CEDAR email: UN/US International Space Weather Initiative Workshop - Abstract Deadline - March 31st

Patricia Doherty patricia.doherty at bc.edu
Wed Mar 8 11:55:41 MST 2017

Dear Colleagues,

The websites for the *UN/US Workshop on the International Space Weather
Initiative: The Decade after the IHY 2007* are open.   This workshop will
be held at Boston College on July 31 through August 4, 2017.  Please view
the websites for more information.

Please note that *US participants* should register, apply for financial
assistance and submit abstracts via the Boston College website at:

*Non-US participants* should register, apply for financial assistance and
submit abstracts via the United Nations website at:

*All participants (US and non-US) not applying for financial assistance*
are welcome to make reservations for lodging via the Boston College website.

*Sessions and topics* planned for this workshop include:

·         Economic and Societal Impacts of Extreme Space Weather: A high
level international forum with keynotes speakers from major international
organization and panel sessions to discuss issues and policies for
acknowledging space weather as a global challenge.

·         Technical Sessions on:

o   Space Weather Instrumentation (ground and space based)

o   Magnetosphere, Ionosphere and Atmosphere

o   Coupling

o   Sun-to-Earth Space Weather Modelling

o   Capacity Building, Outreach and Education

·         UNISPACE+50: International framework for space weather services

*Important dates:*

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 31st

·         Applications for travel support deadline: March 31st

·         Registration Deadline: May 15th

o   US participants will register on the BC website (see address above)

o   Non-US Participants will register on the UNOOSA website (see address

·         Housing deadlines (see lodging link in BC website for more
information and registration links:

o   BC Residence Halls: May 1, 2017 (or sooner if room block is filled)

o   Hotel Boston and Courtyard by Marriott: June 29, 2017 (or sooner if
room block is filled)

We sincerely encourage you to attend this important meeting organized by
the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs and the United States of America.

​With best regards,
Patricia Doherty, Boston College
Nat Gopalswamy, NASA​

Patricia H. Doherty
Institute for Scientific Research
Boston College
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