Category: Conferences

Conferences, workshops, meetings, summer schools

SH026 – Plasma dynamics of the lower solar atmosphere, American Geophysical Union (AGU) annual meeting, 2024.

We would like to draw your attention – and welcome abstract submissions – to the SH026 session: ‘Plasma dynamics of the lower solar atmosphere’ in the upcoming AGU annual meeting taking place from 9 – 13 December 2024 in Washington, D.C., USA.

Further details regarding abstract submission, registration, accommodation and relevant deadlines can be found on the meeting website:

The abstract submission deadline is Wednesday, 31 July 2024.

Suzana Silva (The University of Sheffield)
Samuel Skirvin (The University of Sheffield)
Viktor Fedun (The University of Sheffield)

Session Description
The intricate dynamics of the lower solar atmosphere involves a complex interplay of plasma phenomena, such as magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) wave excitation and propagation, energy transport, and heating. These phenomena are intricately connected to magnetic fields, driven by photospheric plasma motion. Magnetic configurations are observed across various scales, from small-scale flux ropes to solar prominences. Advanced solar observation facilities such as The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope, COronal Solar Magnetism Observatory, Parker Solar Probe, and Solar Orbiter, will provide an unprecedented view of the dynamical processes in the lower solar atmosphere and beyond. This progress can enable significant advancements in our MHD modelling capabilities, particularly in elucidating the complex interaction between magnetic fields and flows in the Sun. We welcome contributions that address multi-scale MHD phenomena in the lower atmosphere from observational, analytical and numerical analysis, including but not limited to, MHD waves, jets, vortices, energy transport, and plasma heating.

With our Best Regards,
Suzana Silva, Samuel Skirvin and Viktor Fedun to the full article

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AGU 2024:Massive to extreme flares in the sun and young sun-like stars: long-term activity evolution and space weather consequences

This is an advertisement of an interdisciplinary session in the upcoming AGU 2024.
Session Title: “Massive to extreme flares in the sun and young sun-like stars: long-term activity evolution and space weather consequences“.

The session aims to bring together the solar and stellar massive flare communities to facilitate cross pollination across fields with a similar goal of understanding space weather phenomena, and to learn from young sun-like stars about the evolution of our Sun over ages.

Please check out the session details here:
We welcome your valuable contributions.… continue to the full article

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ESWW 2024 Plenary Session on Space Weather Service Validation (P3) – Call for Abstracts

Dear colleagues,

We would like to bring to your attention the Plenary Session (P3) on “Space Weather Service Validation” that will take place at the upcoming ESWW2024 (, 4 – 8 November 2024, in Coimbra, Portugal. All submissions concerning the various aspects of this vast field are most welcome. More information about the session can be found below.

P3: Space Weather Service Validation 

In the era of vastly developing new space technology and space travel the role of reliable space weather services becomes ever more important in support of resilient operations and safety of human flights. Furthermore, in the present years of maximum solar activity within the current solar cycle, major space weather events with significant impact on various systems, infrastructure or even human health are more likely. Space weather services are of general interest to a large number of end users and various industries, including spacecraft launch and operations, aeronautics and aviation among many others. The possible impacts on spacecraft hardware and electronics, navigation, HF communication and radiation exposure make space weather services a crucial part of present and future safety analysis, risk estimations and mitigation. Keeping in mind the great importance of space weather services, the topic of service validation is not only timely, but becomes inevitable and pressing. The goal of this session is to identify validation needs and provide a comprehensive view of various validation methods used within the space weather community. The session envisions to non-exclusively address validation of scientific models, which could be used in support of space weather service provision, as well as validation of operational and pre-operational services. This includes validation of space weather forecasts and products, as well as their timeliness and dissemination. The services can be validated either against other models or against observables, such as detected space weather impacts. The session welcomes, but is not limited to, contributions featuring validation of ESA space weather products, CCMC and VSWMC, as well as other operational and pre-operational models. The session also stimulates discussion of validation needs upon model transitioning from research to operation. The outcome of the session would serve to demonstrate the reliability of space weather services to the end user, reducing the gap between observed space weather impacts and the operational service provision.

Abstract submission:
Deadline for oral submissions: June 6, 2024.
Past this date, all submissions will be considered for poster presentation only.

On behalf of the Session Conveners,
Yana Maneva, Leila Mays Markus, Rendani Nndanganeni and Junghee Cho… continue to the full article

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ESWW Session CD6 abstract submission

Dear colleagues,

As you might know the European Space Weather Week will be held in Coimbra, Portugal this year (4-8 Nov. 2024). For details please visit:

We would like to highlight the Community-driven parallel session (CD6) titled “CD6 – Flare research, forecasts and industry: connecting the pieces”, and invite you to submit an abstract (deadline is June 6) or just participate in the session.

