Topical Discussion Meetings

A major feature of the European Space Weather Week (ESWW) is the live contribution made by the participants. Topical Discussion Meetings (TDMs) are a principal programme component providing this by creating arenas for engaging debate. Topical discussions on the newest insights in space weather, on the challenges and threats that space weather can cause, emerging new science - all of these and more are relevant and eligible for TDMs at ESWW.

TDM is a 1h 15min (or 1h) informal meeting with NO abstract submission form and therefore NO poster contributions.

The purpose of a TDM is the encouragement of open discussion on a specific topic of general interest, augmenting a Plenary or Conference Theme. Proposed TDM descriptions are to indicate key questions and issues that will be discussed.

Convenors are responsible for promoting their TDM. Convenors can e.g. make a single-slide/small poster to introduce the TDM, give the background of the relevance of the TDM, the type of the TDM, what the TDM expects to achieve, and also who the designated Topic Introducers will be. All TDM material can be uploaded to the ESWW2022 website to be made publicly available.

Follow up
TDM Convenors commit to preparing and submitting a short summarising report and shall appoint a TDM Secretary to take TDM Discussion Notes of the session. The reports will be made available on the ESWW webpage as soon as possible after receiving them.
The template for the report can be found here. Please check the ESWW2019 website for examples of the reports. The TDM report should be emailed to


Tuesday, 25th
10:45 - 12:00 Open discussion: Building the European Space Weather and Space Climat Association (E-SWAN) Space Weather impacts to Low-Earth Orbit satellite operations The prototype SafeSpace space weather service


Wednesday, 26th
11:30 - 12:45 International Space Weather Action Teams: Community-Driven Effort to Advance Space Weather Capabilities Steps to improve user access to space weather observation data Probabilistic Data Assimilative Forecast of the Near-Earth Radiation Environment Space Radiation Monitor Measurements: high-level datasets and availability


Thursday, 27th
11:30 - 12:45 The SEP Scoreboards — a discussion on improving the scoreboards with input from the community Coronal model validation for space-weather applications Utilisation of Real-time Solar Wind Data for Forecasting: Challenges and Possible Solutions Coordination of international space weather activities



Friday, 28th
11:30 - 12:45 Future instrument needs for space weather ESA SWE Service Network and Portal in support of Science Operations of Interplanetary Missions