Just a bit over a week after the terrorist attacks in Paris, the ESWW12 took place as planned. Fortunately, not too many people had cancelled their participation. Governments of different coutries had issued very different travel recommendations, ranging from no recomendation at all to the advice to strictly limiting trips to Belgium the most urgent ones and registering travellers’ names at their dedicated government agencies.
According to project coordinator Manolis Georgoulis, ‘the overall FLARECAST appearance in the ESWW12 was very rewarding and satisfying. Besides a successful PMB meeting, in spite of technical issues, the reference to FLARECAST in a talk and an e-poster and the culmination of our presence, namely the FLARECAST booth during the ESWW Fair, were all very well received.’
The first year of the project with not many scientific results to be presented yet, we shared educational materials, in particular those developed for our workshop linking FLARECAST with the SunSpotter citizen science project, and offered a magnetic field give away for kids and other playful people.
Not only the European Commission but also ESA, NASA, NOAA and the Corean Space Weather Center taking notice of FLARECAST, we raised high expectations. Now, we need to deliver results!
Such a beautiful walk to the ESWW12 venue and so little time for a break!