1) Voyage 2050 ---- Long-term planning of the ESA Science Programme

The next planning cycle in ESA's Science Programme, Voyage 2050, is now underway. Ideas are solicited from the scientific community for the science themes that should be covered during the Voyage 2050 planning cycle, which covers the time period 2035-2050. Deadline for receipt of White Papers: 5 August 2019, 12:00 (noon) CEST.

 a) Membership of Topical Teams

     Scientists working in ESA Member States and with an interest in any topic in space science and in the
     relevant technologies are welcome to apply for membership of the Topical Teams. 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
     carried out from a spacecraft.

    The Topical Teams will be appointed by the Director of Science after the evaluation and recommendations
    of the Senior Committee. It is intended to have a mix of experience represented in each Topical Team
     and early career scientists are specifically encouraged to apply.

    Full details, including information about Voyage 2050, the tasks of the Topical Team members, and
     information needed by applicants, can be found in the Call for Membership of Topical Teams document.

  b) White Papers

     By means of the present Call for White Papers, the Agency is soliciting ideas from the scientific
     community for the science themes that should be covered during the Voyage 2050 planning cycle.

     White Papers are not proposals for specific missions; they should rather argue why a specific scientific
     theme should have priority in the Voyage 2050 planning cycle. At the same time, and to ensure realism
     in the resulting Programme, applicants should briefly illustrate possible mission profiles.

     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.

     Full details, including information about Voyage 2050, the requirements for White Papers, and the role these
     will play in formulating the future Science Programme, can be found in the Call for White Papers document.

    https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/voyage-2050



2) TRAPPIST-1 | 11-14 June 2019 | Liège, Belgium

Dear colleague,

I'm happy to announce you that on June 11-14 will take place at Liege, Belgium, a multidisciplinary conference totally dedicated to the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system. It aims to cover all aspects of the study of TRAPPIST-1, notably:
* The host star TRAPPIST-1 (and other ultracool dwarf stars): structure, evolution, activity, etc.
* Formation, migration, and dynamics of the planets of TRAPPIST-1 (and around other ultracool dwarf stars)
* Exploring ultracool dwarfs (including brown dwarfs) for more TRAPPIST-1-like systems.
* The structure of TRAPPIST-1 planets: observations vs models, evolution, etc.
* The atmospheric properties of TRAPPIST-1 planets: models, evolution (erosion, outgassing, impacts, pre-main-sequence phase, etc.),
* Atmospheric characterization of the planets with JWST and other upcoming facilities, the prospects for liquid water, possible biosignatures and their detectability, etc.
* The possibility of life on TRAPPIST-1 planets: prebiotic chemistry and photosynthesis around ultracool dwarfs, the impact of high-energy radiation and cosmics, tidal locking, lessons from the solar system, etc.

Contributions from all horizons are welcome: stellar physics, exoplanetology, solar system planetology, observational and theoretical astrophysics, astrobiology, etc. The conference will be divided in different sessions, each composed of an invited review talk, several contributed talks, and short poster presentations.

The discovery of TRAPPIST-1 planets triggered the imagination of many artists that integrated them in their works (novels, music, poems, etc). This is why the conference will also include a special session on Thursday 13th called “TRAPPIST-1: between science and fiction”, during which some artists, writers, game developers, etc will present their works related to TRAPPIST-1 to the participating scientists, enabling the two communities to discuss their visions of a fascinating planetary system.

Registrations are opened up to May 15. The deadline for contributed talk propositions is Apr 1st (not a joke).

For more info, please visit the conference website: https://events.uliege.be/trappist-1

Don't hesitate to advertise the conference to any possibly interested colleague, and to display the conference poster on the walls of your institute!

Best wishes,
Michael


3) Call for 9th Paolo Farinella Prize
The call for the Farinella Prize 2019 has been announced. The ninth Paolo Farinella Prize will be awarded to a young scientist with outstanding contributions in the field of planetary science concerning “The Trans-Neptunian Population”. The prize is supported by the University of Pisa and by IAPS-INAF (Rome). The award ceremony will be hosted by the  European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) – Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) Joint Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland (15-20 September 2019).

For the 9th“Paolo Farinella” Prize the terms and rules are as follows:

A competition is announced to award the “Paolo Farinella” Prize for the year 2019. The prize consists of a plate, a certificate and the amount of 1500 €. The winner is expected to give a Prize lecture at the EPSC/DPS awards special session.
The winner will be selected on the basis of his/her overall research results in the field of “The Trans-Neptunian Population“.
Nominations must be sent by email not later than April 15 to the following addresses: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.,Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser., using the downloadable form.
The nominations for the “Paolo Farinella” Prize can be made by any researcher that works in the field of planetary sciences following the indications in the attached form. Selfnominationsareacceptable. The candidates should have international and interdisciplinary collaborations and should be not older than 47 years, the age of Paolo when he passed away, at the date of April 15, 2019.
The winner of the prize will be selected before May 20 by the “Paolo Farinella” Prize Committee composed of outstanding scientists in planetary sciences, with specific experience in the field.
The Prize Committee will consider all the nominations, but will be entitled to autonomously consider other candidates.


4) EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019 ---  Genève --- 15-20 septembre 2019

    Date limite pour la soumission des abstracts, le 8 mai: https://administrator.copernicus.org/authentication.php

     a) OPS1 - Ice Giant Systems
        Conveners: D. H. Atkinson
        This session welcomes abstracts addressing all aspects of ice-giants systems including the internal structure of the ice giants, the composition, structure, and processes of and within ice-giant atmospheres, ice-giant magnetospheres, satellites, and rings, and the relationship to exoplanetary systems. The session will comprise a combination of solicited and contributed oral and poster presentations on new and continuing studies of the ice-giant systems and the connection of the ice giants to our current understanding of exoplanetary system

We welcome papers that
Address the current understanding of ice-giant systems, including atmospheres, interiors, magnetospheres, rings, and satellites including Triton;
Advance our understanding of the ice-giant systems in preparation for future exploration, both remote sensing and in situ;
Discuss what the ice giants can tell us about solar system formation and evolution leading to a better understanding of the current structure of the solar system and its habitable zone
Address outstanding science questions requiring future investigations including from spacecraft, remote sensing, theoretical, and laboratory work necessary to improve our knowledge of the ice giants and their relationship to the gas giants and the solar system;
Present concepts for missions, instruments, and investigations to make appropriate and useful measurements.

b) OPS2 --- Saturn system and the Cassini-Huygens mission
Convener: Athena Coustenis
Results related to the Saturnian system from ground-based and Cassini-Huygens mission observations are welcome. All aspects of the system (planet, satellites and rings) will be presented with emphasis on recent results.


   c)  MIT6 -- Interstellar Probe: science, mission designs, opportunities and challenges
        Convener: Michel Blanc
An Interstellar Probe mission would be the first dedicated mission to venture into the unknown space between our star and other potentially habitable planetary systems. The idea was first discussed dating back to 1960 and the concept has been studied by multiple groups since then. The lack of propulsion technologies and launch vehicles have often presented a stumbling block for NASA and other space agencies to move further with these concepts. In 2016, a congressional report recommended NASA to take the enabling steps for an Interstellar scientific probe. A new NASA-funded study is under way to design a pragmatic Interstellar Probe mission with a goal of reaching 1000 AU within 50 years using available or near-term technology. The study objectives are to identify compelling science targets, develop realistic mission concepts and evaluate critical technologies. The cross-disciplinary science targets include exploration of the Very Local Interstellar Medium and its interaction with the heliosphere, characterization of the circum-solar dust disk, exploration of previously unexplored Kuiper Belt Objects, and observation of the extragalactic background light beyond the zodiacal cloud. A vantage point far away from the solar system, naturally enables these observations to be put in the context of other exoplanetary systems and astrospheres. At the same time, Chinese scientists are studying with their space agency CNSA a scenario in which two “Heliospheric Boundary Explorers” would be launched 6 years apart, one towards the “nose” of the Heliosphere, one in the direction of its putative tail, to address scientific objectives partly similar to the ones described in the NASA study. Not only will the synergies between these two missions be particularly valuable, but also both of them will offer unique opportunities for broad international collaborations, including European contributions.
This session will welcome reports on the unique science discoveries enabled by missions to the Interstellar Medium beyond heliospheric boundaries and will discuss their design concepts, enabling technologies and programmatic challenges.


d) EXO5 -- Aerosols and clouds in planetary atmospheres
Convener: P. Lavvas

Atmospheric aerosols and cloud particles are found in every atmosphere of the solar system, as well as, in exoplanets. Depending on their size, shape, chemical composition, latent heat, and distribution, their effect on the radiation budget varies drastically and is difficult to predict. When organic, aerosols also carry a strong prebiotic interest reinforced by the presence of heavy atoms such as nitrogen, oxygen or sulfur.

The aim of the session is to gather presentations on these complex objects for both terrestrial and giant planet atmospheres, including the special cases of Titan’s and Pluto's hazy atmospheres. All research aspects from their production and evolution processes, their observation/detection, to their fate and atmospheric impact are welcomed, including laboratory investigations and modeling.

e) EXO7 --- Planetary Aeronomy – Near and Afar
Convener: Antonio García Muñoz

Space missions, ground-based observations and theory allow for detailed characterization of planetary upper atmospheres in the solar system that provides novel insights into the physical mechanisms at play. At the same time, the detection of short-period extrasolar planets has inspired numerous studies of chemistry, dynamics, and escape of the upper atmospheres of these planets, at more extreme conditions than those found in the solar system. More than ever, it is critical to foster the communication between the communities working on the theoretical and observational aspects of both solar system and exoplanet upper atmospheres. This communication will secure a solid progress in the interpretation of new atmospheric observables and in the implications for e.g. planet demographics.

