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Volume 2024 Number 13 - April 7, 2024

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E-SWAN Update: Progress, Plans, and Community Engagement

Dear E-SWAN members,

Thanks to the time and energy spent by you in the different working groups and committees, our community is growing and maturing. Last month, the E-SWAN Executive Board (EB) had meetings with several working groups and also a meeting with the working group leaders. During this meeting we received reports from the WG chairs, discussed the E-SWAN funding options with WG FUND, and checked and updated the info on the WGs on the E-SWAN web pages. Finally, we also discussed future plans of the WGs and decided to organize a booth at the EGU General assembly in Vienna (15-19 April), which we are organizing now. Next week, the E-SWAN Executive Board plans a similar meeting with the Committees' Chairs to discuss the Committees' activities in the past year and plans for the next year. We will also discuss the Committees' Bylaws (updates, comments, suggestions from the chairs and EB), the creation of the Council as well as guidelines to announcing E-SWAN activity (related to ESWW, medals' call, JSWSC announcements etc. using E-SWAN and others newsletters, social networks, etc.).

Hence, we are a very lively and active research community. Thanks to all of you!

Enjoy reading this Newsletter.


Stefaan Poedts,

President of E-SWAN


E-SWAN booth at EGU GA (15-19 April 2024, Vienna, Austria)

Meet your E-SWAN colleagues in person during EGU at the E-SWAN stand #X213 (in poster hall X2)!

You can also discuss with the E-SWAN President Stefaan Poedts on Monday 14:00 - 16:10 or on Friday 9:00 - 12:00.

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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The OAIDM working group welcomed new members!

The Operational Activities, Infrastructure, Data, and Models (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.


ESWW2024 sessions call

Dear Colleagues,

the deadline for submitting session proposals to the European Space Weather Week 2024 (https://esww2024.org) is approaching rapidly!

Submission for Parallel and Plenary sessions closes on April 5th 2024 (https://esww2024.org/call-for-sessions/parallel-and-plenary-sessions/).

Submission for Topical Discussion Meetings closes on April 19th 2024 (https://esww2024.org/call-for-sessions/topical-discussion-meetings/).

The selection of sessions takes place during mid-April, and participants will be able to submit abstracts to the sessions selected from April 23rd onwards (deadline for talks: June 6th 2024).

The European Space Weather Week (ESWW) conference is an excellent opportunity for people from all over the world to gather and discuss the most recent insights in space weather and in space climate, and to address the emerging challenges and impacts.

We strongly encourage you to contribute ESWW programme by proposing sessions on your topics of choice. Space weather and space climate science, data exploitation, observations, service development, operational models, engineering and industrial needs will all be given equal importance.

Those interested in convening a session at ESWW2024 may submit a proposal in one of the following formats:

Parallel Space Weather Research (SWR) session; these are science sessions (orals and posters) that falls within the 6 general topics pre-selected by the Programme Committee (see the description on the link above).

Parallel 100% Community-Driven (100CD) sessions are similar to SWR but with a more focused topic chosen by the conveners.

Parallel Application Pipeline (APL) sessions are meant to focus on research, development and implementation of different application pipelines, data products, forecasting and modelling tools, monitoring facilities, and alerts for end-users.

Topical Discussion Meetings (TDM), a format meant to facilitate engaging debates within the heliospheric, and space weather and space climate communities

Proponents of 100CD or APL sessions will have the opportunity to request the Programme Committee to consider the promotion of their session to a plenary of 90 minutes fixed duration.

The PC strongly encourages those who have not previously proposed a session, to do so. In line with our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we welcome and encourage applications from conveners of all backgrounds, including, but not limited to, different career stages, geographical locations, ability, genders, and ethnicities.

Looking forward to seeing you in Coimbra, Portugal!
ESWW2024 LOC & Programme Committee

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Banner and Poster Competition


As in previous years, the design of the conference’s banner and poster will be open to contribution from the community in the form of an open competition.

ESWW2024’s banner and poster should combine this edition’s theme “20 years of expanding horizons, from fundamental science to protecting society” and the location of Coimbra, in Portugal. The winning designers (teams) will be awarded a free registration to ESWW2024.

The competition is now open! The deadline for submission is the 24th of April, 2024.

