Topical Discussion Meetings

It is a habit at the European Space Weather Week (ESWW) conference, that participants contribute largely to its content. Topical Discussion Meetings are an important part of the program and are organised by a round table format with plenty of room for discussion. Discussions on the newest insights in space weather, on the challenges and threats that space weather imposes, discussions on science, data exploitation, observations, service development, operational models, engineering, industrial challenges, ... all are relevant and eligible for a Topical Discussion Meeting.

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.

Discussion - slido
Submit questions or comments for the discussion in advance by clicking slido in the scheme below.
To start the discussions it is now possible to submit questions beforehand. The tool used is slido. For each TDM there is a link to a specific slido event. Adding a question is as simple as clicking the link of the TDM of your choice, type a question, optionally give your name, and send the question. You can vote for an already given question to increase the attention to that question.
The discussion doesn't have to stop when the TDM ends: simply grab a TDM convener for discussion. Knocking down the convener however is not allowed.

Follow up
TDM conveners will be asked to make a report on their TDM. These reports will be made available on this webpage as soon as we received them. Check the ESWW2018 TDM page for the reports of last year.

For TDM conveners
More on Topical Discussion Meetings and the template for the report

RoomMozane 789Mozane 5Mozane 6 Rogier
Monday, 18th
17:15 - 18:30 3D structure and extraction of coronal holes, and the consequences for space weather International collaboration for researching "Radio-Weather" Benchmarking Extreme Space Weather Events for Improved Global Resilience


Tuesday, 19th
14:00 - 15:15 What critical issues must we address to improve Space Weather forecasts for satellites? How can we improve modelling of processes driving GIC and electric field impacts on ground-based systems? Scoreboard for the Near-Earth Spacecraft Charging Environment: Initial Discussion and Planning
Wednesday, 20th
11:15 - 12:30 Debate on acceleration mechanisms involved in the generation of SEP events Spacecraft, Aircraft, Launcher, Lunar, Planetary and Asteroid Environments Atmospheric Effects Topical Group - supporting the ISWAT initiative Verification and validation – from initial concept to operational service

14:00 - 16:00
Space Weather Working Team, plenary, Room Elisabeth

16:00 - 17:15 Generation of SpaceWx Scenarios for Exercise Use - Examination of a Toolkit Approach Solar and planetary magnetic activity as a space weather driver ESA's Distributed Space Weather Sensor System (D3S) ESA SSA Space Weather Services for users in the Mediterranean region
Thursday, 21th
14:00 - 15:15 The SAWS-ASPECS tool: A Web-based Tool for Forecasting Solar Particle Events and Flares ESA SSA SWE Network Service Dashboards and How to Combine Products to Provide Added Value to the User Big-data processing and modelling of solar activities and space weather forecasting
Friday, 22th
15:15 - 16:30 Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate: a community driven journal for disseminating scientific advances Polar Cap (PC) indices for Space Weather monitoring Operational Space Weather User Survey Outcome: What's Working and What's Not!