Community:Email 05dec08

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent Dec 05, 2008. Meetings and jobs are listed at http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki under

'Community' as 'Calendar of Meetings' and 'CEDAR related opportunities'.

1) Arecibo Observatory Recompetition Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 09-014)

  From Bob Robinson (rmrobins@nsf.gov)
  See also http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2009/nsf09014/nsf09014.pdf

2) CISM Space Weather Summer School, July 20-31 2009, Boston Univ

  From SPA Newsletter 25 Nov 2008
  From W Jeffrey Hughes (hughes at bu.edu)
  See http://www.bu.edu/cism/SummerSchool/overview.html

3) Summer REUs at MIT Haystack (or Millstone) Observatory - due 2 Feb 2009

  From KT Paul (ktpaul@haystack.mit.edu)
  See also http://www.haystack.mit.edu/edu/reu/

4) PhD Studentship at Norwegian Univ of Science and Technology (NTNU)

  From: Patrick Espy (patrick.espy@ntnu.no)
  See also http://www.ntnu.no/fysikk/english

5) USU USTAR International Center for Space Weather Forecasting positions

  From Shawna Johnson (shawna.johnson@usu.edu)
  See also http://jobs.usu.edu (req. ID 051579)

6) Postdoc with Space Dynamics Laboratory (UT) at AFRL, MA

  From Jennifer Gardner (Jennifer.Gardner@hanscom.af.mil)
   and employment@usurf.usu.edu
  See also http://www.sdl.usu.edu/employment/jobs/ft-positions

7) Faculty Position in Space Physics at Univ of TX at Arlington - review 12 Dec

  From James Horwitz (horwitz@uta.edu)
  See also http://www.uta.edu/physics/main/phys_news/jobs/job12032008.html

8) MST12 Workshop and School, 17-23 May 2009, London, Ontario, Canada

  From: Wayne K Hocking (whocking@uwo.ca) or mst12@uwo.ca
  See also http://www.mst12.com

9) Conference on Comparative Planetology: Venus-Earth-Mars, 11-15 May 2009,

   at ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands - abstracts due 2 Mar 2009
  From Olivier Witasse (owitasse@rssd.esa.int)
  See also http://www.rssd.esa.int/eslab-2009/

10) COSPAR 2010 Assembly, 18-25 July, Bremen Germany - abstracts due Feb 2010

   From: "Cospar" (cospar@cosparhq.cnes.fr)  (A. Janofsky, Assoc Dir COSPAR)
   See also http://www.cospar-assembly.org/

1) Arecibo Observatory Recompetition Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 09-014)


From Bob Robinson (rmrobins@nsf.gov)

Consistent with the National Science Board Resolution on Competition and Recompetition of NSF Awards (NSB-08-12 <http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/publications/2008/nsb0812_comp_recomp.pdf> ), NSF will compete the next cooperative agreement for the management and operation of the Arecibo Observatory through an open, merit-based review process. The Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST) of the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), in cooperation with the Division of Atmospheric Sciences (ATM) of the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO), is currently preparing the program solicitation, which is expected to lead to the award of a single, five-year cooperative agreement for the management and operation of the observatory following the expiration of the current cooperative agreement in 2010.

More information on the competition is provided in publication NSF 09-014, available at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2009/nsf09014/nsf09014.pdf


2) CISM Space Weather Summer School, July 20-31 2009, Boston Univ


From: W Jeffrey Hughes (hughes at bu.edu)

Next summer's Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling (CISM) Space Weather Summer School will be held at Boston University, July 20-31, 2009. Details may be found at http://www.bu.edu/cism/SummerSchool/overview.html The web-based application page will open on March 1, 2009.


3) Summer REUs at MIT Haystack (or Millstone) Observatory - due 2 Feb 2009


From KT Paul (ktpaul@haystack.mit.edu)

RESEARCH EXPERIENCES FOR UNDERGRADUATES (REU)

Undergraduate science, mathematics, engineering, and computer science students are invited to apply for summer research positions at the MIT Haystack Observatory in Westford, MA. Research projects include radio astronomical studies, atmospheric physics investigations, and hardware and software development for data acquisition and processing. The program extends from June 1 to August 7, 2009 and carries a weekly stipend of $400.00. Women, minorities and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For further information and application materials, see http://www.haystack.mit.edu/edu/reu/.

