Table of Contents
1. ESA Voyage 2050 Topical team, Application Deadline May 6
2. MEETING: Beacon Satellite Symposium, Abstract Deadline April 30
3. SESSION: SHINE 2019 Session #4: Force, Momentum, and Energy Distribution in Solar Eruptions
4. Growing the Conversation around “Space Weather in the Digital Age”
5. Message from Anjuli S. Bamzai, Division Director, Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences
6. JOB OPENING: Research Assistant/Associate in Space Plasma Physics, Imperial College London
7. JOB OPENING: Postdoctoral Position at ISEE, Nagoya University in Japan
Announcement Submission Website:
ESA Voyage 2050 Topical team, Application Deadline May 6
From: C. Arridge, J. Leenaarts, R. Nakamura (rumi.nakamura at
The European Space Agency (ESA) is asking for Voyage 2050 (next ESA mission planning between 2035 and 2050) for contribution from the community through two calls:
– White papers proposing science themes (Deadline Aug. 5th)
– Applications for topical team membership (Deadline May. 6th)
– It has been made clear by ESA that unlike Cosmic Vision, for Voyage 2050, the science themes of the 3 Large Class missions of the programme will be selected on the basis of those white papers and the recommendations of the topical teams. Although there will be calls to select specific mission designs and consortia later on, the themes will be decided during the current planning exercise.
– Although some emphasis may have been put on the call for white papers, it is equally important that we have many applications from the SPA community to be part of the topical teams. This is the only way to represent the wide diversity of our field and to enable proper assessment of the state of field and to cover important SPA relevant topics to be addressed with ESA space missions in future.
– All scientists working in ESA Member States are invited to apply to be a member. Mix of experience is intended for a topical team. Young career scientists and postdocs are also encouraged to apply. An expertise in observational methods is not required and researcher with a more theoretical background are equally welcome..
– All scientists in the world are invited to join (as well as lead) the white paper, except that the white paper lead scientist cannot be the member of the topical team. So applying for topical teams does not prevent you to co-sign a white paper.
Although the schedule is tight, this is an important window if we want to make sure that the SPA community is fairly represented in the next ESA science programme.
Chris Arridge, Jorrit Leenaarts, Rumi Nakamura for the ESA Voyage 2050 senior committee.
MEETING: Beacon Satellite Symposium, Abstract Deadline April 30
From: Patricia Doherty (Patricia.Doherty at
Dear Colleagues,
This note is a reminder that the abstract deadline for the 20th International Beacon Satellite Symposium is very soon – Tuesday April 30th. Please upload your abstracts as instructed on the symposium website:
The Beacon Satellite Symposium is a triennial event organized by the Beacon Satellite Studies Group of URSI Commission G – an interdisciplinary group, servicing science, research applications and engineering aspects of satellite signals observed from the ground and in space.
The Beacon Symposia provide distinctive opportunities for ionospheric scientists from all over the world to meet and collaborate on topics relevant to ionospheric effects on radio propagation.
Recent meetings of the Beacon Symposia have hosted between 125 and 200 people from over 40 countries. In our most recent meetings, we have seen an increase in the number of participants from the developing countries of Africa, Asia and South America – presenting the Beacon Symposia with nearly worldwide coverage.
At this time, we invite you to submit an abstract to this meeting. The deadline for abstracts is April 30, 2019. Due to time constraints, this will be a firm deadline with no extensions considered. Upon acceptance of your abstracts on or before May 30, 2019, you will be invited to register on this website.
It is our intent to waive the registration fee and to assist travel and lodging costs for a limited number of young scientists and participants from developing countries. Awards will be made based on the quality of the abstract and financial need of the applicant. Information on this opportunity can be found on the link “News/Financial Support”.
Please visit the BSS website for information and the links to abstract submittal. The website is:
We sincerely hope to see you at BSS2019 in Olsztyn, Poland.
