Dear ISWI Participant:
Many thanks to all of you who sent in material for this issue of the ISWI Newsletter.
Please keep the stuff coming.
 "Solar Storm Early Forecasting: Towards a Data-driven Multi-scale Plasma Modeling Synthesis" @The Niels Bohr International Academy, Copenhagen, Nov.9th to Nov.11th, 2015 (read it)
 "Space Weather Summer School", SWMC, Helwan, Egypt, 30 August to 10 September, 2015. (read it)
 "The European Space Weather Week (ESWW)"; and 3 medals that will be presented during it. (read it)
 "International Chapman Conference on Currents in Geospace and Beyond", Dubrovnik, Croatia, May 22 - 27, 2016 (read it)
 "ICG Experts Meeting: Global Navigation Satellite Systems Services", Vienna, Austria, 14 - 18 December 2015 (read it)
 Solar Storm Early Forecasting: Towards a Data-driven Multi-scale Plasma Modeling Synthesis Copenhagen, Nov.9th to Nov.11th, 2015
Conference web site: https://indico.nbi.ku.dk/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=817
Notes:Registration: (no conference fee).
NB: currently limited to 35 participants.
Abstract submission: closes September 30th
Registration: closes October 31st
(Sent in by Jacob Trier Frederiksen / Niels Bohr Institute)
 "Space Weather Summer School", SWMC, Helwan, Egypt, 30 August to 10 September, 2015
School web site: https://www.helwan.edu.eg/space/home.php
(Sent in by A. Mahrous)
 The European Space Weather Week (ESWW) 3 medals that will be presented during it
(Sent in by J. Lilensten)
 International Chapman Conference on Currents in Geospace and Beyond, Dubrovnik, Croatia, May 22 - 27, 2016
Electric currents are fundamental to the structure and dynamics of space plasmas. In the last decade, significant advances have been made in our understanding of fundamental processes related to such currents. To build up a comprehensive picture, this international Chapman Conference will address electric currents in various space plasmas, including:
Thus, the conference will provide a forum in which different space science communities can come together to discuss recent achievements of observational, theoretical, and modeling studies. The emphasis will be on cross-disciplinary science sessions, covering topics such as:
Those with an interest in electric currents in space plasmas are encouraged to attend. Further information about the science program committee, the conference theme and the venue can be found at the conference website: http://chapman.agu.org/spacecurrents/
A high-resolution conference poster (pdf) is available for download.
(Sent in by A. Keiling)
 ICG Experts Meeting: Global Navigation Satellite Systems Services,
Vienna, Austria, 14 - 18 December 2015
I would be very grateful if the following invitation and announcement could be distributed in the forthcoming issue.
We would like to inform you that the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, as the Executive Secretariat of the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG), is carrying out the ICG activities as part of the ICG workplan through its programme on global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) applications. In order to increase knowledge and expertise relating to GNSS capabilities and its benefits to the GNSS user community worldwide, the ICG Experts Meeting: Global Navigation Satellite Systems Services will be held in Vienna, Austria from 14 through 18 December 2015. In this meeting, ICG will introduce the scope of its work, aiming at contribution to international cooperation by providing an opportunity to exchange updated information on the use of GNSS technology and its applications.
A one-day and half seminar will be held during the ICG Experts Meeting.
This seminar will introduce spectrum management and the mitigation of radio
frequency interference, collectively referred to here as spectrum
protection, for radionavigation satellite services (RNSS). The seminar will
be conducted in coordination with the ICG Working Group on Compatibility
and Interoperability. The topics of the seminar will be built from the
spectrum experience gained from the development, operation, and use of
RNSS. The aspects of RNSS spectrum protection to be addressed include
regulatory, technical, operational, and policy. The Experts Meeting will
provide ample time for discussion open to all participants, and networking
opportunities, as well as to address in-depth questions and answers on
specific topics unique to a particular region. The latest information on
this Meeting and its relevant documentation, including the useful
information for participants will be available at the ICG Information
On behalf of the ICG, it is our pleasure to extend this invitation, through you, to the Government to nominate highly qualified individuals to participate at and contribute to this Experts Meeting. Nominees should meet the criteria set out in the Announcement. The co-sponsors will provide funding to subsidise the participation of a limited number of experts from developing countries. We would be grateful if you could forward the enclosed documents to the appropriate governmental, academic, research and other relevant institutions/organizations in your country. Kindly note that the registration deadline is 10 September 2015 for a financial support from the ICG.
The on-line registration form is available at the website:
(Sent in by Sharafat Gadimova)