Banners should be submitted in .png format and have a minimum size of 1000×200 pixels. It is also possible to submit an animated banner in .gif format.

Posters should be submitted in .png or .pdf format and should allow for good quality A3 printouts (at 72 DPI min).

For inspiration, have a look at last year’s winning poster and banner: https://esww2023.org/esww-2023-poster


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Additional events around ESWW

In order to lower our carbon footprint by reducing our travels, additional events/meetings may be held the week and week-end preceding or after ESWW2024 at or near the venue in Coimbra. Please contact the LOC as soon as possible (and no later than June 2024) to discuss this further if you plan to hold a meeting around ESWW2024.

Looking forward to seeing you in Coimbra!

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 Online introductory lectures on Solar Physics and Space Weather

The STCE started a collaboration with the Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia in support of the new solar physics group of Dr. Nagessa Tilahun in the form a series of online lectures on Solar Physics and Space Weather. The morning (9:30-12:00 CET) lectures are organised on a monthly basis:

• Solar Orbiter, 30 Apr
• Proba-2 and Proba-3, 28 May
• Predictions and services, 25 June
These lectures are taught at master level, especially students from developing nations are encouraged to participate. 

Practical info: anyone can register for free for each lecture separately through the webpage https://events.spacepole.be/category/4/. Click on the appropriate lecture. Registered participants will receive the zoom-link in their email-box.

IMC-IV Workshop – Second Announcement (2-7 June 2024, Potsdam, Germany)

The 4 th International Magnetosphere Coupling (IMC-IV) workshop will be held in Potsdam, Germany, from June 2nd to 7th, 2024. For a detailed description of the workshop, please see the website: http://tinyurl.com/IMC2024
The registration is now open. Please note that the submission of the presentation title(s) is part of the registration process.
Please note the following important deadlines:
- Early bird registration deadline: March 15
- Regular registration deadline: April 15
- Presentation title(s) should be submitted by April 15.
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 discussions to promote the exchange of ideas and foster interdisciplinary collaborations.


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 
UKSWSE II: Celebrating 10-years of 24/7 space-weather operational forecasting in the UK (9-12 September 2024, Sandy Park, Exeter, UK)

Please save the date for the “UK Space Weather and Space Environment (UKSWSE) II: Celebrating 10-years of 24/7 space-weather operational forecasting in the UK” Meeting, 09-12 September 2024, at Sandy Park, Exeter, UK.  This is the second of a series of UKSWSE Meetings and the focus of this meeting will be around the 10-year celebration of 24/7 space-weather forecasting in the UK with more details to follow in due course.  We apologise that this clashes with the European Solar Physics Meeting 17, but logistics around the timing and availability of suitable venues in the Exeter area provided extremely-limited options – hence also the delay in advertising the dates openly to the community.

Further information on the website, content of the meeting, and travel etc… is envisaged to be provided by early April 2024 at the latest.


The 9th International Space Climate Symposium (Space Climate 9) (1-4 October 2024, Nagoya, Japan)

The Space Climate 9, "Extremity, Long-Term Variability, and Data of Solar Impacts on Earth ", will be organized as a joint symposium with the ISEE Symposium of Nagoya University.

The objective of Space Climate is to study the extremity, the long-term variability, and data of the solar-terrestrial environments, space-climate impacts on the heliosphere, Earth’s space environment, atmosphere, climate, and their possible impact on human civilizations.

This joint symposium will take place at Nagoya, one of the historical and economic centers in Japan, on 1-4 October 2024. This will be an in-person meeting.

Details on venue, registration, scientific program, accommodation etc., are available on the meeting website

All questions, enquires, comments related to the meeting, can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;

Important deadlines (preliminary):
Abstract submission deadline for Oral contributions: 30 June 2024
Abstract submission deadline for Poster contribution: 15 July 2024
Early bird registration deadline: 31 July 2024

Hisashi Hayakawa, Agnieszka Gil, Ilya Usoskin, Fusa Miyake, and Kalevi Mursula

SDO 2025 Science Workshop: A Gathering of the Helio-hive! (24-28 February 2025, Boulder, CO, USA)
The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) invites you to the SDO 2025 Science Workshop: A Gathering of the Helio-hive, to be held February 24-28, 2025, at the Center Green in Boulder, CO. All members of the science community are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The fifteen years since the launch of SDO has seen papers describing wide ranges of science results from this mission. Join us during the maximum of Solar Cycle 25 to discuss what we have learned about the Sun and compare the new cycle and those in the past. To accommodate the interest in multiple research topics, SDO 2025 will include parallel sessions on developments in helioseismology and coronal modeling.

