[GEM] THE GEM MESSENGER, Volume 26, Number 10

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Volume 26, Number 10
March 24, 2016

Table of Contents

1. Joint Session GEM/CEDAR Proposal Deadline April 1st

2. AP-RASC 2016: Deadline of paper submission has been extended to April 5, 2016

3. Job Opening: Faculty Position at Solar and Space Weather Group, KASI


1. Joint Session GEM/CEDAR Proposal Deadline April 1st
From: Michael Wiltberger (wiltbemj at ucar.edu)

The 2016 Joint GEM/CEDAR meeting will take place in Santa Fe, NM from June 19-24 2016.  We are currently soliciting proposals from the geospace community for joint sessions at the meeting.  Sessions related to related to the themes of magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling, future geospace observing systems, and storms without borders are encouraged, but any proposal on any topic that draws the communities together are welcome.  The deadline for these submissions if Friday April 1st.  Session proposals can be submitted at


Additionally, the registration sites are now available.  While the meeting will have common registration fee and numerous joint sessions for logistical reasons we are asking members of the communities with a primary focus on the GEM side to use the GEM site to register for the meeting. 

The registration is live at http://www.cpe.vt.edu/gem/registration.html now! 

And members with CEDAR as their primary focus are encouraged to use the CEDAR registration 

We are looking forward to a highly productive and informative meeting and hope to see you in Santa Fe this summer! 

2. AP-RASC 2016: Deadline of paper submission has been extended to April 5, 2016
From: Wen Li (moonli at atmos.ucla.edu)

The deadline of paper submission for the “2016 URSI Asia-Pacific Radio Science Conference” (URSI AP-RASC 2016) has just been extended. The new deadline is April 5, 2016. Please visit the Conference website at
for the latest information.

If you are interested in URSI AP-RASC 2016 but have not yet submitted your paper(s), you still have time. Please go to the paper submission webpage
and follow the instructions.

The 2016 URSI Asia-Pacific Radio Science Conference (URSI AP-RASC 2016) will be held from Aug 21 to 25, 2016 in Seoul, Korea. There are several special sessions of this conference will be of particular interest to the GEM community. 

Commission H (Waves in Plasmas)

S-H1: Theory and Simulation of Waves in Plasma
• Session Conveners: Myoung-Jae Lee (Hanyang University, Korea) and Hae June Lee (Pusan National University, Korea)

S-H2: Generation and Characteristics of Waves in Space
• Session Conveners: Dae-Young Lee (Chungbuk National University, Korea) and Ensang Lee (Kyung Hee University, Korea)

S-H3: Radio Science for Space Weather
• Session Conveners: Mauro Messerotti (INAF-Trieste and University of Trieste, Italy) and Viviane Pierrard (Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, Belgium)

S-HG1: Effects of Wave-Particle Interactions in Earth's Magnetosphere and Upper Atmosphere

• Session Conveners: Wen Li (University of California-Los Angeles, USA), Ondrej Santolik (The Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Rep.), and Iwona Stanislawska (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)

S-GH1: ULF/VLF Waves
• Session Conveners: Dong-Hun Lee (Kyung Hee University, Korea) and Kazue Takahashi (Applied Physics Lab, Johns Hopkins University, USA)

S-GH2: Space Weather Impact and Mitigation Efforts
• Session Conveners: Jun-Chul Mun (Korea Space Weather Center, National Radio Research Agency, Korea), Mamoru Ishii (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan), and Iwona Stanislawska (Space Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)

Important Deadlines:

- Paper submission: April 5

- Young Scientist Award paper deadline: March 31

- Early registration: July 15

The Young Scientist Award (YSA) and The Student Paper Competition (SPC) of the “2016 Asia-Pacific Radio Science Conference” (AP-RASC’16) is open for applications.

3. Job Opening: Faculty Position at Solar and Space Weather Group, KASI
From: Junga Hwang (jahwang at kasi.re.kr)

The Solar and Space weather group at the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), Daejeon, Korea (hereafter SOS group) is now seeking applicants for a faculty position in Space Physics. Candidates with research interests in mangetospherc physics are encouraged to apply. Backgrounds in theory, modeling, laboratory plasma and/or observational analysis will be considered. The candidate is expected to establish a broad, internationally competitive, and well-recognized research program and contribute to graduate school students’ education.

SOS group (http://www.kasi.re.kr/english/Research/SolarAndSpaceWeatherGroup.aspx) constructed the Korean Space Weather Prediction Center (KSWPC). The scope of the KSWC included the extension of the ground observation system, the construction of the space weather database, and the development of prediction models for the space weather application. KASI also utilizes the Van Allan Probes’ real time data to forecast space weather, protecting national space assets from severe space environment. SOS group has been working on various research fields spanning from the solar activity, magnetosphere, and ionosphere to the upper atmosphere of the Earth. SOS group also studies long-term and temporal solar activities and the Sun-Earth connection using a combination of ground and satellite observations, advanced analysis techniques and numerical models for space weather forecasting. 
For magnetospheric physics, our targets are as following: (1) Study on the structure and dynamics of the Earth’s radiation belts and their relationship to substorm, ring current, and plasmasphere by satellite data analysis and numerical simulations, (2) Development of numerical and statistical forecast model aimed at prevention of harzardous effects on the satellites, the stability of wireless telecommunications, and the aviation safety of the polar route, (3) Design and development of space plasma payloads.

In order to receive full consideration, applicants should submit their CV, a list of publications, two recommendation letters, and a statement of research interests to recruit at kasi.re.kr until March 31, 2016. The official announcement released in KASI job opening webpage (https://www.kasi.re.kr/eng/post/eng_jobopening).  

The Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) program is sponsored by the Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS) of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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