Space Weather Euro News -- SWEN

       Vol. 19, Issue 6 (5th June 2015)


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1. COSPAR/ILWS Roadmap report published in Advances in Space Research

2. Assistant Professorships in Solar or Stellar Astrophysics at Trinity College Dublin

3. EISCAT Symposium and optical meeting, Hermanus, South Africa, 12-13 September 2015

4. Open ESA Invitations to Tender (ITTs)

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1. COSPAR/ILWS Roadmap report published in Advances in Space Research

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From: Philippe Escoubet < philippe.escoubet – at – esa.int>


This COSPAR/ILWS roadmap on the science of space weather identifies high-priority research focus areas and the required infrastructure to significantly advance our understanding of space weather of all intensities and of its implications for society. Its objective is to identify key activities that can lead to a demonstrable improvement in service provision capability in the short, medium and longer term.


The roadmap clusters its implementation recommendations by formulating three action pathways, and outlines needed instrumentation and research programs and infrastructure for each of these.


The roadmap report is now published (as an Open Access article) in Advances in Space Research:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0273117715002252


The Space Weather roadmap study group is led by Dr. K. Schrijver (Lockheed Martin, USA) and Dr. K. Kauristie (Finnish Meteorological Institute).




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2. Assistant Professorships in Solar or Stellar Astrophysics at Trinity College Dublin

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From: Peter Gallagher < peter.gallagher – at – tcd.ie>


Trinity College Dublin seeks applications for one and potentially two Assistant Professorships in Solar or Stellar Astrophysics. The successful candidate(s) will have a PhD and a proven post-doctoral track record in areas that complement and extend existing research in the School of Physics’ solar and stellar physics research groups:

http://www.physics.tcd.ie/astrophysics


Areas of potential interest include space weather, solar-terrestrial physics and evolved stars, including theoretical modelling of solar and stellar atmospheres, but candidates with expertise in other areas of numerical modelling are also encouraged to apply.


One permanent appointment will be made and a second position may be filled subject to the successful candidate having secured funding from an external funding agency. The second appointment will be a fixed-term contract of up to five years (depending on the funding available).


The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Thursday, 25th June 2015.


The School of Physics has been awarded Institute of Physics Juno Practitioner status for taking action to address gender inequities across its student and staff body. It is committed to promoting better working practices for men and women. The School welcomes applications from all qualified applicants, and applications are particularly encouraged from traditionally under-represented groups in Physics.


Further details can be found at:

https://jobs.tcd.ie

by searching under the keyword ‘Astrophysics.’




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3. EISCAT Symposium and optical meeting, Hermanus, South Africa, 12-13 September 2015

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From: Mike Rietveld <mike – at – eiscat.uit.no>


SANSA (South African National Space Agency) has been selected to host the 17th biennial EISCAT symposium and the 42nd annual optical meeting (42AM), which will run concurrently from 14th – 18th September 2015 in Hermanus, Western Cape. A Radar School will also be offered from 12th – 13th  September 2015 at SANSA in Hermanus for postgraduate students.


For further details see:

http://events.sansa.org.za/eiscat-42am-information




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4. Open ESA Invitations to Tender (ITTs)

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From: ESA/ESTEC


Open invitations to tender:


AO8199 P2-SWE-III - SSA/SWE DATA CENTRE OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE

(From 22/04/2015 to 10/06/2015, Act.Ref.: 13.118.02) 


AO8264 SSA-P2 SWE-VII - MAGNETOMETER FOR SOLAR MONITORING MISSIONS 

(From 22/05/2015 to 03/07/2015, Act.Ref.: 13.118.06) 


AO8243 ATHENA RADIATION ENVIRONMENT MODELS AND EFFECTS SIMULATORS

(From 19/05/2015 to 15/07/2015, Act.Ref.: 15.164.01) 


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)




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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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