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Swarm – the first constellation to survey the Earth's magnetic field (co-organized)
Co-Conveners: Georgios Balasis , Hermann Lühr , Gauthier Hulot 
 / Thu, 01 May, 13:30–17:30
 / Attendance Thu, 01 May, 17:30–19:00

Swarm is an Earth Explorer mission in ESA's Living Planet Programme launched on November 22, 2013. The three spacecraft shall deliver data that will provide new insight into the Earth’s system
by improving our understanding of the Earth’s interior as well as the near Earth electro-magnetic environment important for space weather effects. The very first high-accuracy and high spatial
resolution measurements of the strength, direction and time variations of the magnetic field, complemented by precise navigation, accelerometer and electric field measurements, will provide the required observations to model the various sources of the geomagnetic and gravity field.
This session solicits contributions about (1) the first results from the mission in terms of data analyses and Earth science applications, (2) combination and synergies of Swarm, CLUSTER,
Oersted, CHAMP and ground data, targeting on providing a comprehensive description of geomagnetic field sources and their variations.