Application deadline is 2 February 2009


4) PhD Studentship at Norwegian Univ of Science and Technology (NTNU)


From: Patrick Espy (patrick.espy@ntnu.no)

1 PHD POSTION AT DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS, Ref.nr NT 80/08

As part of an international project, a state-of-the-art mm-wave radiometer has been deployed at Troll station, Antarctica to measure the effect of energetic particle bombardment on the atmosphere in the polar regions. We seek a PhD level student to work with this radiometer in order to derive vertical profiles of minor species, including ozone, affected by particle precipitation, and to examine the effects on the chemistry and dynamics of the middle atmosphere between 30 and 90 km. The student should have a degree in Physics, Geophysics, Chemistry or a closely related field. They should have computer experience, and knowledge of a programming language and experience with packages such as MATLAB would be an advantage. Good communication skills and the ability to work with international partners is essential.

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Patrick Espy, phone +47 73 55 10 95, e-mail: patrick.espy@ntnu.no Information about the Department of Physics can be found at http://www.ntnu.no/fysikk/english


5) USU USTAR International Center for Space Weather Forecasting positions


From: Shawna Johnson (shawna.johnson@usu.edu)

Utah State University has created an International Center for Space Weather Forecasting under USTAR (the Utah Science, Technology And Research initiative). Several new research faculty, postdoctoral fellow, and graduate student positions are currently available, and the goal is to expand our space weather team by 12-15 new members during the next 3-5 years. The USTAR program provides the funding for all of the new positions for a period of up to five years. The pillars for the expanded space weather program are the USU physics-based and data assimilation models for the global thermosphere, ionosphere, plasmasphere, polar wind and electrodynamics. The Center activity will focus on commercialization and research involving specifications and forecasts that are relevant to a wide range of applications, including those relevant to the international airline industry, disaster relief, surveying, oil drilling, electric power companies, and HF communications.

The USTAR program was created by the State of Utah because it recognizes the importance of research to growing and maintaining a vibrant economy. The goal of the USTAR program is to bolster Utah¹s high-tech industry by investing in, and recruiting new, high caliber faculty and university research programs. USTAR is designed to increase the flow and commercialization of university discoveries, inventions, and innovations. To meet the goals of the USTAR program, candidates from outside of the State of Utah are strongly encouraged to apply. Positions are immediately available for a Center Director and/or a Space Weather Expert at the middle/senior level, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students. The Center Director should have a Ph.D. degree in engineering or physics and should have experience with data assimilation techniques, handling diverse data sets, or running space weather models. He/she should also be able to demonstrate an ability to acquire research funding, have a strong record of collaborative research, and have interest in technology commercialization.

The new USTAR positions will be in the Center for Atmospheric and Space Sciences at USU. Salaries are very competitive and are commensurate with experience. Also, USU offers an impressive package of fringe benefits. For further information contact either R. W. Schunk (Robert.Schunk@usu.edu <mailto:Robert.Schunk@usu.edu> ) or J. J. Sojka (Jan.Sojka@usu.edu <mailto:Jan.Sojka@usu.edu> ).

Applicants should submit resumés, contact information for three references, and a statement of research/ commercialization interests. To apply, go to: http://jobs.usu.edu (req. ID 051579). Nominations and inquiries should be sent to Shawna Johnson, USTAR Search Committee, Utah State University, Center for Atmospheric and Space Sciences, 4405 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-4405, USA (shawna.johnson@usu.edu).

USU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.


6) Postdoc with Space Dynamics Laboratory (UT) at AFRL, MA


From: Jennifer Gardner (Jennifer.Gardner@hanscom.af.mil) From: employment@usurf.usu.edu

Space Dynamics Laboratory is seeking a postdoctoral scientist to conduct research on the chemistry of the upper atmosphere and space. The location of the position will be at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Hanscom AFB located in Bedford, MA. The research focus is on the analysis of NASA SABER and ESA MIPAS satellite data of infrared emissions in the upper atmosphere, including modeling of the chemical processes involved and the impact on the atmospheric energy budget. The project includes collaboration with scientists from AFRL, NASA and ESA. The position is expected to have a term of at least one year, with possibility of a second year based on projected funding levels.

Requirements: Applicants with a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences, Physical Chemistry, Physics or a related discipline are encouraged to apply. Experience with atmospheric retrievals and/or molecular spectroscopy, as well as programming experience would be useful. Background in quantum chemical calculations would be helpful, but is not necessary. The candidate must be a US citizen.

