Space Weather Euro News Vol.4 Issue 12 (19-06-2000)

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1. Update on Workshop on Space Weather Market Requirements
2. ESA General Support Technology Programme Workplan 2000
3. Job Announcement - Post-doc Position for Cluster 2
   Data Analysis at the Danish Space Research Institute
4. Some ESA Tender Actions
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1. Update on Workshop on Space Weather Market Requirements
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From: Mike Hapgood                                                 Email: M.Hapgood@rl.ac.uk

This is an update on the note I circulated in SWEN 2000/11 (see
http://www.lund.irf.se/HeliosHome/SWEN/vol4issue11.html). As I
mentioned in that note, we are holding an on-line (or virtual)
workshop on market requirements for space weather services - as part
of our ESA-funded study of an ESA Space Weather Programme. The
purpose of this note to announce that the questionnaire planned as
part of that workshop will be released on 20 June. If you are
interested to contribute to the questionnaire, or to take part in
subsequent workshop activities, please visit the workshop web page on
http://www.wdc.rl.ac.uk/SWstudy/survey.html. May I thank all those
who have already registered their interest.

If you have any queries on the workshop, or any other aspects of our
study, please contact the study manager, Mike Hapgood (Email:
M.Hapgood@rl.ac.uk). Please pass this note to any colleagues who you
think may be interested to take part but who don't get this
newsletter.

Other web links: RAL study home page:
http://www.wdc.rl.ac.uk/SWstudy/
ESA study home page

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2. ESA General Support Technology Programme Workplan 2000
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From: E. Daly                                           E-mail: edaly@estec.esa.nl

The Agency has presented to national delegations a workplan for the
General Support Technology Programme (GSTP). For activities to be
executed in the GSTP, which is an optional programme, support from
the national delegation to the ESA Industrial Policy Committee (IPC)
is required. The item is then open only to supporting member states.

The following are the items relating to space environments and
effects in the workplan:

- Rapid Prototyping of Space Weather Components (G00/H69.EMA-026)
- Miniature Radiation Monitors (ref. G00/E63.EMA-005)
- Space Environment Information System (G00/H69.EMA-032) - Direct
Negotiation
- Application of STEP technology for space environment tools
(G00/H69.MMS-740-c)
- DEBIE-3: Debris in-orbit evaluator (G00/I71.EMA-015) - Direct
Negotiation
- Detector for Intact Capture of Dust and Microdebris (G00/I71.EMA-017)
- Plasma Environment Monitor (G00/I71.EMA-024)

You may consider discussing these items with your delegation, with a
view to having them declare support. Your delegations will also be
able to provide a copy of the complete workplan.


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3. Job Announcement - Post-doc Position for Cluster 2 Data Analysis
    at the Danish Space Research Institute
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 From: Therese Moretto             E-mail: moretto@dsri.dk

 The Solar System Physics Group at the Danish Space Research
Institute  invites applications for a postdoctoral research position
related to the  utilisation of data from the up-coming Cluster 2
mission. A recent Ph.D.  in space physics is needed with a good
background in physics, computing,  and data analysis. The position is
available immediately for a term of two  years with the possibility
for a third year.

 The position offers the possibility of an independent research
project in  relation to the Cluster 2 mission, preferably related to
the research  interests of the group, which include vortical flow
structures in the  magnetosphere and ionosphere, the magnetospheric
origin of ionospheric  substorms, and the magnetic structure of CMEs.
In addition, a specific  task will be to act as the contact person
for Cluster 2 data for the  Danish space physics research community,
e.g. to gain experience with the  Cluster science data centre(s) and
to aid the retrieval and development of  data analysis software.

 Please indicate you interest in this position to Therese Moretto (
Phone:  +45 35325731, email: moretto@dsri.dk) as soon as possible so
that details  regarding the position and the application process can
be discussed.

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4. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA EMITS
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For more information and the complete list of ESA Tender Actions
please look at:

        http://emits.esa.int/emits/OpenTenders

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Note: This newsletter is an initiative of the ESA Space Systems Environment Analysis Section
and is intended to establish a prototype of a potential
mailing list or forum with news of interest for the Space
Weather community in Europe.

- SWEN contact group (which keeps SWEN informed of news coming from
  other channels)is currently:

 Eamonn Daly, ESA (excluding science programme)
 Richard Marsden, ESA science programme
 Maurizio Candidi, CNR
 Paul Cannon, URSI-Commission G
 Mike Hapgood,  EGS
 Hannu Koskinen, SCOSTEP working group on Space weather
 Pierre Lantos, ISES
 Henrik Lundstedt, Lund space weather center
 Goetz Paschmann, ISSI
 Jean-Yves Prado, CNES-ONERA working group on space weather
 Michael Rycroft, ISU
 Volker Bothmer, EGS-Solar Physics Secretary
 Wolfgang Baumjohann, MPE-German Representative
 Jinbin Cao, Chinese Space Weather Activity Representative
 Barbara Poppe, NOAA Space Environment Centre

- SWEN archives are also available on:            

http://www.lund.irf.se/HeliosHome/SWEN/spweuro.html
 

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The SWEN editor

Alain Hilgers
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