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Call for abstracts – Interconnection between the Sun, space weather and the atmosphere

Dear colleagues,

Please consider submitting an abstract to the session UP2.8: “The interconnection between the Sun, space weather and the atmosphere” at the annual European Meteorological Society (EMS) meeting, this year at the University of Barcelona, 2-6 Sept 2024.

Information for this hybrid meeting:

Thank you for your consideration – we look forward to seeing you in Spain!

With best wishes,

Mauro Messerotti, Consuelo Cid, Suzy Bingham

Session information:

The interconnection between the Sun, space weather and the atmosphere

The Sun is the main energy source for the Earth’s atmosphere. The main manifestations of external forcing from space to the atmosphere are in variations in solar parameters such as the solar irradiance (including solar UV) and solar particle fluxes. These parameters can induce changes in the atmosphere both at local and global scales, and can influence over a large range of altitudes up to the thermosphere. Some of these changes have the potential to affect the troposphere through atmospheric coupling processes, particularly through the stratosphere-troposphere connection, and thus have the potential to influence weather and climate.
The field of space weather, that is the change in the environment between the Sun and the Earth, has seen a rapid increase in research activity in recent years and in associated large scientific advances. The weather and climate community can benefit from this via better representation of space weather effects and their associated impacts on the atmosphere.

The overarching goal of this session is to connect communities within the Sun-to-Earth system and in so doing promote Sun-to-Earth system science, products and services. The aim is to review the state-of-the-art and to identify possible interrelationships between Earth and the Sun and space weather by assessing the level of coupling in the relevant physical systems and processes.

Contributions from the following topics (but not exclusively) are welcome:

  •  Upper atmospheric dynamical variability and coupling between atmospheric layers e.g. thermosphere-ionosphere coupling
  • Solar irradiance and energetic particle impacts on the atmosphere
  •  Solar variations and stratosphere-troposphere coupling
  • Solar influence on climate variability
  •  Solar irradiance (spectral and total irradiance) variations
  • Sun-Earth and Sun-planet interrelationships (of relevance to e.g. spacecraft for planetary exploration which require planet meteorology forecasts)
  • Space weather observation, forecasting products and services.

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Selected Venues for European Space Weather Week 2025 and 2026

The European Space Weather Week (ESWW) Programme Committee (PC) is pleased to announce the selected host cities for ESWW in the years 2025 and 2026. The 2025 edition will take place in Umeå, Sweden. The 2026 edition will take place in Firenze (Florence), Italy. These will be the first occasions when these two countries with prominent space weather communities host the event and each will add their own unique flavour to the conference. The ESWW PC is hoping to make an announcement for the host city for 2027 soon.

ESWW 2024 will take place in Coimbra, Portugal from 4th – 8th November 2024. The community is encouraged to routinely check the website for updates: to the full article

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2024 DASH/IHDEA meeting: 14-18 October (call for session topics)

Calling all software developers and scientists who are interested in algorithms, software and data systems related to heliophysics (solar physics, space physics, geospace and related sciences)! Come see what your colleagues are working on!

Mark your calendars! 14-18 October 2024, at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) of ESA, near Madrid, Spain and hybrid: DASH (Data Analysis and Software in Heliophysics) and IHDEA (International Heliophysics Data environment Alliance) annual meetings

More information at where we invite you to submit session topics for DASH by March 18 at!

The European Space Agency (ESA) is pleased to host the venue of the upcoming DASH (Data Analysis and Software in Heliophysics) and IHDEA (International Heliophysics Data Environment Alliance) annual meetings in its premises at ESAC.

Oct. 14-16: DASH serves as a forum for software developers and scientists to present and discuss algorithms, software, and data systems used in the acquisition, reduction, analysis, and dissemination of data for Heliophysics, including space and ground-based measurements as well as models. After the successful inaugural meeting at John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory mid-October 2023, this meeting will further connect practitioners across institutions, agencies and countries to identify common challenges and opportunities in open source software structure and design, including modern data infrastructure, methods and pipelines. International participation is the key to our community’s success, and all ranges of experience are welcome.

Oct. 17-18: The IHDEA meeting will complement this conversation by focusing on the challenges and opportunities in aligning data and data products with community standards, the FAIR principles and general Open Science practices, and the software necessary for accomplishing those goals. The goal of the International Heliophysics Data Environment Alliance (IHDEA) is to encourage the use of common standards and services by major data providers, including simulation services and science platforms, in order to enable sharing of data and to enhance science. IHDEA also aims at bridging the gap between different communities such as GNSS and Earth observations communities in the context of a global Heliophysics information architecture.

Looking forward to seeing you!!
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COSPAR PSW.10 “Radio Observations for Space Weather” Session…

Dear Colleagues.

This year, COSPAR will be held in Busan, South Korea, 13-21 July 2024. The extended abstract-submission deadline is 16th February 2024 and the full details of the meeting can be found here: – which also includes all the key deadlines.