Further information can be found at: http://www.sdl.usu.edu/employment/jobs/ft-positions

To apply please send a CV and 2 letters of recommendation to:

USURF, Human Resource Department 1695 N. Research Parkway North Logan, UT 84341

or Fax to: (435) 797-4328 or Email to: employment@usurf.usu.edu


7) Faculty Position in Space Physics at Univ of TX at Arlington - review 12 Dec


From James Horwitz (horwitz@uta.edu)

The Physics Department of the University of Texas at Arlington (UT Arlington) is seeking qualified candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in space physics. The starting date is 1 September 2009. Review of applications will begin 12 December 2008, and will continue until the position is filled. Further information is at http://www.uta.edu/physics/main/phys_news/jobs/job12032008.html


8) MST12 Workshop and School, 17-23 May 2009, London, Ontario, Canada


From: Wayne K Hocking (whocking@uwo.ca) or mst12@uwo.ca

The 12th MST workshop on Technical and Scientific Aspects of MST radars will be held from 17 to 23 May, 2009, in London, Ontario, Canada. The AGU Spring meeting will be held in Toronto in the following week, just 2 hours drive away, so back-to-back attendance is a real possibility. For information, please see http://www.mst12.com. If you wish to be added to the mailing list, please contact mst12@uwo.ca, or whocking@uwo.ca.

A radar school will be held prior to the workshop, from 12 to 16 May, 2009. The school will be unique in that 4 windprofiler radars and several meteor radars all exist within 2-3 hours drive of the school venue, and these will be used for hands-on applications and training. For information and registration, please again see http://www.mst12.com, or contact whocking@uwo.ca for a copy of the first circular, which specifies pricings. A limit of 70 students will be set on the school attendance, in order that all students will be able to use the radars. Positions will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis until the limit is met.


9) Conference on Comparative Planetology: Venus-Earth-Mars, 11-15 May 2009,

   at ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands - abstracts due 2 Mar 2009

From Olivier Witasse (owitasse@rssd.esa.int)

The International Conference on Comparative Planetology: Venus-Earth-Mars will take place on 11-15 May 2009 at ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

Further information on the scientific content, as well as on practical aspects, is available on the conference website: http://www.rssd.esa.int/eslab-2009/

The abstract submission deadline for this ESLAB-09 conference is 02 March 2009.

We are looking forward your enthusiastic participation.

Best regards, Agustin Chicarro, and the Local Organizing Committee


10) COSPAR 2010 Assembly, 18-25 July, Bremen Germany - abstracts due Feb 2010


From: "Cospar" (cospar@cosparhq.cnes.fr) (A. Janofsky, Assoc Dir COSPAR)

38th Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) and Associated Events "COSPAR 2010"

Date: 18 - 25 July 2010

Place: Bremen, Germany

Contact: COSPAR Secretariat, c/o CNES, 2 place Maurice Quentin, 75039 Paris Cedex 01, France Tel: +33 1 44 76 75 10 Fax: +33 1 44 76 74 37 cospar@cosparhq.cnes.fr http://www.cospar2010.org/ or http://www.cospar-assembly.org

Scientific Program Chair: Prof. Tilman Spohn, Institute of Planetary Research, German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Abstract Deadline: Mid-February 2010

Topics:

Approximately 90 meetings covering the fields of COSPAR Scientific Commissions (SC) and Panels: - SC A: The Earth's Surface, Meteorology and Climate - SC B: The Earth-Moon System, Planets, and Small Bodies of the Solar System - SC C: The Upper Atmospheres of the Earth and Planets Including Reference Atmospheres - SC D: Space Plasmas in the Solar System, Including Planetary Magnetospheres - SC E: Research in Astrophysics from Space - SC F: Life Sciences as Related to Space - SC G: Materials Sciences in Space - SC H: Fundamental Physics in Space - Panel on Satellite Dynamics (PSD) - Panel on Scientific Ballooning (PSB) - Panel on Potentially Environmentally Detrimental Activities in Space (PEDAS) - Panel on Radiation Belt Environment Modelling (PRBEM) - Panel on Space Weather (PSW) - Panel on Planetary Protection (PPP) - Panel on Capacity Building (PCB) - Panel on Education (PE) - Panel on Exploration (PEX)

- Special events: Interdisciplinary lectures, space agency round table, etc.

Selected papers published in Advances in Space Research, a fully refereed journal with no deadlines open to all submissions in relevant fields.