Winners announced for the Space Weather Competition. Visit http://esws2020.iopconfs.org/winners for details.
Please read this page in its entirety since this provides just about everything you need to know for taking part in ESWS2020.
The Zoom links for the live sessions and the social programme can be found in your joining instructions email.
In addition, we will be running breakout (freeform) discussions at the end of each virtual day – for these you will need to log back into the registration site here, click on the edit button, and choose which of the discussion sessions you wish to be put into each day (you will need to scroll down to the end of the page). Please make sure you complete the registration, ideally before the start of ESWS2020, as otherwise your selection(s) may not be registered. You only need to log back into your booking once unless you wish to change your selection!
For reference, you will always use this personal link to log into the ESWS2020 registration system which will then give access to everything else as described herein:
We look forward to seeing you virtually very soon!
Mario Bisi (ESWS2020 PC Chair and OOC Vice Chair)
(see: http://esws2020.iopconfs.org/committee for full details).
The Quick Views are open for online comments/discussion and can be accessed via the programme and Quick View pages on the website. As Quick Views will only initially be available to registered participants after the event.
Please note that if you do not enter the above password, you will not be able to access the Quick Views until later in November 2020 when they will all be made openly available along with the recordings of the live sessions (see below). For the Quick Views to be as successful as possible, it really relies on everyone who will be participating in the meeting, to take some time during these two weeks before ESWS2020 live sessions commence, to review QVs and comment and ask questions. This is especially important for the programme organisers to be able to make their selections of the live Q&A of some Quick Views during the pertinent discussion sessions set out in the online programme. Please note that the participant who engages most with Quick Views, asking questions and commenting will win a free registration to ESWW2021 in Glasgow (sponsored by the Met Office). So take a look and get chatting!
Demo sessions (12:30UT-13:30UT Monday to Friday 26th to 30th October 2020)
We will be providing some rolling Zoom demos during this week, courtesy of the IOP. These will last for ~5-10 minutes each time, and to access you will just need to join with the following Zoom link:
Please ensure you have downloaded the Zoom app or have tested Zoom in your web browser beforehand if you have never used Zoom on that device before. You can test your requirements for needing to download the Zoom app or enable it in the web browser prior to the demo sessions here:
Where at all possible, we strongly encourage participants to use the Zoom app rather than accessing through a web browser since this provides the full Zoom experience. A table displaying the various levels of accessibility available through each access option is available here.
ESWS2020 Live Sessions (2nd to 6th November 2020)
As a reminder, all the live oral sessions (not the social or breakout discussions) will be recorded and our aim is to make them publicly available on the website the same evening.
Zoom links for ESWS2020 and Zoom etiquette
Please note that these are the two master Zoom links for all the live oral and social/ice-breaker sessions during ESWS2020 – the URL has the password encoded in each case. However, in the event that you have local connectivity problems or the link has been security disabled/removed, we have also provided the full conference ID and password for you to be able to access directly from the Zoom App or the Zoom.us website. If you are unable to join via the App or computer, you can join via an audio line (landline/mobile/cell/VOIP). Local dial-in numbers are provided through the link given below, which can be copied and pasted into your browser.
Live Oral Sessions link – see joining instructions email
Social/Ice-Breaker Sessions link – see joining instructions email
If you cannot connect via “Computer Audio” from within Zoom, then you can find your local dial-in number (for up to 90 countries) here: - see joining instructions email
Please adhere to the following Zoom etiquette to enable us all to have a very successful and enjoyable meeting.
Please can you engage with the social media aspects of the meeting by using the hashtag:
as well as tagging the meeting Twitter handle (when using Twitter):
Please feel free to like and retweet the conference and other participants’ tweets as you see fit. Please be respectful when posting messages on Twitter and of other people's tweets and comments!
As part of ESWS2020 and our public engagement programmes in the UK, we have put together a competition for school children to learn more about space weather. The competition is run in two age categories (linked to the UK National Curriculum ages): 7-10, and 11-15 year olds. We have already undertaken some live Q&A sessions with the older category of children and would be happy to facilitate more sessions if required.
The competition details can be found here: http://esws2020.iopconfs.org/STEM
Note that these are being updated as the social programme develops as well as the space-weather forecast timings being adjusted as necessary. Therefore, please ensure you check these links regularly in the weeks coming up to the live sessions so you are kept up to date with the final developments.
Very important information for those with live oral presentations. Please refer to the following guidance notes to ensure the smooth running of the programme:
Information for the ESWS2020 PC Members and Live Sessions’ Chairs
Have a fantastic online European Space Weather Symposium 2020 – hopefully the first of many!
Best wishes - The OOC team.
16 July 2020
Abstract submission opens:
16 July 2020
European Space Weather Medals:
6 September 2020
25 September 2020
Registration deadline: [extended]
10 October 2020
Abstract submission deadline:
4 September 2020