Space Weather Euro News -- SWEN

     Vol. 13, Issue 10 (2 December 2009)


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1. Call for papers and announcement, EGU 2010 Session CL.2.20

2. ESA Young Graduate Trainee opportunity in space environments & effects

3. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS

4. Editor's note

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1. Call for papers and announcement, EGU 2010 Session CL.2.20

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From: Sergei V. Avakyan <avak -at- soi.spb.ru>, <avak2 -at- mail.ru> 


The Conveners of Session CL.2.20 of the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union 

(EGU 2010), Vienna, 2-7 May 2010 (http://meetings.copernicus.org/egu2010/home.html), have the 

great pleasure to invite you to attend and  contribute to this Session:


CL2.20/PS1

Solar and Geomagnetic Activity and Their Influences on the Earth's Weather and Climate 

(co-organized) 

Conveners: S. Avakyan (S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute, Russia), A.D. Aylward (APL/UCL, UK), 

J. Lilensten (LPG, France). 


The session is characterised by united consideration of all the main factors that are connected 

with solar and geomagnetic variability namely: electromagnetic activity of Sun, solar cosmic 

rays, galactic cosmic rays, electron precipitations from radiation belts. Special attention 

will be payed to the solar flares and geomagnetic storms as well as to the role of the long-term 

trends of the solar activity, in particular, in global climate changes. Papers involving the 

physical processes in the ionosphere and stratosphere will be welcome in the first place.


Deadline for submission of abstracts: 

18 January 2010 (http://meetings.copernicus.org/egu2010/information/deadlines_and_milestones.html),


Deadline for financial support applications: 

4 December 2009 (http://meetings.copernicus.org/egu2010/information/deadlines_and_milestones.html).




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2. ESA Young Graduate Trainee opportunity in space environments & effects

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From: Eamonn Daly <eamonn.daly -at- esa.int>


Reference:         ESA/YG-ESTEC(2009)024

Specialist Area:   Space Environment Effects

ESA Duty station:  ESTEC

Closing date:      13 December 2009



- Overview of the field of activity proposed


The natural space environment consists of high energy particle radiation, plasmas, gases, and 

particulates which can have severe effects on spacecraft and their payloads, including humans. 

Radiation from the Earth’s radiation belts, from events on the Sun and from galactic cosmic 

rays can damage electronic components, detectors and humans. Plasmas can give rise to high 

levels of electrostatic charge on a spacecraft’s surfaces. Atmospheres cause drag and on Mars 

for example can be used to brake spacecraft. Particulates such as micrometeoroids and small 

space debris can puncture spacecraft and systems causing damage or serious hazards to manned 

missions. The space environments and effects section performs analyses of all these effects. 

It develops the necessary computational tools and models, performs analysis of data from space 

experiments that measure the environments and their effects and designs new experiments to 

investigate them. (see : http://space-env.esa.int )



- Educational and other requirements


Applicants should have just completed, or be in their final year of a University course at 

Masters level in a technical or scientific discipline such as physics, astrophysics or applied 

computing. Applicants should have good interpersonal and communication skills and should 

be able to work in a multi-cultural environment, both independently and as part of a team.



- How can I apply?


Please fill in this online application form

http://appform.esa.int/was-html/VNApplicationForm.htm?VN=ESA/YG-ESTEC%282009%29024


Please note that only one application may be submitted for the YGT Scheme.


The YGT Scheme is open to recently qualified young men and women who are nationals of one of 

the following states: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, 

Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, 

Switzerland, and the UK, or Canada as a Cooperating State, Hungary, Poland and Romania as 

European Cooperating States (PECS).


The full list of opportunities for Young Graduate Trainees at ESA can found at

http://www.esa.int/hr/ygt.htm





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3. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS

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Please note: 

ESA is implementing the FINREF financial management reform that will introduce a fully 

integrated IT system and a standardised way of working, allowing greater control and visibility 

of ESA resources. As a consequence EMITS (i.e. Industrial Outlook, Invitations to Tender issued 

by ESA and Invitations to Tender issued by Entities other than ESA) will be unavailable between 

23rd December 2009 and 14th January 2010 to allow for essential system interface work. 


For any questions, please contact the following email 

address: FINREF.COMM1@esa.int



AO6263 RAD-HARD ELECTRON MONITOR

(From 06/10/2009 to 15/12/2009, Act.Ref.: 09.1EE.04)


AO6283 EVALUATION OF STAR TRACKER PERFORMANCE IN HIGH RADIATION ENVIRONMENT

(From 04/11/2009 to 08/01/2010, Act.Ref.: 09.1EC.08)


AO6300 ECI2: DEVELOPMENT, ESCC EVALUATION AND QUAILIFICATION OF AN EUROPEAN RADIATION TOLERANT 

OPTOCOUPLER

(From 19/11/2009 to 06/01/2010, Act.Ref.: 09.1QC.19)


AO6254 RADIATION HARD MEMORY

(From 14/10/2009 to 01/12/2009, Act.Ref.: 09.1QC.01)


AO6242 CALIBRATION LOADS FOR RADIOMETERS

(From 21/09/2009 to 01/12/2009, Act.Ref.: 08.1ET.04)


AO6125 DEVELOPMENT OF THE SWARM LEVEL 2 ALGORITHMS AND ASSOCIATED LEVEL 2 PROCESSING FACILITY

(From 19/10/2009 to 11/12/2009, Act.Ref.: 09.156.03)


AO6218 SIMPLIFIED STANDARD MEO/GEO TOOLS FOR SPACECRAFT CHARGING

(From 07/10/2009 to 09/12/2009, Act.Ref.: 08.1EE.16)



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




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4. Editor's note 

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We wish all of you a Merry Christmas, happy holidays and a successful new year!   



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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 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:


  Wolfgang Baumjohann IWF Graz 

  Anna Belehaki COST ES0803

  Volker Bothmer EGU-Solar Physics Secretary

  Alain Bourdillon COST Action 296

  Jinbin Cao Chinese Space Weather Activity Representative

  Eamonn Daly ESA (excluding science programme)

  Maurizio Candidi CNR

  Norma Crosby         Space Weather Working Team Chairman

  Mike Hapgood Space Science Department, RAL

  Francois Lefeuvre CNRS

  W. William Liu Space Science Program, Canadian Space Agency

  Henrik Lundstedt Lund space weather center

  Richard Marsden ESA Science programme

  Terry Onsager         NOAA Space Weather Prediction Centre

  Jean-Yves Prado         CNES Programme Directorate

  Michael Rietveld         URSI-Commission G

  Michael Rycroft         ISU



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