Our goal is to discuss the latest achievements in flare forecasting and facilitate a conversation between scientists and industry representatives. We would like this session to serve as a platform to talk about scientific advancement, better space weather preparedness and societal/industry needs.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Coimbra!

Warm Regards,

Larisza Krista and Fadil Inceoglu
University of Colorado, NOAA/NCEI… continue to the full article

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ESWW 2024: Adverse Space Weather – the case of high energy Solar Energetic Particle events (CD5) – Call for Abstracts

Dear colleagues,

We would like to bring your attention to the (Community Driven) CD5 Parallel Session on the Adverse Space Weather – the case of high energy Solar Energetic Particle events that will take place at the upcoming ESWW2024 ( from 4 – 8 November 2024 in Coimbra, Portugal.

Adverse space weather conditions and their consequences are challenging to predict. Very high-energy solar energetic particles (E>100 MeV protons) pose a considerable risk for astronaut’s lives, destroy satellite electronics and can reach crew and passengers in aircraft flying altitudes over the Poles. Despite the fact that such particles have been observed for decades from spacecraft and ground-based instruments (such as AMS-02, PAMELA and neutron monitors), the scarcity of measurements that would fill the gap in the energy spectral region from beyond the nominal science-grade spacecraft instrument capabilities up to that of ground-based recordings, still hampers our understanding and our capability to make accurate predictions. New missions and sophisticated techniques have massively expanded our capabilities, opening new possibilities to innovative approaches to analyze and model past events as well as develop novel predictive capabilities. Such efforts have been recently fostered by EU funding (SPEARHEAD, SOLER, SERPENTINE among others).

The goal of this session is to provide a forum for new and ongoing efforts bridging the gap between lower and high energies, facilitating space weather research and extending future predictive capabilities. We invite abstracts covering observations, models, and their combinations.

We look forward to contributions on:

  • energy spectra of very high-energy SEP events from beyond the nominal science-grade spacecraft instrument capabilities up to that of ground-based recordings;
  • combined measurements of very high-energy SEPs that bridge the energy gap (AMS-02, PAMELA, neutron monitors) ;
  • novel techniques to infer very high-energy observations from lower energy measurements;
  • applicability (of these measurements) into prediction chains of Space Weather conditions;
  • usability (of such measurements) on open scientific questions on the acceleration, injection and transport of SEP events;

Abstract submission:

Deadline for oral submissions: June 6, 2024.

Past this date, all submissions will only be considered for poster presentation.

On behalf of the Session Conveners
Athanasios Papaioannou, Rami Vainio, Alexis P. Rouillard, Bernd Heber
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UK MHD 2024 – Registration is now open

Registration is now open for the UK MHD 2024 meeting, due to be held at Coventry University on 5th – 7th June 2024.

Please see our website below for more information (including a link to the main conference site), and to register.

The UK MHD 2024 meeting website:

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch using the site and I will be happy to answer them. Please do share this event with any colleagues/students for whom this will be of interest.

Best Wishes,
Zoe Gibbs… continue to the full article

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Abstract Deadline Extension: UK Sp. W. & Sp. Env. 2024 [deadline 14 June]

Dear Colleagues,

Abstracts are warmly invited from all national and international colleagues forUK Space Weather & Space Environment Meeting II: Celebrating 10-years of 24/7 space-weather operational forecasting in the UK, , 9-12 September 2024, Sandy Park, Exeter, UK.

Abstracts can be submitted here . It is possible to submit more than one abstract and on any of the below themes

  1. Research to Operations and Operations to Research (R2O2R)
  2. Instrumentation
  3. Industry and Users
  4. Policy and Strategy
  5. Space Weather Science
  6. Space Weather Forecasting
  7. Space Sustainability
  8. Space Domain Awareness (Space Surveillance & Tracking; Space Situational Awareness; Space Environment)
  9. Education and Outreach
  10. Other

If you have an idea for something “slightly out of the box”, then please let us know and explain/describe in the abstract submission (you can submit more than one abstract after all). In short, please do not let there be any obstacle to communicating an idea or discussion etc.

Abstract deadline and other key dates are currently as follows:

Extended Abstract submission deadline: 14th June (no further extensions will be granted)

Programme release: 3 July 2024
Early registration deadline: 21 July 2024
Standard registration deadline: 13 August 2024
Final registration deadline: 25 August 2024
Accommodation deadline: TBC

For questions regarding the running of the conference (logistics etc) please get in touch with contacts as described according to this page

For questions regarding the scientific programme please contact the Science Organising Committee ( , cc )

For context please see the 2023 iteration here

We look forward to the conference!

