ISWI Newsletter - Vol.5 No.21
25 February 2013

Dear ISWI Participant:

There are three excellent items today:

Item 1 The International CAWSES-II Symposium (November 18-22, 2013, Nagoya, Japan) is now ready to accept abstracts. For submission details, please see the attached text file. In addition, to see the colorful flyer for this event, please access "ISWI Newsletter, Vol.4, No105", which can be found in the newsletter archives at

(This item contributed by Prof. Shiokawa of Nagoya University.)

Item 2 I attach an outstanding summary report of the 2013 SARA Western Conference -- the photos in it are great. It also mentions recent work with e-Callisto and SuperSID, which are members of the ISWI instrument array.

(Many thanks to Whitham D. Reeve of Anchorage, Alaska, USA, for sending in this report for distribution to the ISWI community.)

Item 3 Many recent reports related to ICG and GNSS have become available at the UNOOSA website; for details please see the attached text file.

(This item contributed by Ms. Sharafat Gadimova, Programme Officer, Office for Outer Space Affairs, United Nations Office at Vienna.)

Most humbly yours,
George Maeda
Editor of ISWI Newsletter


(1) International CAWSES-II Symposium (November 18-22, 2013, Nagoya, Japan) ( in line click here)

(2) Summary of 2013 SARA Western Conference Socorro, New Mexico, 9–10 February 2013 550 KB pdf, 3 pages, (click link to document)

(3) Letter from Ms. Sharafat Gadimova, Programme Officer at UNOOSA (February 21, 2013, Vienna, Austria) ( in line click here)

If you want to read the original newsletter, click here.

First attachment (as text)

25 Feb 2013.

Dear Colleagues,

The abstract submission page has now been opened for the International CAWSES-II Symposium which will be held on November 18-22, 2013, at Nagoya, Japan.
Abstract submission : June 30, 2013
Financial support request : June 30, 2013
Early registration : 24:00 (UT) on August 31, 2013

This International CAWSES-II Symposium hosted by SCOSTEP (Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics) will provide an excellent opportunity to discuss the scientific accomplishments of CAWSES-II and look forward to SCOSTEP's future programs at a moment toward the end of its five-year period.

Session structures
(session descriptions are available at the website mentioned above):

Tutorial Lectures (45min x 7, TBD)

Panel 1: Long time change/trend of the sun-earth system
Coordinator: K. Kusano (STEL, Nagoya U.)

Panel 2: Variability of the sun-earth system
Coordinator/Moderator: J. Oberheide (Clemson U.)

Panel 3: Beyond the CAWSES-II
Coordinator/Moderator: N. Gopalswamy (NASA)

SS-1: Solar Influences on Earth's Climate
Session leaders: Ilya Usoskin, Katja Matthes, Annika Seppala

SS-2: Geospace Response to Altered Climate
Session leaders: Jan Lastovicka, Daniel Marsh, Gufran Beig

SS-3: Short-term Solar Variability and Geospace
Session leaders: Kazunari Shibata, Joe Borovsky, Yoshiharu Omura

SS-4: Geosphace Response to Lower Atmospheric Waves
Session leaders: Jens Oberheide, Kazuo Shiokawa, Subramanian Gurubaran

SS-5: eScience and Informatics Successes and Challenges for CAWSES-II
Session leaders: Peter Fox, Janet Kozyra, Yasuhiro Murayama

Sincerely yours,
Mamoru Yamamoto, Takuji Nakamura,
Kazuo Shiokawa, and Nat Gopalswamy
Conveners of CAWSES2013

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Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2013

Greetings from Vienna !
[ please kindly note that various ICG/GNSS reports in all official languages ] of the United Nations are available on the OOSA webpage at:]

Please also note that the presentation on the ICG and its programme on GNSS applications was made under the agenda item "Recent developments in global navigation satellite systems" in the 50th Session of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee" . This presentation and the presentations made under agenda item "Space Weather" have also been made available on the OOSA website at:

Kind regards, Shafa
Sharafat Gadimova, (Ms.)
Programme Officer
Office for Outer Space Affairs
United Nations Office at Vienna
Tel (Office) ++43-(1)-26060-5479
FAX (Office) ++43-(1)-26060-5830

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