Meetings related to VarSITI in 2017

Received on May 16, 2017
Kazuo Shiokava
VarSITI Co-chair

Fourteenth European Space Weather Week
Nov 27 ÷ Dec 1, 2017, Ostend, Belgium

web-address http://www.stce.be/esww14/


The ESWW is the main annual event in the European Space Weather calendar. It is the European forum for Space Weather as proven by the high attendance to the past editions. The agenda will be composed of plenary/parallel sessions, working meetings and dedicated events for service end-users. The ESWW will again adopt the central aim of bringing together the diverse groups in Europe working on different aspects of Space Weather.

Following an excellent response to the call for sessions, the Programme Committee is pleased to invite contributions to sessions, addressing a wide range of scientific and application related themes.

The meeting is coordinated by the Belgian Solar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence (STCE), European Space Agency, ESA and the Space Weather Working Team. The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate is an ESWW partner. The local organisation is done by the STCE.

Important Dates
Abstract Submission Deadline May 31th (WED), 2017

Late Abstract Submission Deadline (posters only) Nov 1st (WED), 2017

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Quick link to sessions list: http://www.stce.be/esww14/program/sessions.php

special invitations to sessions: S4, S9, S10 and S14

SESSION 4: The role of Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejections in Space Weather

Session Date: Tuesday 28 Nov, 9:45÷13:00
SESSION 4 website: http://www.stce.be/esww14/program/session_details.php?nr=4

Conveners: Luciano Rodriguez (ROB); Sergio Dasso (IAFE/UBA)

KEYWORDS - ICME, Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejections, space weather, in situ data


Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejections (ICMEs) are the main drivers of large geomagnetic storms. Their influence on space weather is a topic of intense research. In recent years, multispacecraft observations and high performance numerical MHD simulations have contributed largely to this field. The comparisons between models and observations are clarifying several problems, such as the effects of the ambient solar wind on their propagation and internal configuration, the link between ICMEs and non-thermal energetic particles in the heliosphere (solar, interplanetary, and galactic origin), etc. In this session we invite contributions focused on ICME studies, including ICME propagation in the heliosphere, the interaction of ICMEs with Earth and/or with other planets, the link between CMEs and ICMEs, their relation with energetic particles, as well as on other general topics linked with ICMEs.

SESSION 9: The role of Solar Radio Observations in the Space Weather Science

Session Date: Wednesday 29 Nov, 9:45÷13:00
SESSION 4 website: http://www.stce.be/esww14/program/session_details.php?nr=9

Conveners: Jasmina Magdalenic (ROB), Alexander Nindos (Uni of Ioannina), Manuela Temmer (Uni-Graz)

KEYWORDS - solar radio emission, eruptive events, space weather


Solar eruptive events such as coronal mass ejections (CMEs) and flares, and associated shock waves are the most frequent drivers of disturbed space weather conditions. Since, both flares and CMEs emit radio emission, solar radio observations bring an important additional information to studies of eruptive events and correspondingly to space weather studies. Radio observations bring information about the energy release, the configuration of flare-CME source regions including the position of open magnetic field lines and their connectivity to the Earth, about the particle acceleration and transport, and the origin of solar energetic particle (SEP) events. Radio observations are also unique means of tracking CME-driven shock waves all the way from the low corona through the inner heliosphere, and they can provide information on the ambient coronal parameters.

This session aims to promote the importance of radio observations in space weather studies and introduce them to the wider heliospheric/space weather communities. The session is open to all space weather studies that exploit solar radio observations and to all studies of radio observations relevant to space weather.

Session 10: ICME and SEPs throughout the heliosphere: multi-spacecraft observations and data-driven modeling

Session Date: Thursday 30 Nov, 9:45÷13:00
Session 10 website: http://www.stce.be/esww14/program/session_details.php?nr=10

Conveners: Jingnan Guo (Univ of Kiel); Christian Moestl (Space Research Centre Graz);
Mateja Dumbovic (Univ of Zagreb); Nina Dresing (Univ of Kiel);
Markus Battarbee (Univ of Central Lancashire)

KEYWORDS - ICMEs, SEPs, multi-point observations, data-driven modeling


Simultaneous measurement of ICMEs and SEPs at multiple locations (e.g., the Earth, STEREOs, Moon, Mercury, Mars, Rosetta, Voyager, and so on) has ushered in an era where it is possible to study space weather events as they propagate and evolve through the heliosphere. Their propagation properties, spatial and temporal evolution and their arrival times at different locations can be derived from these multi-point measurements. Such studies can benefit from various data-based MHD models and transport tools, and in turn increase their value through validation. This session aims to bring together the observation and modelling communities and focus on employing multi-point measurements to study interplanetary solar events and their evolution in the heliosphere

SESSION 14: Multi-Viewpoint Versus Single-Viewpoint Observations and Modelling - Lessons Learned from 10 Years of STEREO

Session Date: Friday 01 Dec, 9:45÷13:00
SESSION 14 website: http://www.stce.be/esww14/program/session_details.php?nr=14

Conveners: Barbara Thompson (NASA GSFC); Manuela Temmer (Univ of Graz); Jackie Davies (RAL Space); Volker Bothmer (Univ of Göttingen); Alexis Rouillard (IRAP); Stefaan Poedts (KU Leuven)

KEYWORDS - remote sensing, in-situ, multi-view point data, inner heliosphere, large-scale solar disturbances


The launch of STEREO, at the end of 2006, heralded the start of a new era in the observation of the solar system. Together with SoHO, located at a fixed position at L1, STEREO has continuously provided multiple views of large-scale phenomena propagating through the inner heliosphere. With this unprecedented combination of remote-sensing and in-situ observations, in particular, we have been able to gain a much deeper understanding of the 3-dimensional nature of large-scale inner heliospheric structures such as coronal mass ejections (CMEs) and stream/corotating interaction regions (SIRs/CIRs). But what have we gleaned about the limitations of single-viewpoint observations? How can we apply that knowledge in a future with, potentially, only single-spacecraft observations? Moreover, what are the implications for the design of future multi-viewpoint missions?

In this session, we invite observational, theoretical, and modeling contributions that address these questions and cover studies on the evolution, propagation and morphology of large-scale structures (CMEs, SIRs & CIRs) from single- or multi-view point observations at any wavelength.