Announcements

November 30, 2017: 2018 SCOSTEP Visiting Scholar Program– Call for Applications

From: Marianna Shepherd: mshepher@yorku.ca

The submission of applications for the 2018 SCOSTEP Visiting Scholarship is now open

The SCOSTEP Visiting Scholar (SVS) program is a capacity building activity of SCOSTEP (Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics), which complements the current scientific program, VarSITI (Variability of the Sun and its Terrestrial Impact, http://www.varsiti.org/) and SCOSTEP’s public outreach activities.
The objective of the SVS program is to provide training to young scientists and graduate students from developing countries in well-established solar terrestrial physics institutes, for one to three months. The training will help the young scientists to advance their career in solar terrestrial physics using the technique/skill they learned during the training. SCOSTEP will provide the airfare, while the host institute will provide the living expenses (accommodation, sustenance, ground transportation, visa fees and other incidentals). Trainees should have their own health insurance or arrange a provision with the host institution.

Applications will be accepted in two categories, Category 1 – graduate students (MSc, PhD), and Category 2 – Postdoctoral fellows (PDFs) with experience up to 5 years from date of graduation at the time of application.

Interested candidates should contact one of the SVS program hosts listed at http://www.yorku.ca/scostep/? page_id=2103, develop a project and work out the details of the visit. Once the applicant and the host agree on a visit, the applicant needs to prepare an application package including the following details of the visit: (i) work to be performed described in the form of a 2 page proposal; (ii) applicant’s curriculum vitae, (iii) dates of the visit and an estimate of the airfare in economy class; (iv) letter from the applicant’s supervisor, and (v) a recommendation letter from the host scientist/institution indicating that the proposed work will be mutually beneficial.

A single pdf file of the above materials and indicating the category (1 or 2) should be sent to SCOSTEP’s Scientific Secretary, Dr. Marianna G. Shepherd (mshepher@yorku.ca). Deadline for applications: February 25, 2018.

Novembre 30, 2017: COLAGE XI - Eleventh Latin American Conference on Space Geophysics 16-20 April 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina - Deadline extended

The Latin American Conference on Space Geophysics (Congreso Latinoamericano de Geofísica Espacial, COLAGE) is organized every three years by the Latin American Association of Space Geophysics (Asociación Latinoamericana de Geofísica Espacial or ALAGE, http://www.alage.org/).
It brings together Space Geophysics researchers and students from all over the world. Next COLAGE will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 16-20 April 2018.

We are pleased to announce that the deadline for early-bird registration for the XI COLAGE has been extended to January 5, 2018. If you have not registered yet, please do so as soon as possible, otherwise you will have to pay cash on-site and at the regular fee value. Please note that abstract submission will be open until January 5, 2018 as well. Financial support requests will be received until December 15, 2017. More information about the Conference is available at http://www.iafe.uba.ar/colage11/

Sincerely,
LOC of COLAGE XI

November 27, 2017: GREETINGS TO THE ALAGE FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Dear friends,

The end of the year is approaching and we have decided with Lela that it was a good time to publish and distribute another ALAGE Bulletin. You must have noticed that we did not do much in this respect over the past years, thanks to Lela’s work most communications and news were forwarded through Email to the National Representatives, who in turn I think also did a very good job in distributing them to their local members. I agree that it may have happened that some missed some information, particularly those in countries where there is, or was, no official representative, but we think that this inconvenience was greatly superseded by the rapidity and frequency of the communications. Lela also made sure that any Email communication got immediately added to the list in the Announcements section of the ALAGE web page (http://www.alage.org/?q=announcements).

The next thing I would like to do is to remind everybody that the XI COLAGE in Buenos Aires is coming up! The COLAGE web page is up and working for already some time, http://www.iafe.uba.ar/colage11/index.html , and I urge you to try and register as well as submit your abstracts through it as soon as possible, as I did this same morning after realizing that I had not yet done it! The meeting is shaping up, I have seen the excellent list of invited speakers that the chair and members of the SOC and the sessions conveners have been assembling, and the rest is up to all of us the participants to create the right active working atmosphere with plenty of (friendly!) discussions and new projects and collaborations. After the COLAGE, we shall also host one more school of the series that ALAGE has successfully been carrying out in collaboration with SCOSTEP and other organizations under the leadership of Abe Chian and the local organizers ( see http://www.iafe.uba.ar/colage11/school.html ). Of course last but by no means least, you can also come prepared to enjoy your visit to Buenos Aires, that with pride and an evident lack of modesty I personally qualify as a very nice cosmopolitan city with many places to see, where to eat a good meal (not just “asado”!) or simply spend a nice afternoon enjoying the Sun and drinks at a terrace of a café, either downtown or close to the river. But please just try to do all this after the sessions! By the way, the weather in April will be good, just after the heat of the summer and before the winter’s cold.

Besides sharing scientific results and social activities there will be a few other very relevant activities during the XI COLAGE, besides the Ruth Gall and Roberto Manzano awards, it will be the first time that the Mario H. Acuña Prize will be bestowed to a distinguished scientist whose work has been outstanding in creating scientific infrastructure for research and space science in the region, a very appropriate recognition to Mario’s legacy to be given in his own country (although we here joke that he was in fact “Cordobés” rather than Argentinian). It makes me very happy to say that we already have an impressive list of candidates, that is being handled by the ad hoc selection committee led by Marta Zozzi. Terms and conditions to propose candidates for all awards can be also found in the ALAGE web page ( http://www.alage.org/?q=awards ). The XI COLAGE will also be an excellent time to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of its de facto predecessor, the CLARC (Consejo Latinoamericano de Radiación Cósmica, see the COLAGE - 25 years booklet).

Finally I would like to stress the need to have a well attended Assembly of ALAGE members. Besides electing the board members that will accompany Juan Alejandro (Alejo) Valdivia, our President Elect, we will also review what has been done, and not done, since Cusco, and hopefully discuss and decide a few relevant matters regarding ALAGE’s future that may make Alejo’s as well as his successors life easier and more profitable in terms of achieving ALAGE’s goals. Among some of these are the finances, including a substantial increase in membership fees (currently at 10 US Dollars/year), and the possibilities of finding additional sources of support, a matter that has proven to be much harder than what we had anticipated, in some way associated with the itinerant character of the ALAGE “home base” and the lack of a legal figure (like those of e.g. the IAU, COSPAR and SCOSTEP secretariats, to name some other international organizations), and a matter I have discussed with people associated with ICSU (International Council of Scientific Unions) and others versed in legal aspects.

