SRS Conference 2024, Växjö

Svenska Rymdforskares Samarbetsgrupp (SRS) holds a national conference every year.­ The SRS Conference 2024 will be hosted by Linnaeus University in Växjö. The meeting will begin after lunch on March 20 and finish by 15:00 on March 21, 2024. The local organizing committee is now inviting and welcoming you to Växjö. We are looking forward to hosting you at our beautiful campus and to creating a successful and inspiring SRS Conference 2024 together.

The SRS Conference 2024 covers a large range of space science related areas carried out by scientists and technicians working at various Swedish universities and institutes. The format includes invited talks, an open poster session, the formal SRS annual meeting as well as information and discussions on research funding opportunities and research related news from ESA and EU. The conference is open to everybody, and there is no registration fee. All who register before the deadline are invited to the free conference dinner on the evening of the first day.

SNSA will support travel and accommodation expenses for up to four PhD students who would like to participate in the conference. A condition for support is that the students must present their research results or research plans on a poster. Students who are interested can apply for support by replying to the following call: Stöd till resor och evenemang – Rymdstyrelsen, with a deadline on March 10. In case of questions or problems applying in the Prisma system, please contact Vilgot Claesson.

For questions regarding the conference, please contact Maria Hamrin, Johan Fransson or Diana Unander

For questions regarding SRS, please contact the present chair, Maria Hamrin

Introduction and Information

13.00 – 13.10: Welcome and practical information – Dean Jesper Andersson, Johan Fransson, Linnaeus University

13.10 – 13.15: Introduction to the SRS 2024 Conference – Maria Hamrin, Umeå University

13.15 – 14.00: Astronomy – Chair: Felix Ryde

Exploring the atmosphere of a hot rocky exoplanet using the James Webb Space Telescope
Alexis Brandeker, Stockholm University

The hidden dimension – star formation in 3D with Gaia
Jouni Kainulainen, Chalmers University of Technology

14.00 – 14.45: Space Plasma – Chair: Anders Tjulin

EISCAT_3D: The next generation European Arctic geospace radar
Anders Tjulin, EISCAT

High-latitude aurora during extended periods of northward IMF
Anita Kullen, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

14.45 – 15.15: Coffee Break

15.15 – 16.00: Atmospheric Physics – Chair: Jörg Gumbel

Synergy of space- and ground-based methods for the global observation of volcanic activity
Santiago Arellano, Chalmers University of Technology

The Barium Radio and Optical Rocket (BROR) experiment: The first results
Tima Sergienko, Swedish Institute of Space Physics

16.00 – 16.45: Space Physiology and Microgravity – Chair: Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzalo

Combined exercise and artificial gravity during future manned space flights
Dag Linnarsson, Karolinska Institutet

Examining insects as food for long spaceflights and colonization
Åsa Berggren, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

16.45 – 17.00: Break

17.00 – 17.30:  SRS Annual Meeting – Please see separate agenda

 SRS Annual Meeting, Maria Hamrin/Johan Fransson. Meeting agenda.
Please, see the archive for the minutes from previous annual meetings.
Names and contact to the current election committe can be found here.

17.30- 17.45: Poster Pitches

Poster pitches, ca 1 min/presentation

Architectural Properties’ Impact on Stress and Cognition – Amethodology used on ground and in Space
Michail Magkos, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Chalmers Exoplanet Group
Malcolm Fridlund, Chalmers University of Technology

The CHEOPS mission
Judith Korth, Lund University

The formation of transiting circumplanetary debris discs from the disruption of satellite systems during planet-planet scattering
Alexander Mustill, Lund University

Cold methanol formation ladder: focus on radicals
Anna Punanova, Onsala Space Observatory, Chalmers University of Technology

Claudia Buck, FENRIR

Can a relationship between conflict and fire be found using remote sensing?
Wan Ni Li and Lovisa Rosenquist Ohlsson, Lund University

Magnetisation of radio relics and search for dark matter
Oindrila Ghosh, Stockholm University

Role of the actin cytoskeleton in T cell activation in microgravity
Evangelos Doukoumopoulos, Karolinska Institutet

The Effects of Microgravity on Stem Cells
Lukas Zeger, Uppsala University

The MATS Satellite Misson – An Update
Jörg Gumbel, MISU, Stockhholm University

Advancing Forest Attribute Prediction Using Machine Learning Techniques
Shafiullah Soomro, Linnaeus University

17.45 – 18.45: Poster exhibition and snacks


18.30 – 19.00: SRS Panel (only) meeting

SRS Panel (only) meeting

19:15: Dinner

Dinner at Teleborg Castle

08.30 – 08.35: Introduction and Information

 Welcome and practical information – Johan Fransson, Linnaeus University

08.35 – 09.20: Solar System –  Chair: Mats Holmström

From crème brulée to puff pastry – crunch time for solid surfaces in the solar system
Axel Hagermann, Luleå University of Technology

All eyes on Io: Observations of Jupiter’s volcanic moon during the Juno spacecraft flybys
Lorenz Roth, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

 09.20 – 10.05: Astrobiology – Chair: Natuschka Lee

The evolution of complexity
Jessica Abbot, Lund University

EAI – a new European initiative for promoting research, training and public engagement in astrobiology
Wolf Geppert, Stockholm University

