about Topical Discussion Meetings
A key part of the European Space Weather Weeks are the Topical Discussion Meetings. These meetings provide the opportunity for interested participants to address key issues in a style that complements the sessions but differs considerebly. Topical Discussion Meetings are open to all ESWW participants.
A Topical Discussion Meeting aims at active participation or interaction between the participants. The participants work and discuss on a predefined theme or problem heading towards an outcome or target.
A working meeting is a 1h 15min informal afternoon meeting with NO abstract submission form and therefore NO poster contributions.
A Topical Discussion Meeting is a discussion or round table. The conveners introduce their meeting in 15 min followed by a 50 min discussion. The conveners appoint a secretary who makes the report/minutes near real-time. For the secretaries convenience, the PC will offer a template. The report will be made available on the TDM-webpage and can be consulted by all visitors to the webpage.
Please email the minutes to the STCE LOC.
The title and the abstract of a Topical Discussion Meeting are published online. Since a TDM is a forum for discussion, conveners don’t need to fix a speaker list or program.
Technical assistance The ESWW LOC takes care of the logistics: a projection screen, a laptop for presentations and audio. The ESWW LOC will give the technical support to get the meeting started.
When are TDMs programmed?
Check the block diagram. TDMs are programmed parallel, 4 at the same time. We foresee 8 blocks: 1 on Monday, 2 on Tuesday, 1 on Wednesday, 2 on Thursday and Friday.
Terror of Deadlines Yellow is important for ESWW15 participants.