The 13th International Conference on Substorms (ICS-13) will be held in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA on 25–29 September 2017. The meeting venue will be the Portsmouth Sheraton hotel; Portsmouth is located on the coast of the state, about an hour north of Boston, Massachussetts.
The meeting's official website provides further information, but prospective attendees will have to wait until January 2017 for instructions on registering, submitting abstracts and grants to support travel. Concurrent THEMIS and MMS Science Working Group meetings are tentatively planned, but have also not yet been confirmed.
Jimmy Raeder (University of New Hampshire) is the chair of both the Science Organising Committee and the Local Organising Committee; Steve Milan (University of Leicester) represents the MIST community on the SOC. More details can be found on the ICS-13 website.
After a hard-fought campaign by the five candidates, the results of the MIST Council elections are now in!
It is a pleasure to announce that Ian McCrea returns to the council for a second term whilst Sarah Badman is newly elected to the council, bringing some much needed northern perspective.
Rob, Jonny, Luke and John congratulate the new and returning members of council, and we look forward to working together for the community over the next year.
Congratulations to Nadine Kalmoni (MSSL) and Carley Martin (Lancaster) for winning this year's Rishbeth prizes for their presentations at Luner MIST at Lancaster University this April.
Nadine won the prize for the best student talk with her presentation, "Statistical characterisation of the growth and spatial scales of the substorm onset arc", while Carley won the poster prize with her work for her poster, "Cassini magnetometer observations of the orientation, motion and structure of Saturn’s magnetospheric current sheet."
Articles by both winners will appear shortly in A&G!
There are two dedicated MIST meetings each year: a one-day meeting held in London in Autumn at the RAS and a longer Spring meeting that is usually hosted by one of the MIST groups. In 2002 the Spring MIST meeting was held jointly with UKSP for the first time and in 2007 MIST and UKSP held their Spring meeting at the National Astonomy Meeting. This combination has continued to present day.