Community:Email 14jan10

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent Jan 14, 2010. 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) Vote for your future AGU leaders - elections close Feb 3. Submitted by Shawna Johnson (shawna.johnson@usu.edu). From Jan Sojka (fasojka@gaim.cass.usu.edu).

(2) CubeSat Developers' 7th Workshop, 21-23 April, Cal Poly State Univ in San Luis Obispo, CA - abstracts due 12 Feb. From Jordi Puig-Suari (jpuigsua@calpoly.edu). See also http://www.cubesat.org.

(3) European Geophysical Union Meeting, 2-7 May 2010, Vienna, Austria, abstracts due 18 Jan. See also http://meetings.copernicus.org/egu2010/home.html. (a) Call for papers, EGU 2010, Session ST5/NH8.5 Space Weather and its Effects on Terrestrial and Geo-Space Environments: Science and Applications. From Norma Bock Crosby (norma.crosby@oma.be).

(4) PhD student and/or Postdoc position on high-latitude coupling at the University Potsdam/GFZ Centre for Geosciences, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, Germany. Applications due 15 February. From Matthias Foerster (mfo@gfz-potsdam.de).


(1) Vote for your future AGU leaders - elections close Feb 3.


Message from your SPA President Elect: Jan J. Sojka

Please take the time to VOTE for your future AGU leaders. Not just SPA leaders, but also the new AGU board members. Please vote, and since you cannot vote often, please encourage others to vote.

The candidates9 bios are in the EOS issue of 22 December 2009 along with the photographs.

The voting is open until Feb 3, hence please do it now! I did.

Thank you!

Jan J. Sojka


(2) CubeSat Developers' 7th Workshop, 21-23 April, Cal Poly State Univ in San Luis Obispo, CA - abstracts due 12 Feb.


From Jordi Puig-Suari (jpuigsua@calpoly.edu).

Dear CubeSat Community Members and other interested colleagues,

Mark your calendars because registration is officially open for the 7th Annual CubeSat Developers' Spring Workshop! The workshop will be held April 21-23, 2010 at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, California. Presentations and speakers are scheduled to begin on Wednesday morning and continue through Friday afternoon. On Wednesday night there will be an Opening Ceremonies banquet to welcome all attendees to this year's workshop.

To register, apply to present, or apply for the poster session please visit http://www.cubesat.org. We highly encourage all attending universities to participate in the poster session! The deadline for submitting presentation abstracts and poster session applications is February 12, 2010.

We are also pleased to announce that CubeSat has a new website! The address is still the same as last year so feel free to check it out!

Any questions or comments about the workshop can be directed to cubesat.workshop@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you in San Luis Obispo!

Thanks, The CubeSat Workshop Team


(3) European Geophysical Union Meeting, 2-7 May 2010, Vienna, Austria, abstracts due 18 Jan. (a) Call for papers, EGU 2010, Session ST5/NH8.5 Space Weather and its Effects on Terrestrial and Geo-Space Environments: Science and Applications.


From: Norma Crosby (norma.crosby at oma.be).

Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to submit an abstract to the EGU General Assembly 2010 session "ST5/NH8.5 Space Weather and its Effects on Terrestrial and Geo-Space Environments: Science and Applications".

This session gathers together scientists with expertise in various fields of solar-terrestrial physics that deal with the effects of space phenomena on different levels of geo-space. Effects range from those observed on spacecraft related activities all the way down to Earth, including technological systems, human health and the Earth's climate. We welcome contributions (theoretical and observational) as well as applied (effects on terrestrial and geo-space environments), on all aspects of space weather. Contributions related to the ESA Space Situational Awareness (SSA) programme, or the EU FP7 programme, are very welcome. We look forward to a dynamic and interdisciplinary session.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 18 January 2010 http://meetings.copernicus.org/egu2010/home.html

Best regards, The Conveners: Norma Crosby (BIRA-IASB, Belgium) and Mirela Voiculescu ("Dunarea de Jos" University Galati, Romania)


(4) PhD student and/or Postdoc position on high-latitude coupling at the University Potsdam/GFZ Centre for Geosciences, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, Germany. Applications due 15 February.


From Matthias Foerster (mfo@gfz-potsdam.de).

The University of Potsdam, Institute for Applied Mathematics and the Interdisciplinary Center for Dynamics of Complex Systems (DYCOS) in cooperation with the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, GFZ Centre for Geosciences, Department 2 'Physics of the Earth', Section 2.3 'Earth Magnetic Field' invites applicants for a

PhD student and/or Postdoc position (m/f)<\em> for Applied Mathematics and/or Upper Atmospheric Space Science based on a project on 'High-latitude coupling processes between thermospheric circulation and solar wind driven magnetospheric currents and plasma convection', which is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG).

Tasks: - Development of novel, multi-method exploration and interpretation strategies to the complex dynamic system of the upper atmosphere and its response to magnetospheric and solar wind forcings - Studying the dependencies of thermospheric wind circulation and magnetospheric currents & plasma convection under varying space weather conditions - Mathematical tools applied comprise, e.g., pattern recognition, splines, wavelet methods, and Principal Component Analysis (PCA).

Qualification: - Diploma/MSc in applied mathematics, physics, geophysics, or a closely related field. - Keen interest in complex dynamic processes of the near Earth's environment - Good knowledge and ability to communicate in English - Ability to work in an international and interdisciplinary team - Strong skills in numerical data processing and knowledge of common computer languages (cc, Fortran, IDL) for own programmings

-Start  : As soon as possible -Duration: 3 years -Position: PhD student and/or Postdoc -Location: University of Potsdam and/or GFZ Potsdam -Contact : Prof. Dr. M. Holschneider (Tel. +49-331-977 1500/1663) or Dr. M. Foerster (Tel. +49-331-288 1776) -Deadline: Review of applications begins Feb 15, 2010 and continues until position is filled

Our institutions are committed to equal opportunities and to employing individuals with disabilities.

Applications should be directed to: University of Potsdam, Institute of Mathematics, Frau Neisse, P.B. 60 15 53, D-14415 Potsdam, Germany.

With best regards, Dr. Matthias Foerster (mfo@gfz-potsdam.de)