Sponsored By:
European Commission, TMR European Space Agency Regione Campania, Assessorato all'Università e Ricerca Scientifica Università di Napoli Federico II Università di Napoli, Physical Sciences Department Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri Observatoire de Paris IFSI-CNR Agenzia Spaziale Italiana Polo delle Scienze e Tecnologie
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SOLSPA 2001 Euroconference
Solar Cycle and Space Weather

solspa2001@na.astro.it
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Description

The focus of this second Euroconference will be on theory and observations of the solar activity phenomena during the cycle and their influence on the heliosphere, in particular the near-earth environment. The meeting takes place during the solar maximum, hence it will be nicely timed to present and discuss a wide range of solar and geomagnetic events and their impact on human activities and space technology.

A powerful fleet of strategically positioned spacecraft, both in operation (Yohkoh, SOHO, TRACE, Ulysses, Cluster, WIND, IMAGE) and planned for launch in the next future (CORONAS, HESSI, STEREO) will provide new results to be presented during the conference. As is well known, Cluster and SOHO together comprise the Solar Terrestrial Science Programme, the first Cornerstone of the ESA 2000 Programme. New ground-based solar telescopes and instruments, including world-wide networks of synoptic observations, will supply high resolution images and vector magnetic field to complement the spacecrafts' capabilities.

The conference program will be roughly divided in four major topics: Solar Drivers; Propagation of Disturbances through Space; Near-Earth (Geomagnetic) Effects; and Space Weather Impact. A special session on National Initiatives on Space Weather will conclude the meeting.

The meeting aims at bringing together different categories of researchers such as solar and heliospheric physicists, and involving representatives of industries interested in solar effects on telecommunications, aerospace hardware and new technology in general. The participation of young researchers, post-doctorates, and PhD students will strongly be encouraged and supported. Their active participation in this highly interdisciplinary science will be sought and promoted.

The conference will take up four full days plus a fifth day (Thursday) devoted to a social excursion. The final program is available here.

Since one of the expected benefits of this conference series is the training of young researchers and providing a starting point for their contact with senior specialists, we strongly encourage young graduate students and post-docs to attend the meeting. Some funds are available to help young (under 35) researchers, belonging to the European Union plus Iceland, Israel and Norway, with their travel and accommodation expenses.

We have also obtained additional funding for applicants from east European countries. We have had numerous requests for financial assistance for the meeting and we are no longer accepting support applications.

Any additional questions or comments should be directed to:
solspa2001@na.astro.it



Scientific Organizing Committee

  • Brigitte Schmieder (Observatoire de Meudon, Paris)
  • Luigi Smaldone (Università di Napoli Federico II, Napoli)
  • Umberto Villante (Università dell'Aquila)
  • Richard Marsden (ESTEC)
  • Gianna Cauzzi (Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Firenze)
  • Bernhard Fleck (ESTEC)
  • Richard Harrison (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK)
  • Maurizio Candidi (Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario, Roma)
  • Eamonn Daly (ESTEC)


Local Organizing Committee
  • Luigi Smaldone (Università Federico II, Napoli)
  • Gianna Cauzzi (Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Firenze)
  • Pier Francesco Moretti (Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte, Napoli)
  • Ciro Marmolino (Università Federico II, Napoli)
  • Vincenzo Andretta (Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte, Napoli)
  • Elena Garyuseva (Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte, Napoli)
  • Kevin Reardon (Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte, Napoli)
  • Ilda Cozzolino (Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte, Napoli)


Sponsoring Organizations
  • European Commission
  • Regione Campania
    Assessorato all'Università e Ricerca Scientifica
  • European Space Agency
  • Università di Napoli Federico II Università di Napoli Federico II
  • Università di Napoli, Physical Sciences Department
  • Università di Napoli, Polo delle Scienze e Tecnologie
  • Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte
  • Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri
  • Observatoire de Paris Observatoire de Paris
  • IFSI-CNR Istituto della Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario - CNR
  • Agenzia Spaziale Italiana Agenzia Spaziale Italiana
  • Cantine Grotta Del Sole


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18 September, 2001