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Volume XXVI, Issue 19


Table of Contents

1. NSF Science and Technology Centers (STC): Integrative Partnerships 

2. ESA Invites Scientists to Participate in Voyage 2050: Call for White Papers and Call for Membership of Topical Teams

3. MEETING: AAS/SPD Meeting, St. Louis, MO, June 9-13, 2019

4. Special Collection of Papers on Space Weather Forecasting

5. JOB OPENINGS: Program Scientist, Sun-Earth System Sciences


Announcement Submission Website: http://goo.gl/forms/qjcm4dDr4g


NSF Science and Technology Centers (STC): Integrative Partnerships 

From: Michael Wiltberger (mwiltber at nsf.gov)

The Science and Technology Centers (STC): Integrative Partnerships program supports exceptionally innovative, complex research and education projects that require large-scale, long-term awards. STCs focus on creating new scientific paradigms, establishing entirely new scientific disciplines and developing transformative technologies which have the potential for broad scientific or societal impact. STCs conduct world-class research through partnerships among institutions of higher education, national laboratories, industrial organizations, other public or private entities, and via international collaborations, as appropriate. They provide a means to undertake potentially groundbreaking investigations at the interfaces of disciplines and/or highly innovative approaches within disciplines. STCs may involve any area of science and engineering that NSF supports. STC investments support the NSF vision of creating and exploiting new concepts in science and engineering and providing global leadership in research and education.

Full solicitation at 

HTML -  https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19567/nsf19567.htm
PDF - https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19567/nsf19567.pdf


ESA Invites Scientists to Participate in Voyage 2050: Call for White Papers and Call for Membership of Topical Teams

From: Fabio Favata, Luigi Colangeli (Fabio.Favata at esa.int)

The ESA Science Programme relies on long-term planning of its scientific priorities. The next planning cycle, Voyage 2050, is now underway. As was the case for the previous plans - Horizon 2000, Horizon 2000 Plus, and Cosmic Vision - the definition of the Voyage 2050 plan, which covers the period 2035-2050, relies on open community input and on broad peer review. The community input will be gathered through a Call for White Papers while the peer review of this input will take place through a two-tiered committee structure, with a Senior Committee of 13 European scientists supported by a number of Topical Teams. Scientists interested in participating in the peer review process are invited to respond to the Call for Membership of Topical Teams.

The Call for Membership of Topical Teams invites applications from scientists working in ESA Member States and with an interest in any topic in space science and in the relevant technologies. Space science is defined here in a broad sense, including the observation of the Universe, planetary science, solar science, study of the space environment, and scientific experiments that can be carried out from a spacecraft. It is intended to have a mix of experience represented in each Topical Team and early career scientists are specifically encouraged to apply. The deadline for receipt of applications is 6 May 2019, 12:00 (noon) CEST.

The Call for White Papers solicits ideas from the scientific community for the science themes that should be covered during the Voyage 2050 planning cycle. Any scientist or science team can submit a White Paper, with no limitation in terms of residence or nationality. All White Papers must be submitted in English. White Paper lead scientists cannot be members of the Topical Teams. The deadline for receipt of White Papers is 5 August 2019, 12:00 (noon) CEST.

Further details of the two Calls can be found at: https://cosmos.esa.int/voyage-2050 

Fabio Favata 
Head of the Strategy, Planning and Coordination Office, Directorate of Science, European Space Agency 

Luigi Colangeli
Head of the Science Coordination Office, Directorate of Science, European Space Agency 


MEETING: AAS/SPD Meeting, St. Louis, MO, June 9-13, 2019

From: Holly Gilbert, SPD Chair (holly.r.gilbert at nasa.gov)

The Solar Physics Division is meeting jointly with the 234th meeting of the AAS from June 9-13, 2019, in St. Louis, MO.  The deadlines have been extended as shown below.  Please sign up for the SPD Mixer on Wednesday evening, June 12 (right after the business meeting).


Extended Deadlines:
March 22, 2019: Early Registration Deadline
April 02, 2019: Abstracts Deadline (9 PM ET)
April 16, 2019: Regular Registration Deadline


Special Collection of Papers on Space Weather Forecasting

From: Olga Verkhoglyadova (Olga.Verkhoglyadova at jpl.nasa.gov)

The Chapman conference on Scientific Challenges Pertaining to Space Weather Forecasting Including Extremes was held in Pasadena, CA on 12-15 February this year (https://connect.agu.org/aguchapmanconference/upcoming-chapmans/space-weather-forecasting ). The AGU Space Weather journal solicits a Special Collection of papers dedicated to the science of space weather forecasting. The goal of this special collection is to highlight original research results presented at the Chapman conference and other research contributions that address topics relevant to space weather forecasting including extreme events. Recent years have brought significant new developments in modeling and observing capabilities, yet there remain considerable scientific challenges in transforming these capabilities into reliable and consistent space weather forecasting capabilities. We welcome papers that showcase recent successes in forecasting of space weather phenomena within the complex Sun-Earth system and new insights that increase our understanding of all aspects of space weather including extremes. To support the transformative nature of the Chapman conference, we encourage you to submit thought-provoking manuscripts. Papers can be submitted through the GEM (https://spaceweather-submit.agu.org/cgi-bin/main.plex ). The special collection is due to close on 15 November 2019.

Guest Associate Editors of Space Weather for the special collection are: 
Olga Verkhoglyadova (JPL, USA), Xing Meng (JPL, USA), Tomoko Matsuo (UC Boulder, USA), Mamoru Ishii (NICT, Japan) 

Please contact Olga Verkhoglyadova (Olga.Verkhoglyadova at jpl.nasa.gov) or any of the Guest Editors if you have questions.


JOB OPENINGS: Program Scientist, Sun-Earth System Sciences

From: John Manuel (john.manuel at canada.ca)

The Canadian Space Agency welcomes applications for two permanent Program Scientist positions in the Sun-Earth System Sciences (including solar-terrestial science, atmospheric science, and Earth system science). The incumbents will be responsible for, among other things, assisting in the planning, execution, study of acquired data and conclusions of the science component of Sun-Earth System Science missions, studies and related activities, by coordinating and leading the work of external scientific teams and provision of Sun-Earth System Science expertise to CSA management and stakeholders.

For details, please see the job posting at https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?toggleLanguage=en&poster=1272682.

The application deadline is 18 April 2019.


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