Space Weather Euro News Vol.6 Issue 14 (16-09-2002)

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1. Website for ISO TC20/SC14/WG4 on Space Environment - Natural and
   Artificial
2. Announcement for Three Workshops Hosted by the NOAA Space Environment
   Center on Requirements for Future Measurements of the Space Environment
3. Post-Doctoral Research Position at Swedish Institute of Space Physics,
   Kiruna, Sweden
4. AO for Pilot Project of Space Weather Applications - Reminder
5. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA EMITS
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1. Website for ISO TC20/SC14/WG4 on Space Environment - Natural and
   Artificial
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From: D.Heynderickx 

The International Standardization Organization (ISO) Technical
Committee 20, Subcommittee 14, Working Group 4 (Space Environment -
Natural and Artificial) is in the process of establishing ISO standard
models for the space environment. There are eight active draft standard
proposals for Galactic cosmic rays (CD 15390), Solar particle fluences/
peak fluxes (WD 15391), Earth atmosphere density (WD 15392), Ionizing
radiation tests of materials (CD 15856), Solar/geomagnetic activity
estimate (WD 15857), Earth's ionosphere/plasmasphere (WD 16457),
Determining solar irradiances (WD 21348), and Earth's magnetosphere
(WD 22009).

A web site for WG4 has been set up at:

  http://www.magnet.oma.be/iso/

Descriptions of the draft standards, meeting minutes and resolutions can
be consulted on the site.

For more information and for joining the WG4 effort, please contact the
convenor, Prof. M.I. Panasyuk 


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2. Announcement for Three Workshops Hosted by the NOAA Space Environment
   Center on Requirements for Future Measurements of the Space Environment
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From:  Terry Onsager 

The NOAA Space Environment Center will be hosting three workshops to
investigate the requirements for future measurements of the space
environment. Two of the workshops will apply to the next generation of
GOES Spacecraft (GOES R+) to be launched sometime after 2010. These
workshops will focus on the solar EUV and energetic particle flux
measurements. The third workshop will examine the requirements for solar
wind measurements. This new proposed satellite program is called
Geostorms and will be a follow on to the NOAA Real-time Solar Wind
system on NASA's ACE program.

These workshops will be held in Boulder, Colorado on the following dates:

GOES R+ Solar EUV:  October 28-29, 2002
GOES R+ Energetic Particles:  October 28-29, 2002
Geostorms Real-time Solar Wind:  October 30-31, 2002

Additional workshop information is available at
www.sec.noaa.gov/Workshops.

Note: The Web site for the Energetic Particles workshop includes a
questionnaire that we encourage all those who are interested to submit,
including those who can and those who cannot attend the workshop.

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3. Post-doctoral Research Position at Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Kiruna, Sweden
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From: Eivor Jonsson 

Swedish Institute of Space Physics invites applications for
Post-doctoral research position in Terrestrial magnetospheric physics
- Cluster data analysis (2-year position).

The successful applicant will be working in the Kiruna group of the
Sun-Earth Interaction research program.  The group is experimentally
oriented and is focussed on understanding space physics phenomena
both on the basis of in-situ measurements, especially of charged and
neutral particles, and on ground-based instruments. Present research
interests are:

Solar terrestrial coupling

* Transfer of energy, mass, and momentum through the dayside
magnetopause and in the polar cusp and cleft.
* Investigations of the coupling between magnetospheric dynamo
processes and ionospheric plasmas
* The ground state of the magnetosphere and transient phenomena

Plasma acceleration

* Plasma outflow from the Earth's upper atmosphere
* Plasma acceleration and heating in the auroral acceleration region
and outer magnetosphere

The successful applicant is expected to put the main emphasis on data
from Cluster, data that offer a more detailed view on many physical
processes than have been possible with earlier missions. We are co-Is
of Cluster/CIS and Cluster/RAPID. It will also be possible to utilize
data from earlier instruments such as Interball, Munin and Astrid-2
where we are PIs.

The position is financed by the Swedish National Space Board.

IRF is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants should have  (or be about to obtain) a Ph. D. in space
physics or a closely related subject such as plasma physics.

