Volume XXIV, Issue 26

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Co-Editor: Guan Le
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Table of Contents

1. JGR-Space Physics Editor Blog Monthly Highlights

2. New Call for Ideas for Swarm Satellite Data Products and Services

3. MEETING: FINAL Call – MMS Science Workshop, Boulder, Colorado, June 6-8, 2017

4. SESSION: ESWW14 “The Role of Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejections in Space Weather”

5. Monday Science Telecon

6. Summer School “Natural Space Risks”



JGR-Space Physics Editor Blog Monthly Highlights

From: Mike Liemohn (liemohnjgrspace at

The big news was that there was a March for Science last month and AGU, as a sponsor of this event, published a cross-journal collection of Commentaries on the societal benefits and relevance of Earth and space science.

April 11: AGU has signed a deal with AJE for technical editing services
AJE Technical Editing for AGU

April 20: the Earth Day Special Collection of Commentaries
Earth Day Special Collection

April 25: use of “they” as a singular gender-neutral pronoun is growing
More Acceptance of Singular They

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New Call for Ideas for Swarm Satellite Data Products and Services

From: David Knudsen (knudsen at

A second call has been issued to solicit ideas for new data products and services for the European Space Agency’s Swarm satellite constellation mission.

The three Swarm satellites have provided almost 3.5 years of data for the best-ever survey of Earth’s geomagnetic field and associated plasma environment. The first ESA call for new ideas published in May 2016 yielded 29 submissions, so far resulting in four Invitations To Tender published by the Swarm Data Innovation and Science Cluster (Swarm DISC).

This second call is directed at further enhancing the return on investment of Swarm – even beyond its nominal mission. New concepts may be based on Swarm data only, and/or merged with data from other satellites or ground-based measurements that will support Swarm.

This call is not targeting scientific research, but rather the operational implementation of data products or services that will facilitate further scientific outcome of the mission.

Interested individuals or groups are encouraged to study the details of the call at:

Please submit new Swarm product/service ideas by May 29th 2017, via email to


MEETING: FINAL Call – MMS Science Workshop, Boulder, Colorado, June 6-8, 2017

From: Stefan Eriksson (eriksson at

Please mark your calendars for the 2nd MMS Science Community Workshop, to be held on 6-8 June in Boulder, Colorado in the beautiful foothills of
the Rocky Mountains.

All members of the science community are welcome and encouraged to attend this meeting with a focus on the Physics of Magnetic Reconnection.

The meeting is organized by the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado [].

For details on registration and abstract submission, including hotel information, please explore the drop down menu at the top of the meeting

Important dates:

FINAL Abstract submissions: 12 May 2017
FINAL Registration deadline: 15 May 2017

Abstracts will be solicited on MMS observations and numerical simulations with an emphasis on the six major science topics below:

1) Magnetic Reconnection of the Ion and Electron Diffusion Regions
2) Magnetopause
3) Magnetotail
4) Shock Physics
5) Plasma Turbulence
6) Energetic Particles

The main science sessions will be hosted in the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building [] adjacent to LASP.

The Local Scientific Organizing Committee:
Narges Ahmadi, Bob Ergun, Stefan Eriksson, Allison Jaynes, Karlheinz Trattner, Maria Usanova, and Rick Wilder


SESSION: ESWW14 “The Role of Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejections in Space Weather”

From: Luciano Rodriguez & Sergio Dasso (luciano.rodriguez at

The Fourteenth European Space Weather Week will take place in Belgium, Nov 27 – Dec 1, 2017

We encourage you to submit a contribution before the 31th of May to the:


held on Tuesday 28/11, 9:45 – 13:00

Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejections (ICMEs) are the main drivers of large geomagnetic storms. Their influence on space weather is a topic of intense research. In recent years, multispacecraft observations and high performance numerical MHD simulations have contributed largely to this field. The comparisons between models and observations are clarifying several problems, such as the effects of the ambient solar wind on their propagation and internal configuration, the link between ICMEs and non-thermal energetic particles in the heliosphere (solar, interplanetary, and galactic origin), etc. In this session we invite contributions focused on ICME studies, including ICME propagation in the heliosphere, the interaction of ICMEs with Earth and/or with other planets, the link between CMEs and ICMEs, their relation with energetic particles, as well as on other general topics linked with ICMEs.

Please connect to to submit your contribution.


Monday Science Telecon

From: David Sibeck (david.g.sibeck at

At 12:00 noon EST on Monday (May 15), we plan to hold the next in our ongoing series of science telecons. The speaker this Monday will be Katy Goodrich from University of Colorado at Boulder. The topic will be “Generation and Micro-scale Effects of High Frequency Parallel Electric Fields in an Oblique Shock as Observed by MMS”.

The telecom will be broadcast live via webex. If you would like to join, please
go to, search for the ‘Dayside Science’ meeting, enter your name and contact information, and then the meeting password, which is Substorm1!

To hear the audio, do not dial the number that pops up on the webex website. Instead, please dial the following toll free (in the United States) number:
with passcode 901533

Please remember to mute your telephone if you are not speaking.

Looking forward to speaking with you.


Summer School “Natural Space Risks”

From: Carine Briand (carine.briand at

The Earth is exposed to numerous natural threats that originate from space. Our technology-driven society has become increasingly sensitive to solar storms, while space exploration has generated large amounts of debris that may fall back on Earth without control. Finally, asteroids may also enter the Earth’s atmosphere, lighting up the sky but potentially also causing devastating damage when their size exceeds a few meters.

This summer school aims at providing master and first year PhD students with an intensive training on all these natural space risks. The programme will address space weather, space debris, near-Earth objects, and their societal impacts. Resilience aspects will also be tackled by researchers and by experts from the civil society.

During this one-week school students will have a mix of academic lectures and hands-on sessions on orbitography, solar observations, and applied data reduction and analysis, during splinter sessions. The lectures and the hand-on sessions will be run by experts coming from all over Europe; experts from the industry will explain the importance of natural space risks for their activities. This school is a unique opportunity to meet academic and non academic researchers at the early stage of a career.

Paris Observatory will host the summer school. Being the oldest and largest infrastructure in astrophysics in France, it will offer the possibility to visit some of the most ancient and up-to-date instrumentation.

The selection of the students is a two stages process. Candidates are first invited to apply by providing a CV, a short letter (one page) stating the motivations for the school, copies of recent academic transcripts and contact information for one professional reference. A dedicated committee will then select 30 candidates among the best applications. Applications should be submitted by email to by June 9th, 2017 (17:00 Paris time). The list of the selected students will be available by the end of June. After notification of their selection, the students will be asked to pay the registration fee (100€) to confirm their registration. The fee includes lodging and accomodation and is not refundable.

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