Space Weather Euro News -- SWEN

       Vol. 16, Issue 8 (30 August 2012)


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1. Chapman Conference on Fundamental Properties and Processes of Magnetotails, Reykjavik, Iceland, March 10-15, 2013

2. Brazilian Symposium on Space Geophysics and Aeronomy, Sao Paulo, Brazil, September 10 - 14, 2012

3. Post-Doctoral Position at IPGP

4. Director position at ISSI

5. Open ESA Invitations to Tender (ITTs)

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1. Chapman Conference on Fundamental Properties and Processes of Magnetotails, Reykjavik, Iceland, March 10-15, 2013

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From: Andreas Keiling <keiling@ssl.berkeley.edu>, Caitriona Jackman <caitriona.jackman@ucl.ac.uk>, Peter Delamere <delamere@lasp.colorado.edu>


Abstract submission site opens: 23 August 2012

Abstract submission deadline: 24 October 2012


The International AGU Chapman Conference on "Fundamental Properties and Processes of Magnetotails" will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland, from March 10th through March 15th, 2013, and will address various aspects of planetary magnetotails (including those of Mercury, Earth, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune):


1. External Drivers*

2. Internal Responses**

3. Inner Coupling***


*(e.g., solar wind-magnetosphere coupling, IMF control, viscous processes, reconnection)

**(e.g, convection, fast flows, dipolarization, injections, centrifugal driver, fluxtube interchange, instabilities)

***(e.g., M-I coupling, coupling to the inner magnetosphere, current systems and closure, ion outflow effects)


The conveners are: Andreas Keiling (UC Berkeley, USA)

Caitriona Jackman (University College London, UK)

Peter Delamere (University of Colorado/LASP, USA)



The program committee includes: Colin Forsyth (MSSL, UK)

Denis Grodent (University of Liège, Belgium)

James Slavin (University of Michigan, USA)

Jin-Bin Cao (Beihang University, China)

Larry Kepko (NASA/GSFC, USA)

Mervyn Freeman (British Antarctic Survey, UK)

Michelle Thomsen (LANL, USA)

Norbert Krupp (Max-Planck-Institute, Germany)

Tsugunobu Nagai (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)

Xianzhe Jia (University of Michigan, USA)



Further information and updates can be found on the conference website: http://www.agu.org/meetings/chapman/2012/gcall/, where you can also find a high-resolution version of the conference poster, available for download. We would like to encourage you to display this poster at your institution or campus.




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2. Brazilian Symposium on Space Geophysics and Aeronomy, Sao Paulo, Brazil, September 10 - 14, 2012

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From: Michael Rycroft <michaelrycroft@btinternet.com >, Jean-Pierre Raulin <raulin@craam.mackenzie.br>


Prof Michael Rycroft (UK) will give a lecture on „Research today on space weather and atmospheric electricity‰ during the week of 10 to 14 September 2012 at the Brazilian Symposium on Space Geophysics and Aeronomy, to be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Jean-Pierre Raulin is the chair of the loca organising committee


The Simposio Brasileiro de Geofisica Espacial e Aeronomia (SBGEA) or Brazilian Symposium on Space Geophysics and Aeronomy, the fourth edition of the series will be held at the Presbyterian Mackenzie University, São Paulo, Brazil, on 10-14/09/2012. The former editions were held in INPE (National Institute for Space Research Space), UFCG (Campina Grande Federal University) and Rio de Janeiro in 2006, 2008, and 2010, respectively.


The main activities at SBGEA are to discuss the scientific themes relevant to space and atmospheric sciences, and to foster information interchange between researchers, graduate students, engineers and technicians. Usually, SBGEA encounters are composed of 60 % students and 40 % professionals. 


Main scientific topics discussed at SBGEA:


- Space Weather and prevision

- Solar-terrestrial Relationship

- Interaction of atmospheric layers

- Aeroluminescence

- GPS applications in atmospheric research

- Atmospheric Electricity

- Atmospheric Physics

- Geomagnetism

- Ionosphere Physics

- Ionospheric Chemistry 


The event web page (in Portuguese) for the IV SBGEA is located at the site of the Center for RadioAstronomy and Astrophysics Mackenzie (CRAAM). Program of the next reunion can be downloaded at:

http://www.craam.mackenzie.br/SBGEA/pages/programacao.htm



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3. Post-Doctoral Position at IPGP

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From: Elvira Astafyeva <astafyeva@ipgp.fr>


Post-Doctoral Position at IPGP


The Department of Space and Planetary Geophysics of the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP, http://www.ipgp.fr) invites applications for Post-Doctoral position in the field of upper atmosphere and ionosphere physics. The 18-month contract with a gross monthly salary from 2500 to 3100 euros (depending on qualification) will be funded by the European Research Council (ERC) in the framework of the ERC Starting Grant project „SIREAL‰. The expected starting date is 1 January 2013.


