40° COSPAR Scientific Assembly

The 40th COSPAR Scientific Assembly will be held in Moscow, Russia from 2 – 10 August 2014. This Assembly is open to all bona fide scientists. 

Below is the preliminary list of scientific events for the 2014 Assembly:

Scientific Commission A

– Global Integrated Earth System Science Enabled through GEOSS
– Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics of Our Changing Planet
– Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions in Oceanography and Cryosphere, Use of In-situ Data and Assimilation in Models
– Towards Scientific Exploitation of Operational EO Missions for Land Processes and Natural Hazards

Scientific Commission B

-Lunar Science and Exploration
– Mars Exploration and Science
– Outer Solar System: New Data – Future Prospects
– Small Bodies Exploration: Past, Present and Future Missions
– Dust and Rings (in the Solar System and Beyond)
– Astrobiology: Life Signs Detections within Planetary Exploration
– Exploration of Venus
– Planetary Data Management and Exploitation
– Highlights in Planetary Science and Exploration

Scientific Commission C

– International Standards for the Space Environment
– Advances in Remote Sensing of the Middle and Upper Atmospheres and Ionosphere from the Ground and from Space, including Sounding Rockets and Multi-instrument Studies
– New Generation Middle and Upper Atmosphere Radars: Applications and Development
– Ionospheric Disturbances Observed through very Low Frequency Radio Waves
– Recent Advances in Equatorial, Low- and Mid-Latitude Mesosphere, Thermosphere and Ionosphere Studies
– 10th Thermospheric, Ionospheric, Geospheric (TIGER) Symposium
– Coupled Solar Wind-Magnetosphere-Ionosphere-Thermosphere System
– Physics and Chemistry of the High Latitude Mesosphere Lower Thermosphere
– Wave Coupling Processes in the Whole Atmosphere
– Advances in Extra-Terrestrial Forcing Studies for the Middle Atmosphere and Lower Ionosphere
– Planetary Atmospheres
– Planetary Upper Atmospheres, Ionospheres and Magnetospheres
– Modelling of Planetary Atmospheres
– Improved Representation of the Ionosphere in Real Time and Retrospective Mode
– Development of Models Related to the COSPAR International Reference Atmosphere (CIRA)
– Reference Atmosphere of Venus and Mars (VIRA and MIRA)
– Active Experiments and Processes Related to Space Plasmas
– Dusty Plasmas in Space

Scientific Commission D

– Highlights of the Heliosphere, the Sun, and Magnetospheres
– Global Structure of the Heliosphere: Observations, Theory, and Modeling
– Energetic Particles in the Heliosphere; from Pickup Ions to Anomalous Cosmic Rays
– Galactic Cosmic Rays in the Heliosphere: Theory and Observations
– Cosmic Ray Anisotropies and the Heliotail
– Reconnection – from the Sun to Planets and the Galaxy
– Space Climate
– Challenges in Heliophysics and Space Weather: What Instrumentation for the Future?
– The Science with Future Solar Missions, from the Sun to the Heliosphere
– Energy Release and Particle Acceleration and Transport in Flares, CMEs, and the Heliosphere
– Multiscale Plasma Processes: Theory, Simulations and Multipoint Magnetospheric Observations
– Magnetic Substorms and Peculiarities of Tail Dynamics
– Highlights of Magnetospheric Plasma Physics
– Plasma Heating and Acceleration Processes in the Magnetosphere
– Plasma Transport across Magnetospheric Boundaries

