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Thanks to all who sent in material for this issue, below.
 International Workshop on Solar, Heliospheric & Magnetospheric Radioastronomy : The Legacy of Jean-Louis Steinberg (1922÷2016) (read it)
 First Announcement: 47th Young European Radio Astronomers Conference, YERAC 2017
 An announcement: UN/USA Workshop on the International Space Weather Initiative (read it)
 A critique of scientific journals; from THE ECONOMIST. A lot of food for thought (read it)
 The economic impact of space weather -- a paper sent in by a subscriber (read it)
 International Workshop on
Solar, Heliospheric & Magnetospheric Radioastronomy :
The Legacy of Jean-Louis Steinberg (1922÷2016) Paris Observatory, Meudon – 6÷10 Nov 2017
Session 1: Solar Radio emissions, energetic particles and UV/X/g emissions, CMEs
/topics : generation of solar radio emissions, observations from ground & space, Flare physics/
Session 2: The interplanetary medium /topics : radio scattering, Thermal noise and radio measurement techniques (direction finding, radio receivers …), solar wind physics/
Sessions 3: Terrestrial & Planetary radio emissions
/topics : generation of radio emissions, observations from ground & space/
Sessions 4: Future projects /topics : Future space & ground based missions & projects/
WEB address: https://jlsworkshop.sciencesconf.org/
(Sent in by Christian Monstein)
 First Announcement: 47th Young European Radio Astronomers Conference, YERAC 2017 Bologna, 18-22 September 2017
The Young European Radio Astronomers Conference has been held almost every year since 1968, hosted by the various European Radio Astronomical Institutes.
The purpose of YERAC is for undergraduate, graduate and young post-doctoral students in radio astronomy from all over Europe to meet each other and present their work. 'Europe' includes any country from Russia in the East to Portugal in the west, plus affiliates of the European VLBI Network, RadioNet or other current bodies.
For many of the participants, YERAC is their first international meeting, and it provides them with a good opportunity to get practice giving talks about their research. The conference sessions are therefore exclusively for their talks and posters.
Due to its nature, YERAC covers all aspects of radio astronomy, from the Sun out to the cosmic microwave background, from stars and planets to the most distant galaxies, using single dish and interferometric techniques, models and theoretical work.
YERAC is especially valuable in forging pan-European links between new astronomers which frequently lead to fruitful collaborations over many decades.
The Istituto di Radioastronomia hosted the YERAC three times in the past: in 1972, 1980 and 1996.
Participation in YERAC is by nomination only. A maximum of about 50 participants will be accepted. Directors of radio astronomical institutes and University Departments are invited to send one student and inform the organization of the YERAC as soon as possible, and in any case NO LATER THAN May 15th, 2017.
RadioNet and the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Istituto di Radioastronomia will cover the costs of accommodation and lunch for each participant. No further support to participants will be allocated. No registration fee is requested.
At the page www.yerac.org information on the previous editions of the YERAC can be found.
The YERAC will be held at the Area di Ricerca del CNR, Via Gobetti 101, Bologna. It will start on the morning of September 18th, 2017 and will finish at lunch time on September 22nd, 2018.
The participants will be lodged in double rooms at the brand new hostel We_Bologna (we-gastameco.com), located about 20 minutes walk from the CNR and within walking distance from the New AV Bologna Central Station (Via Carracci Exit). The accommodation will include breakfast. Participants are expected to arrive on Sunday Semptember 17th, and depart on Friday September 22nd.
May 15 - Directors send the name of the participant to yerac-17[at]ira.inaf.it
June 1 - Participants who need a visa ask for the invitation letter providing the complete information.
July 1 - Registration deadline
July 15 - Abstract submission
(Sent in by Christian Monstein)
 An announcement: UN/USA Workshop on the International Space Weather InitiativeDear Colleagues,
On behalf of the co-organizers of the United Nations/United States of America Workshop on the International Space Weather Initiative: The Decade after the International Heliophysical Year 2007 to be held from 31 July to 4 August 2017 at Boston College, Massachusetts, United States of America, we are pleased to inform you that the applications submission deadline has now been extended until Sunday, 23 April 2017.
Further details can be found on the website of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) at:
(Sent in by Sharafat Gadimova)
 A critique of scientific journals; from THE ECONOMIST. A lot of food for thought.
(Sent in by George Maeda)
 The economic impact of space weather -- a paper sent in by a subscriberDear George,
I would like to let fellow space weather workers know about a paper some colleagues and I have had published recently in the journal 'Risk Analysis'. It is a literature survey of examining what we know about the economic impact of space weather. It is open access and I hope will be of interest as it provides information about an important motivation for understanding space weather, namely its socio-economic impact.
The paper can be downloaded here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/risa.12765/full
(Sent in by Jonathan Eastwood)
(3) J. P. Eastwood, E. Biffis, M. A. Hapgood, L. Green, M. M. Bisi, R. D. Bentley, R. Wicks, L.-A. McKinnell, M. Gibbs, C. Burnett The Economic Impact of Space Weather: Where Do We Stand?
Risk Analysis, Vol. 37, No. 2, pp.206-218 2017 280 KB pdf, 13 pages (click )