Dear ISWI Participant:
The emphasis of ISWI is on "Ground-Based Observation". So if you are doing that, we would be very glad to hear about your ongoing efforts in this area.
Moreover, if you are experiencing a particular problem, describe it and perhaps a newsletter subscriber can offer a solution to that problem.
This newsletter is "Open Forum" !
 IUGG session A16 - Energetic Particle Precipitation into the Atmosphere. (If you need a travel grant: Submission dead line is tomorrow!) (read it)
 Reminder for ROSMIC meetings (read it)
 January 2015 Project Report: "Autonomous Adaptive Low-Power Instrument Platform. (AAL-PIP) for Interhemispheric Space Weather Investigations Along the 40-degree Magnetic Meridian" (read it)
 Coimbra Solar Physics Meeting 2015; "Ground-based Solar Observations in the Space Instrumentation Era" (read it)
 IUGG session A16 - Energetic Particle Precipitation into the Atmosphere
We would like to encourage you submit abstracts to session A16 "Energetic Particle Precipitation into the Atmosphere: Sources and Atmospheric Impacts (Div II-D/IAGA Div II-VERSIM/ICMA)" at the IUGG meeting which will occur from 22 June - 2 July 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic. Apologies to those who receive this announcement multiple times. The important deadlines are listed below:
Other important dates to be marked in your calendar:
You can find more information at the conference website:
 Reminder for ROSMIC meetings
Dear friends of ROSMIC and ROMIC,
first of all my best wishes for you and your families for the New Year 2015.
I would like to draw your attention to the following meetings which are all highly relevant for ROSMIC and which have dedicated sessions for our topic.
1) "Conference on Sun-Climate Connections"
Kiel, Germany, 16-19 March 2015
Abstract deadline: January 12th 2015 Details: http://scc.geomar.de
2) EGU in Vienna, 12-17 April 2015
Abstract deadline: 7. January 2015 (tomorrow!) Details: http://www.egu2015.eu/ see e. g. session AS1.17: "Joint session of the MLT and the VarSITI-ROSMIC program"
3) IUGG in Prague, 22 June - 2 July 2015
Abstract deadline: 31 January 2015 Details: http://www.iugg2015prague.com/
Hope to see you soon at one or all of these upcoming events!
Kind regards, Franz-Josef
 January 2015 Project Report:
This space weather project of Virginia Tech makes steady, sure progress. This report is only one-page in total length and so is a quick read.
Please open the attached file.
(sent in by Hyomin Kim)
 Invitation to Coimbra Solar Physics Meeting 2015 5 - 9 October 2015, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, PortugalDear Colleagues,
We would like to invite you to participate in the Coimbra Solar Physics Meeting Ground-based Solar Observations in the Space Instrumentation Era (5 - 9 October 2015, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal) for discussing the state-of-art of solar ground-based and space-based observing techniques and related topics.
This CSPM-2015 scientific meeting, sponsored by the VarSITI Program, will cover various aspects of solar dynamic and magnetic phenomena which are observed over the entire electromagnetic spectrum: white-light, Hα, Ca II, and radio from ground and in a variety of other wavelengths (UV and EUV, and X-rays) from space.
Emphasis will also be placed on instrumentation, observing techniques, solar image processing techniques, as well as theory and modelling through detailed radiative transfer in increasingly realistic MHD models. The long-term (cyclic) evolution of solar magnetism and its consequence for the solar atmosphere, eruptive phenomena, solar irradiation variations, and space weather, will be in focus. Here, special attention will be devoted to the long-term observations made in Coimbra and also to the results of the SCOSTEP VarSITI and SPRING / SOLARNET studies. In particular, the weak solar activity during the current solar maximum will be discussed. Finally, a session will be specially dedicated to new solar instruments (both ground-based and space-borne) that will give access to unexplored solar atmospheric features and dynamic phenomena over the coming years.
For further information please visit http://www.mat.uc.pt/~cspm2015 .
On behalf of the organizers of the CSPM-2015