This is all for the time being, we may add more in the version to be published in the upcoming Bulletin, and in the mean time in preparation of the holiday season I want to wish you all a good time and all the best for 2018!

Sincerely,

Marcos

November 23, 2017: COLAGE XI - Eleventh Latin American Conference on Space Geophysics,
16-20 April 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Latin American Conference on Space Geophysics (Congreso Latinoamericano de Geofísica Espacial, COLAGE) is organized every three years by the Latin American Association of Space Geophysics (Asociación Latinoamericana de Geofísica Espacial or ALAGE, http://www.alage.org/).
It brings together Space Geophysics researchers and students from all the world. Next COLAGE will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 16-20 April 2018.

The pre-registration is already open. The registration will be open from October 1st to November 30th, 2017, and we are soliciting both oral and poster presentations.
All the information about the Conference is available (and will be posted with the news) at http://www.iafe.uba.ar/colage11/

Sincerely
LOC of COLAGE XI

November 16, 2017: 2nd Announcement of the COSPAR workshop on Infrared / Radio Astronomy

Dear colleagues,

Please find attached the 2nd announcement of the COSPAR workshop on infrared / radio astronomy, with an extended deadline - I am not satisfied with number and level of candidates at this stage, after the first deadline has passed, and feel that we should make an extra effort to increase them. Especially frustrating I feel the absolute lack of candidates from Mexico and Chile and the low number of candidates from Brazil, and I fear that this event, which should be extremely attractive for PhD and advanced undergrad students from these regions, has not been sufficiently advertised. Please help, distributing the info and / or advising me on how to reach more students!

Kind regards, Carlos

See the attachment:

2nd Announcement

Poster

COLAGE XI - Eleventh Latin American Conference on Space Geophysics
16-20 April 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Latin American Conference on Space Geophysics (Congreso Latinoamericano de Geofísica Espacial, COLAGE) is organized every three years by the Latin American Association of Space Geophysics (Asociación Latinoamericana de Geofísica Espacial or ALAGE, http://www.alage.org/).
It brings together Space Geophysics researchers and students from all the world. Next COLAGE will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 16-20 April 2018.

The registration is already open and will close on November 30th, 2017. We are soliciting both oral and poster presentations. All the information about the Conference is available (and will be posted with the news) at http://www.iafe.uba.ar/colage11/

Sincerely
LOC of COLAGE XI

October 24, 2017: MEETING: Solar Wind 15, Brussels, Belgium, June 18-22, 2018
MEETING SCOPE

The three-annual Solar Wind conference reaches the 15th edition and for this special occasion will convene in one of the most famous venues for physics conferences: the Hotel Metropole in Brussels where the Solvay Conference of 1911 kicked-off modern physics.

The conference will cover all aspects of solar wind physics, with invited and contributed presentations that examine the current research and outline the future directions in all the relevant fields. In line with tradition, Solar Wind 15 will cover the following sessions:

1. Origin and acceleration of the solar wind close to the Sun
2. Solar wind evolution during its propagation in the heliosphere
3. Connection of CMEs and ICMEs
4. Suprathermal and energetic particles in the solar wind
5. Solar wind interaction with solar system objects and dust
6. Interaction of the solar wind with the interstellar medium
7. Current and future solar and heliospheric missions

But the 15th edition of Solar wind comes also at the particular exciting time close to the launch date of the new missions Solar Orbiter and Parker Solar Probe: these missions will receive special attention in the program.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION will soon open with a deadline of February 28, 2018.

CONTACTS
General inquiries: giovanni.lapenta at kuleuven.be

LOCAL COMMITTEE
Giovanni Lapenta, StefaanvPoedts, Andrei Zhukov, Luciano Rodriguez, Viviane Pierrard

MEETING WEBSITE:www.solarwind15.be

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Luciano Rodriguez
Royal Observatory of Belgium

October 18, 2017: Comunicación de Igo Paulino y Cláudia Cândido.

Workshop Embrace com Usuarios 2017: Workshop-pdf

October 18, 2017: Workshop-INPE: The Polar Atmosphere and Geospace

Dear All,

This is to invite you to submit an abstract to the session "The Polar Atmosphere and Geospace" in the Session Program Category AC Atmosphere, Climate (AC4), which is planned within the next SCAR Open Science Conference, Davos, Switzerland, 19-23 June 2018. The summary of the session is in the link http://www.polar2018.org/ uploads/2/4/6/0/24605948/ session_program_polar2018_ reader_ac-4.pdf.

The "call for abstracts" is open, deadline 1 November 2017, see all the info at

http://www.polar2018.org/ abstracts.html

SUPPORT TO THE TRAVEL EXPENSES UP TO 500 USD EACH ARE KINDLY AVAILABLE FROM SCAR EG GRAPE (http://www.grape.scar.org/ index.html) FOR 2 EARLY STAGE RESEARCHERS (e.g. PhD students or within 35 years old) submitting/presenting a paper to the session. The ESRs that will apply should also inform the session conveners (giorgiana.defranceschi@ingv. it, yogawa@nipr.ac.jp,ecorreia@craam.mackenzie.br, nicolas.bergeot@oma.be) about the abstract submitted and their position (PhD, age) to participate to the initiative supporting early career scientists.

The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR- https://www.scar.org/) is an inter-disciplinary committee of the International Council for Science (ICSU).

Dra. Emília Correia

INPE- Brazil

October 16, 2017: A UC Santa Cruz special report: Neutron stars, gravitational waves, and all the gold in the universe

Felicitamos a César Rojas Bravo, ex-estudiante de Física y colaborador del Centro de Investigaciones Espaciales (CINESPA) de la Universidad de Costa Rica, por ser parte del increíble descubrimiento de la contraparte óptica (kilonova) de la colisión de dos estrellas de neutrones, anunciado ayer lunes 16 de octubre por LIGO.

