Following the COST 724 presentations on 5 th November, the meeting will focus on 5 open sessions that address a number of topical themes:

Session 1: The Role of Institutions and Industry in European Space Weather Actions (Chair: Alexi Glover and Mike Hapgood)
Session 2: Scientific challenges and recent advances (Chair: Laurent Desorgher and Rami Vainio)
Session 3: Space weather modeling(Chair: Daniel Heynderickx)
Session 4: Meteorology and climate(Chair: Mike Keil)
Session 5: Planetary space weather(Chair: Oliver Angerer and Hermann Opgenoorth)

Each session will be divided into one oral and one poster session with plenty of time devoted to discussion. Contributed papers are welcome to each of the 5 sessions. The oral presentations will cover a range of scientific and applications related themes and will consist of both invited and contributed papers. Three of the five sessions will address both scientific and applications based issues relating to a range of topical themes. Session 2 will address key scientific issues and Session 1 will be geared towards identifying the next steps towards a coordinated long-term European Space Weather activity. It is also envisaged that two round table discussion sessions on possible future European directions in space weather will take place during the week with a wrap-up of the key issues concluding he meeting.

The provisional programme
  Monday Nov 5 Tuesday Nov 6 Wednesday Nov 7 Thursday Nov 8 Friday Nov 9

COST 724

Final MCM

Opening session Plenary Session 2 Splinter 5 Plenary Session 5
10:00-10:30 Coffee
10:30-11:00 Plenary Session 1 Coffee
11:00-11:30 Coffee Posters Coffee
11:30-12:00 Posters

Wrap up

Round Table 2

12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-13:00 Lunch Lunch




Report of splinters

Round Table 1

14:00-14:30 Posters Splinter 3
15:00-15:30 Splinter 1
15:30-16:00 Coffee Coffee
16:00-16:30 Coffee Plenary session 3 Plenary session 4
16:30-17:00 Splinter 2
17:30-18:00 Press conference
18:00-18:30   Splinter 4 Debriefing
(SOC only)
18:30-19:00 Keynote Lecture
19:00-19:30 Social Event
19:30-20:00 Welcome reception
20:00-20:30   Conference Dinner

We invite all participants to the keynote lecture on Tuesday November 6. The keynote lecture: 'Radio Science Issues: the radio spectrum - an explosion of users for a unique limited resource' by François Lefeuvre, head of the International Radio Science Union, URSI, starts at 18:30u and will take place in the Lippens Auditorium of the Royal Library.

Details of Sessions
Session 1: The Role of Institutions and Industry in European Space Weather Actions
10:30 – 10:50: Space Weather Activities at ESA, E. Daly, A. Glover, R. Marsden
10:50 – 11:10: Space Weather and the Security of the European Citizen, T. Howell
11:10 – 11:30: Galileo Radiation Environment Monitoring Activities, G. Mandorlo
11:30 – 11:50: NOAA/SWPC Activity Report, R. Zwickl
11:50 – 12:10: The Effects of Space Weather and Cosmic Radiation on Flight Crews and Aircraft Systems, Henning Luebbe
12:10 – 12:30: COST Action 724 Final Report Summary and Outlook, J. Lilensten, A. Belehaki

Session 2: Scientific challenges and recent advances
09:00 – 09:25: STEREO - Answering Space Weather Science Challenges, V. Bothmer, A. Zhukov
09:25 – 09:50: Inner Magnetosphere Dynamics: How the Solar Wind and Outer Magnetosphere Drive the Radiation Belt and Ring Current, T. Pulkkinen
09:50 – 10:15: Cosmic Rays and Space Weather, E. Flückiger
10:15 – 10:30: Observing Coronal Mass Ejections from the Sun to the Earth with STEREO Heliospheric Imagers, C. Davis, J. Davies, R. Harrison, C. Eyles, D. Bewsher, S. Crothers, J.-P. Halain, R. Howard
10:30 – 10:45: Solar Magnetic Activity: Driver of Space Weather and Topologically Explored, H. Lundstedt, P. Wintoft, M. Wik
10:45 – 11:00: Implementation of Radiation Storm Forecasting with SOHO/COSTEP, B. Heber, A. Posner, O. Rother, R. Mueller-Mellin

Session 3: Space weather modeling
16:00 – 16:15: Sensitivity of the Earth's Magnetosphere to Solar wind activity: Three Dimensional Macroparticle Model,S. Baraka, L. Ben Jaffel
16:15 – 16:30: Coupling Between Magnetospheric and Auroral Ionospheric Scales during Space Weather Events, M. Echim, M. Roth, J. De Keyser
16:30 – 16:45: Ionospheric Forecast over Europe driven by IMF Conditions, I. Tsagouri, A. Belehaki
16:45 – 17:00: Forecasting Total Electron Content During Disturbed Space Weather Conditions: A Possible Alternative to IRI-2001, Y. Tulunay, E. T. Senalp, E. Tulunay
17:00 – 17:15: SIEVERT System too Assess Radiation Aboard Aircraft: Principle and End User Feedback, N. Fuller, P. Lantos, J.-F. Bottollier-Depois, F. Trompier
17:15 – 17:40: Data Acquisition, Development, and Implementation of Real Time Forecast Models, P. Wintoft, H. Lundstedt, M. Wik
17:40 – 18:00: Flexible Tools for Integrating Observations and Models, J. de Keyser, E. Gamby