Please consider submitting an abstract to the PSW.10: “Radio Observations for Space Weather” session: – you will need to log in to Zarm to submit an abstract. This session will aim to bring together all the key aspects of the uses of radio techniques, both on the ground and in space, for space weather and space climate advancement. Areas to be covered would include observations, modelling, the use of radio data in models, multi-faceted/multi-technique approaches where radio data form a substantial element of the investigations, and new instrumentation/architectures/infrastructure(s). It is envisaged that key members of the COSPAR ISWAT teams working with radio observations/data/modelling will participate in the session as well as some overviews of the key elements of the updated COSPAR space-weather roadmap where radio plays a key role now and in the past, and where it is envisaged to do so in the future. It is envisaged that there will be a panel/Q&A session also.

Looking forward to seeing you in Busan!

Best wishes,

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UK Space Weather and Space Environment (UKSWSE) II: Celebrating 10-years of 24/7 space-weather operational forecasting in the UK – Save-the-Date and Call for Members of the SOC…

Dear colleagues.

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

In addition, this is also an open call for applications for membership of the Scientific Organising Committee (SOC) of UKSWSE II. The organisation of the meeting is expected to be conducted jointly by the Local Organising Committee (LOC – members, thus far are named below) and the newly-formed SOC for the 2024 occurrence. A dedicated discussion will take place in Exeter between all the participants with regards to what the community prefers going forward for any future UKSWSE Meetings.

The LOC will be responsible for all logistical issues, such as the organisation at the meeting venue, arrangements for conference rooms, accommodation, catering, audio-visual provision, exploring the potential options for hybrid capabilities, etc… It will also be responsible for meeting announcements, press releases, and other outreach.

The SOC will be responsible for the content of the UKSWSE II Meeting, including session titles and timetables, selection of invited and contributed speakers (although, there will be several key organisational/sector-specific invitees as provided by the LOC given the nature of the meeting), appointment of session chairs and assignment of poster submissions. The SOC will also undertake the necessary communications with all session contributors, working within the context of the logistical arrangements made by the LOC. Consideration will be given to having one cross-member of both the LOC and SOC, in order to ensure that the two are appropriately coordinated.

It is anticipated that the SOC will have between six and eight members, with a sufficient diversity of expertise to cover the full range of policy, end-user, scientific, engineering, and technical issues which fall within the remit of the UKSWSE II Meeting. The SOC Chair will be self-selected from within. We expect the SOC to be appropriately diverse and gender-balanced and to ensure the same in respect of the meeting programme. Note that members of the SOC will not be expected to assume any financial risk related to the costs of the meeting, while members of the LOC are assumed to be willing to accept a share of such risk. SOC Members also forfeit any option to have an invited abstract at the meeting. For this year, preference will be given to those submitting from UK-based establishments until the discussion on potential future meetings is had at Exeter later this year.

Applications for membership of the SOC should include 2-3 paragraphs of motivation and relevant past experience related to organising national/international meetings (no more than 350 words) and sent via E-Mail to Simon Machin at the Met Office (, ensuring copies are also sent to Mario Bisi at UKRI STFC RAL Space ( and Claire Garland at the Institute of Physics (; please use the subject line: “Interest in joining the SOC of the UKSWSE II Meeting”. The deadline for receipt of these applications is Thursday 29 February 2024 at 16:00UT; there will be no extension. Should there be too few suitable candidates, the LOC reserves the right to co-opt additional members at its discretion. The SOC outcomes are expected to be announced by the end of March 2024 at the latest.

Many thanks in advance and we look forward to seeing you in Exeter in September for another energetic and exciting UKSWSE Meeting…

Mario M. Bisi (UKRI STFC RAL Space)
Claire Garland (IOP)
Mark Gibbs (Met Office)
Vivien Thomas (IOP)
Simon Machin (Met Office)
Ian McCrea (UKRI STFC RAL Space)
Krista Hammond (Met Office)
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Division E Days – IAU General Assembly XXXII

Dear Colleagues,

The Division E Days will be part of the scientific events of the XXXII General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 6 to 15 August 2024.

More information about the GA can be found at: .

The purpose of our Division Days is to highlight recent and relevant results for all topics of our Division.

Invited talks and contributions will be presented during this two-day workshop in the form of oral or poster presentations on Friday 9 and Monday 12 August.

The program outline can be found at:

We invite you to present a contributed talk and poster on any of the subjects of our sessions, which are organized according to our Commissions.

As a participant, you have to submit your abstract to Division E Days and register through the GA website.

Abstract & Grant Submission and Early Bird registration deadline is 1st March 2024.

Robertus Erdelyi
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Registration for RAS SDM: Investigating the dynamic solar atmosphere in the age of Solar Orbiter

Dear all,

It is my pleasure to announce that registration is now open for the RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting entitled: ‘Investigating the dynamic solar atmosphere in the age of Solar Orbiter’.

This meeting will take place at the RAS in London on 9th February 2024. Registration links (via Eventbrite) can be found for both RAS members and non-members on the meeting webpage:

I look forward to seeing you in London or online!