César, quien se graduó del Bachillerato de Física en el 2016 en la UCR, se encuentra realizando el primer año del doctorado en Astronomía y Astrofísica en UC Santa Cruz, Estados Unidos. Su equipo de trabajo, liderado por Ryan Foley, realizó el hallazgo el 17 de agosto del 2017, 11 horas después de la alerta inicial de LIGO.

Esta serie de descubrimientos marcan una nueva era en la Astrofísica, pues por primera vez se observan ondas gravitacionales y ondas electromagnéticas del mismo evento.

Para mas información pueden leer el comunicado de prensa de UC Santa Cruz: https://news.ucsc.edu/2017/10/neutron-star-merger.html y el reportaje especial http://reports.news.ucsc.edu/neutron-star-merger/

También pueden accesar el sitio del grupo de trabajo al cual pertenece César.
https://ziggy.ucolick.org/sss17a/index.html

¡Felicidades!

September 19, 2017: Mensaje de apoyo al pueblo mexicano

Con gran preocupación observamos las consecuencias del terremoto ocurrido hoy en México y expresamos nuestro apoyo moral y solidaridad, estamos TODOS juntos con el pueblo Mexicano.
Administración ALAGE.

September 14, 2017: XI COLAGE, 15th to 20th of April 2018 - Buenos Aires. Argentina

Dear ALAGE colleagues,
The 11th COLAGE will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, between the 15th and 20th of April, 2018. As you know, ALAGE (http://www.alage.org/) gives three Awards during the meeting. For two of those Awards, the Ruth Gall Award and the Mario H. Acuña Award, the Awards Committee will receive candidate proposals until 3 months before the conference takes place. The Awards Committee invites the ALAGE community to send candidate proposals.

For the third, the Roberto Manzano Award, which is for students, they apply when they send their abstract to the 11th COLAGE.

Please, find attached the Awards’ requirements.

Mario Acuña

Roberto Manzano

Ruth Gall

Best regards,

Marta Zossi
Secretary of the ALAGE Awards Committee

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September 5, 2017: COLAGE XI - Eleventh Latin American Conference on Space Geophysics
16-20 April 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Latin American Conference on Space Geophysics (Congreso Latinoamericano de Geofísica Espacial, COLAGE) is organized every three years by the Latin American Association of Space Geophysics (Asociación Latinoamericana de Geofísica Espacial or ALAGE, http://www.alage.org/).
It brings together Space Geophysics researchers and students from all the world. Next COLAGE will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 16-20 April 2018.

The pre-registration is already open. The registration will be open from October 1st to November 30th, 2017, and we are soliciting both oral and poster presentations.

All the information about the Conference is available (and will be posted with the news) at http://www.iafe.uba.ar/colage11/

Sincerely,

LOC of COLAGE XI

July 27, 2017: Reunión Anual de la Unión Geofísica Mexicana 2017 (RAUGM)

Estimados todos

La presente tiene como finalidad extender la invitación para participar en la sesión regular FE (Física Espacial) de la Reunión Anual de la Unión Geofísica Mexicana 2017 (RAUGM), que éste año se celebrará en la ciudad de Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México del 22 al 27 de octubre de 2017 en el hotel Sheraton Buganvilias (https://www.raugm.org.mx/). La RAUGM es la reunión de geocientíficos más importante de México y la más grande de Latinoámerica.

El año pasado, la sesión FE contó con 31 presentaciones orales y 14 posters de 22 instituciones a nivel nacional e internacional, un taller de clima espacial, una ponencia magistral y diversas actividades de difusión y divulgación.

Los temas que se abordan en FE incluyen:

*Heliosfera.
*Física Solar.
*Física de Plasmas.
*Viento Solar.
*Medio Interplanetario.
*Magnetosferas terrestre y planetarias.
*Física Ionosférica.
*Electrodinámica de la atmósfera terrestre.
*Radioastronomia Solar.
*Estrellas de Tipo Solar.
*Clima Espacial.
*MHD.
*Rayos Cósmicos.
*Ciencias Planetarias.
*NEOs.
*Exploración Espacial.
*Instrumentación.

La fecha limite para el envío de resúmenes es el 6 de agosto y tiene un costo de 300.00 (MXN), los miembros de la UGM no pagan IVA. Hay que recalcar que en las anteriores reuniones no hubo prorroga por lo que enfatizamos que realicen el registro de su resumen lo mas pronto posible.

Ahora es muy fácil adquirir la membresía de la UGM (500.00 regular y 200.00 estudiantes) en la siguiente dirección:
https://www.raugm.org.mx/membresias/signin.php

Posteriormente al registro del resumen, tienen hasta el 3 de septiembre para concluir su inscripción con descuento (MXN):

*Estudiantes de Licenciatura: $900.00
*Estudiantes de Posgrado: $1,200.00
*Miembros UGM (Vigentes): $2,100.00
*No-Miembros: $2,600.00

y pueden inscribirse en: https://www.raugm.org.mx/resumenes/account/signin.php

Tanto la membresía, como el registro de resumenes e inscripción al congreso se puede hacer en linea, con tarjeta de crédito y se puede solicitar factura electrónica en la misma interfaz.

Finalmente, existe un acuerdo con el hotel Sheraton para aplicar descuentos a los asistentes, la información puede consultarse en: https://www.raugm.org.mx/#sede_menu

Cualquier duda, pueden dirigirse a: vdelaluz@igeofisica.unam.mx y en la página web del evento: https://www.raugm.org.mx

Los esperamos en Puerto Vallarta!

Dr. Victor De la Luz
Representante de Sección de Ciencias Espaciales
Union Geofísica Mexicana
Cátedras Conacyt - UNAM

July 13, 2017: Nombramiento de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales de Argentina

ALAGE felicita a la Dra. Cristina H. Mandrini por su nombramiento académico titular de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales de Argentina.
¡Felicitaciones!

July 3, 2017.
Special Issue: Space weather connections to near-Earth space and the atmosphere (Annales Geophysicae).

