Dear ISWI Participant:
Happy Year of the Rooster/Chicken from the Far East.
As always, I seek space weather news from your institute or agency. If you want to distribute such news on a global basis, I can do it for you. Feel free to send it in. If you become better well-known, it improves your odds of increasing, or maintaining, funding levels for your space weather activities. Show your work and name
 Call for Expressions of Interest to Host International Data Week 2018 (read it)
 Studying the Sun's behavior -- going back 290m years (read it)
 First International Workshop on Smallsats for Space Weather Research and Forecasting (SSWRF) (read it)
 Call for Expressions of Interest to Host International Data Week 2018
From 11 to 17 September 2016, more than 850 data professionals and researchers from all disciplines and from across the globe convened in Denver, Colorado, USA for the first edition of International Data Week (IDW). Look at
This landmark event, organised by CODATA, the Committee on Data of the International Council of Science (ICSU), the ICSU World Data System (WDS) and the Research Data Alliance (RDA), brought together data scientists, researchers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, policymakers and data stewards from disciplines across the globe to explore how best to exploit the data revolution to improve science and society through data-driven discovery and innovation.
CODATA, RDA, and WDS plan to hold a Second International Data Week (IDW2) in September or October 2018. We are requesting expressions of interest to host the 2nd edition of this exciting event. One or more of these expressions of interest will then be requested to submit a fuller proposal.
(Sent in by Nat Gopalswamy)
 An ancient forest reveals the Sun's behaviour 290m years ago
"Solar physics and palaeontology" The Economist, 27 January 2017
(Sent in by G. Maeda)
 Second Announcement and Call for Abstracts
We invite you to take part in the First International Workshop on "Smallsats for Space Weather Research and Forecasting (SSWRF)".
The event will be held at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC on 1-4 August 2017. The electronic abstract submission is now open; the submission is free.
Submit your abstract at http://sswrf.cua.edu/abstracts.cfm until 1 May 2017.
Meeting Scope/Schedule of sessions
Day 1: Research and Forecasting (Tuesday, August 01 2017)
Day 2: Mission Concepts (Wednesday, August 02 2017)
Day 3: Innovations and Technology (Thursday, August 03 2017)
Day 4: Future Opportunities (Friday, August 04 2017)
(Sent in by Vadim Uritsky)