“Heliophysics in Europe” Workshop
(30 October – 3 November 2023, ESA ESTEC – Noordwijk, Netherlands)
Registration and abstract deadline is 15th September 2023. Registration is free and a hybrid option is available.
Heliophysics (including space weather) encompasses space plasma physics throughout the solar system, from Sun to the solar wind, planets (including the Earth) and small bodies.
Heliophysics has a large and active international community, with significant expertise and heritage in the European Space Agency and Europe.
The ESA Heliophysics Working Group acts as a focus for discussion, inside ESA, of the scientific interests of the Heliophysics community, including the European ground-based community and data archiving activities.
The ESA Heliophysics Working Group has organised the meeting ‘Heliophysics in Europe’ to improve communication between the European Heliophysics community and the various ESA directorates involved. The meeting will highlight opportunities existing in those directorates, but also look to identify synergies spanning directorates and possible future coordination efforts.
Areas of mutual interest already identified include archiving, data formats and discoverability, as well as improved connection to the modelling and ground-based community.
The focus will not be on specific missions, or regions or bodies in the solar system, but in terms of Heliophysics phenomena and processes that cut across ESA. This will allow better connection of all parts of the Heliophysics community (as described above) to all relevant parts of ESA and vice versa.
The meeting will be split into the following sessions, each with dedicated discussion sections and posters.
Session 1: ESA Heliophysics activities
Session 2: Building Bridges in Heliophysics: open questions, missing observations, measurements, models, and investigative techniques
Session 3: Building a European Heliophysics network and community hub
Session 4: Workshop Reporting, Summary, SWOT discussion and next steps
The meeting will run from lunchtime on Monday 30 October to lunchtime on Friday 3 November 2023.