Publisher: Annales Geophysicae
Guest editors: M. Abdu, A. Dal Lago, R. A. Buriti, J.-P. Raulin, and C. Jacobi

Submission deadline: 31 August 2016

Issue goals:

The main goal of the special issue is to publish papers presented during the last Brazilian meeting of Space Geophysics and Aeronomy that was held in September 2016 in Jataí, Goiás, Brazil. We intend this special issue as an important contribution to the development and future of space and atmospheric sciences in Brazil. Further, we expect to contribute to these fields with new advanced research released recently by Brazilian researchers and their collaborators from other countries. However, contributions from other parts of the world are welcome.

Call for papers:

We invite researchers to contribute to the special issue "Space weather connections to near-Earth space and the atmosphere" by submitting papers of recent research in the fields of space science and aeronomy. This issue covers many aspects of Sun-Earth relations, which include space weather, heliophysics, magnetospheric and upper-atmospheric physics, and processes, dynamics and structures of the neutral atmosphere..

June 29, 2017
ALAGE Felicita a Dr. Walter González, Galardonado del AGU/2017 Space Weather Prize.

May 8, 2017
SESSION 4 - THE ROLE OF INTERPLANETARY CORONAL MASS EJECTIONS IN SPACE WEATHER

Dear colleagues,

The Fourteenth European Space Weather Week will take place in Belgium,
Nov 27 - Dec 1, 2017

We encourage you to submit a contribution before
the 31th of May to the:

"SESSION 4 - THE ROLE OF INTERPLANETARY CORONAL MASS EJECTIONS IN SPACE WEATHER"

held on Tuesday 28/11, 9:45 - 13:00

Abstract:
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.

Please connect to
https://register-as.oma.be/esww14/abstract.php to submit your contribution.

Luciano Rodriguez & Sergio Dasso

May 3, 2017
ALAGE AWARDS, CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

We are now requesting nominations for the three ALAGE Awards to be given at the 11th COLAGE in Buenos Aires. These are the Mario Acuña, Ruth Gall and Roberto Manzano awards and their terms and conditions can be found in the ALAGE web page under http://www.alage.org/?q=node/9 .
We remind you that it will be the first time that the Acuña prize will be given, a very special situation since it will be in his home country and his elder sister, Felicitas, has agreed to give it to its recepient at the ceremony.
Please send your nominations directly to Dr Marcos Machado (machado@conae.gov.ar) and Dra Lela Taliashvili (lela.taliashvili@cinespa.ucr.ac.cr), or through your national representative.
Thank you for your cooperation.

April 19, 2017
XI COLAGE, 15th to 20th of April, 2018 - Buenos Aires. Argentina

Dear ALAGE colleagues and friends,

Together with Daniel Gómez and the members of the Local Organizing Committee, it gives us great pleasure to invite you to come to Argentina to attend our 11th COLAGE, that will take place between the 15th and 20th of April, 2018, at the Centro Cultural de la Ciencia in Buenos Aires (http://ccciencia.gob.ar/el_centro.html).
Our LOC will be providing you with further information through our web page http://www.iafe.uba.ar/colage11/ . There you will be able to find updated information as it becomes available.

We are very happy to share these good news with you, and are looking forward to seeing you all in Buenos Aires to discuss our recent scientific results and, last but by no means least, share enjoyable social activities.

Our best wishes,

Dr. Marcos Machado & the LOC Team
President of ALAGE

April 19, 2017
II PAN AMERICAN WORKSHOP ON GEOMAGNETISM (Ramón Carballo)

Dear colleagues
I'm resending the 1st Announcement for the II PAN AMERICAN WORKSHOP ON GEOMAGNETISM to be held on November (19 – 24) 2017 –at Vassouras – Rio de Janeiro – Brazil.

I PAN AMERICAN WORKSHOP ON GEOMAGNETISM - First Circular

Previous communication missed to include the official Announcement.

Best Regards.
Ramón Caraballo MSc.

Universidad de la Republica (Udelar)
Facultad de Ingeniería
565 J. H y Reissig St CP 11300
tel (598)2711 2576
Montevideo - Uruguay

March 17, 2017
MEETING: The First International Workshop on Small Satellites for Space Weather Research and Forecasting, Washington DC, Aug 1-4 2017 -- Second Announcement and Call for Abstracts.

Dear Representative​s:

I'd kindly like to ask you share the following announcement with all interested scientists:

MEETING: The First International Workshop on Small Satellites for Space Weather Research and Forecasting, Washington DC, Aug 1-4 2017 -- Second Announcement and Call for Abstracts.

From: Vadim Uritsky (vadim.uritsky@nasa.gov)

The First International Workshop on Small Satellites for Space Weather Research and Forecasting (Washington DC, Aug 1-4 2017): Second Announcement and Call for Abstracts.

We invite you to take part in the First International Workshop on Smallsats for Space Weather Research and Forecasting (SSWRF). The event will be held at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC on 1-4 August 2017.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

The electronic abstract submission is now open at http://sswrf.cua.edu/abstracts.cfm. The submission is free.

MEETING SCOPE

SSWRF is the first dedicated scientific meeting focusing on specific needs of space weather studies using small space-based platforms. The workshop encourages a broad scope of contributions related to the application of small satellites to space weather observations, research, analyses, forecasting, and operations, including those utilizing the CubeSat reference design.

The workshop will be organized into the following major themes:

Day 1: Research and Forecasting (Tuesday, August 01 2017)
Day 2: Mission Concepts (Wednesday, August 02 2017)
Day 3: Innovations and Technology (Thursday, August 03 2017)
Day 4: Future Opportunities (Friday, August 04 2017)

Topics of interest:

- Small satellite observations relevant to space weather of interplanetary, solar, and geospace phenomena.
- Investigations of space weather effects on small satellites: degraded capabilities, situational awareness, and satellite-debris collisions;
- Using small satellite data in global space weather simulation and forecasting frameworks;
- General contributions relevant to small satellite investigations of space weather effects.

Please visit http://sswrf.cua.edu/ for more details.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

Student support applications: 15 April 2017
Abstract submission deadline: 1 May 2017
Online registration: 1 March - 1 June 2017

STUDENT SUPPORT APPLICATIONS

Limited travel funding for graduate students is available through an NSF workshop grant. In order to apply, please:
(1) submit your abstract electronically,
(2) email your CV to Dr. Teresa Nieves-Chinchilla (teresa.nieves-chinchil-1@nasa.gov), and
(3) ask your PhD adviser to send a letter of recommendation in support of your application to the same email address.

