally, the new Education and Outreach Committee (EOCom) is working to popularise space weather through a series of initiatives.
Then, we look forward to continuing our commitment to strengthen and unite our community for space weather, and we welcome your contributions! Happy reading!


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.


 "Fast and Slow Solar Winds: Origin, Evolution, and Space Weather effects", deadline 31 October 2024

Topical Editor-in-Chief (T-EiC):

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (stephan.heinemann-at-helsinki.fi), University of Helsinki, Finland


Forthcoming papers

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Opportunity to Lead: Join Us as a Co-Chair for SW2P Working Group!

The Space Weather Policies and Plans working group (SW2P WG) is in search of an enthusiastic individual to serve as a Co-Chair. The responsibilities of the SW2P WG involve actively participating in the review and discussion of documents related to Space Weather policies and contributing to survey initiatives.
If you are interested, please reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (aniram.rudjer-at-googlemail.com) to express your availability.


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.


ESWW 2024 in Coimbra

Dear colleagues,

Each year, during the European Space Weather Week (ESWW) conference, people from all over the world gather to discuss the newest insights and state-of-the-art in space weather and space climate; endeavoring to address the challenges and impacts of space weather. Science, data exploitation, observations, service development, operational models, engineering, instrument and platform developments, data pipelines, industrial challenges, etc., are all relevant and some of the most important aspects of space weather. 

ESWW2024 in Coimbra, Portugal, (4-8 November 2024) will be held once again in hybrid format. Stay tuned for news!

Kind regards

Rui Pinto and Teresa Barata, on behalf of the ESWW2024 LOC

ESWW2024 website:https://esww2024.org/

Contact: loc-at-esww2024.org

Course on “Operational Space Weather Fundamentals(13-17 May 2024, L'Aquila, Italy)

The Consorzio “Area di Ricerca in Astrogeofisica” organizes a Course on “Operational Space Weather Fundamentals”, to be held in L’Aquila, Italy, 13-17 May, 2024 directed by Prof. Domenico Di Mauro (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Italy), Stefania Lepidi (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Italy), Mauro Messerotti (Istituto Nazionale di AstroFisica, Italy), Tamitha Skov (Millersville University, USA).

The school will serve as a comprehensive introduction to the multi-faceted field of Space Weather, covering solar-heliospheric, magnetospheric, and ionospheric weather, with a specialized focus on operations and forecasting. By establishing the links from research to operations (R2O) and from operations to research (O2R) and by highlighting the effects of space weather on technological systems and society, this curriculum aims at stimulating the involvement of the next-generation researchers in this rapidly growing discipline.

Lectures on phenomenology will be complemented by laboratory activities and applications with the direct and active involvement of the attendees. Another practical aspect will be covered by the "career section" aimed at illustrating which skills are desirable for a job in the frame of space weather research and surveillance centres, and how good strategies should be used for educational and communication purposes.

This school is addressed to PhD students and young scientists in space physics, planetary sciences, aerospace engineering, or related fields. Early-career stage professionals from monitoring agencies and industries related to space weather are invited to apply as well.

Applications are due before March 23, 2024

For more information visit http://www.astrogeofisica.it/oswf or send an e-mail to info-at-astrogeofisica.it

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 Sixth TNA Call is open from 15 January 2024 until 31 May 2024

PITHIA-NRF launches its sixth call to provide effective and convenient access to the best European research facilities for observations of the upper atmosphere, including the plasmasphereionosphere and thermosphere

For more information: https://pithia-nrf.eu/pithia-nrf-users/tna/tna-calls/sixth-tna-call

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