6-10 June 2011
Aberystwyth University
Europe/London timezone

    We announce the "Second Remote Sensing of the Inner Heliosphere Workshop" to be hosted by Aberystwyth University and held in Aberystwyth, Wales, UK, 06-10 June 2011.  The workshop aims to gather experts from the various fields of remote-sensing observations of the inner heliosphere, including white-light, EUV, and radio observation, together with modellers in order to tackle key outstanding science issues, establish closer working relations, and devise the best ways to move the field forward.  In addition, the science learned from remote-sensing observations is key to improving our capabilities of space weather forecasting.  The workshop also aims to look at ways in which we can more easily and efficiently share and access the various types of data between individual groups and sub-communities, ways in which we model the inner heliosphere looking at the advantages and disadvantages of the available modelling, updates on present and future remote-sensing capabilities - including those on the STEREO/SDO/Solar Orbiter/Solar Probe+ Missions, and progress on use of the LOw Frequency ARray (LOFAR) and Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio arrays - pathfinders for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) - linking remote-sensing observations of the inner heliosphere with those closer-in to the Sun as well as with in-situ measurements, and investigating further the ways in which these data sets all complement each other and are necessary to gain knowledge and understanding of the fundamental physical processes that occur within the inner heliosphere.

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Europe/London
Aberystwyth University
Council Chamber, Old College
Old College, Aberystwyth University, King Street (Stryd-y-Brenin), Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 2AX, Wales (UK).

FULL details can be found on the main workshop WebPages: http://heliosphere2011.dph.aber.ac.uk/


It is anticipated that the Workshop will focus on topics such as:
 - Stream and co-rotating interaction regions (SIRs/CIRs).
 - Numerical modelling of the inner heliosphere through comparison with remote-sensing observations.
 - A case study: The inner heliosphere before, during, and following the July/August 2010 Events.
 - The solar wind in the initiation phase/acceleration phase and its modelling.
 - Present and future observations of interplanetary scintillation (IPS).
 - A look at CME events where remote-sensing observations failed us, how and why this occurred, and how might we improve upon this in the future.
 - The future of remote-sensing observations of the inner heliosphere - from IPS opportunities (LOFAR, SKA, etc...) to Heliospheric Imager (HI) opportunities.
    We have scope for parallel and break-out sessions within our venue.  A detailed session plan will be announced in due course as the specific science schedule is formed.

About Aberystwyth:
    Aberystwyth, both a holiday and University Town, is set in beautiful unspoilt scenery on the shores of Cardigan Bay on the West coast of Wales (UK).  The landscape, flora, and fauna in the Aberystwyth area are quite outstanding.  Red kites (birds of prey) regularly fly over the campuses and bottle-nosed dolphins can be seen offshore.  There are also been recent sightings of Golden Eagles within the area.  Aberystwyth has a wealth of restaurants, bars/pubs, and good places to eat as well as plenty of general activities and facilities.

Preliminary Workshop Schedule (TBC):
[Monday 06 June 2011 14:00h-18:00h = IPS Discussions]
[Tuesday 07 June 2011 08:30h-12:30h = IPS Discussions]

***Tuesday 07 June 2011 14:00h-18:00h = Remote-Sensing Workshop Official Opening and Introductory Session.
Wednesday 08 June 2011 08:30h-12:30h and 14:00h-18:00h = Remote-Sensing Workshop.
Thursday 09 June 2011 08:30h-12:30h = Remote-Sensing Workshop.
Thursday 09 June 2011 13:30h - Thursday 23:00h = Social Activities and Workshop Dinner.
Friday 10 June 2011 08:30h-12:30h = Summary Session, Future Work/Aims Discussion, and Workshop Close.***

Proceedings:
    We will have a special issue of the Solar Physics journal to accompany/complement the Workshop and act as Proceedings to the workshop; full details will appear on the main workshop WebPages.


Contacts and further information:
Workshop WebPages: http://heliosphere2011.dph.aber.ac.uk/ (the relevant information will be updated in due course).
Primary Point of Contact for Scientific/Workshop Support/Queries: Dr. Mario M. Bisi (Mario.Bisi [at] aber.ac.uk).
Primary Point of Contact for Local Support/Queries: Dr. Richard A. Fallows {raf [at] aber.ac.uk).