All the best,
Chris (on behalf of the Organisers)… continue to the full article

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Call for Abstracts – COSPAR-2024-D1.3: Magneto-plasma structures, streams and flows in the heliosphere

Dear colleagues,

I am pleased to invite you, on behalf of the Scientific Organizing Committee for event number: COSPAR-2024-D1.3 entitled MAGNETO-PLASMA STRUCTURES, STREAMS AND FLOWS IN THE HELIOSPHERE , to submit your abstracts to our session at the 45th COSPAR Scientific Assembly.
The Assembly will be held in Busan, South Korea on 13-21 July 2024 ( Please find details below and at

We actively provide opportunities for the young generation of scientists to address the audience. If you are a young scientist and you are ready to give an oral talk, please send me a message after the submission of your abstract.
We also have a policy that the “oral” status of the presentation will be guaranteed if one submits two abstracts to our session – one with the oral and one with the poster presentation preference (one of the abstracts may be submitted by students or colleagues of the person requesting an oral talk).

The deadline for submitting your abstracts is 9 February 2024. One person is allowed to submit two solicited and two regular abstracts in total on which the submitter is the presenter.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me ( or the main Scientific Organizer of the session Olga Khabarova (

Sincerely yours,
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COSPAR-2024: Understanding and Predicting Solar Energetic Particle Events Across the Heliosphere (D1.6)

Dear colleagues,

We would like to bring your attention to the COSPAR-24-D1.6 Scientific Event on the Understanding and Predicting Solar Energetic Particle Events Across the Heliosphere that will take place at the upcoming COSPAR 2024 45th Scientific Assembly ( from 13 – 21 July 2024 in Busan, Korea.

Solar Energetic Particle (SEP) events pose a significant threat to space weather and human space exploration. Understanding and predicting these events are crucial for minimizing their impact. This session will bring together researchers in the field to discuss the latest advancements in SEP research, including observations, theoretical modeling, and data analysis techniques. We will address several key topics, such as the acceleration mechanisms of SEPs and their transport through the turbulent solar wind. Additionally, we will explore methods for predicting the occurrence, duration, and intensity of SEP events, including advancements in space weather forecasting. Our goal is to foster collaboration among scientists and to develop a comprehensive understanding of SEP events that will enhance our ability to predict and mitigate their effects.

In this session, we invite contributions on models and observations of SEPs, covering their initiation by solar eruptive events, acceleration, injection, transport and prediction of their occurrence and corresponding characteristics at Earth and other planets. The session focuses on key developments that address SEP forecasting at different time scales.

We solicit contributions related to:
• The acceleration of particles to space weather relevant energies, including the relative role of reconnection, compressions and shocks.
• Modeling particle acceleration and transport in the corona and the inner heliosphere.
• Multi-spacecraft observations of SEP events across the heliosphere (using e.g. Helios, Parker Solar Probe, Solar Orbiter, BepiColombo, L1, Mars, and beyond)
• Predicting the occurrence and characteristics of SEP events (including physics-based, data-driven, and machine learning approaches).
• Modeling and predicting the evolution of the SEP time profile.
• Capabilities to predict SEP events across the heliosphere.

The abstract submission is currently open and abstracts will continue to be accepted up until 09 February 2024 (

On behalf of the Scientific Organizing Committee

Nicolas Wijsen, Athanasios Papaioannou, Du Toit Strauss… continue to the full article

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National Astronomy Meeting (NAM2024) – 14-19 July 2024 – The University of Hull

The Royal Astronomical Society’s 2024 National Astronomy Meeting (NAM2024) will be held at the University of Hull from Sunday 14th July to Friday 19th July. In addition to the UK’s astronomy community, the meeting includes the UK Solar Physics (UKSP) community and participation from the Magnetosphere Ionosphere and Solar-Terrestrial (MIST) community.

The call for session proposals is now open. We encourage members of the Astronomy, UKSP and MIST community from all levels of seniority to apply for specialist and cross-disciplinary scientific presentation and discussion sessions. As well as hosting parallel sessions of varying duration, the conference may host collaborative meetings, workshops and lunch sessions. The applicants of any successful proposals will be expected to take on the role of scientific organisers of the session. We also encourage proposals for dedicated sessions on issues relevant to the UK astronomical community, such as sustainability, engagement, diversity, and inclusion.

We will provide the opportunity for the community to apply for longer two-day “key sessions”, which allow for more in-depth coverage of exciting areas. If you wish your session proposal to be considered for a key session slot, simply indicate this in your submission, the email for which is noted below.

We are currently planning for a hybrid meeting, in which a large number of participants attend in person, but with the opportunity for remote participation for additional delegates. Session conveners should consider any implications for their proposals.

The NAM2024 web page is in the midst of being populated ( and will continually be updated throughout January with further details, but in the meantime, we are happy to announce that the Call for Session Proposals is now open. Proposals should be submitted via email to

The deadline for submitting proposals for sessions is Wednesday 7th Feb 2024 at 17:00 UTC.

For information or queries about NAM 2024 please contact the organisers on to the full article

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