Scientific Commission E

– Accreting Neutron Stars
– New Broadband Perspectives on the Galactic Center Black Hole and its Environment
– X-ray Astrophysics of Hot Massive Stars
– X-Ray Spectroscopy of Large-scale Plasmas
– Outflows and Accretion from White Dwarfs to Supermassive Black Holes
– Origin of Cosmic Rays
– The Herschel (Far-IR) Heritage: High-z Universe, Star Formation, ISM, Stars, …
– The Hot and Energetic Universe with the Large X-ray Observatory Athena
– Synergies of Ground-based (sub)mm and Radio Surveys with High Energy Space Data on Transient Sources
– The Sharpest View of the Radio Universe – Results from the RadioAstron (Spektr-R) Mission
– Next Step in Studying the Ultraviolet Universe: WSO-UV
– Highly Magnetized Neutron Stars
– NuSTAR First Science
– Exoplanets
– Rotation-powered Pulsars from Radio to the Highest Energies
– SN Remnants and PWN through the Electromagnetic Spectrum
– Energetic Death of Massive Stars
– The Variable Galactic Hard X-ray Sky
– Challenges in the Unified Model of AGN
– Gravitational Wave Astrophysics
– Coronal Magnetism
– Solar Photospheric and Coronal Magnetic Field Diagnostics
– Energy Transfer from the Photosphere to the Corona (IRIS)
– Many Scales of Magnetic Flux Emergence
– Flows in Solar Flares
– Heating of the Corona (Inst., Solar, Stellar)
– MHD Seismology of Solar, Space and Astrophysical Plasmas

Scientific Commission F

– Gravitational Effects in Plants, Fungi and Unicellular Systems
– Comprehensive Experimental Radiation Biology for Space Exploration
– Space Radiation Risk Assessment and Counter-measures: Physical and Biophysical Mechanisms, Modelling Simulations and Future Experimental Roadmaps
– Space Radiation Dosimetry—Measurements and Models, Detector Development and Groundbased Characterisation
– Astrobiology Experiments in Earth Orbit and Beyond
– It’s a Dusty Universe: The Many Roles of Dust in the Chemistry and Physics in Diverse Environments in Space
– Life in Extreme Environments – Model Systems for Astrobiology
– Advanced Instrumentation for Astrobiology from Earth Orbit to the Icy Satellites
– Habitability in the Solar System and Beyond
– Innovative Approaches to Space Habitation
– Advanced Life Support Testbeds and Facilities
– Principles and Application of Mathematical and Computer Modelling CELSS
– Influence of Spaceflight Environments on Biological Systems
– Closure as a Specific Property of Manmade Ecosystems and Biospheres
– Genetic, Epigenetic and Metabolic Changes in Spaceflight and Simulated Spaceflight Environment
– Ecological Life Support and Sustainability – Adaptation to the Extreme Environment + ISRU
– Animal Models in Space-Based Research
– Neuromuscular and Bone Plasticity and Signaling after Simulated and Actual Microgravity
– Centrifuges in Gravitational Physiological Research
– Human Deconditioning and Counter-measures: Research Update from Spaceflight and Analog Environments
– Molecular, Cellular and Synthetic Biology Research in Space and Ground-based Analogues

Scientific Commission G

– Gravitational Effects on Physico-Chemical Processes
– Drop Tower Days
– Influence of Free Space Environment on the Behaviour of Materials

Scientific Commission H

– Dark Energy and Dark Matter
– Cosmology and Gravitation
– Space Missions for Fundamental Physics
– Atomic Clocks and Atomic Sensors
– Developments towards a Space-borne Gravitational Wave Observatory

Panels and Special Events

– Teacher Training in Space Sciences
– Issues in Education and Public Awareness of Space Activities and Sciences
– Space Debris – Responding to a Dynamic Environment
– International Coordination of Planning for Space Exploration
– COSPAR Planetary Protection Policy and Implementation Guidelines
– Planetary Protection Mission Implementation and Status
– Planetary Protection Research and Development Activities
– Recent and Upcoming Observations of the Radiation Belts.
– Recent Advances in Empirical and Theoretical Models of the Radiation Belts
– Scientific Ballooning: Recent Development in Technology and Instrumentation
– Satellite Dynamics for Earth and Solar System Sciences and Applications
– Research Directed toward Space Weather Services
– Solar Cycle 24: A Cross-Disciplinary View of this Solar Maximum
– Planetary and Solar System Space Weather
– COSPAR for Dummies
– Advanced Data Analysis in Space Science
– Path to Intelligent Life in the Universe

Poster of the Assembly