8th Cluster Workshop and SOWG/SWT

27 September to 1 October, 2004 
University of New Hampshire
     Durham, New Hampshire, USA

The University of New Hampshire and the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space  is pleased to host the 8th CLUSTER workshop in Durham, NH, USA. The workshop is scheduled for September 29 to October 1, 2004. Before the workshop there will be the SWOG meeting on September 27 and the SWT meeting on September 28, 2004.

!!!   Please mark your calendar and stay tuned to this web site for further information  !!!!!

Meeting Location: Holloway Commons
Main Street
Durham, NH 03824
Hosted by: The University of New Hampshire
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space


 Where to go?
A campus map is available here!

[ Important Dates | Organizers | Session Information | Local Information & Travel | Special Events | New Hampshire Information ]



April, 2004 First Circular
Housing (depends on availability)
Registration (still possible)
September 1, 2004 Program

September 27, 2004

September  28, 2004

Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, 2004




(Daily workshop schedule)

(Working group Schedules) 
("Click" on the colored areas to see the session program)
Workshop registration form: please click here
                                            List of currently registered participants




Local Organizing Committee




Science Topics

- Bow shock processes, structure, and dynamics
  (H. Kucharek, M. Scholer, E. Moebius)

Working group  (contributions and schedule)

- Physics of the inner magnetosphere
  (V. Jordanova, P. Puhl-Quinn, H. Matsui)

Working group  (contributions and schedule)

- Reconnection processes at the magnetopause and in the tail
   (C. Mouikis, L. Kistler, C. Farrugia)

Working group  (contributions and schedule)

- Cusp Dynamics and Structure and auroral processes
    (H. Laakso, C. Farrugia, E. Lund,)

Working group  (contributions and schedule)




Conference reception:

A conference reception for the participants of the education workshop and for the science workshop is
planned for Sept. 28, 2004 at Holloway Commons.

Conference dinner:

A conference dinner, for the science workshop participants is planned for Sept. 30 , 2004 afternoon after an excursion.
We will have dinner in York Harbor at Foster's Downeast Clambake where we will enjoy Maine hospitality and delicious seafood (cost per person $30).


Social Activities:

There will be a social event organized for September 30. Attendees should indicate their interest on the registration form.

Conference Fee:

The conference fee will be $35 including lunch. (Plus $5 for a lunch on the SWTM day). Please make checks payable to  UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE and mail to Kathy Giberson UNH Space Science Center, 39 College Road, Durham, NH 03824, USA. Deadline for the registration fee is August 15, 2004. For changes please read the secound announcement.


Parking on Campus:

Please be aware that for parking on campus a permit is needed.  Visitors will have to use an outside parking area. For convenience a limited shuttle service can be provided. If you park your car on campus without a parking permit your car will be ticketed and towed.

Hotel Accommodations

The workshop will be held at the Holloway Commons in Durham, New Hampshire. Holloway Commons is situated in downstown Durham, within walking distance from the New England Conference Center.

All Participants will be required to secure their own room reservations. A block of rooms have been reserved at the New England Conference Center in Durham and in the Comfort Inn in Portsmouth until August 20, 2004 (after it  will depend on availability), so please make your reservations by then. After that date the rooms will be on a space and rate available basis.

Hotel Information:

The following hotels will be available for workshop participants:


Travel & Transportation

Portsmouth can be reached via three major airports, all of which are about an hour's drive from Portsmouth. The Manchester airport is perhaps the most convenient and flights into Manchester are often cheaper than flights into Boston.

For those not renting a car, bus/shuttle service is available from both the Boston and Manchester airports.
              -  From Manchester: Leaving the airport, turn right onto Brown Avenue.
                                            From Brown Avenue, take I-293 to I-93 North.
                                            Once you are on I-93 North, immediately get into the right lane and prepare
                                                  to exit right at Exit 7, Route 101 East toward Portsmouth, NH.
                                             Follow Route 101 East for approximately 18 miles and take
                                                  Exit 7 Epping/Kingston/Durham, Route 125 North.
                                             Follow Route 125 North for 10 miles to the Lee Traffic Circle, Route 4 East.
                                             Enter the traffic circle and turn right onto Route 4 East toward Portsmouth, NH.
                                             Follow Route 4 East for 4 miles to the Madbury Road traffic light.
                                             Take a right at the lights onto Madbury Road.
                                             Follow Madbury Road for approximately one mile to the stop sign at
                                                   the corner of Madbury and Edgewood Roads.
                                             Turn right onto Edgewood Road for approximately 1/2 mile to Strafford
                                                   Avenue, which is on your left.
                                             Take Strafford Avenue one block and the New England Center is on your right.
                                                    Estimated Drive Time - 45 minutes

 For maps please click here


Local Dining

There are some restaurants in the local Durham area. A larger variety of good restaurants can be found in the Portsmouth area. Here are a couple of on-line listings of Portsmouth restaurants.


Seacoast Area Highlights

Here is a selection of links to specific points of interest and activities in New Hampshire seacoast area :

The New Hampshire Seacoast - General Information Sites

Here is a selection of links that can provide further information about the New Hampshire Seacoast region:

Portsmouth Area Highlights

Here is a selection of links to specific points of interest and activities in the Portsmouth area :

Elsewhere in New Hampshire

Here is a selection of links that can provide further information about other places within New Hampshire that may be of interest to conference participants:

Last Update: 05/28/2004

Program Coordinator :
Ms. Kathy Giberson
Space Science Center
Morse Hall
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: (603) 862-0022
Fax: (603) 862-0311

Address E-mail Correspondence to : cluster8@sr.unh.edu