Community:Email 01may14

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 01 May 2014. Meetings and jobs are listed at http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu under 'Community' as 'Calendar of Meetings' and 'CEDAR related opportunities'. CEDAR email messages are under 'Community' as 'CEDAR email Newsletters'. All are in 'Quick Links' on the main page.


(1) Students encouraged to get flights soon for CEDAR in Seattle June 22-26. From Barbara Emery, Kendra Greb, and Carrie Appel (emery,kgreb,cappel at ucar.edu). See also http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki/index.php/2014_Workshop:Main

(2) Space Physics Programmer position in NM for BC - applications due 31 May. From Patricia.Doherty at bc.edu.

(3) African Geophysical Society (AGS) Award of Fellowship to Prof. Ousseini Fambitakoye. From Christine.Amory at lpp.polytechnique.fr. See also http://afgps.org

(4) Nominations due 14 Sep for 3 European Space Weather Awards. From Jean.Lilensten at obs.ujf-grenoble.fr. See also http://www.stce.be/esww11/medals.php


(1) Students encouraged to get flights soon for CEDAR in Seattle June 22-26.


From Barbara Emery, Kendra Greb, and Carrie Appel (emery,kgreb,cappel at ucar.edu).

Register now for the 2014 CEDAR Workshop to be held at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA from June 22 - 26, 2014. Register at http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki/index.php/2014_Workshop:Main

STUDENTS - We encourage students to purchase their airline tickets now as prices are starting to rise. If you submit your airline receipt to Carrie Appel by Monday, May 19 we will have your reimbursement check at check-in. For those that wait, it can take up to two months from the end of the CEDAR Workshop to receive your reimbursement check.

Important deadlines to be aware of:

  • Fri 16 May for students to register on-line for the workshop and student lodging. A late fee

of $75 is imposed on student registrations on Monday, 19 May. VISA, Mastercard or Diners credit cards can be used in the registration process on-line. Cancellations after May 19 incur a $15 charge. Students registering after May 16 will be assigned housing on a space available basis only.

  • Fri 16 May for on-line submission of abstracts for posters. Abstracts are required for all

submitted posters. The poster sessions will be held on Tuesday (IT) and Wednesday (MLT), June 24-25, 2014.

  • Mon 19 May all CEDAR students should try to purchase their airline tickets and have the

airline receipt submitted to Carrie Appel by Monday, 19 May. All airline receipts received by Monday, 19 May will be reimbursed at check-in for the workshop. Any airline receipts received after Monday, 19 May will not be processed until the CEDAR Workshop has concluded. For details on student travel go to http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki/index.php/2014_Workshop:Student_Information and http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki/index.php/Transportation_%28Airfare%29_and_Travel_Reimbursement_Information

  • Sun 25 May for hotel reservations of reserved CEDAR block at the Hotel Deca or Silver Cloud

Inn - University District. For details on lodging and reservations go to http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki/index.php/2014_Workshop:Accommodations

  • Fri 30 May for non-students to register on-line. A late fee of $75 is imposed on non-student

registrations on Monday, 2 June (student late fee starts Monday May 19). VISA, Mastercard or Diners credit cards can be used in the registration process on-line. Cancellations incur a $15 charge.


(2) Space Physics Programmer position in NM for BC - applications due 31 May.


From Patricia.Doherty at bc.edu.

Applications are invited for a scientific programmer position in the field of space and terrestrial physics. The successful candidate is expected to support a Boston College contract with the Department of Defense. The initial appointment is for 1 year initially but additional years may be awarded contingent on performance and funding.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated proficiency in programming in high level computer languages such as C and FORTRAN; capabilities to work in both LINUX and Windows environments; and experience working with graphical computer languages such as IDL and MatLab. A scientific background and familiarity working with ground-based and space based imaging data is a plus.

The qualified candidate should have an MS or higher degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics or a physical science and at least 5 years experience working as a scientific programmer.

This position will be located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. U.S. citizenship is required. Please send a CV together with three references to Patricia Doherty at Boston College (Patricia.Doherty at bc.edu) by May 31, 2014.


(3) African Geophysical Society (AGS) Award of Fellowship to Prof. Ousseini Fambitakoye.


From Christine.Amory at lpp.polytechnique.fr.

The African Geophysical Society (AGS, http://afgps.org) Award of Fellowship was awarded to Prof. Ousseini Fambitakoye at the Laboratoire de Géophysique in France for his "great contribution to Earth and Space science research in Africa".