The main topic of the post-doctoral work will be multi-instrumental study of global ionospheric dynamics during low solar and geomagnetic activity. The main focus will be made on investigation of traveling ionospheric disturbances (TIDs), including study of effects of solar terminator in the atmosphere and ionosphere, and on advances in research of Ionospheric response to solar flares. 


Requested Profile:


-      --  Ph.D. in Physics/Geophysics


-      --  Good knowledge of ionospheric/atmospheric physics, solar-terrestrial relations, space weather and satellite communications


-       -- Good abilities in programming and handling of large data sets


-       -- Experience in analysis of GPS data, and satellite data (e.g., SAC-C, COSMIC, CHAMP, Jason, etc)


-       -- Excellent knowledge of English, both oral and written


-       -- Ability to work and publish independently


Applications (extended CV, a short description of research work, list of Publications) should be sent to Dr. Elvira Astafyeva (astafyeva@ipgp.fr). The deadline of applications is 30 September 2012. 


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4. Director Position at ISSI

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From: Maurizio Falanga <mfalanga@issibern.ch>


The International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, Switzerland, invites

applications for a position of


                                 Director


Under the leadership of the Executive Director, the Directors of ISSI provide the

inspirational scientific environment of the Institute in their area of research and they

are the driving force behind the various activities taking place at ISSI: Scientific

workshops, forums, international teams. Their recognized scientific stature ensures

the visibility and guarantees the high scientific standards of the Institute.

Personalities corresponding to the above profile working in any area of space

sciences covered by ISSI‚s activities (with the exception of Earth Observations) are

encouraged to apply. The new Director is expected to spend about 30% (negotiable)

of her/his time working for ISSI at the Institute‚s premises in Bern, Switzerland,

starting in July 2013. The appointment will be for a period of four years renewable

once.


Interested scientists should contact the chair of the Search Committee:

Prof. Willy Benz

Physikalisches Institut

Center for Space and Habitability

University of Bern

Sidlerstrasse 5

CH-3012 Bern (Switzerland)

e-mail: willy.benz@space.unibe.ch


at their earliest convenience but no later than October 31, 2012.


Further information about the organisation of the International Space Institute and its

activities can be found at: http://issibern.ch.


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5. Open ESA Invitations to Tender (ITTs)

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From: ESA/ESTEC


Open invitations to tender:


AO7229 E-COLLABORATION FOR EARTH OBSERVATION (E-CEO)

(From 11/07/2012 to 24/09/2012, Act.Ref.: 12.187.04)


AO7537 SN-V NEOS PRECURSOR SERVICES OPERATIONS

(From 30/08/2012 to 11/10/2012, Act.Ref.: 10.118.04)


AO7233 WEB-BASED INTERFACES FOR SPACE DEBRIS-RELATED SERVICES

(From 06/08/2012 to 28/09/2012, Act.Ref.: 12.112.05)


AO7274 PLASMA INDUCED ANTENNA NOISE SPECTROSCOPY FOR SPACE WEATHER MONITORING

(From 22/08/2012 to 10/10/2012, Act.Ref.: 12.197.14)


AO7264 METEOROID ENVIRONMENT FOR THE JOVIAN SYSTEM

(From 01/08/2012 to 05/10/2012, Act.Ref.: 12.1EE.17)


AO7233 WEB-BASED INTERFACES FOR SPACE DEBRIS-RELATED SERVICES

(From 06/08/2012 to 28/09/2012, Act.Ref.: 12.112.05)


AO7222 DUST ELECTROSTATIC CHARGING, TRANSPORT AND CONTAMINATION MODEL FOR LUNAR LANDER AND HUMAN EXPLORATION MISSIONS

(From 04/07/2012 to 14/09/2012, Act.Ref.: 12.1EE.05)


AO7183 11-147 DETECTION OF MICRO-PARTICLE IMPACTS ON SPACECRAFT VIA THEIR PLASMA EFFECTS

(From 13/06/2012 to 05/09/2012, Act.Ref.: 12.197.04)


AO7094 ESA INNOVATION TRIANGLE INITIATIVE (ITI) 2012

(From 12/04/2012 to 31/12/2012, Act.Ref.: 12.135.01)



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