Patricia Doherty, Boston College Andrzej Krankowski, University of Mazury and Olsztyn Bruno Nava, Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics Chairs of URSI’s Beacon Satellite Studies Group
SESSION: SHINE 2019 Session #4: Force, Momentum, and Energy Distribution in Solar Eruptions
From: Xudong Sun (xudongs at
We welcome observers and modelers to come together in the 2019 SHINE workshop session #4 and discuss the topic “force, momentum, and energy distribution in solar eruptions”. In particular, we will explore the following questions.
+ How are the force, momentum, and energy distributed in different layers of the solar atmosphere during eruptions? + What is the momentum partition in solar eruptions like? How does it compare with the energy partition? + How important are the high-energy particles and the lower-atmosphere responses? + What new and existing observations can we use to improve our understanding? + How can data-driven simulations help interpret the observations?
A detailed session description can be found at:
Invited scene-setting speakers: Hugh Hudson, Guillaume Aulanier
Organizer: Xudong Sun, Ben Lynch
Growing the Conversation around “Space Weather in the Digital Age”
From: Ryan McGranaghan, Enrico Camporeale, Anastasios Anastasiadis, Manolis Georgoulis (ryan.mcgranaghan at
Dear AGU SPA community,
Thank you for your wonderful response to the frontier topical journal issue: “Space Weather research in the Digital Age and across the full data lifecycle”! You have helped craft this important discussion, and it has become clear that the conversation need be extended. Thus, we are extending the deadline for submissions until September 30, 2019.
To be a part of the discussion and to submit your fantastic work please find full details here: We encourage you to help define the topical discussion taking shape in our community.
Please do not hesitate to reach out with your questions, thoughts, and manuscripts.
Ryan McGranaghan on behalf of Enrico Camporeale, Anastasios Anastasiadis, Manolis Georgoulis, and the Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate editorial staff
For questions regarding this topical issue, please contact the Topical Editor-in-Chief, Ryan McGranaghan.
For questions concerning the submission process the Editorial Office ( should be contacted.
Message from Anjuli S. Bamzai, Division Director, Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences
From: Michael Wiltberger (mwiltber at
Dear AGS community,
Hope you are enjoying the spring weather. Via this message I’m sharing news of crucial personnel changes at AGS as well as recent funding opportunities that may be of interest.
Earlier this month, we welcomed Dr. Roman Makarevich as program director in the Aeronomy program. Roman comes to AGS from the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks. After completing a two-year stint as program director of the Space Weather Research program, Dr. Irfan Azeem returned to ASTRA in Boulder CO.
For the past several years Dr. Linnea Avallone has been serving as program director for the Lower Atmosphere Observing Facilities (LAOF) program in the NCAR and Facilities Section in AGS. As of this week, Linnea has moved to the Office of Integrative Activities at NSF. We thank Linnea for her years of service to the AGS community and wish her the best as she embarks on new adventures. Currently Mr. Nick Anderson from the Physical and Dynamic Meteorology program is serving on detail as the LAOF program director.
Additional departures and arrivals are anticipated in the months ahead. It seems like the only thing constant is change itself!
FYI, possible interest, the link to the recently-issued Dear Colleague Letter for the Coastlines and People (CoPe) activity may be found at Dear Colleague Letter: Research Opportunities Related to Coastlines and People (CoPe) (
The AGS Postdoctoral Research Fellowship solicitation is also out. Details on eligibility and how to apply may be found at Division of Atmospheric Sciences – Postdoctoral Research Fellowship ( Please note there is no submission deadline; proposals are accepted anytime.
At this point in time, we are seeking two Intergovernmental Program Assignment (IPA) program directors; one for the Atmospheric Chemistry program in the Atmosphere Section and the other, for the Space Weather program in the Geospace Section. Information on the NSF IPA program may be found at and details on how to apply may be found in the recently-issued Dear Colleague Letters and .
Wish you the best in your scientific endeavors!
JOB OPENING: Research Assistant/Associate in Space Plasma Physics, Imperial College London
From: Tim Horbury (t.horbury at imperial.acuk)
Applications are invited for a Research Assistant / Associate position within the Space and Atmospheric Physics Group of the Department of Physics. This is an exciting opportunity to work with the newest measurements from the inner solar system, investigating the fundamental processes that form and accelerate the solar wind.
