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Splinter meeting on Coordination of Synoptic Observations Free Conference is closed
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synoptic2017
Hosted by Markus Roth
Affiliation Kiepenheuer-Institut fuer Sonnenphysik
Göttingen
16.10.2017 - 16.10.2017

Organizing institutions

National Solar Observatory, Boulder, USA

Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik, Freiburg, Germany 

Royal Observatory of Belgium, Brussels

Main category Natural Sciences (Astrophysics and Astrononmy)
Conference/Workshop objectives

Meeting Goals:

Synoptic groundbased observations play important role in providing data for research in solar and space physics and space weather operational forecast. They also provide global context to aid in interpreting the remote and in situ observations from space-based platforms and enable new science opportunities. Currently, the international efforts in grounbased observations are not well-coordinated, which may lead to non-uniform and duplicate data. There is no critical evaluation of what must be observed and what could be missing. The planning does not take into consideration the synoptic nature of data, resulting in long-term datasets often being ad hoc collections, and there is lack of long-term planning for operations (no well-defined goals, diminishing funding, and aging facilities). There is also a looming issue with long-term synoptic data preservation.

The idea behind this meeting is to start conversations with all interested parties about the future of solar synoptic ground-based observations, including their role in supporting space missions. We have chosen to associate this splinter meeting with L5 Consortium meeting for a prime reason: synergy between space- and ground-based instruments is important for L5 science, and such early discussions would be beneficial for everybody. We also hope that this could stimulate other projects (Solar Orbiter, Solar Probe Plus etc) to be more active on this issue.


 

    Relevant links, articles and past presentations:

    Local organizing committee

    Jesper Schou (MPS)

    Scientific organizing committee (SOC)

    Alexei Pevtsov, NSO, Boulder (apevtsov@noao.edu)
    Markus Roth, KIS, Freiburg   (mroth@leibniz-kis.de)
    Frédéric Clette, WDC-SILSO, Brussels (frederic.clette@oma.be)

    Sessions
    • Main Session
    Programme
    Invited speakers

    To be announced. 

     

    Preliminary Programme:

    • Introduction: statement of problem and perhaps, mentioning the related activities by the IAU working group on coordination of synoptic observations of the Sun
    • Overview of existing groundbased observatories/synoptic programs with summary of current issues
    • Summary of current state of preservation of solar data
    • Future plans for synoptic networks
    • Open discussion
    Important dates

    Abstract submission: October 6, 2017

    Registration: October 11, 2017

    Registration and payment information

    There is no registration fee.
    Possibilities for lunch are given in the institute or on the university campus.

    Please register for the meeting before October 11, 2017.

    Conference venue

    Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research

    Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 3

    37077 Göttingen

    Hotel information

    MPS has negotiated discounted prices at a few nearby hotels:

    Best Western Am Papenberg (the link opens in a new tab): We have reserved 25 rooms. This is close to the meeting venue with easy bus route to the city center.

    Hotel Stadt Hannover (the link opens in a new tab): We have reserved 15 rooms. This is at the city center with easy bus route to the meeting venue.

    A list of nearby hotels and their negotiated rates can be found here (opens in a new tab).

    Travel information

    By Car:
     

    A7 from north or south:

    • Take exit 72-Göttingen-Nord toward Göttingen-Holtensen/ Göttingen-Weende/ Braunlage/ B27
    • Slight right toward B3 (signs for B27/ A7/ Hannover/ Göttingen/ Bovenden/ Duderstadt); Continue straight onto B3
    • Slight left onto An der Lutter/ B27 
    • Take the exit toward Kliniken 
    • Keep left, follow signs for Univ.-Nordbereich/ Polizei 
    • Turn left onto Robert-Koch-Straße 
    • Turn right onto Hans-Adolf-Krebs-Weg 
    • Continue onto Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 3

    B27 from east:

    • Take exit 72-Göttingen-Nord toward Göttingen-Holtensen/ Göttingen-Weende/ Braunlage/ B27
    • Slight right toward B3 (signs for B27/ A7/ Hannover/ Göttingen/ Bovenden/ Duderstadt); Continue straight onto B3
    • Slight left onto An der Lutter/ B27 
    • Take the exit toward Kliniken 
    • Keep left, follow signs for Univ.-Nordbereich/ Polizei 
    • Turn left onto Robert-Koch-Straße 
    • Turn right onto Hans-Adolf-Krebs-Weg 
    • Continue onto Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 3
    • Take B27/ B446 toward Uslar/ Göttingen/ Hannover-Kassel; continue to follow B27
    • Turn right onto Am Faßberg 
    • Turn left onto Otto-Hahn-Straße 
    • Turn left toward Hans-Adolf-Krebs-Weg 
    • Continue straight onto Hans-Adolf-Krebs-Weg 
    • Turn left onto Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 3

     

    By Train:

    • ICE (Inter City Express) to Göttingen
    • For reservations visit the Travel Service of the Deutsche Bahn (the link opens in a new tab) 
    • From the station you can take the buslines 21/23 towards Nikolausberg (or Uni-Nord or Faßberg). Exit at busstop Kellnerweg (~100 m to MPS)

      Note that the busses also go by the Best Western hotel.


    We encourage you to check the Deutsche Banh website linked above and search for trains from "Hannover Flughafen" or "Frankfurt(M)Flughafen" to "Göttingen" or "Kellnerweg, Göttingen"

    • ICE (Inter City Express) to Göttingen
    • For reservations visit the Travel Service of the Deutsche Bahn (the link opens in a new tab) 
    • From the station you can take the buslines 21/23 towards Nikolausberg (or Uni-Nord or Faßberg). Exit at busstop Kellnerweg (~100 m to MPS)

      Note that the busses also go by the Best Western hotel.

    • Alternatively, from the station you can take the busline 23 towards Faßberg. Exit at busstop Kellnerweg (~100 m to MPS) 

     

    By Plane:
     

    From Hannover airport:

    • Take S-Bahn from the airport to Hannover main station
    • Take the Inter City Express (ICE) or IC to Göttingen 
    • Follow the directions to travel by train, as shown in the left 
    •  

    From Frankfurt airport:

    • Take S-Bahn from the airport to Hannover main station
    • Take the Inter City Express (ICE) or IC to Göttingen 
    • Follow the directions to travel by train, as shown in the left 
    • Non-stop trains to Göttingen run every two hours from Fernbahnhof
    • OR Take S-bahn from "Regionalbahnhof" (platforms 1-3) to Frankfurt main station. Then change train towards Göttingen. Otherwise you can also take ICE from Frankfurt main station towards Kassel/Hamburg.
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    Alexei Pevtsov

    Session: Main Session

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    Frederic Clette

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    Markus Roth

    Session: Main Session

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    These are the slides given on October 16, 2017 at the Splinter Meeting on Synoptic Observations. This summarizes the results of the Work Package (WP) 80 of the EU FP7 activity Solarnet.
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    robertus erdelyi

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    Markus Roth

    Session: Main Session

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    Presentation given by G. Tsiropoula and I. Kontogiannis at the Splinter Meeting on Synoptic Observations in Göttingen on October 16, 2017.
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    First Name Last Name Affiliation
    Markus Roth Kiepenheuer-Institut fuer Sonnenphysik
    Alexei Pevtsov National Solar Observatory
    Paul Rajaguru Indian Institute of Astrophysics
    Nuno Peixinho CITEUC, Geophysical and Astronomical Observatory, University of Coimbr
    robertus erdelyi univ of sheffield
    Martina Exnerová Astronomický ústav AV ČR