Announcements

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

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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
—————————————————————
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
_______________________________________________

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!

On behalf of the IAUS335 Organising Committees (members listed below).
Lead sponsor: International Astronomical Union: http://publicevents.cmail2.com/t/r-l-yddrtlhy-htuyullyo-j/ (IAU)

Co-sponsor: COSPAR: http://publicevents.cmail2.com/t/r-l-yddrtlhy-htuyullyo-t/

Further sponsorship opportunities are available.

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.

Contact us:

Email: iaus@exeter.ac.uk
Web: IAUS335 website: http://publicevents.cmail2.com/t/r-l-yddrtlhy-htuyullyo-i/
Twitter: @iaus335 #iaus335
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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

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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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.

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January 30, 2014
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