Space Weather Euro News Vol.5 Issue 15 (14-11-2001)

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1. Space Weather Workshop:  Looking towards a European Space Weather Programme
    ***Registration Deadline Friday 16th November 2001***
2. Operations Support Scientist - Cassini Mission
3. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA EMITS 
 

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1.   Space Weather Workshop:  Looking towards a European Space Weather 
      Programme ***Registration Deadline Friday 16th November 2001***
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From: Alexi Glover 

Space Weather Workshop:  Looking towards a European Space Weather 
Programme 17-19 December 2001, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

** Registration Deadline: 16th November 2001

The term "Space Weather" refers to conditions on the Sun and in the solar wind, 
magnetosphere, ionosphere and thermosphere that affect the performance and the
reliability of technological systems on Earth and in space. In addition, these conditions 
may affect human life or health.

In the light of ESA studies currently being conducted by Alcatel Space and Rutherford
Appleton Laboratories, this workshop aims to provide a forum in which both recent
scientific and technical advances relating to Space Weather can be presented and 
discussed. In addition, the workshop will focus on the implementation of a European
Space Weather programme. Future ESA Space Weather activities and possiblities for
international collaboration will also feature prominently in the discussion.

A European Space Weather programme would provide the capacity to supply 
European based Space Weather services to a wide variety of users including:

     Spacecraft industry;
     Users and providers of positioning systems;
     Scientific community.
     Airline companies;
     Oil and mineral industries;
     Electric power industry;
     Insurers;
     Telecommunications companies;
     Educational sector (establishment school, media, etc.)
     Security Forces

Contributions from users in all of the above areas are welcomed in oral or poster format.
The results of this wokshop will represent a very important element in deciding on the
way forward for any European Space Weather Programme.

For further information including registration and hotel details, readers are referred to
the ESA conference announcement pages


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2. Operations Support Scientist - Cassini Mission
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From: Libby Daghorn

Our Space Plasma Physics Group pursues research in magnetospheric physics, planetary 
physics and space weather. A Postdoctoral Research Assistant is required to join a small
team working on the operation of the Electron Spectrometer, part of the Cassini Plasma 
Spectrometer, now on its way to Saturn having flown past Venus, Earth and Jupiter.

The tasks will include data analysis software and database management. The data 
analysis software task includes the development of algorithms to correct the electron 
data for spacecraft-produced photoelectrons and spacecraft potential at different points
in the solar system. Candidates should have a PhD in space plasma physics or a related 
subject, and will ideally have some experience in the analysis of plasma data.

The post is located at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory in Holmbury St Mary,
Surrey, UK. Starting salary will be £19,486 (The next funding review is due to take
place in March 2003.)

Further information at http://www.mssl.ucl.ac.uk
Contact Dr Andrew Coates

Applications, including a CV, publications list, names and addresses of two referees 
and a brief description of research experience and aspirations, should be sent to:

Mrs E A Daghorn 
University College London
Mullard Space Science Laboratory
Holmbury St Mary
Dorking
RH5 6NT
UK.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 16th November 2001.

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3. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA EMITS 
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AO3799 MULTIMEDIA MARKET ANALYSIS AND SUPPORT TO ESA STRATEGY
IN SATELLITE TELECOMMUNICATIONS
(From 14/11/2001 to 15/01/2002, Act.Ref.: 01.153.01) 

AO4052 PRE-DEVELOPMENT OF A UHF ANTENNA FOR GALILEO SEARCH 
AND RESCUE PAYLOAD
(From 25/09/2001 to 28/11/2001, Act.Ref.: 01.154.03)

AO4089 GALILEO GROUND SEGMENT COMMUNICATION PROTOCOLS AND 
NETWORK SECURITY MANAGEMENT
(From 13/11/2001 to 07/01/2002, Act.Ref.: 01.154.09) 

For more information and the complete list of ESA Tender Actions see:
 http://emits.esa.int/emits/owa/anonymous.main_menu

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

- SWEN contact group (keeping SWEN informed of news 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 Programme Directorate
  Michael Rycroft, ISU
  Volker Bothmer, EGS-Solar Physics Secretary
  Wolfgang Baumjohann, IWF Graz, Austria
  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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