Abstract Extension, Registration Opening, and Venue Change – “UK Space Weather & Space Environment Meeting I: Transitioning from the SWIMMR Space-Weather Programme”.

Dear Colleagues.

Registration is now open for our upcoming “UK Space Weather & Space Environment Meeting I: Transitioning from the SWIMMR Space-Weather Programme” with an early-bird deadline of 10 July 2023 before the prices increase in stages until registration closes on 04 September 2023. In addition, we are extending the abstract-submission deadline to 22:59:59UT/23:59:59BST on Friday 23 June 2023 – this is the only extension so please ensure you submit by this new deadline. You are able to submit more than one abstract if you wish.

Please also note that due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to change the venue to the Leonardo Hotel Cardiff, Wales, UK, but the meetings dates remain the same: 12-15 September 2023.

Please see: https://iop.eventsair.com/ukswse2023/ for all meeting details including the abstract submissions, registration, and venue details.

This is the first UK-focussed meeting and is timed as such to coincide with the latter part of the SWIMMR (Space Weather Instrumentation, Measurement, Modelling and Risk) Programme (see: https://www.ralspace.stfc.ac.uk/Pages/SWIMMR.aspx) building off the previous successful SWIMMR Symposia meetings as well as the UK’s hosting of ESWW2021 in Glasgow. This will be the start of an international meeting series with a UK core.

A reminder of the categorised/themed abstract-submission options are as follows:
– Instrumentation
– Industry and Users
– Policy and Strategy
– Space Weather Science, Modelling, and Forecasting
– Space Sustainability
– Space Domain Awareness (SST, SSA, Space Environment)
– Other
The “Other” category is for any other aspect of the space environment (space weather, space safety, SSA, engineering, forecasting, science, education, outreach, etc…) that you feel does not fall into the seven defined theme titles.

Abstracts can be up to 300 words in plain text only. The submitting author does not have to be the presenting author. There is an expectation that by submitting an abstract, the presenting author will go on to register (including making payment) and subsequently travel to Cardiff to present at the meeting. You can submit your abstract(s) for an oral or a poster preference, but please note that this is just a preference, and the organisers reserve the right to change the presentation type when trying to make-up and balance the overall programme. There is scope for multiple parallel sessions.

The meeting is open to the world, and indeed we encourage international involvements and collaborations.

We look forward to welcoming you to Cardiff in September.

Best wishes,


On behalf of the Founding Organising Committee:
– Mario M. Bisi (UKRI STFC RAL Space)
– Claire Garland (IOP)
– Mark Gibbs (Met Office)
– Ian W. McCrea (UKRI STFC RAL Space)
– Simon Machin (Met Office)