With kind regards,
Oliver Allanson
On behalf of SOC
Oliver Allanson, University of Birmingham and University of Exeter, UK
Francois-Xavier Bocquet, Met Office, UK
Claire Foullon, University of Exeter, UK
Ishita Gulati, Met Office, UK
Sophie Murray, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Ireland
Jonathan Rae, Northumbria University, UK
Jasmine Kaur Sandhu, University of Leicester, UK
Maria Walach, Lancaster University, UK… continue to the full article

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Solar MHD II: “Informing MHD simulations from observations”

We are pleased to announce that registration is open for the second Solar MHD conference. This meeting will offer you the opportunity to examine the connections between MHD simulations to observations in the beautiful island setting of Tenerife, Spain. There is also financial assistance available for early career researchers.

To enhance cohesion and facilitate long-term collaborations among participants, we have limited attendance to 40 individuals for Solar MHD 2024. We encourage applicants to apply early.

Website :

Venue : Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Tenerife, Spain

Conference dates : Monday 2nd – Thursday 5th September 2024

Registration and abstract submission open: 15 May 2024

Abstract submission deadline: 15 July 2024

Registration and Payment closes: 2 September 2024

Financial support : Full financial support is available for 3 students from the European Space Agency member states through the ESA sponsorship scheme. Additional support for Early Career Researchers may also be considered. Please, check the conference webpage for details.

Registration fee : £250 (EUR 290)

The conference fee covers:
* The full 3.5 days of attendance including 3 hands-on workshop sessions, 6 speaker sessions;
* Lunches;
* Coffee breaks;
* Conference dinner;
* Excursion to the Teide observatory;
* A conference icebreaker event.

Speaker sessions :
* Spectral synthesis and simulated data
* Machine learning in simulations and observations
* Using observations to establish constraints for MHD simulations
* Multi-fluid and partially ionised plasma models
* Enhanced MHD/hybrid models
* The next generation of solar and stellar MHD simulations

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Suzana de Souza e Almeida Silva (
Malcolm Druett (
Elena Khomenko (
Rahul Sharma (

We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where we take pride in, and value, the diversity of our meeting participants. We encourage and welcome participation from all members of the community. We particularly welcome participation from historically under-represented groups.… continue to the full article

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RAS SD Meeting “Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics in the Solar Atmosphere and Interior” – First Announcement

Dear colleagues,

It is our pleasure to announce that our Special Discussion Meeting on “Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics in the Solar Atmosphere and Interior” has been supported by RAS and is currently scheduled for Friday 11th October 2024 (can be put in calendars as a placeholder). More details on the meeting organisation to follow.

The preliminary topics to be covered in the meeting include:

  • Thermal instability and thermal misbalance
  • Thermal non-equilibrium in the solar atmosphere
  • Coronal rain and prominences
  • Chromosphere-corona mass and energy flows (associated with these instabilities)
  • Magnetic reconnection (in the context of thermal instability and non-equilibrium)
  • Non-adiabatic surface effects in helioseismology and connections to the atmospheric dynamics

Organisers: Dr Dmitrii Kolotkov (University of Warwick), Dr Patrick Antolin (Northumbria University), Dr A.-M. Broomhall (University of Warwick).

Questions/queries can be emailed to

Best regards,
Dmitrii… continue to the full article

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Announcement on call for ESWW 2024 presentation abstracts

The 20th European Space Weather Week (ESWW) conference will be held in Coimbra, Portugal with the theme of “20 years of expanding horizons, from fundamental science to protecting society”:

ESWW2024 will again adopt the central aim of bringing together the diverse groups in Europe working on different aspects of Space Weather and Space Climate: such as scientists, engineers, satellite operators, power grid technicians, communication and navigation specialists, people working in aviation, space weather service providers, STEM practitioners. The conference will have a hybrid format to allow online participation in addition to those attending in-person.

The submission system for abstracts to one of the proposed sessions is now open:

The titles, conveners and abstracts for the sessions can be found via the following two links:
Plenary sessions –
Parallel sessions –
The deadline for oral abstract submissions is 6th June 2024.
The late poster abstract submissions will close in September 2024 (exact date TBA – to be announced).

Registration to European Space Weather Week (ESWW) 2024 will be open soon. Registration instructions, which should be read carefully before starting registration as they provide important information, will shortly be available at:

Information on the venue and travel is also available on the website. This will be updated in the coming months with more information for attendees.
A timeline with key dates is available here:
The TBA dates will be updated shortly.

Those planning to attend are encouraged to check the website frequently for more information.
ESWW 2024 is devoted to universal values of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), as well as sustainability regarding the environmental impact of the conference, and we expect all participants to adhere to the same principles. More details on these principles with directive and recommendations can be found here:

The names of those on the Local Organising Committee (LOC) and Programme Committee (PC) can be found here:

For any queries on the conference emails can be sent to:
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