Space Weather Euro News -- SWEN

       Vol. 19, Issue 2 (27 January 2015)


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1. Postdoctoral and Research fellow positions at Kyung Hee University in Korea

2. INSTANT mission proposal for the ESA-CAS small class mission

3. European Space Weather Week 12 - Session Call (Correction)

4. Open ESA Invitations to Tender (ITTs)

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1. Postdoctoral and Research fellow positions at Kyung Hee University in Korea

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From: Daniel Martini <dmartini - at - khu.ac.kr>



The School of Space Research (BK 21 Plus program) at Kyung Hee University invites applications for postdoctoral and research fellow positions in Astronomy and Space Science. We expect to offer two positions of one year (renewable for one or two more years contingent on performance and funding) starting on 1st March 2015. Fellows are expected to carry out original research in Astronomy and Space Science under the general supervision of the permanent faculty members whose interests include: astronomy, lunar science, solar physics, and space physics.


Founded in 1949, Kyung Hee University is a well-established, but vibrantly growing educational and research institution ranked among the top seven comprehensive universities of Korea. The Department of Astronomy and Space Science, inaugurated in 1985, is located in Suwon (approximately 30 km south of Seoul), and currently has 18 professors, 10 postdoctoral researchers, and more than 60 graduate students. The information on the faculty members is available at:

http://ssr.khu.ac.kr/people/bkpluspeople.php


An application consisting of a C.V., list of publications, research plan, and two letters of recommendation by those familiar with candidate’s work should be sent by 1st February 2015 to:

yumi - at - khu.ac.kr


The salary will range between 30,000,000 KRW (~28,000 USD) and 38,000,000 KRW (~35,000 USD) depending on the candidate’s experience. Funds will be available for travel and other research expenses. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Astronomy or Space Science by the time of employment. 




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2. INSTANT mission proposal for the ESA-CAS small class mission

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From: Benoit Lavraud <Benoit.Lavraud - at - irap.omp.eu>


The European Space Agency (ESA) and The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have just released the call for a joined small mission. The proposal submission deadline is 16th March 2015 at 12:00 (noon) CET. All other related information such as criteria to be staistied can be can be found here:

http://sci.esa.int/cosmic-vision/55262-joint-call-for-a-mission-from-the-chinese-academy-of-sciences-cas-and-the-european-space-agency-esa/


It is planned to propose a mission concept called INSTANT (INvestigation of Solar-Terrestrial Activity aNd Transients). It is intended for INSTANT to be an innovative space observatory at the Lagrangian L5 point dedicated to the observation of the Sun-Earth interaction. INSTANT would provide novel observations and address fundamental questions in solar, heliospheric and space weather sciences. The launch of this S-class mission is scheduled for 2021 and the nominal science operations will last 3 years.


Interested parties are invited to join the team by the principle investigaors:

Benoit Lavraud <Benoit.lavraud - irap.omp.eu>

Ying Liu <Liuxying - at - spaceweather.ac.cn>


In order to do this and participate to this proposal simply enter your information online on the "Join us" page of the INSTANT mission website:

https://instantmission.wordpress.com/




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3. European Space Weather Week 12 - Session Call (Correction)

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From: Petra Vanlommel <petra.vanlommel - at - oma.be>


N.B. The SWEN editor would like to apologise for a typographical error in a link sent in the previous issue of SWEN (Volume 19, Issue 1, 7th January 2015). The link is corrected in this repeated news item.


The European Space Weather Week (ESWW) is the primary European forum for Space Weather users, forecasters, scientists and involved industry as proven by the high attendance at the ESWW 11 in Liège in November 2014.


ESWW 12 will be held in Belgium during the second half of November 2015 and its organisation is already underway  and shall benefit from the experience and inputs of contributors and participants to previous editions.


Therefore, in order to arrive at a rich and varied meeting programme that spans all aspects of Space Weather, from the observations and underpinning science to the operational models and industrial challenges, we invite you to submit proposals for sessions that are relevant to this framework.


Session proposals can be electronically submitted via the following web page:

http://www.stce.be/esww12/sessioncall.php

from January 10 onwards.


The deadline for submission is 31 January 2015.




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4. Open ESA Invitations to Tender (ITTs)

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From: ESA/ESTEC


Open invitations to tender:


AO8135 SSA-P2 SWE-II SPACE WEATHER SERVICE DEVELOPMENTS

(From 21/01/2015 to 18/03/2015, Act.Ref.: 13.118.22) 


AO8180 PROTOTYPE COMPACT WIDE ANGLE CORONAGRAPH

(From 09/01/2015 to 06/03/2015, Act.Ref.: 14.1EE.16) 


AO8176 ALCANTARA INITIATIVE: INTERNATIONAL R&D STUDIES ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPPORTUNITY

(From 18/12/2014 to 26/02/2015, Act.Ref.: 14.197.37)


AO8148 SURVEY OF TOTAL IONISING DOSE TOLERANCE OF POWER BIPOLAR TRANSISTORS AND SILICON CARBIDE DEVICES FOR JUICE (PTRP) - EXPRO PLUS

(From 17/12/2014 to 13/02/2015, Act.Ref.: 14.1QC.03)


AO7935: GSTP-6 ELEMENT 2: PERMANENT OPEN ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPPORTUNITY (AO) FOR MARKET-ORIENTED ACTIVITIES

(From 10/06/2014 to 31/12/2015, Act.Ref.: 14.136.01)


AO8200 AO FOR THE INNOVATION TRIANGLE INITIATIVE(ITI)

(From 23/01/2015 to 31/12/2016, Act.Ref.: 15.136.01)


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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:


  Rumi Nakamura                 Austrian Academy of Sciences

  Anna Belehaki                 Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate

  Volker Bothmer                EGU - Solar Physics Secretary

  Jinbin Cao                    Chinese Space Weather Activity Representative

  Eamonn Daly                   ESA (excluding science programme)

  Maurizio Candidi              IAPS/INAF - Italian National Research Council (CNR)

  Norma Crosby                  EGU - Solar-Terrestrial Sciences Division President

  Mike Hapgood                  Space Science Department, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL)

  Francois Lefeuvre             Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)

  W. William Liu                Space Science Program, Canadian Space Agency

  Henrik Lundstedt              Lund space weather center

  Philippe Escoubet             ESA Science programme

  Terry Onsager                 NOAA Space Weather Prediction Centre

  Jean-Yves Prado               CNES Programme Directorate

  Michael Rietveld              EISCAT Scientific Association

  Michael Rycroft               International Space University (ISU)

  Juha-Pekka Luntama            Head of ESA SSA Space Weather Element

  Stefaan Poedts                Space Weather Working Team Chair


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