Session 4: Meteorology and climate
15:55 – 16:20: Meteorological Impacts on Space Weather, J. Lastovicka
16:20 – 16:45: Can Past Values of the Total Solar Irradiance be Reconstructed from Solar Proxies?, T. Dudok de Wit, M. Kretzschmar
16:45 – 17:10: Data Assimilation: From Meteorology to Space Weather and Applications, B. Khattatov
17:10 – 17:35: Mesoscale Ionospheric Tomography Over Finland, J.P. Luntama, C. Mitchell, P. Spencer
17:35 – 18:00: Space Weather Impact on Middle Atmosphere Composition, Y. Orsolini

Session 5: Planetary space weather
09:00 – 19:20: Solar Radiation Storms and their Impact on Space Weather, B. Heber, R. F. Wimmer-Schweingruber
09:20 – 09:40: Terrestrial environment, M. Lockwood
09:40 – 10:00: The Exposure of the Moon to the Earth's Plasmasheet, M. Hapgood
10:00 – 10:20: Lessons from dosimetry in LEO (ISS), G. Reitz
10:20 – 10:40: Radiation challenges for human exploration incl. risk assessment, M. Durante
10:40 – 11:00: Operational considerations- MedOps perspective, U. Straube (tbc)

Splinter sessions

A key part of the European Space Weather Weeks are the business meetings. These meetings provide the opportunity for interested participants to meet in smaller groups and address key issues in a style that compliments the open format of the plenary sessions. These meetings take the form of working meetings with reports produced and actions taken by the participants. This year, time during the ESWW4 schedule will be set aside for all splinter meeting convenors to report the main conclusions of the meetings to the full workshop.
Several rooms will be available for splinter meetings during the week. If you would like to propose a topic for a splinter meeting, please send the title of the meeting, the expected duration (1hr, 1.5hrs, 2 hrs) and anticipated number of participants to Alexi Glover ( and Jean Lilensten (jean.lilensten at as soon as possible.

Deadline for submission: 6th July 2007

  Lippens Auditorium Music Room Audio Visual Room
Splinter 1
Nov 6, 15:00-16:00
PICARD and Space Weather
Contact J.Y. Prado
SWENET Developers Forum
contact: P. Beltrami
Splinter 2
Nov 6, 16:30-17:30
Spacecraft, Aircraft and Launcher Environments Topical Group
Contact: A. Sicard
ESWEP Portal Improvements
Contact J. Lilensten
Ionospheric Effects Topical Group
Contact Lj Cander
Splinter 3
Nov 7, 14:00-15:30
Space Weather Strategy for Europe-ESA Next Steps
Contact: A. Glover
Splinter 4
Nov 7, 18:00-20:00
  SWWT & FP7
Contact M. Hapgood
Splinter 5
Nov 8, 09:00-10:30
Ground Effects Topical Group
Contact A. Thomson
Space Weather Science to Modelling Splinter Session (start 08:30u)
Contact D. Heynderickx, R. Vainiio, L. Desorgher
Space Weather Services and Galileo
Contact N. Jakowski
Nov 8, 18:00-19:00
SOC only, Petite rue du Musée, 6

Details of splinter 5: Space Weather Science to Modelling
08:30 – 08:44: Towards Reducing the Space Weather Impacts on Vulnerable Infrastructure, L. Trichtchecko
08:44 – 08:57: Long-term Galactic CR Variations and Expected Radiation Dozes for Space-Probes, Satellites, and for AircraftsL. Dorman
08:57 – 09:10: Evaluation of GPS Signal Ionospheric and Tropospheric Corrections in the Effective Dielectric Permittivity Concept, I Stanislawska, Z Klos, A Kiraga
09:10 – 09:30: Discussion
09:30 – 09:45: On the Geoeffectiveness of Frontside Full Halo CMEs, L. Rodriguez, A. Zhukov, C. Cid, A. Aran, Y. Cerrato, H. Cremades, S. Dasso, C. Mandrini, M. Menvielle, S. Poedts, E. Saiz, B. Schmieder
09:45 – 10:00: New Insights in the Physics of Dst Forecasting, C. Cid, E. Saiz, Y. Cerrato
10:00 – 10:15: Electromagnetic Earth Environment- Challenge For Space Research Activity and For Technological Applications, H. Rothkaehl, B. Thide, J. Bergman
10:15 – 10:30: Long-term Measurements Onboard Czech Airlines Aircraft -Further Analysis, T. Daschev, O. Ploc, F. Spurny

The poster sessions
The dimensions of the poster boards are: 1 m high, 75cm wide. From the practical point of view: velcro will be used to attach the posters, no pins. The velcro will be attached at the poster boards.