10.05 – 10.30: Coffee Break

Coffee break

10.30 – 11.15: Earth Observations – Chair: Johan Fransson

Baltic Sea – past, present and future
Susanne Kratzer, Stockholm University

Hunting insects from space – remote sensing of forest disturbances
Per-Ola Olsson, Lund University

11.15 – 11.25: Quick Talks (2×5 min) – Chair: Maria Hamrin

Energy balance of sunspots and their geometrical topology

Ana Belén Griñon Marín, Stockholm University

Integrated and consistent ocean variables for improved satellite-based air-sea flux estimates

Anis Elyouncha, Gothenburg University

11.25 – 11.30: Announcement of poster awards

 Announcement of poster awards

11.30 – 12.30: Lunch Break

 Lunch break

12.30 – 13.15: Space sciences in Sweden – Chair: SRS Panel

Discussions on funding strategies with invited representatives from Swedish funders.

13.15 – 13.45: SNSA Information –
Chair: Per Magnusson, Kristine Dannenberg, Vilgot Claesson and Kristell Pérot

 Research funding opportunities at Rymdstyrelsen (SNSA), research related news from European Space Agency (ESA) and EU

13.45 – 14.00: Short Break

14.00 – 14.50: Greetings from space!

14.00-14.10: Christer Fuglesang, via video

14.10-14.40: Marcus Wandt, via video

14.50 – 15.00: Closing words (SRS and LNU)

15.00: Grab and go coffee

To be announced.

The conference will be held in the forests of Småland at Linnaeus University in Växjö.

The location for the conference is in the IKEA-hall in the N-building. For more information about the location see the campus map.

A poster session will be organized as part of the SRS Conference 2024. The session with short pitch-presentations about the poster will take place Day 1, but the posters should be visible during both days during the breaks. There will be an award for the best poster, and the conference participants will throughout the conference get a chance to vote for the best poster.


You sign up for presenting a poster in the registration form.


The poster should be in A1 format – you can either print the poster yourself and bring to the conference or send it to by March 13, 2024 in order to be printed and ready on time.


There are a number of different ways to travel to Växjö. You can either take the train to Växjö Central or travel by air to Växjö Småland Airport.

If you travel by train to Växjö you will reach Växjö Central located in the city centre. Travelling by train from Stockholm Central to Växjö Central takes roughly 3.5 hours.

If you instead choose to travel by air, you can choose to travel either from Bromma Stockholm Airport or Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Växjö Småland Airport. You can also reach Växjö via flight to Copenhagen Airport/Kastrup and connecting direct train to Växjö Central (roughly 2.5 hours).

Travel in Växjö

For travel from Växjö Central or Växjö Småland Airport to Linnaeus University we recommend either bus or taxi.

By bus

When travelling by bus from Växjö Central to Linnaeus University, bus number 3, direction “Universitetet”, is the best option. However, there are also other bus routes that pass by one of the university’s bus stops or bus stops nearby, for instance, route number 1 and 5, which take you to Teleborg Centrum, some 8–10 minutes’ walk from the university’s campus.

Bus number 4 will take you from Växjö Småland Airport to Växjö Central where you can change to bus to get to Linnaeus University.

Bus tickets are purchased either on the bus with a debit card or you can download the travel app “Länstrafiken Kronoberg” and purchase your ticket in the app, which will give you a 10% discount on your ticket. You use your debit card to pay in the app.

Click here to perform a search on Länstrafiken Kronoberg.

By bicycle

In case you prefer a bicycle, many hotels can offer this. It takes roughly 20 minutes with a bicycle from the city centre to Linnaeus University’s campus.

By taxi

Most taxi companies start from Södra Bantorget at World Trade Center which means you can find available taxis here.

By car

There is a relative shortage of parking spaces on campus and all are subject to a charge. Parking spaces are marked on the map below.

Click here to find more information about Linnaeus University in Växjö.

Elite Stadshotellet
Kungsgatan 6, Box 198
352 33 VÄXJÖ
Phone: 0470 – 134 00

Elite Park Hotel
Västra Esplanaden 10
352 31 VÄXJÖ
Phone: 0470 – 70 22 00

Quality Hotel Royal Corner
Liedbergsgatan 11
352 32 VÄXJÖ
Phone: 0470 – 70 10 00

Hotel PM & Vänner
Västergatan 10
352 31 VÄXJÖ
Phone: 0470 – 75 97 00

Hotel Esplanad
Norra Esplanaden 21 A
352 31, VÄXJÖ
Phone: 0470 – 70 22 00

Hotel Värend
Kungsgatan 27
352 33, VÄXJÖ
Phone: 0470 – 77 67 00

If you want to share a room some of the hotels above offer rooms for double occupancy at the same or a slightly higher price.

Are you looking for more affordable accommodations we suggest that you visit one of the following websites:

Växjö Vandrarhem Evedal
Phone: 0470 – 630 70

Ett Kvarter Bed & Breakfast
Phone: 0470-141 70

Email: or
Phone: 070-378 00 95

The local organizing committee (LOC) are Johan Fransson and Diana Unander

The scientific organizing committee (SOC) are Maria Hamrin, Natuschka Lee, Felix Ryde, Jörg Gumbel, Johan Fransson, Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzalo, Mats Holmström, Anders Tjulin

This page was last updated on March 19, 2024.

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