The award will be presented at the opening session of the 2014 AGS conference on 3rd June 2014. The conference will be at Abuja, Nigeria from June 2-6 (http://afgps.org/conference/).


(4) Nominations due 14 Sep for 3 European Space Weather Awards.


From Jean.Lilensten at obs.ujf-grenoble.fr.

Dear colleagues,

In 2013, a set of three medals in Space Weather have been created at the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the European Space Weather Week. These medals are now becoming an annual event (see http://www.stce.be/esww11/medals.php), with a medal ceremony during the European Space Weather Week (November 17-21, 2014, Liège, Belgium, http://www.stce.be/esww11/).

  • The International Kristian Birkeland medal for Space Weather and Space Climate

relates to outstanding scientific or technological results.

  • The International Marcel Nicolet medal for Space Weather and Space Climate rewards

efforts to structure the space weather community at an international level.

  • The International Alexander Chizhevsky medal for Space Weather and Space Climate

rewards a young researcher (PhD or having defended his thesis within the last 8 years prior to the ESWW 11, i.e. after October 30th, 2005) for major contributions to space weather research and/or services.

In order to propose a candidate, please send a pdf document including:

  • Your name, first name, professional address.
  • The name, first name, professional address of the person that you suggest for a prize.
  • Which of the three prizes is concerned for your nomination.
  • Reasons for the nomination (two pages). Please, make sure that these reasons relate to

space weather and fulfill the criteria below.

  • As far as possible, join a CV of the suggested person. If you do not want to ask

her/him a CV and if you do not find any on a web personal page for example, send at least a CV that emphasizes the points for which the application is made (publications, achievements).

  • If possible, please include letters of support from two other colleagues, possibly from

other countries than yours. You may also include those two colleagues as co-signatories on the proposal.

  • Up to five references (journal articles, prizes, patents…).

It is not allowed to apply for one-self. The Medal Committee may not attribute a medal if it considers that the applications do not have the necessary level of international excellence.

Composition of the Medal Committee: The Medal committee is composed of Claude Tomberg of the Royal Academy of Belgium, Øyvind Sørensen of the Norwegian academy of science and Dr. Galina Kotova, of the Russian academy of science. To complement this panel, space weather-related scientists of each of these three countries will work with the academies, namely Prof. Jøran Moen, Prof. Alv Egeland, Dr. Pål Brekke, Norway Prof. Véronique Dehant, Belgium Prof. Anatoli Petrukovich, Russia Finally, there will be a representative of the Local Organizing Committee of the European Space Weather Week (R. Van der Linden), the head of the Space Weather Working Team (S. Poedts) and of the Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (A. Belehaki). The program committee is chaired by J. Lilensten. None of the Medal Committee members are eligible for a medal.

Send your documents by email only to SWmedals@oma.be. The deadline for the applications is September, 14th 2014.

CRITERIA

All three prizes are prestigious recognitions in Space Weather. They only recognize excellence. This is difficult to measure, but some criteria are common to the three of them. The work must have been documented (in peer review journals or book chapters), or must be a technological contribution that has proved to work (not a project or a concept). It must be relevant to space weather and/or space climate. It must also be internationally recognized: International character of the scientific or technology contribution even if this criterion will not be as drastically used for the Chizhevsky medal than for the two others.

On top of those common criteria are some specific to each prize.

  • Criteria for attributing the Marcel Nicolet medal:

The candidate of the Baron Marcel Nicolet Medal must have demonstrated a unique ability to bind the space weather community in a spirit of peace and friendship, to educate in and outside of the space weather community, to go beyond the space weather research community and address a larger audience, and/or to serve the space weather community in conveying a roadmap going beyond the science involved.

  • Criteria for attributing the Alexander Chizhevsky medal:

The candidate of the Alexander Chizhevsky Medal must have taken unexplored ways, potentially at risk, to reach a successful achievement. Practically, it would be useful to obtain a recommendation letter from the PhD advisor in case (s)he is not the person sending the application. In case of pregnancies, the 8 years period is augmented by 1.5 year per child

  • Criteria for attributing the Kristian Birkeland medal:

The candidate of the Kristian Birkeland Medal must have demonstrated a unique ability to combine basic and applied research to obtain useful products, preferentially being used outside the research community, or across disciplines in research. The work must have led to a better physical comprehension of the solar or terrestrial phenomena related to space weather, to a drastic improvement of the modeling, or to a new generation of instruments for space weather observations.