Annual Meeting of the Balkans, Black Sea and Caspian Sea Regional Network on Space Weather Studies

March 30 - April 1, 2006

Manavgat - Antalya, TURKEY


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

Presentations    &    Photographs    &    Proceedings



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


Invited reviews are limited to 40 min. and oral presentations are 15 min. All followed by 5 min discussion. Computer aided presentations will be possible.

Conference Site

The meeting will take place in the Sural Garden Hotel in Manavgat, which is 50 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.

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 in  the Final Announcement. The total length must not exceed 8 pages for an Invited Review, 6 pages oral contributions and 4 pages for the posters.

Financial Support

The budget of the Meeting is limited. However, funding by the INTAS has been applied for to support a number of scientists from formerly Soviet Union countries. Depending on the available budget, also some other participants may be partially funded, namely by waiving the registration fee. Please fill the Registration Form and specify precisely what kind of support you would need and estimate the respective costs.


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.

Calendar of Events
Deadline for registration: January 31, 2006
Deadline for application for financial support: January 31, 2006
Deadline for abstracts and payment of the basic fee: January 31, 2006
Information on support: February 20, 2006
Final Announcement: March 10, 2006