FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT


ANNUAL MEETING OF THE BALKAN, BLACK SEA AND CASPIAN SEA REGIONAL NETWORK ON SPACE WEATHER STUDIES

March 30 - April 1, 2006

Sural Garden Hotel in Manavgat, Antalya, Turkey

Bogazici University, Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute and TUBITAK National Observatory are organizing this meeting right after the Total Solar Eclipse (TSE) on March 29, 2006.

The official meeting web page is  http://www.ihy2007.boun.edu.tr


 Scientific Organization Committee (SOC) :

 

Ashot CHILINGARIAN - Cosmic Ray Division, Alikhanyan Physics Institute, Yerevan ,Armenia,

Elchin BABAYEV - Shamakhy  Astrophysical Observatory, Azerbaijan,

Katya GEORGEVA - Solar-Terrestrial Influences Laboratory, Bulgaria (Co-chair)

Vladimir RUZDJAK - Hvar Observatory, Faculty of Geodesy, Croatia

Marina GIGOLASHVILI - Abastumani Observatory, Georgia

Vladimir Kuznetsov - IZMIRAN, Russia

Lev ZELENYI - Institute for Space Research, Russia

Atila OZGUC - Boğaziçi University, Kandilli Observatory and E.R.I., Istanbul, Turkey (Co-chair)

Zeki ASLAN - Tubitak National Observatory, Turkey

Oleg LYTVYNENKO - Institute of Radio Astronomy, Ukraine

Natchimuthuk GOPALSWAMY – GSFC, U.S.A. (IHY Secreteriat)

 

Local Organising Committee (LOC) :

The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) consists of members of the Bogazici University, Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute (KOERI),  Tubitak National Observatory (TNO), Akdeniz University, Physics Department (AKPD), and Derya Denizcilik Turizm Tic. ve San. A.S.

 

Atila OZGUC (Chair)  KOERI,

Tamer ATAC, KOERI,

Hulya YESILYAPRAK, KOERI,

Riza PEKTAS, KOERI,

Murat PARMAKSIZOGLU, TNO,

Orhan GOLBASI, AKPD,

Ali KILCIK, AKPD,

Yadigar YUCEER, AKPD,

Mustafa KARTOPU, DER-TUR,


 

Language

English will be the official language of the meeting. No translation service will be provided.

 

Presentation

Invited reviews are limited to 40 min and oral presentations are 10 min. All followed by 5 min discussion. Only computer-aided presentations will be possible. Poster tables will be 100 cm wide and 200 cm high.

 

Computer and Internet facilities

Wireless access to the Internet will be available to the participants, in and around the Sural Hotels. Nearby the conference site there will be computer room available.

 

Conference proceedings

The proceedings will be published as a special issue of "Sun and Geosphere" - the new international journal of our regional network. Instructions for preparing the camera-ready papers will be given during the meeting.

 

Registration

Registration office will be open near the meeting saloon on March 29, 2006, after 18:00.

 

Conference site

The meeting will take place in the Sural Garden Hotel in Manavgat, which is 60 Km east of Antalya. The location of the meeting is chosen on the totality line of the eclipse to make available a site for the experiments of the attendees. The attractive surroundings provide an early summer vacation opportunity for the conference participants.

 

Social events

Welcome Party will take place on Wednesday evening, March 29, 2006 in the Sural Garden Hotel. Excursions to Antalya will be organized on Friday afternoon, March 31, 2006.

 

Climate

Weather in Antalya in March and April is usually pleasant; the temperature is about 12 -16 C. Nights are cooler; rain, if any, should not last long. You are advised to bring light casual clothes, and a sweater or jacket for the evenings.

 

Conference secretariat

Local and travel arrangements, registration, and payments:

Der-Tur Tours & Travel, Istiklal Cad. Galatasaray Ishani, No:230, 34430, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey

Phone:+90 212 249 8127, Fax:+90 212 243 52 67 E-mail: dertur@dertur.com.tr