Any research result using SDO data can be submitted as a contribution to the workshop. Invited speakers will introduce 7 themed sessions spanning SDO‘s wide range of research topics:
Solar Internal Dynamics and Structure
From Creation to Emergence: Magnetic Fields of the Sun
Coronal Dynamics: Unveiling the Origins of the Solar Wind
Energetic Outbursts: Deciphering Solar Flares, CMEs, and SEPs
Impacts of Solar Variability on Earth, Other Planets, and Space Weather
Next Horizon: the Future Solar and Heliophysics Missions
Stellar insights from the SDO Observations

There will also be one day of parallel mini-workshops and an EUV calibration workshop.

Registration, abstract submission, and other information about SDO 2025 will be available at http://sdo2025.sdo-workshops.org/.

Please send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive further information about this workshop.

 Employment Opportunity at the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), Greece

We are looking for an expert to work on the “Scientific Analysis” of very high energy particles. Positions’ code: SPEAR1. Preferably this postdoctoral position seeks for candidates with relevant experience in research projects but also recent graduates, to be included in NOA’s research activities, can apply.

This is a a fixed position for an 18-months period with a possibility for renewal for another 12 months.

For further details and how to apply: https://spearhead-he.eu/open-vacancy-at-the-institute-for-astronomy-astrophysics-space-applications-and-remote-sensing-iaasars-of-the-national-observatory-of-athens-noa/

Closing date: 11 April 2024

Start date: 01 June 2024

For further information about the position please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (atpapaio-at-noa.gr)

SCOSTEP’s Next Scientific Program Committee

The Scientific Committee on Solar Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP) is an Affiliated Body of the International Science Council (ISC). SCOSTEP runs long-term (4-5 years) international
interdisciplinary scientific programs of solar-terrestrial physics relevant to ISC scientific bodies. Recent examples of SCOSTEP scientific programs are CAWSES-I and -II (2004-2013),
VarSITI (2014-2018), and PRESTO (2020-2024). In order to define the next scientific program (NSP) after PRESTO, SCOSTEP has formed the NSP committee on February 2024.
The NSP committee members are:
Carine Briand, Paris Observatory, LESIA, France
John Bosco Habarulema, SANSA, South Africa
Natalie Krivova, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany
Kanya Kusano, ISEE, Nagoya University, Japan
Monica Laurenza (chair), INAF, Italy
Hanli Liu, NCAR, USA
Maria Graciela Molina, FACET - UNT, Argentina
Hilde Nesse, University of Bergen, Norway
Jana Safrankova, Charles University, Czech Republic
Jie Zhang, George Mason University, USA
Qiugang Zong, Macau University of Science and Technology & Peking University, China

The committee will have two face-to-face meetings in June and October 2024 to discuss the next scientific program. We urgently need input from the solar terrestrial physics community to help shape the next scientific program.  Please send your ideas and/or concise white papers via the following Google Form, or any other way that may be convenient to you. Please share information of new/current space missions, observing facilities, and modeling efforts planned for 2025-2030, which should be addressed in the next program. All ideas received by the end of May 2024 will receive full consideration by the committee.

Link to the Google Form:
for text input: https://forms.gle/C9ivpCUZBXP8ZHNx7
for uploading white papers (Google login needed): https://forms.gle/DAQyszEXjs4Vz6XJ9

With best regards,
Kazuo Shiokawa (President of SCOSTEP)
Bernd Funke (Vice President of SCOSTEP)


International Ferraro Prize for 2024 

The International Ferraro Prize for 2024 is now open for applications to students who have obtained a Doctorate in Physics or an equivalent degree after September 1, 2019. 

The prize is reserved for young scholars who have completed a dissertation on topics relevant to the study of SPACE PLASMAS. 
The amount of the prize is € 1000.00 (one thousand euro) gross.The application deadline is May 5, 2024.


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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