Issue 119, 7 December, 2001

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1. Advance Announcement of the “Fourth Oersted International Science Team”
Conference to Be Held in Copenhagen During 23-27 September 2002
2. First Announcement and Call for Abstracts for 2002 EGS General Assembly
Session ST21 “Stereoscopic observations of the Sun and the inner
Heliosphere”
3. Job Announcement – NRC Postdoctoral and Senior Research Awards at NOAA
Space Environment Center, Boulder, Colorado
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1. Advance Announcement of the “Fourth Oersted International Science Team”
Conference to Be Held in Copenhagen During 23-27 September 2002
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From: Peter Stauning

The fourth “Oersted International Science Team (OIST-4) conference will
be held in Copenhagen during 23-27 September, 2002. The local organizing
body for the conference comprises the Danish Space Research Institute,
the Danish Technical University, the University of Copenhagen, and the
Danish Meteorological Institute.

The conference will build on the previous OIST meetings and on the
“First Champ Science Conference”. The principal aim of the OIST-4
conference will be to expose the remarkable results provided by the
small-satellite missions Oersted, Champ and SAC-C who have
high-precision magnetic measuring instruments and high-quality GPS
receivers in common.

The OIST-4 conference shall present the level of excellence reached in
the fields of high-precision mapping of the geomagnetic field and
modelling of its internal and external sources, ionospheric and
atmospheric exploration using GPS-based methods, and high-quality space
instrumentations. The experiences gained from the Oersted, Sac-C and
Champ missions will no doubt prove extremely useful also in future
geospace, planetary and solar system missions.

The invitation to the OIST-4 conference is primarily addressed to the
science communities formed around the above unique missions but the
conference is open to other researchers interested in the above fields.
There will be invited as well as contributed presentations and a poster
exhibition. The papers presented at the conference will be published in
the Conference
Proceedings.

Further information, web addresses and a “First Announcement and Call
for Abstracts” will be issued in January 2002.

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2. First Announcement and Call for Abstracts for 2002 EGS General Assembly
Session ST21 “Stereoscopic observations of the Sun and the inner
Heliosphere”
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From: Volker Bothmer (bothmer@linmpi.mpg.de)

Convener: V. Bothmer, Co-Conveners: R.A. Harrison, M. Pick, G.M. Simnett

http://www.copernicus.org/EGS/egsga/nice02/programme/STS.program.htm

The NASA STEREO mission, to be launched in 2005, will provide the first
stereoscopic observations of the Sun and Inner Heliosphere. STEREO’s
major scientific objective is to significantly advance our understanding
of the origin, evolution and 3D structure of coronal mass ejections, their
interaction with the interplanetary medium and terrestrial environment
and their prime role in accelerating energetic particles. The two STEREO
spacecraft will provide a unique set of remote sensing and in situ
measurements, i.e. detect CMEs and sample their consequences in situ.
For the first time STEREO will provide detailed views of Earthward-directed
CMEs. Modeling the structure, evolution and dynamics of the solar
and interplanetary magnetic field is of specific importance for the
interpretation of the different observations.

The session focuses on contributions related to these key scientific
objectives. Results from past (e.g., Helios) as well as on-going space
missions (SOHO, Yohkoh, Ulysses, WIND, ACE, etc.), from ground-based
observations as well as theoretical research are of special importance
in this context. Contributions on image reconstruction techniques and
stereoscopic data analysis tools applicable for the various data sets are
especially welcome.

The session will consist of both oral and poster presentations.

Abstracts should be submitted to the EGS Office (see below), with copies
to the conveners:

Dr. Volker Bothmer
Max-Planck-Institut f?r Aeronomie
Max-Planck-Str. 2
D-37191 Katlenburg-Lindau
Germany
e-mail: bothmer@linmpi.mpg.de
ph. +49-5556-979-409
fax. +49-5556-6409

Professor Richard A. Harrison
Space Science and Technology Department
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0QX, UK
e-mail: r.harrison@rl.ac.uk
ph. +44-1235-44-6884
fax. +44-1235-44-6667

Dr. Monique Pick
Observatoire de Meudon
5 Place Janssen
92190 Meudon
France
e-mail: monique.pick@obspm.fr
ph. +33-145-07-7811
fax: +33-145-07-7959

Professor George M. Simnett
Department of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
Tel: 44 121 414-6469
Fax: 44 121 414 3722
e-mail: gms@star.sr.bham.ac.uk

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3. Job Announcement – NRC Postdoctoral and Senior Research Awards at NOAA
Space Environment Center, Boulder, Colorado
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From: “Howard Singer”

In 2002, one National Research Council position will be available at the
NOAA Space Environment Center (SEC) in Boulder, Colorado. The position
is for research that focuses on understanding fundamental physical
processes in the regions that extend from the sun, through the
interplanetary medium, and into Earth’s magnetosphere, ionosphere, and
upper atmosphere.

SEC (http://www.sec.noaa.gov) serves the Nation through alerts,
warnings, and forecasts of conditions in the space environment that can
be hazardous to technological systems in space and on the ground and
human activities in space. SEC’s research focuses on areas where
advanced applications can be developed and prototyped to improve space
weather operations.

Additional details of topics for consideration are contained in the
Resident Research Associateships, Postdoctoral and Senior Research
Awards for NOAA book that is available from the NRC. To be eligible for
the February review, completed application materials must be postmarked
no later than January 15, 2002. Application materials and detailed
information are available from the NRC Associateship Programs, TJ2114,
National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
20418, or rap@nas.edu. Information on the Internet is at
national-academies.org/rap. Further information about SEC can be
obtained by contacting Howard Singer at howard.singer@noaa.gov.

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