CONTACTS

Please contact Vadim Uritsky (vadim.uritsky@nasa.gov) or Robert Robinson (robert.m.robinson@nasa.gov) if you have any questions.

As member of Organizing Committee, I will be happy to answer any additional question about the Workshop.

With best wishes

Marina

February 20, 2017
Second Announcement: IAU Symposium 335: Space Weather of the Heliosphere: Processes and Forecasts

Click here to visit the IAUS335 website: http://publicevents.cmail2.com/t/r-l-yddrtlhy-htuyullyo-r/

Registration is now open for IAUS335, Space Weather of the Heliosphere: Processes and Forecasts. The symposium will be held at the University of Exeter, UK, from 17 - 21 July 2017.

Space weather is increasingly recognised as an international challenge faced by several communities. The ability to understand, monitor and forecast the space weather of the Earth and the heliosphere is of paramount importance for our high-technology society and for the current rapid developments in knowledge and exploration within our Solar System.

We invite you to register today to discuss this important area of research and to:

* Contribute to scientific sessions and one of two round tables.
* Take part in a poster competition for young scientists as an applicant or as a judge.
* Attend a half-day excursion to the Norman Lockyer Observatory .
* Take part in optional scientific tours, including the UK Met Office .
* Join in with our parallel Education Program , featuring public talks and workshops for schools and teachers.
* Contribute to and receive dedicated Conference Proceedings afterwards.

This is a two-stage registration process. The deadline for the submission of abstracts and for financial support is 27 February 2017. The deadline for early registration is 20 April 2017.

Specific details including the confirmed lists of invited speakers , registration and accommodation, abstract submission, financial support, updated information about location, scientific excursions, social events, and travel can be found on the symposium website .

We look forward to welcoming you in Exeter in July!

Sent on behalf of the IAUS335 Organising Committees (members listed below).

*Lead sponsor:
International Astronomical Union (IAU)

*Co-sponsors:
* RAS
* VarSITI
* STFC Astronomy
* EGU
* COSPAR
* IAGA
* CUP
* IoP Plasma Physics
* DK Books
* AFOSR (tbc)

Further sponsorship opportunities are available.

*Key dates: *

*January 2017 *
Registration website opens.

*27 February 2017* - Abstract submission and financial support application deadline.

*20 April 2017* Early registration and accommodation booking deadline.

*Contact us:*

Email: iaus@exeter.ac.uk
Web: IAUS335 website
Twitter: @iaus335 #iaus335

*Scientific Organising Committee:
* Claire Foullon, University of Exeter, United Kingdom (Chair)
* Olga Malandraki, IAASARS/National Observatory of Athens, Greece (Co-chair)
* Zouhair Benkhaldoun, Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco
* Francesco Berrilli, Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy
* Anil Bhardwaj, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre/ISRO, India
* Allan Sacha Brun, CEA Saclay, France
* Norma Bock Crosby, Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, Belgium
* Sergio Dasso, Instituto de Astronomía y Física del Espacio, Argentina
* Alina Donea, Monash University, Australia
* Hans Haubold, United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs, Austria
* Hermann Opgenoorth, Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Sweden
* Patricia Reiff, Rice University, USA
* Kazuo Shiokawa, Nagoya University/ISEE, Japan
* Ilya Usoskin, University of Oulu, Finland
* Jingxiu Wang, National Astronomical Observatories/CAS, China Nanjing
* David Webb, Boston College/ISR, USA

*Local Organising Committee
* Claire Foullon, University of Exeter, United Kingdom (Chair)
* Mitchell Berger, University of Exeter, United Kingdom (Co-chair)
* David Jackson, Meteorological Office, Exeter, United Kingdom (Co-chair)
* Mark Baldwin, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
* Alice Mills, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
* David Strange, Norman Lockyer Observatory, United Kingdom

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December 29, 2016

★★★★ DEAR ALAGE MEMBERS, THE DIRECTIVE BOARD OF ALAGE WISHES YOU ★★★★
★★★★ A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR, 2017! ★★★★

November 22, 2016

XXVIII Reunión Científica de la Asociación Argentina de Geofísicos y Geodestas, AAGG

Estimados colegas,

La próxima reunión de la AAGG se realizará del 17 al 21 de abril de 2017, en la ciudad de La Plata:
http://aagg.fcaglp.unlp.edu.ar/reunion_2017/

Entre las sesiones que se realizarán durante esta reunión, se encuentra la sesión "Acoplamiento Solar-Terrestre en el geoespacio”:
http://aagg.fcaglp.unlp.edu.ar/reunion_2017/sesiones_tematicas.php

Esta sesión aborda temáticas que comprenden especialmente el Geomagnetismo, la Aeronomía, el Paleomagnetismo, la Física Solar y la Física del medio interplanetario. Cada una de estas áreas se desarrolla principalmente en diferentes regiones compartiendo un espacio en común denominado geoespacio. Entender cada una de estas partes y su acoplamiento, y luego reunirlas en un contexto de manera integradora y complementaria tendrá como contribución final un mejor estudio del medio comprendido entre el Sol y la Tierra.

El investigador invitado para esta temática es el Dr. Clezio Marcos De Nardin, General Manager of the Embrace Space Weather Program/INPE:
http://aagg.fcaglp.unlp.edu.ar/reunion_2017/conferencias_invitadas.php
Durante la reunión, también se llevará a cabo la mesa redonda :"'Space Weather' operativo: perspectivas en Argentina y en América Latina”.

El último día para el envío de resúmenes a la sesiones de la reunión será el 30 de noviembre de 2016, ver mas detalles en:
http://aagg.fcaglp.unlp.edu.ar/reunion_2017/instrucciones_autores.php

[Notar que existe la posibilidad de enviar resumen extendido, hasta 4 páginas con tablas, figuras y referencias incluidas] para ser incluido en la versión electrónica con ISBN de las actas de la reunión.

Les solicitamos circular este mail a todos aquellos potenciales interesados, incluyendo listas de instituciones que consideren apropiadas, para darle la mayor difusión posible al evento.
Muchas Gracias.

