ISEC 2001
Radiation Belt Science and Technology
July 23-27, 2001
Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown, New Zealand: Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables (with snow)

General Information
Conference Deadlines
Registration and Abstract Submission
Hotel Information
Queenstown and New Zealand Information
Conference Participants
Program Chart

General Information

Meeting Description

The International Space Environment Conference 2001: Radiation Belt Science and Technology, also known as ISEC 2001, is the seventh in a series of international meetings devoted to advancing our understanding of Earth's space environment and its effects on technology and on humans in space. Previous meetings were held in Dubna (Russia), Taos, New Mexico (USA), Brussels (Belgium), The Hague (The Netherlands), Moscow (Russia), and Farnborough (United Kingdom). The primary emphasis of ISEC 2001 will be radiation belt science and technology, but papers on other energetic charged particles and their effects are also encouraged. Topics to be covered include:

An informal, workshop-style meeting is planned, with plenty of time for discussion and communication. Invited and contributed presentations will be given in oral and poster sessions and there will be time scheduled for group discussion on key research issues and outstanding questions.

Scientific Program Committee

Ian Axford, Max-Planck-Institut für Aeronomie, Germany
Daniel Baker, University of Colorado, USA
Anthony Chan (Chair), Rice University, USA
Eamonn Daly, ESTEC, The Netherlands
Richard Dowden, LF.EM Research Ltd, New Zealand
Michael Golightly, NASA Johnson Space Center, USA
Richard Horne, British Antarctic Survey, United Kingdom
Mary Hudson, Dartmouth College, USA
Axel Korth, Max-Planck-Institut für Aeronomie, Germany
Joseph Lemaire, Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, Belgium
Xinlin Li, University of Colorado, USA
Ian Mann, University of York, United Kingdom
Takahiro Obara, Communication Research Laboratory, Japan
Mikhail Panasyuk, Moscow State University, Russia
Geoff Reeves, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
David Rodgers, DERA Farnborough, United Kingdom

Organizing Committee

Conference Administrator: Ms. Umbe Cantu
Rice Space Institute, MS 108
Rice University
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005-1892
Tel: 713-348-4939
Fax: 713-348-5143
Anthony Chan, Rice University, USA
Craig Rodger, University of Otago, New Zealand

Meeting Announcement PDF File


The Rice Space Institute of Rice University.
S-RAMP (Solar-Terrestrial Energy Program (STEP) Results, Applications, and Modeling Phase)
SCOSTEP (Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics)
URSI (Union Radio-Scientifique Internationale)

Conference Deadlines

Early Registration and Abstract Submission: April 2, 2001.

Hotel Reservation: May 23, 2001.

Registration and Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission and Early Registration Deadline: April 2, 2001.

Deadline for Late Abstract Submission and Late Registration: May 23, 2001.

Abstract submissions are now closed.

Online registrations will be accepted until July 6, 2001. After that, please register at the meeting.

Registration Form

Hotel Information

Hotel Reservation Deadline: May 23, 2001

The conference will take place at the Millennium Hotel Queenstown . The Millennium is a ten-minute drive from the Queenstown airport and is within walking distance of dozens of restaurants and a wide variety of shops and services in Queenstown. The Millennium has excellent conference facilities and dining, and is offering special conference rates for premium rooms and suites, as follows:

Millennium Queenstown
Room Rates
Premium Room NZ$160 plus GST
Junior Suite NZ$230 plus GST
Executive Suite NZ$350 plus GST

GST (Goods and Services Tax) is 12.5%. These room rates are applicable for pre- or post-meeting stays. On June 5, 2001 the exchange rate between the US dollar and the New Zealand dollar was approximately NZ$1 = US$0.42.

Reservations should be made directly with the hotel using the "Reservations" link on the Millennium Queenstown web page. Be sure to request the room rate for the ISEC 2001 meeting.

The deadline for hotel reservations is May 23, 2001, but reservations should be made as early as possible because the conference period falls in the height of the Queenstown ski season.

Millennium Queenstown Cancellation Policy:
(1) The Millennium Queenstown will charge 50% of the accomodation cost for any cancellation made between thirty and seven days prior to the start of the conference.
(2) The Millennium Queenstown will charge 100% of the accomodation cost for any cancellation made less than seven days prior to the start of the conference.

Airport-Hotel Transportation
The Millennium Hotel does not operate its own airport bus. However, an airport shuttle service is available for every flight in and out of Queenstown. The charge for a journey between the airport and the Millennium Hotel is approximately $NZ8 one way.

Queenstown and New Zealand Information

Queenstown is located in the South Island of New Zealand (Aotearoa), on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, adjacent to the dramatic Remarkables mountain range. In July the weather is usually stable, crisp and clear, with daytime temperatures between 5 and 10 degrees Celsius. Although the nearby mountains are covered with snow, the town is generally snow-free.

There is a tremendous range of activities in the Queenstown region, from a walk beside the lake and a leisurely cruise on the steamship TSS Earnslaw to heli-skiing and bungy jumping. The Queenstown Winter Festival, the biggest event of the ski season, takes place the week before the conference.

For more information:

Queenstown at a glance
The official Queenstown tourism website
Queenstown information from New Zealand Infocus
The Skyline Complex (site of the Poster Session)
The Boardwalk Seafood Restaurant and Bar (site of the Conference Banquet)

The Queenstown Winter Festival
The Queenstown Winter Home Page
Information on Queenstown Activities from The Station
Tour Information from Fiordland Travel
Ski Information from

Visa Information from the New Zealand Immigration Service
New Zealand information from Tourism New Zealand
New Zealand information from
Information from Tourism New Zealand on getting to New Zealand
Discover New Zealand home page (tour information, mostly)
Auckland International Airport

Notes for Travelers from the USA

Lake Wakatipu and the road to Glenorchy

The Remarkables and Lake Wakatipu

Last updated August 9, 2001 by AAC