This session brings together researchers from the solar system and exoplanet communities in an attempt to exchange knowledge and ideas. We welcome papers on all aspects of planetary aeronomy i.e., the science of the upper atmosphere, either in the solar system or exoplanet systems. Suitable papers include results on photochemistry and ionization, magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling, energy balance and circulation, atmospheric escape and evolution as well as new observations and novel observational techniques.

5) Ninth International Conference on Mars ---- Caltech, Pasadena, California  ---- July 22-25

The Ninth International Conference on Mars will be held at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in
Pasadena, California, beginning the morning of Monday, July 22, and ending after a full day on Thursday, July 25.


The Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group (MEPAG) meeting is tentatively scheduled at Caltech on Friday, July 26,
following the Ninth International Conference on Mars. (These will be treated as two separate meetings for NASA
conference forecasting purposes. More information on the MEPAG meeting will be posted to the MEPAG website as it
becomes available.)

The Ninth International Mars Conference will be an ideal time to step back and summarize our current understanding
of Mars and the progress we have made so far. The aim of the meeting is to (1) synthesize changed paradigms in Mars
evolution and pull together the breadth of current Mars knowledge; (2) look forward toward the next decades of Mars
exploration; and (3) aid both individual community members’ and larger groups’/institutions’ planning for that next
decade.

Abstract Deadline: 7 mai

https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/ninthmars2019/


6) S-SAIL: Solar System Atmospheres’ Investigation and exopLanets  --- Lisbon, Portugal   --- 27-28 June 2019.

The Organizing Committee is pleased to inform that a Workshop on Planetary
Atmosphere Science entitled “S-SAIL: Solar System Atmospheres’ Investigation
and exopLanets“ will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, in the days 27-28 June
2019.  This workshop is supported by Europlanet 2020 RI NA1 –Innovation
through Science Networking, and Fundação para a Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT),
Portugal

+++ AIMS and TOPICS +++
The main goal of this 2-days workshop is to gather  researchers, post-docs and
students from all Europe, working on Planetary Science studies to discuss
about several topics related with Planetary Atmospheres (including
exoplanets), and promote collaborations on the basis of a interdisciplinary
approach.

Main topics:
- Atmosphere characterization I: chemical composition (Solar System planets)
- Clouds and Dynamics
- Atmospheric Waves
- Atmosphere Modeling
- Atmosphere characterization II: exoplanets
- Current and Future mission

Keynote speakers:
Alejandro Cardesin Moinelo (ESAC, Madrid, Spain)
Olivier Demangeon         (IA, Portugal)
Therese Encrenaz             (Obs. Paris, France)
Gabriella Gilli                  (IA, Portugal)
Pedro Machado                (IA, Portugal)
Jorge Martins                   (IA, Portugal)
Emmanuel Marcq            (LATMOS, Paris, France)
João Mendonça                (DTU Space, Denmark)
Pedro Miranda                  (IDL/FCUL, Univ. Lisboa, Portugal)
Santiago Perez Hoyos        (UPV/EHU, Bilbao, Spain)
Arianna Piccialli                (BIRA-IASP, Belgium)
Peter Read                        (Atm. Physics Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford,
UK)
Agustin Sanchez Lavega   (UPV/EHU, Bilbao, Spain)
Nuno Santos                     (IA, Portugal)
Aymeric Spiga                    (LMD/Sorbonne Univ., Paris, France)
Thomas Widemann              (Obs. Paris, France)

============ IMPORTANT INFORMATION ============

*REGISTRATION FEES*
The regular registration fees will be 100 euros for students and 130 euros for
others.
Late registration fees will be 140 euros for students and 170 euros for
others.

*Abstracts* (one page included figures and references, in pdf format) of
contributions should be sent by email to the organizing committee
Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.  until 15 May, 2019, indicating preferences (talk or poster).
The final decision will be taken by the SOC.

*FINANCIAL SUPPORT*
A limited amount of funding is available for PhD students and postdoc who
cannot fund their own travel. The grant is up to 400 euros and it includes
registration fees. To apply, please fill the form and send it by email to the
organizing commettee Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. stating: an estimate of the amount of
funding required; status (student, postdoc etc.); and approx. 2 sentences on
how your research will benefit from attending this workshop.


