Each year, during the European Space Weather Week (ESWW) conference, people from all over the world gather to discuss the newest insights in space weather and to look for answers and ways forward to address the challenges and threats that space weather imposes. Science, data exploitation, observations, service development, operational models, engineering, industrial challenges, amongst others,. are all relevant and highly important aspects related to space weather.
One of the strengths of the conference is that the participants can contribute largely to its content. Topical Discussion Meetings (TDM) are an important part of the programme and are organised by a round table format with plenty of room for discussion.
We would like to invite and encourage you and your colleagues to submit proposals for Topical Discussion Meetings in ESWW17. This year, we've provided additional TDM guidelines. We hope that this will help us all achieve the real goal of creating a place for community discussions.
The ESWW Programme Committee will evaluate the proposals and select which Topical Discussion Meetings will be organised this year. All submissions will be evaluated in terms of their preparation and adequacy for encouraging discussion.
Note that a brief summary report should be submitted by the conveners shortly after the meeting to give ESWW participants unable to attend a chance to read a bit about what they missed.