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe mission launched in August 2018 and has already made measurements closer to the Sun than ever before: Professor Tim Horbury is a team member of the FIELDS and SWEAP instruments and has access to the latest data. In addition, the magnetic field investigation of ESA’s Solar Orbiter mission, due for launch in February 2020 and which will travel to 60 solar radii and take simultaneous remote sensing and in situ measurements, was built at Imperial College.
You will analyse data from both these missions, with the aim of investigating transient events in the solar wind, sources of the wind and fundamental processes such as turbulence and shocks.
The position is available for a fixed term of 2 years with the possibility of extension and is available to start as soon as possible. The closing date is 29 May 2019.
For further information please see or contact Tim Horbury, .
JOB OPENING: Postdoctoral Position at ISEE, Nagoya University in Japan
From: Yoshizumi Miyoshi (miyoshi at (miyoshi at
Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research (ISEE), Nagoya University
Summary Project for study of dynamical variation of Particles and Waves in the INner magnetosphere using Ground-based network observations (PI: Prof. K. Shiokawa, Nagoya University, is a nation-wide research collaboration supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas from MEXT/Japan. PWING aims to contribute to understanding the mechanisms of the dynamical variation in the inner magnetosphere, which can be evaluated quantitatively combining the network-based observation on the earth, direct in situ observation of the magnetosphere by Arase satellite, and numerical modeling. Successful candidates will work with Prof. Miyoshi at ISEE, Nagoya University under PWING. The successful candidates are required to analyze Arase satellite data and ground-based observations to compare them with outputs from the inner magnetosphere kinetic model RAM-SCB (Ring current Atmosphere interactions Model with Self Consistent magnetic field) developed as part of the SHIELDS project (PI: Dr. V. Jordanova, Los Alamos National Laboratory, in order to improve the understanding of inner magnetosphere dynamics.
Job requirements and Qualifications
1. Work location: Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research (ISEE), Nagoya University
2. Appointment conditions: (1)Position: Postdoctoral researcher (2)Salary: Approx. 400,000JPY/month (3)Work hours: 38.75 hours/week (4)Insurance enrollment: Health insurance, Welfare pension, Employment insurance, Workers compensation insurance
3. Research area: magnetospheric physics
4. Number of persons: 1
5. Qualifications: Applicants must satisfy all of the following conditions: (1) Holds a doctoral degree or is expected to earn a doctoral degree, and (2) does not have other primary occupation or is not a graduate student or a researcher at the time of start of the employment.
6. Starting date: August 1, 2019 or later at the earliest possible time
7. Term of employment: Up to March 31, 2021
8. Application deadline: 5:00pm on Friday, May 31, 2019 (Japan standard time)
9. Screening process: Document screening and, if necessary, interview
10. Application materials: (1) Curriculum Vitae (2) Summary of research achievements (up to two A4 sheets) (3) List of publication and research activity (4) PDF files of the three most important publications (5) Research plan (up to two A4 sheets) (6) Name and contact of two professional references (7) Possible starting date
11. Method of application: Applicants should send application materials to the email address below with “Application to PWING Post-Doc” in the subject heading. Submission email address: miyoshi (at) (replace (at) with @)
After submission, applicants should make further inquiries if a confirmation email is not received within three days of their submission.
12. Inquiries: Prof. Yoshizumi Miyoshi Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research (ISEE), Nagoya University F3-3 (250), Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 464-8601, Japan E-mail: miyoshi(at) (replace (at) with @)
13: Remarks: Personal information provided in relation to the application will be used only for the purpose of screening. Upon completion of the screening, all personal information, except for information of those who passed the screening, will be discarded responsibly. In addition, Institute for Space– Earth Environmental Research is an active promotor of Gender Equality. Browse the web page below for more detail.
The contents herein are originally created in Japanese. If any discrepancies do exist, the original Japanese version shall prevail.
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