Applications including curriculum vitae, list of publications and a
description of the research that the applicant wishes to pursue
should be sent to the Swedish Institute of Space Physics,
Registrator, Dnr 31-215/02, P.O. Box 812, SE-981 28 Kiruna, Sweden no
later than September 30, 2002. Applications referred to Dnr 31-215/02
may also be sent by E-mail to eivor.jonsson@irf.se.  The position
will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found.

Further information can be obtained from Associate professor Lars
Eliasson, +46 980 79087, or Dr. Hans Nilsson,
+46 9980 79127, . Labor union representatives are
TCO, Herman Andersson +46 980 79034 and SACO
Urban Brändström +46 980 79126 
Home page: www.lund.irf.se.

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4.  AO for Pilot Project of Space Weather Applications - Reminder
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From: A. Hilgers 

Dear all,

This is to remind you that the dead-line for receipt of abstract proposal for
Space Weather Applications Pilot Project AO is 20 September 2002.

It would also speed-up the evaluation process if you would fax asap the
acknowledgement of receipt form (in annex 3 of the Appendix 3 to
AO/1-4246/02/NL/LvH) to:

 Ms L van Hilten
 Telephone: +31.71.5654544
 Fax: +31.71.5655773

The official web site is:
http://emits.esa.int

Alain Hilgers

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5. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA/EMITS
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AO4246 SPACE WEATHER APPLICATIONS PILOT PROJECT - ANNOUNCEMENT OF
OPPORTUNITIES
  (From 29/07/2002 to 20/09/2002, Act.Ref.: 02.1EM.06)

AO4194
      DEVELOPMENT OF PC VERSION OF ESABASE/DEBRIS
      (From 07/08/2002 to 09/10/2002, Act.Ref.: 01.1EM.15)
AO4302
     STAGE 1 - SERVICE CONSOLIDATION ACTIONS OF THE
     EARTHWATCH GMES SERVICES ELEMENT (GSE)
     (From 10/09/2002 to 18/11/2002, Act.Ref.: 02.1AE.12)

AO4218 SPECIAL GNSS APPLICATIONS
  (From 29/07/2002 to 31/10/2002, Act.Ref.: 01.153.15)

AO4193 INTELLIGENT CAR NAVIGATION - A FEASIBILITY ASSESSMENT
  (From 01/05/2002 to 04/10/2002, Act.Ref.: 01.153.12)

AO4261 UHF MOBILE SATELLITE SYSTEM FOR BROADCASTING
  (From 14/08/2002 to 17/10/2002, Act.Ref.: 02.153.67)

AO4194 DEVELOPMENT OF PC VERSION OF ESABASE/DEBRIS
  (From 07/08/2002 to 09/10/2002, Act.Ref.: 01.1EM.15)

AO3841 INTEGRATED SPACE TECHNOLOGIES OPERATIONAL SYSTEM (ISTOS) FOR
COMBINED SPACE TECHNOLOGY (EO/TEL/NAV) APPLICATIONS
  (From 07/06/2002 to 16/09/2002, Act.Ref.: 01.153.27)

AO4147 SPACECRAFT PLASMA INTERACTION ANALYSIS AND SIMULATION SOFTWARE
TOOLKIT
  (From 29/07/2002 to 07/10/2002, Act.Ref.: 01.1EM.12)

AO4178 COMPOSITE MATERIALS IMPACT DAMAGE ANALYSIS
  (From 19/06/2002 to 11/09/2002, Act.Ref.: 02.127.03)

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For a complete list of ESA Tender Actions, see:
   http://emits.esa.int
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provide a forum for information posting news of interest to the Space Weather community in
Europe.

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  Eamonn Daly, ESA (excluding science programme)
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  Maurizio Candidi, CNR
  Paul Cannon, URSI-Commission G
  Mike Hapgood,  EGS
  Hannu Koskinen, SCOSTEP working group on Space weather
  Pierre Lantos, Observatory of Paris Meudon
  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
  W. William Liu, Space Science Program, Canadian Space Agency

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