Cordiales Saludos,
Sergio Dasso

November 03, 2016

Solar Orbiter Workshop

Dear colleagues,

It’s my pleasure to announce you that the 7th SolO workshop Website is ready for registration and abstract submission at http://spg.iaa.es/solo2017/. Please convey the news to as many colleagues as possible.

Deadline for abstract submission is 31 December.

On behalf of the SOC and the LOC,

Jose Carlos del Toro Iniesta
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SOLAR ORBITER WORKSHOP
Local Organizing Committee
Solar Physics Group
Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC)
solo17@iaa.es
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October 13, 2016

CESRA News and Highlights in Solar Radio Physics

Dear Lela,

As you probably know we recently updated CESRA page http://cesra.net and started to publish new highlights in solar radio science.
I thought it might be of interest to scientists from ALAGE countries?

While we announce them to CESRA members, the younger members (e.g. PhD students or undergrads) of solar or astronomy community in ALAGE countries are unaware of this, so it might be good to pass the word around and encourage interested people to subscribe to new CESRA mailing listby emailing 'Subject subscribe' to CESRA_Community+subscribe@googlegroups.com and to follow (or similar) CESRA twitter & facebook.

The Highlight of Solar Radio Physics publishes rather fresh research to keep solar and astronomy community informed and up-to-date.
These are short communications written in the language accessible to a non-expert in the specific area.
The CESRA highlights can be followed, discussed etc at
https://twitter.com/CESRA_community
https://www.facebook.com/solarcesra/

Best wishes
Eduard

October 10, 2016

Exploring the Solar Environs: 7th Solar Orbiter Workshop 2017

Dear colleague,

It’s my pleasure to announce you the upcoming 7th Solar Orbiter Workshop entitled “Exploring the solar environs” to be held in Granada, Spain, from the 3rd through the 7th of April, 2017. Please visit our webpage http://spg.iaa.es/solo2017/ where relevant info can be found and registration will soon be open.

I have attached a printer-quality version of the conference poster including the list of (confirmed) invited speakers.

Apologies to those of you who have received this announcement more than once.

On behalf of the LOC and the SOC,

Jose Carlos del Toro Iniesta
______________________________________________

SOLAR ORBITER WORKSHOP
Local Organizing Committee
Solar Physics Group
Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC)
solo17@iaa.es
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sololist mailing list
sololist@iaa.es
https://smtp.iaa.csic.es/mailman/listinfo/sololist

October 06, 2016

International Astronomical Union Symposium 335: Space Weather of the Heliosphere: Processes and Forecasts
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Space weather is increasingly recognised as an international challenge faced by several communities.

The ability to understand, monitor and forecast the space weather of the Earth and the heliosphere is of paramount importance for our high-technology society and for the current rapid developments in knowledge and exploration within our Solar System.

To discuss this important area of research we invite you to the IAU Symposium 335: Space Weather of the Heliosphere: Processes and Forecasts. The symposium will be held at the University of Exeter, UK, from 17 - 21 July 2017.

You can pre-register your interest in this exciting conference today, before registration formally opens in January 2017.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts and for financial support will be 27 February 2017. The deadline for early registration will be 20 April 2017.

The IAU Symposium has dedicated conference proceedings. First details including the lists of provisional invited speakers and public lecturers, information about location, scientific excursions, social events, costs, and travel can be found on the symposium website http://publicevents.cmail2.com/t/r-l-yddrtlhy-htuyullyo-y/.

A parallel Education Programme will also take place, and a limited number of rooms are available to use for breakout sessions. Please email the Local Organising Committee at iaus@exeter.ac.uk, for information on these opportunities.

We look forward to welcoming you in Exeter next year!

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Deadlines:

15 December 2016: Pre-registration / expression of interest.
9 January 2017: Registration website opens.
27 February 2017: Abstract submission and financial support application deadline.
20 April 2017: Early registration and accommodation booking deadline.

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Scientific Organising Committee:

Claire Foullon, University of Exeter, United Kingdom (Chair)
Olga Malandraki, IAASARS/National Observatory of Athens, Greece (Co-chair)
Zouhair Benkhaldoun, Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco
Francesco Berrilli, Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy
Anil Bhardwaj, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre/ISRO, India
Allan Sacha Brun, CEA Saclay, France
Norma Bock Crosby, Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, Belgium
Sergio Dasso, Instituto de Astronomía y Física del Espacio, Argentina
Alina Donea, Monash University, Australia
Hans Haubold, United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs, Austria
Hermann Opgenoorth, Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Sweden
Patricia Reiff, Rice University, USA
Kazuo Shiokawa, Nagoya University/ISEE, Japan
Ilya Usoskin, University of Oulu, Finland
Jingxiu Wang, National Astronomical Observatories/CAS, China Nanjing
David Webb, Boston College/ISR, USA

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Claire Foullon, University of Exeter, United Kingdom (Chair)
Mitchell Berger, University of Exeter, United Kingdom (Co-chair)
David Jackson, Meteorological Office, Exeter, United Kingdom (Co-chair)
Mark Baldwin, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Alice Mills, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
David Strange, Norman Lockyer Observatory, United Kingdom

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August 01, 2016

Commmunication about COSPAR:
The President of ALAGE received new COSPAR´s information, about possible refunds to those who had made registration fees, hotel and air ticket to go to the Assembly in Istanbul:

"Hi Marcos,
For information, we received a message from the LOC last Wednesday indicating, "LOC had just a meeting today. We talked about the reimbursements. We will soon announce it...".
Furthermore, last week the Secretariat sent the LOC a list of measures we consider important to alleviate the impact of the cancelled Assembly, including for participants. Included was a request to support participants requesting reimbursement of hotel deposits and to limit to one night the non-refundable amount.
Lastly, the Secretariat has managed to work out a deal with Star Alliance/Turkish Airlines to reimburse exceptionally airfares (to what degree?) even now that the state of "force majeure" has ended. If you know anyone who purchased a plane ticket using the code assigned to the COSPAR Assembly, they should make their requests for reimbursement as soon as possible, and I can supply the relevant e-mail addresses.
Otherwise, I guess we are in a holding pattern for the time being. Very frustrating and time consuming.
Best, Aaron"

May 17, 2016

New Book: Magnetic Reconnection: Concepts and Applications (by Wálter González and Eugene Parker)
This book presents a review of recent research highlights in magnetic reconnection as applied to planetary physics and space science. Describes observational results from major satellite missions and complementary theoretical and modelling efforts. Includes a solid foundation chapter introducing fundamental concepts associated with magnetic reconnection.

