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Space weather and Europe and education tool with the Sun

Objective

Space weather (sw) is primarily an astronomical phenomenon due to the solar activity and cosmic rays but it's study is by nature interdisciplinary and encompasses various fields of physics, engineering and human activities.
SW showed already significant effects like failures in satellite navigation (GPS), in telecommunication, or spacecraft losses, electricity cut off, pipeline corrosion, radiation risks on aircraft passengers and electronics. It will increase the impacts on every day life - like for instance on applications of Galileo satellite navigation.
SW effects on terrestrial weather like global warming are studied, on long-term climate change and on biological systems has been conjectured. SWEETS will also demonstrate the beauty and significance of t he Sun, solar activities, cosmic rays and space weather to Europe. The solar aspect of this phenomenon becomes known more and more to the public. However the other ones remain largely ignored despite of its great potential of interest for several scientific, commercial and security sectors all over Europe. Europe achieved significant capacities in the field of space weather as well as solar science and this should be presented in the public. SWEETS project aims to promoting and raising public awareness by means of 13 very attractive and high quality deliverables (sw mobile truck tour, CD-Rom, exhibitions, rocket & balloon campaign and others) during science weeks and festivals in 27 countries all over Europe. SWEETS consortium consists of 17 members. ES A, EU/ESF COST actions 724 & 296 and the International Heliophysical Year 2007 also support and cooperate with SWEETS activities. SWEETS is a continuation of a tradition of European collaboration on the 50th anniversary of International Geophysical Year (1957-2007). Insofar SWEETS also promotes European scientific excellence worldwide.

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-SCIENCE-AND-SOCIETY-19
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Funding Scheme

SSA - Specific Support Action

Coordinator

ERNST-MORITZ-ARNDT-UNIVERSITY GREIFSWALD
Address
Domstr. 10 A
Greifswald
Germany

Participants (16)

STERNWARTE GREIFSWALD E.V.
Germany
Address
Domstr. 10 A
Greifswald
EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY
Netherlands
Address
Keplerlaan 1
Noordwijk
1A - FIRST APPLICATIONS FOR SPACE WEATHER SERVICE, RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND CULTURE
Germany
Address
Markt 15-19
Greifswald
OBSERVATOIRE DE PARIS
France
Address
61 Avenue De L'observatoire
Paris
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Oude Markt 13
Leuven
SPACE RESEARCH CENTRE POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Poland
Address
Bartycka 18A
Warsaw
UNIVERSITY OF SZCZECIN
Poland
Address
Wielkoploska 15
Szczecin
INSTITUTE OF EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS, SLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Slovakia
Address
Watsonova 47
Kosice
AUSTRIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Austria
Address
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-platz 2
Wien
DEUTSCHE TANZKOMPANIE - FOUNDATION FOR TRADIONAL DANCE IN M-V
Germany
Address
Wilhelm-riefstahl-platz 7
Neustrelitz
ANDOYA ROCKET RANGE AS
Norway
AUSTRIAN RESEARCH CENTRES GMBH - ARC
Austria
Address

Seibersdorf
MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY / ORTA DOGU TEKNIK UNIVERSITESIDEPARTMENT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
Turkey
Address
Odtu Inonu Bulvari
Ankara
INSTITUTE OF ASTRONOMY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LATVIA
Latvia
Address
Rainis Boulevard, 19
Riga
CENTRO DE INVESTIGAÇÃO EM ASTRONOMIA E ASTROFÍSICA DA UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
Address
Rua Das Estrelas
Porto
TECHNOLOGIEZENTRUM FÖRDERGESELLSCHAFT MBH VORPOMMERN
Germany
Address
Brandteichstr. 20
Greifswald