Space Weather Euro News -- SWEN

       Vol. 16, Issue 9 (17 September 2012)


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1. ESA Research Fellowships in Space Science

2. First annoucement of the IAU S300 Meeting, Paris, France, 10-14,  June 2013

3. Reminder: IET Seminar on Solar Storms, London, UK, 28th September, 2012

4. Open ESA Invitations to Tender (ITTs)

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1. ESA Research Fellowships in Space Science

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From: Petteri Nieminen <Petteri Nieminen@esa.int>


The JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE) was recently selected as the next large science mission of ESA. This mission, due to fly in 2022, will be a highly challenging one particularly regarding the severe radiation environment encountered in the vicinity of Jupiter and its moons. In this context, we encourage applications in the ESA Research Fellow programme to study this environment and its effects on the spacecraft and its payloads. For more information, please see


http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Careers_at_ESA/SEMICLRTJRG_0.html

http://www.rssd.esa.int/index.php?project=TOP&page=fellowships




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2. First annoucement of the IAU S300 Meeting, Paris, France, 10-14,  June 2013

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From: Brigitte Schmieder <Brigitte.Schmieder@obspm.fr>


The first announcement for the Symposium 300 of the International Astronomical Union, entitled "Nature of solar prominences and their role in Space Weather" has been made. The conference will be held in Paris at the Ecole de Supérieure de Chimie (France), 10-14 June 2013.


For more details please see the symposium website:

http://iaus300.sciencesconf.org


Key Topics:

1/ Prominences  : formation, dynamics, environment

2/ Prominence plasma properties, including prominence seismology

3/ Magnetic field : measurements, topology, support

4/ Large-scale patterns and cyclic evolution

5/ Prominence destabilization, CMEs,  reconstruction in 3D

6/ ICMEs in the heliosphere, magnetic clouds; their impact on the Earth

environment

7/ Stellar quiescent and eruptive prominences and stellar CMEs

8/ Requirements for future instrumentation and prospects for future missions


Confirmed speakers:

G.Aulanier, J. Ballester, T.Berger, P. Démoulin, S. Gibson,  S.Gunar,  J.Karpen, B.Lavraud, B. Lites, N. Lugaz, P. Martens, S.Parenti, E. Priest, A.van Ballegooijen, T.Shibata, A.Vidotto.




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3. Reminder: IET Seminar on Solar Storms, London, UK, 28th September, 2012

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Three weeks until IET‚s Solar Storms seminar, featuring RAL, SSTL, STFC, The Met Office and lots more!


With recent news reports predicting that solar storms next year will be the highest for a decade, this timely seminar is bringing scientists and technology end-users together to form a plan of action to mitigate solar storm damage on engineering systems. Make sure you join us in London on 28 September!


By attending, you will:

 Be amongst the first to hear the findings of the Royal Academy of Engineering's Study into the Effects of Solar Storms on Engineered Systems 

 Join scientists and technology end-users for detailed technically-specific discussions into the effects of solar storms 

 Hear a keynote address delivered by Professor Mike Hapgood, Head of the Space Environment Group, RAL, as he examines the effects of solar storms on modern technologies and critical national infrastructure 

 Find out from Dr Stuart Eves, Lead Mission Concepts Engineer, Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) how they are incorporating solar storm hardening into satellite design 

 Learn the techniques STFC are using to turn predictions into accurate forecasts 

 Discover how engineering is being used to mitigate against potential solar storm damage from Mark Dickinson, Inmarsat and Keith Ryden, QinetiQ 

 Participate in a panel discussion on connecting business with scientists to accurately predict and intelligently prepare engineered systems. Have your say along with panellists from the British Antarctic Survey, The Met Office and the Universities of Bradford and Lancaster


Can you afford to miss it? See the full programme and book your place at http://conferences.theiet.org/solar-storms/index.cfm?origin=swen




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4. Open ESA Invitations to Tender (ITTs)

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From: ESA/ESTEC


Open invitations to tender:


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 28/09/2012, Act.Ref.: 12.1EE.05)




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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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