More information in the follow links:
http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319264301?wt_mc=Internal.Event.1.SEM
http://www.abc.org.br/article.php3?id_article=7795.

May 13, 2016

MESSAGE FROM THE ALAGE PRESIDENT:
COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS WITH SCOSTEP AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS - REQUEST
FOR INFORMATION

Further to our Cooperative Partnership signed with COSPAR in April 2015 (see Bulletin 38) as well as previous ones (e,g, AGU, LATINMAG, UGM, RAPEAS) reported by our former President, Blanca Mendoza (see same Bulletin), in October 2015 we signed a similar one with SCOSTEP ( * See attachment below).

Besides the particular benefits that we may obtain from such partnerships, they also serve to enhance ALAGE’s "visibility" in the international arena at a formal level, with the ultimate goal of becoming a full fledged international scientific organization recognized by e.g. ICSU, not a minor detail since it entails significant legal rights that we still do not have. To help continue this process, we would appreciate it if you could give your opinion and answer some simple questions, sending your responses to the information secretary with a copy to me at machado@conae.gov.ar . Also, in order to learn and enhance our partnership with AGU, COSPAR and SCOSTEP we would like to know if you regularly attend their assemblies and associated meetings/workshops (related for example to capacity building, dedicated workshops on specific projects like e.g. VarSITI). If yes, please specify. Do you agree and see a benefit for ALAGE if we were to formally engage in these programs? Or you think it is better to do it on a personal basis? Do you agree to formally engage in a collaboration to promote exchanges, short duration visits, of junior ALAGE members, as well as visiting scholars?

Please specify/elaborate your answers.

Do you have any proposal to suggest, regarding other international organizations we should approach (such as IAU, IAGA, IUGG, others)? Please list and tell us.

I finally would like to take this opportunity to remind you that the XIth COLAGE is just over a year away. It will be held in Buenos Aires and details on its venue and organization will be forthcoming and published in our next Bulletin and the ALAGE Web page.

Thank you for your help, Marcos E. Machado.

* Attachment, see here information about: SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE ON SOLAR-TERRESTRIAL PHYSICS

May 13, 2016

Oferta de Becas *

Concurso para tres (3) Becas de Doctorado: Concurso para una (1) Beca de Maestría para Proyecto PIDDEF 26/2014.

Oferta Beca Doctoral: Meteorología Espacial en Argentina.

* Becas referidas por: Pablo Canziani y Adriana Gulisano.

May 03, 2016

Topical Issue of Solar Physics on “Earth-affecting Solar Transients”

We solicit research articles on the subject of Earth-affecting Solar Transients. In the past decade, nearly continuous observations of the Sun and the inner heliosphere with an unprecedented wide spatial coverage from a fleet of spacecraft, including STEREO Ahead/Behind, SDO, SOHO, Messenger, Venus Express, ACE and WIND, in combination with a significant advancement of global MHD numerical simulation and theoretical analysis, have greatly improved our understanding of solar transients and the prediction of their potential impact on Earth. Recently, the ISEST (International Study of Earth-affecting Solar Transients) Program was launched to bring together scientists across many countries to join efforts on addressing this problem. The event catalogs, data and information used during the past three ISEST workshops can be found at http://solar.gmu.edu/heliophysics/index.php/Main_Page. The ISEST is one of the four projects of the VarSITI (Variability of the Sun and Its Terrestrial Impact) Program, sponsored by SCOSTEP (Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics) for the period 2014 – 2018.

Earth-affecting solar transients encompass a broad range of phenomena, including major solar flares, CMEs, ICMEs, solar energetic particle events, and co-rotating interaction regions. We solicit research articles that address, but are not limited to, the following questions: (1) how do various geo-effective phenomena originate? (2) how do they propagate and evolve in the inner heliosphere? (3) how can we reconcile in-situ and remote-sensing data on the transients? (4) how can we predict the probability of arrival, time of arrival, and geo-effectiveness of these phenomena? (5) what kind of solar wind transients are geoeffective and why? Articles on observational, numerical, and theoretical studies are all welcome. We particularly encourage results on campaign events listed in the ISEST website. This Topical Issue is not a conference proceedings volume and is not limited to research presented at the ISEST workshops. All submissions must be original papers that meet the quality and peer-review standards of Solar Physics.

The deadline for the Statement of Interest (SOI) is 15 June 2016, and the deadline for manuscript submission is 15 September 2016. Please submit the SOI (i.e., title, authors, a short abstract, and three potential referees) to Jie Zhang at jzhang7@gmu.edu.

Guest Editors: Jie Zhang, Alejandro Lara, Nandita Srivastava, and Xochitl Blanco-Cano. Solar Physics Editor: Cristina Mandrini (mandrini@iafe.uba.ar).

March 07, 2016

Becas CONICET para estudiantes latinoamericanos

Información para becas de Posgrado y Postdoctorales del CONICET, Argentina:

http://convocatorias.conicet.gov.ar/latinoamericanas/

Hay dos (2) períodos de convocatoria por año:

-Del 1 al 10 de marzo, para aquellas becas que se inician el 1º de septiembre del mismo año.

-Del 1 al 10 de septiembre, para aquellas becas que se inician el 1º de abril del del año siguiente.

March 04, 2016

Publications

Special issue in AGU’s Space Weather Journal (SWJ)

We have extended the deadline for our solicitation for statements of interest for contributions to a special issue in AGU’s Space Weather Journal (SWJ) focused on scientific aspects of remote sensing techniques that support improvements in understanding and predicting space weather. The special issue will document scientific results of the Third Remote Sensing of the Inner Heliosphere and Space Weather Applications Workshop held in Morelia, Mexico, 20-24 October 2015, and we welcome non-workshop manuscripts related to inner heliosphere remote sensing of space weather, especially those emphasizing radio techniques. The special issue will highlight: 1) Advances in heliospheric Sun to Earth remote-sensing techniques for space weather, and ancillary measurements; 2) ground-based observations of interplanetary scintillation (IPS) and radio polarisation; and 3) the recently-established space-weather service in Mexico (SCiESMEX) including the dedicated IPS array near Morelia, Mexico. See http://www.sciesmex.unam.mx/workshop2015/ for further information on the Morelia workshop.

