The 17th European Space Weather Week (ESWW17/ESWW2020) is Postponed to 25-29 October 2021 which will now be known as ESWW2021.

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 ESWW2019 TDM page for the reports of last year. 

For TDM conveners

More on Topical Discussion Meetings and the template for the report

Approaching deadlines:

Call for TDMs open:


Call for abstract submission opening:


Call for TDMs closes:


Click to see the list of key dates