Space Weather Euro News Vol.6 Issue 15 (10-10-2002)

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1. Polar, Wind and Geotail Mission Data
2. Operations support scientist - Cassini mission
3. Professorship in physics, with a special definition space physics
   University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
4. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA EMITS
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1. Polar, Wind and Geotail Mission Data
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From: Barbara L. Giles

Starting Friday, September 27 the full Polar, Wind and Geotail science
dataset will be available on-line from a new mission data server rather
than the ISTP Central Data Handling Facility (ISTP/CDHF).

All level zero data products for the entire mission lifetime along with
the related ancillary products and operational products are available
via anonymous ftp at:
ftp://pwgdata.gsfc.nasa.gov/pub/

There is a README file at that site giving additional information and
contact information:
ftp://pwgdata.gsfc.nasa.gov/pub/00readme.html

All key parameter data products for the entire mission lifetime along
with orbit/attitude data products continue to be supplied via the web
or by anonymous ftp at:
http://cdaweb.gsfc.nasa.gov/
ftp://cdaweb.gsfc.nasa.gov/pub/

Specialized processed data products continue to be served by the
individual instrument teams. Addresses for that data are available at
ftp://pwgdata.gsfc.nasa.gov/pub/00readme.html.

All data services from the ISTP/CDHF will be discontinued on September
27. All data previously served by the CDHF, regardless of the mission,
continue to be available either through the NSSDC, the NSSDC CDAWeb or
through individual mission ftp and web sites. Please contact the NSSDC
or the mission project scientists for further information regarding
services for a particular spacecraft.

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2. Operations support scientist - Cassini mission, University College
   London, Mullard Space Science Laboratory
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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 ideally have a PhD in space plasma physics or a related subject,
and will 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. Salary in the RA1A range  starting at 19681 pounds
depending on experience.  Further information at http://www.mssl.ucl.ac.uk,
contact Dr Andrew Coates.

Applications, including a CV, publications list, names and email
addresses of two referees and a brief description of research experience
and aspirations, should be sent by 18 October 2002 to Mrs E.A. Daghorn
Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University
College London, Holmbury St Mary, Dorking RH5 6NT, UK.

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3. Professorship in physics, with a special definition space physics University of Oulu, 
    Oulu, Finland
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From: Thomas Ulich 

Name, field and location of the post

The professorship has been established in 1959. The post will become vacant after the 
previous holder will retire on 31.8.2003. The Faculty has decided that the special
definition of the post is space physics.

Together with nine other professorships, the post is located at the Department of
Physical Sciences in the Faculty of Science. In addition the teaching staff includes one
lecturer, 11 senior assistants, 16 assistants and one teacher paid on an hourly basis. 
The other staff includes 23 persons.

The research areas of the Department of Physical Sciences are theoretical physics, 
physics (consisting of electron spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy 
and space physics), biophysics and astronomy. The main areas in space physics are 
magnetospheric and ionospheric research. At the moment the research is largely directed at
satellite and incoherent scatter programmes. The use of Cluster satellites is in an active
phase at the moment, and will still continue for several years. Starting from the beginning 
of 2004, the Cassini/Huygens mission will produce observations from Saturn. This will
expand the research area to the surroundings of another planet.

The present annual intake in the degree programme of physical sciences is about 90 students,
who may choose biophysics, physics, theoretical physics or astronomy as their main subject. 
The department also gives education to about 60 post-graduate students. The space physics 
group acts as a coordinator of the Finnish Graduate School of Astronomy and Space Physics. 
In addition to the students of physics, the Department gives tuition in physics to the students 
of mathematics, chemistry and various branches of technology. The annual total credits in the 
degree programme of physical sciences is about 9100. In 2000, the output was 21 Master's 
degrees, 5 Licentiate's degrees and 8 Doctor's degrees. The teaching facilities are up-to-date 
and the main scientific journals are available.

Duties and qualifications

The duties of the professor include teaching in physics and research in space physics. He is
also supposed to conduct the present long-term research projects and prepare new projects 
in space physics.

The professor will be required to follow progress in the field, pursue and guide scientific 
research and carry out and develop teaching in the field, hold examinations, guide practical 
exercises, mark written examinations and preliminary essays, and evaluate research papers 
and dissertations. The annual total of working hours is 1 600.

The general qualification is that the applicant should possess a sufficient degree of skill
and ability to ensure successful occupation of the post.

The specific qualifications prescribe that the professor should possess:

1) scientific  competence,  the proper evaluation of  which should be
based on the scientific papers published or compiled by the applicant,
other creative work, ability to conduct research, scientific textbooks
published and other scientific merits and degrees;

2) teaching skills, which should be evaluated in terms of pedagogical
education, experience in practical teaching, teaching ability as
indicated by a test lecture, the ability to write university textbooks,
and other merits achieved in teaching.

Language proficiency

A candidate applying for the professorship is required to show a
sufficient command of Finnish and Swedish.  Such an applicant has a
complete mastery over Finnish or Swedish, as prescribed  in statute
442/87, or has used Finnish as the language of instruction at school.

A foreigner or a Finnish citizen who is not a native of Finland can be
appointed to a post even if the applicant cannot demonstrate a command
of Finnish and Swedish.

Applications

A written application is required.  Applications should be addressed to

Oulun yliopisto
Kirjaamo
Pentti Kaiteran katu 1, Linnanmaa
P.O. Box 8000
90014 University of Oulu
Finland

The application should arrive at the Univerisity on Monday, 14 October
2002, at the latest.

The application period shall not be extended for acquisition of
additional qualifications.

Further information is available at the web-site:
http://physics.oulu.fi/english/

or directly from

Professor Tuomo Nygren
Department of Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science
University of Oulu
P.O.Box 3000
FIN-90014 Oulu University
tel. +358-8-553-1368
fax +358-8-553-1287

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4. 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)

AO4267 GSTB-V2 SPACE SEGMENT
 (From 19/09/2002 to 18/11/2002, Act.Ref.: 02.154.04)

AO4266 NAVIGATION SIGNAL GENERATION UNIT FOR THE GSTB PAYLOAD -
ESTABLISHMENT OF A SECOND SOURCE
 (From 19/09/2002 to 04/11/2002, Act.Ref.: 02.154.06)

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)

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

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)

AO3938 USE OF TIME SIGNAL FOR SATELLITE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
 (From 13/09/2002 to 04/11/2002, Act.Ref.: 98.1CA.24)

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

AO4063 APPLICATION OF STEP TECHNOLOGY FOR SPACE ENVIRONMENT 
TOOLS
 (From 15/04/2002 to 24/06/2002, Act.Ref.: 01.1EM.16)

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For a complete list of ESA Tender Actions, see:
   http://emits.esa.int
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