Space Weather Euro News Vol. 11 Issue 8 (28-09-07)

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  1. Fourth European Space Weather Week. 5-9th November 2007, Brussels
    Limited Financial Support Available for Students and young Engineers
  2. SEC Name Change to SWPC
  3. Job Openings: Solar Terrestrial Centre of Excellence, Brussels
  4. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS
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1. Fourth European Space Weather Week. 5-9th November 2007, Brussels
Limited Financial Support Available for Students and young Engineers
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From: Alexi Glover, Jean Lilensten and Ronald van der Linden

Partial financial support is available for a limited number of students and young engineers to attend the Fourth European Space Weather Week.

Candidates requesting support should email the following information to the ESA Conference Bureau with a copy to Jean Lilensten no later than 5th October 2007:

Name and contact information
Letter of motivation
Copy of Abstract
Level of support required & approximate cost breakdown
(up to a maximum of 600Euro/person)

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2. SEC Name Change to SWPC
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From: Terry Onsager

The NOAA Space Environment Center has been approved to officially change its name to the Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC). The center is one of the nine National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) within NOAA's National Weather Service. The new name aligns the space weather center with the other NCEP centers and more clearly conveys its operational nature. The date for the name change is Monday, October 1, 2007.

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3. Job Openings: Solar Terrestrial Centre of Excellence, Brussels
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From: Ronald van der Linden

The Royal Observatory of Belgium is the leading partner in a new scientific project that will start soon (Autumn 2007). The project aims at the creation of an international expert centre (working title Solar-Terrestrial Center of Excellence, STCE) and the valorization of Solar and Solar-Terrestrial research and services. Therefore we are looking to strengthen our current solar team by hiring:

A General Coordinator for the STCE
Public Outreach and Science Communicators
Solar Physicists Conducting Independent Research
A Solar Radio Physicist


Context

The ROB (http://www.observatory.be) is a Belgian Federal institute and is located, together with its neighbouring institutes, the Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium (RMIB) and the Belgian Institute of Space Aeronomy (BISA), in the southern green outskirts of Brussels. These three institutes will contribute their solar-terrestrial activities in a joint expert center, the STCE, which has been granted additional, recurrent funding by the Belgian

Ministerial Council at a significant level. The ROB is the leading partner in the STCE. The current job announcement concerns vacancies at the Solar Physics Department of the ROB, the SIDC (http://sidc.be), which will form one of the building blocks of the STCE.

Details of the above-announced vacancies are to be found on the website:
- http://www.observatory.be/EN/info/jobs.php.
Additional information can be requested at the e-mail address specified below. More vacancies for technical experts will become available in the coming months.


Modalities

There are no restrictions on nationality or sex. At the office, English is the most commonly used language, but speaking one of the national languages (Dutch, French) is an obvious advantage.

Initial contracts will be for one year, which can be extended with one or more contracts of fixed duration and finally a contract of indeterminate duration following positive evaluation. Salary, social security and pension scheme are according to Belgian civil servant rules. ROB labour regulation foresees a 38-hour working week with flexible schedule and refunding of commuting expenses (public transport & bike).

Applicants should send a complete CV, including list of publications together with their letter of motivation, to the Director General of the Royal Observatory of Belgium, Ronald van der Linden, Ringlaan 3, 1180 Brussels, Belgium, or by email to Ronald van der Linden. Applications are invited in the first instance before the end of October 2007, but the posts will remain open until suitable candidates are found.

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4. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS
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AO5582 ARIADNA - ESA INTERACTION WITH ACADEMIA ON ADVANCED RESEARCH TOPICS
(From 20/09/2007 to 30/10/2007, Act.Ref.: 07.197.04)
AO5480 ADVANCED SELF-EQUALISING CONCEPT FOR NAVIGATION PAYLOAD
(From 03/08/2007 to 29/10/2007, Act.Ref.: 07.154.14)
AO5548 JUPITER RADIATION ENVIRONMENT AND EFFECT TOOLS
(From 31/08/2007 to 26/10/2007, Act.Ref.: 07.1EE.03)
AO5545 EVOLUTIONARY NAVIGATION SYSTEMS
(From 28/08/2007 to 23/10/2007, Act.Ref.: 06.1ET.03)
AO5546 ADVANCED INTEGRITY FOR SATELLITE NAVIGATION SYSTEMS
(From 29/08/2007 to 22/10/2007, Act.Ref.: 07.197.52)
AO4780 ARTES 4 - ESA-INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME: CALL FOR PROPOSALS
(From 24/11/2004 to 31/12/2007, Act.Ref.: 04.153.85)

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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://space-env.esa.int) and is a prototype
mailing list intended to provide a forum for information posting news of
interest to the Space Weather community in Europe.

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