Space Weather Euro News Vol. 7 Issue 7 (7-5-2003)

Table of Contents:
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1. ESA Space Weather Applications Pilot Project Service Development
Activity Synopses Now Available.

2. Space Weather Week 2003 - Final Announcement (Conference scheduled
for May 19-22, 2003)

3. Job Announcement: Solar Postdoctoral Scholar/Research Scientist at
Montana State University

4. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA EMITS

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1. ESA Space Weather Applications Pilot Project Service Development
Activity Synopses Now Available.
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From: Alexi Glover

Following the completion of two parallel feasibility studies in 2001,
ESA has recently started a space weather applications pilot activity,
planned to last 2 years. This pilot project will centre on a number of
targeted service development activities (SDAs) which will be supported
by a common infrastructure, using existing space weather assets. The
purpose of the project is to demonstrate the benefits of current and
future space weather services, to educate potential users and to identify
future needs. Each SDA will include clear participation from at least
one identified service user who will provide initial requirements and
regular feedback during the operational phase of the service.

Summaries of 16 confirmed SDAs are now avialble via the ESA Space Weather
Website:

http://www.estec.esa.nl/wmwww/wma/spweather/esa_initiatives/pilotproject/synopses.html

It should be noted that this list is not exclusive and other activities
are welcome to participate in the network on an independently funded
basis. These activities will be added to the list on signature of a
collaboration agreement with ESA. For further information about participating
in the network, please contact either Alain Hilgers <alain.hilgers@esa.int>
or Alexi Glover <alexi.glover@esa.int>.

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2. Space Weather Week 2003 - Final Announcement (Conference scheduled
for May 19-22, 2003)
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From: Terry Onsager


The 2002 Space Weather Week conference will be held this spring on May
19-22, 2003 in Boulder, Colorado. This meeting will focus on the recent
solar and geomagnetic activity, and will cover the specific space weather
impacts and our scientific understanding of this activity. The conference
program will highlight recent space weather impacts in several areas of
the environment, including ionospheric disturbances, satellite drag,
auroral currents, geomagnetic storms and their solar drivers, radiation
belts, and solar energetic particles. We anticipate that representatives
from industries impacted by space weather will attend, including those
from electric power, commercial airlines, satellite operations, and
navigation/communications. Space Weather Week 2003 is co-organized by
the NOAA Space Environment Center, the Air Force Research Laboratory,
the NSF Division of Atmospheric Science, and the NASA Sun-Earth Connection
Program. Note that limited travel support is available for student
participation. Check our web site for more details:

http://www.sec.noaa.gov/sww.

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3. Job Announcement: Solar Postdoctoral Scholar/Research Scientist at
Montana State University
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From: Richard Canfield

The Solar Physics group of Montana State University (MSU) in Bozeman, MT
carries out an internationally recognized program of solar space research,
theoretical studies, and graduate education in the spectacular environment
of the Northern Rocky Mountains. We have an opening for a scientist
supported by extramurally funded research grants on solar magnetic fields,
the initiation of coronal mass ejections, and the relationship of CMEs to
space weather at Earth.

REQUIRED: Ph.D. in Physics or closely related field with published
peer-reviewed research including the analysis of solar magnetic field data
and/or images from current solar spacecraft and/or in situ solar wind data.

PREFERRED: Experience with IDL, UNIX, and large datasets relevant to the
above.

Applications are invited at either the postdoctoral or research scientist
level. Applications for short term visiting appointments will be
considered. Title and salary commensurate with experience and
qualifications. A moving allowance will be provided. MSU provides medical
benefits, savings, and retirement plans.

Send: (1) a vita, including a list of refereed publications, (2) a
statement of research interests and experience, and (3) three letters of
recommendation addressing the qualifications listed above to Prof. Richard
Canfield, Physics Department, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
59717-3840. Direct inquiries to Prof. Canfield at (406) 994-5581 or
canfield@physics.montana.edu. This position will be available on
1 September 2003, pending funding. Screening of applicants will begin on
June 1, 2003 and continue until the position is filled.

ADA/EO/AA/Veterans Preference. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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4. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA EMITS
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AO4403 FRAMEWORK STUDY TO IDENTIFY COMPONENT RADIATION EFFECTS MODELS
FOR THE GEANT4 TOOLKIT
(From 02/04/2003 to 20/05/2003, Act.Ref.: 03.1QC.02)

AO4380 AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS FOR 2020 AND BEYOND. THE EXPECTED
ROLE OF SATELLITES
(From 19/03/2003 to 19/05/2003, Act.Ref.: 03.153.31)

AO4063 APPLICATION OF STEP TECHNOLOGY FOR SPACE ENVIRONMENT TOOLS
(From 06/03/2003 to 05/05/2003, Act.Ref.: 01.1EM.16)

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)

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

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Note: This newsletter is an initiative of the ESA Space Environments
and Effects Analysis Section ( http://www.estec.esa.nl/wmwww/wma) 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, 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

- SWEN archives are currently available on:

http://www.estec.esa.nl/wmwww/wma/spweather/SWEN/swen.html

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

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