Space Weather Euro News Vol. 11 Issue 9 (29-11-07)

Table of Contents:

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  1. The Space Weather Application Center - Ionosphere (SWACI)
  2. COSPAR Award Nomrination Deadline 30th November 2007
  3. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS
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1. The Space Weather Applications Center - Ionosphere (SWACI)
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From: Norbert Jakowski

The Space Weather Application Center - Ionosphere (SWACI - http://w3swaci.dlr.de), a follow-up project of the ESA supported SDA “SWIPPA”, will continue providing ionospheric data in the German Aerospace Center (DLR), branch Neustrelitz. The German state government of Mecklenburg- West Pomerania has recently decided to support SWACI from its Excellence Promotion budget at least for the next 2 years.

SWACI is a research project for developing the fundamentals of a space weather competence center whose service is focused on ionospheric issues. SWACI shall serve industrial and scientific users by providing warnings, nowcast and forecast as well as historical data of the ionosphere state and related space weather issues. The data products are mainly derived from near real-time ground and space based measurements of signals of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) such as GPS. It is intended to further develop and continue SWACI in the subsequent project phase by improving accuracy, spatial and temporal resolution and reliability of data products in close cooperation with users.

SWACI will continue and extend provision of information to SWENET and take benefit from data distributed from other space weather centers via SWENET.

The SWACI service is generally free of charge. The classification of user groups helps us identifying different types of customers to initiate a specific dialogue on future developments and resulting requirements.

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2. COSPAR Award Nomrination Deadline 30th November 2007
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From: Alexi Glover

The dealine for nominations for the following COSPAR and joint awards is 30th November 2007 in advance of the 2008 Assembley.

COSPAR SPACE SCIENCE AWARD: The COSPAR Award honors a scientist who has made outstanding contributions to space science. All scientists working in any field covered by COSPAR are eligible for this award.

COSPAR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION MEDAL This medal is awarded to a scientist who has made distinguished contributions to space science and whose work has contributed significantly to the promotion of international scientific cooperation. All scientists working in any field covered by COSPAR are eligible for this medal. This medal may also be awarded to a group of scientists.

COSPAR WILLIAM NORDBERG MEDAL This medal commemorates the work of the late William Nordberg and is awarded to a scientist who has made a distinguished contribution to the application of space science in a field covered by COSPAR.

COSPAR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL This medal recognizes extraordinary services rendered to COSPAR over many years.

MASSEY AWARD The Royal Society of London/COSPAR Massey Award honors the memory of Sir Harrie Massey, FRS, past Physical Secretary of the Society and past member of the COSPAR Bureau. The award consists of a gold medal and a prize of 500 guineas. This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the development of space research, interpreted in the widest sense, in which a leadership role is of particular importance. These are the only requirements, and the award is open to all candidates from any country.

VIKRAM SARABHAI MEDAL This medal is awarded jointly by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and COSPAR in honor of Vikram Sarabhai, considered one of the architects of modern India. The medal is awarded for outstanding contributions to space research in developing countries. For a candidate to be eligible for this award, her or his relevant work must have been carried out mainly in the five year period ending one year before the COSPAR Scientific Assembly at which the medal is to be presented. This medal is open to candidates from any country.

ZELDOVICH MEDALS The Zeldovich Medals are conferred by the Russian Academy of Sciences and COSPAR to young scientists for excellence and achievements. They honor the memory of the distinguished astrophysicist Academician Yakov B. Zeldovich. These awards consist of a medal and a certificate.

JEOUJANG JAW AWARD The Jeoujang Jaw Award, bestowed jointly by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and COSPAR, recognizes scientists who have made distinguished pioneering contributions to promoting space research, establishing new space science research branches and founding new exploration programs.

Nominations for all COSPAR and joint awards should include:

Nominations must be signed or endorsed by a COSPAR Bureau member, a representative of a COSPAR National or Scientific Union member, a member of the COSPAR Scientific Advisory Committee, a COSPAR Scientific Commission or Panel chair or vice-chair, or by a previous recipient of a COSPAR honor (except Zeldovich).

Further information and a nomination form can be downloaded from the COSPAR website:

http://cosparhq.cnes.fr/Awards/awards.htm

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3. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS
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A05596 NEXT LUNAR LANDER WITH IN-SITU SCIENCE AND MOBILITY: PHASE A MISSION STUDY
(From 16/11/2007 to 04/01/2008, Act.Ref.: 07.197.72)
A05224 JUPITER RADIATION ENVIRONMENT AND EFFECT TOOLS
(From 27/11/2007 to 30/01/2008, Act.Ref.: 06.1ED.01)
AO5338 ECI - DEVELOPMENT, EVALUATION AND QUALIFICATION OF RADIATION HARDENED POWER MOSFET DRIVERS FOR SPACE APPLICATION
(From 07/11/2007 to 19/12/2007, Act.Ref.: 06.1QC.10)
A05443 TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT FOR HIGH POWER MAGNETO PLASMA (MPD) SYSTEMS
(From 13/11/2007 to 14/01/2008, Act.Ref.: 07.123.01)
AO5599 RAPID REVERSE MONTE CARLO AND ION PHYSICS FOR DOSE AND SEE
(From 02/11/2007 to 14/12/2007, Act.Ref.: 07.1EE.16)
AO5543 SREM SOLAR PARTICLE EVENT SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS
(From 17/10/2007 to 12/12/2007, Act.Ref.: 07.165.01)
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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