Thirteenth European Space Weather Week (ESWW13)

Thirteenth European Space Weather Week (ESWW13)

November 14-18, 2016, Oostende (Kursaal), Belgium

eswwFrom November 14 to November 18, the 13th European Space Weather Week (ESWW) will be held at Oostende (Kursaal) in Belgium. The ESWW is the international conference par excellence when it comes to space weather. Already for the 11th time, its organisation is in the hands of the Solar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence (STCE). Once again, more than 400 scientists, engineers, satellite operators, power grid technicians, and communication specialists from all over the world will come to discuss the latest on solar activity and how it influences the earth environment and our technologies.

Recent communications by the USA and the EU emphasize the importance that space weather has in space activities and infrastructure. The ESWW offers an opportunity to exchange knowledge and ideas to improve space weather services so we can prepare ourselves better when severe space weather strikes. Daily space weather bulletins will be broadcasted live by a Belgian, a Spanish, two British and an American forecast centre.

Since 2013, three prestigious space weather medals are awarded during the annual ESWW conference. One medal rewards a young researcher for major contributions to space weather research and/or services, another is for outstanding scientific or technological results, and a third is awarded for efforts to structure the space weather community at an international level. The 4th ESWW medal award ceremony will take place on Monday 14 November at 18:45.

Press is welcome to attend, please pass at the registration.

Ronald Van der Linden (0496 77 45 04 ;
Jan Janssens (0474 98 97 63 ;