The special issue will consist of original research papers on this common theme, which would benefit from being published together. Manuscripts should clearly describe new space-weather-related science results derived from remotely-sensed observations or from model-data comparison. All papers will be fully refereed according to AGU publication standards. Dr. Mario M. Bisi, Dr. J. Americo Gonzalez-Esparza, Dr. Bernard V. Jackson, and Prof. Igor V. Chashei will act as Guest Editors and will assist the SWJ Editor, Dr. Barbara Giles, in seeking referees for the special issue.

The extended deadline for submission of the statement of interest – consisting of title, preliminary author list, preliminary abstract, estimated number of pages, and names and E-Mail addresses of at least three suggestion referees – is now Monday, 07 March 2016. Please provide this information via E-Mail to Mario Bisi (Mario.Bisi [at] stfc.ac.uk) with the subject line: URGENT – Space Weather Remote Sensing Special Issue. The Space Weather GEMS page (http://spaceweather-submit.agu.org/cgi-bin/main.plex) will open for submissions that have been coordinated with the Guest Editors on Friday 01 April 2016. Completed manuscripts must be submitted via GEMS by Friday 01 July 2016.

you have already sent us your statement of interest, we are in the process of reviewing them now and will respond soon; however, if you sent it with a subject other than that requested above, please can you re-send to be sure of its successful receipt.

We will be strict with submission deadlines in order to accommodate an anticipated printing of the special issue by late Fall of 2016. Papers that are delayed in submission or protracted review can appear individually in later issues of the journal.

Many thanks, best wishes, and we look forward to hearing from you soon,

Mario M. Bisi, J. Americo Gonzalez-Esparza, Bernard V. Jackson, and Igor V. Chashei (Guest Editors).

October 02, 2016
XXXIV SCAR meeting, Kuala Lumpur, August 20-30, 2016

S15 Solar Terrestrial physics in the polar regions Emilia Correia, Brazil; Maurizio Candidi, Italy; Craig J. Rodger, New Zealand; Yasmina M. Martos, UK

Research in the polar regions provides key high-latitude observations, which are essential to understand fundamental aspects of coupling between the solar wind and Earth’s atmosphere, ionosphere, and magnetosphere (AIM). The vast geographical regions in both hemispheres provide unique and comprehensive access to a broad range of geophysical phenomena, spanning magnetic and geographic latitudes from the sub-auroral zone to the polar caps, and altitudes from the troposphere upwards. These include investigations of high energy particles in the upper atmosphere, wave processes in the magnetosphere, auroras, inter-hemispheric differences, induced electrical currents, space weather, the geomagnetic field, ionosphere, temperature and winds in the neutral atmosphere, and atmospheric waves. This session solicits papers on recent advances in Solar-Terrestrial Physics, studies incorporating Antarctic observations in the global context, and studies based on the integration of space and ground based observations . Similar research on other planets and comparison with the Earth are also welcome.

S17. Astronomy and astrophysics from Antarctica Anna Moore, USA; John Storey, Australia; Adriana Gulisano, Argentina; Jennifer Cooper, USA

Antarctic stations have been found to offer unique and impressive advantages for astronomy over the numerous temperate sites in place around the world. New observatories are continuing operations on the plateau and, together with various other scientific research stations, are revealing new insights into stellar structure, star formation, galactic structure and cosmology. The study of site conditions continues, and complementary locations in the Arctic and Greenland are now also being examined as an expansion to polar astronomy. Polar observatory sites have low temperatures, low water vapor content, large volumes of ice, stable atmospheres, and low boundary layers compared to temperate sites. These factors result in superior performance over a diverse range of observational experiments. These particular conditions are of interest to both astronomers as well as to atmospheric scientists who wish to look beyond the atmospheric base; an ongoing project known as the Latin American Giant Observatory is looking to make an expansion to Antarctica from its current presence on 2 continents due to this favorable setting. New instrument and site proposals continue to make advancements for both the ground and airborne-based groups, especially for experiments in cosmic microwave background, neutrino detection, cosmic ray detection, and studies in the optical, infrared, sub-mm & THz regimes.

More information: http://scar2016.com/

October 22, 2015
Science for Space Weather — 2016 ILWS Workshop, January 23 – 29, 2016 in Goa, India

Understanding and being able to forecast space weather is an increasingly important aspect of our modern technology-reliant society. This workshop will treat all aspects of space weather, ranging from solar origins of transient events (CMEs, Flares, CIRs) to their propagation through the heliosphere and effects on Earth and planetary bodies, from particle energization to forecasting particle environment and its effects on technological and biological systems, as well as solar-cycle effects and coupling of space weather to atmospheric response. Metrics to assess predictions will also be discussed. The workshop is structured along the lines of the COSPAR space weather pathways and will include invited, contributed talks and posters, as well as panel discussions and tutorials.

This workshop is being jointly organized by the International Living with a Star (ILWS) Program, Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), the SCOSTEP-VarSITI Program and hosted by the Center of Excellence in Space Sciences India (CESSI). The workshop will be held in the seaside town of Goa situated on the western coast of India.

Workshop web page: http://www.cessi.in/ssw/index.html

June 04, 2015
Call For Papers: First Announcement.
Announcement of a Special Issue of Advances in Space Research on Space and Geophysical Research Related to Latin America

June 04 2015
Second announcement: Third Remote Sensing of the Inner Heliosphere Workshop and Space Weather Applications, Morelia, Mexico, 19-23 October 2015.

April 06, 2015
IAGA Symposium A43 “Characterization of Ionospheric and Magnetospheric Processes from Ground and Satellite Observations and Their Connection to Space Weather”.

April 04, 2015
GEOCIENCIAS 2015 (V Convención Cubana de Ciencias de la Tierra), 4-8 de Mayo, 2015, Palacio de las Convenciones de La Habana.

Spanish
English

January 30, 2014
CALL FOR PAPERS, ADVANCED DATA ANALYSIS IN SPACE SCIENCES, COSPAR

Publicación Especial: 25 Years of COLAGE Meetings