Community:Email 21oct11

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 21 October 2011. Meetings and jobs are listed at under 'Community' as 'Calendar of Meetings' and 'CEDAR related opportunities'. CEDAR email messages are under 'Community' as 'CEDAR email Newsletters'. All are in 'Quick Links' on the main page.

(1) CEDAR-GEM 2011 Workshop Videos on-line and as DVDs. From Barbara Emery ( See also

(2) Swarm proposals due 31 October. From: Eigil Friis-Christensen <>. See also

(1) CEDAR-GEM 2011 Workshop Videos on-line and as DVDs.

From Barbara Emery (

The 2011 Joint CEDAR-GEM Workshop was held June 26-July 1 in Santa Fe, NM. Three hours of joint plenary, one hour of CEDAR plenary, and two hours of joint data assimilation workshop time were video-taped. These also included the IT-MAG perspectives on outflow and inner magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling, system science, a GPS tutorial by Anthea Coster, the CEDAR Prize lecture by Joe Huba. All the items video-tapes and are listed at

For the second year, on-line .mp4 video files are also available at this URL along with .pdf files of the presentations. For those who want to buy the presentations, they are available on three DVDs for $70 (or $25 per DVD) from Brian Day (, cell 720-933-0598, phone (303) 440-3334, fax (303) 442-8180) of Daylight Productions and Rentals.

Other presentations from the Joint Workshop are available as .pdf files linked to the agenda or to individual workshop pages at which will be kept as archives. Workshop conveners and presenters are encouraged to add their materials to these wiki pages.

(2) Swarm proposals due 31 October.

From: Eigil Friis-Christensen <>.

Dear colleague

Being the lead proposer for the ESA Swarm mission constellation described at some time ago (the selection was in 2004), I am very happy to see the operational phase approaching with a launch presently scheduled for mid-July 2012 as manifested in the recent official ESA Announcement of the Science and Validation Opportunity, cf. with proposal deadline on 31 October.

In this call ESA asks for two kind of proposals: a) validation of L1b data (i.e. of the time series of the magnetic field and of other geophysical parameters), and b) scientific use of these Swarm data within various disciplines.

While the validation of L1B products this is a genuine ESA effort, I am with my long term involvement in the mission of course interested in the largest possible utilisation of the unique observations that will be available for the scientific community.

As indicated in the guidelines the registration as a Swarm user can be done at any time but a response to the present Opportunity will provide a very good picture of the current interest in Swarm, which is important for our visibility inside ESA and therefore also important for possible future support from ESA in the scientific exploitation of the data. In addition, you may of course also use the response on your proposal to solicit national and/or institutional funding of your activities.

The document:;jsessionid=BE65AF05DFF784CCC1BC148225BDDC24?topSelectedNavigationNodeId=AOS&sideNavigationType=AO&type=file&ts=1319011434408&table=aotarget&sideExpandedNavigationBoxId=Aos&cmd=image&id=2165

appears rather comprehensive since it describes both the Validation and the Science (Data Exploitation) proposals. But the latter (see Chapter 3) is far less demanding regarding necessary information in the proposal.

In summary, I would be happy to see a large response from the community. Swarm is a great mission and it will not be surpassed by any other mission in this science area in a foreseeable time.