Third Announcement


The Influence of Solar Variability on Geophysical and Heliospheric Phenomena; the 2009 ILWS Workshop will be held at the Itamambuca Eco Resort, Ubatuba beach, in the state of São Paulo - Brazil, October 4-9, 2009 ( Information on the meeting can be found at

Key issues in Solar, Interplanetary, Magnetospheric and Ionospheric-Upper Atmospheric Physics will be addressed. Furthermore, topical sessions on propagation of interplanetary structures in the heliosphere, extreme magnetic storms, low latitude electrodynamics, space weather, solar and geomagnetic activity influence on climate and future ILWS missions complete the conference agenda.

The Itamambuca Eco Resort is a paradisiacal place, both in terms of scenery, beautiful beaches and tropical forest. It is located in a region far from over-populated places. It is an idyllic place that all will surely enjoy.



Please remember that the deadline for registration (with a reduced fee) and for abstract submission is August 15.To be registered, you can get a registration form in our Conference web site, in which there are options for payment (credit card/ invoice).

The ILWS/Brazil local organizing committee will be providing transportation from the São Paulo airport to the Conference hotel and back (about 2.5 hours by car). Thus, when you can, please pass the information about your flight schedule to Alicia Gonzalez (

We will stay in the Conference hotel only until October 9 (Friday) because there is another event at the hotel, starting on the night of that day. For those who may need to take return flights on Friday 9, please consider that you need to leave the Conference hotel about 5 hours before the time of your return flight.

For those who have return flights on October 10, we recommend making hotel reservations either at the São Paulo airport or in the city of São José dos Campos. This city, where INPE is located, is in between the Conference hotel and the airport. We will provide transportation to both, São José dos Campos and the airport.

An important issue concerning the rates of the Itamambuca - Conference hotel is that those rates, shown in the web site of the Conference, already INCLUDE all meals!. Thus, those rates are not too high as they may have appeared to some of the participants.


Walter Gonzalez, Jim Spann and David Sibeck
Conference conveners