Please find here attached the poster of the workshop
The details about registration, travel support and logistics may be found on
the workshop's website:

http://www.iastro.pt/research/conferences/s-sail/

Looking forward to see you in Lisbon,

Pedro Machado and Gabriella Gilli on behalf of the SOC


7) Two exoplanets postdoctoral research positions in Grenoble and Paris (France)

As part of a research project funded by the ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche), the SPIRou Legacy Survey team invites applications for two postdoctoral research positions in the field of exoplanets detections and characterization. The positions will be hosted respectively at the Institut de Planétologie et d'Astrophysique de Grenoble (IPAG) and at the Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris (IAP), France, with a preferred starting date between July and October 2019. Both postdocs will be expected to carry out original research in using SPIRou data of the Radial Velocity (RV) survey dedicated to search and characterize exoplanets. The postdoc at IPAG will have to play an important role in the organization and the exploitation of the systematic RV monitoring of nearby M-dwarfs (under the supervision of X. Delfosse); the postdoc at IAP will have to play an important role to exploit the SPIRou RV monitoring of transiting planet candidates (under the supervision of G. Hébrard).

Interested candidates should contact Xavier Delfosse (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) at IPAG and/or Guillaume Hébrard (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) at IAP, and send (in a singe pdf file) a CV, a publication list, a motivation letter, a short research statement describing past achievements and future projects, and arrange for up to two letters of recommendation to be sent before 15 th May 2019.

http://www.iap.fr/users/hebrard/postdocANR.pdf

8) POSTDOCTORAL position at ISTerre : X-ray analyses of Mars Returned Samples under quarantine

https://origin-life.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr/medias/fichier/postdoc-isterre-cool_1554215393430-pdf

Université Grenoble Alpes invites applications for a 2-year postdoc position in Earth and Planetary Sciences, devoted to search of life on Earth at the Archean, as well as preparing X-ray analyses protocols under quarantine for Mars Returned Samples. The position can start as early as September 2019, and will be hosted at the Institut de Sciences de la Terre (ISTerre)

The cross-disciplinary project « Origin of Life » (funded by Univ. Grenoble Alpes IDEX, https://origin-life.univ- grenoble-alpes.fr) brings together the expertise of astrophysicists, astrochemists, planetary scientists, prebiotic chemists, biologists, geologists and paleontologists. It aims to understand the chemical processes that have led to life on Earth, to define habitability conditions for both Solar System planets and exoplanets, and to detect the most favorable exoplanets where to search for a putative existence of life in a near future.

The search for traces of life, in situ on planetary bodies, in samples brought back to Earth, or in Archean rocks has become a scientific goal displayed by space missions in progress (ExoMars - ESA, Osiris Rex, Mars 2020 and MSR - NASA, Hayabusa II - Jaxa), or by Origin of Life projects. The scientific issues involve:

- reducing the risk of false positives in the analyses
- controlling the possible degradation of the biological traces during the first diagnostics.
- establishing the absolute elemental composition and chemical environment of the biological traces during the first diagnostics.

Imaging primordial fossil microorganisms on host minerals by advanced non-invasive/non-destructive X-ray imaging methods of high spatial resolution and sensitivity opens new capabilities for Sample Return missions.



9) Lectureship position at the Open University

   We are now recruiting to a lectureship position with a research specialism in analytical planetary sciences in the School of Physical Sciences at the Open University.  This Faculty position will provide the opportunity to join a large group of planetary scientists with an extensive range of excellent analytical and simulation facilities and involvement in many on-going and planned planetary missions, and to contribute to our distance learning curriculum.
   The deadline for applications is 23rd April 2019 - see Open University website for details (http://www.open.ac.uk/about/employment/vacancies/lecturer-planetary-science-15811).

Best Wishes,

    Mahesh Anand

10) Research Associate - Meteorite Curation And Analysis (University of Manchester)


The appointee will perform laboratory and database curation tasks, undertake preliminary characterisation and analysis of a new UK Antarctic meteorite collection, perform research studies, and publish and communicate project outcomes. The Lost Meteorites of Antarctica Project is funded by the Leverhulme Trust with support from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) to explore new Meteorite Stranding Zones in Antarctica for meteorites that are encapsulated within ice. More details of the project can be found at https://ukantarcticmeteorites.com/. The first field season to Antarctica in December 2018-February 2019 recovered meteorites from the surface of blue ice fields in the Antarctic interior. These samples will arrive in Manchester in June 2019, where they will be preliminarily curated and classified to meet international standards. Another field season is planned for next Antarctic summer.
 

For more information on the position and how to apply please visit https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=17132.


11) PhD position at the Unité Matériaux et Transformation (UMET), Université de Lille
 
Water in chondrites: experimental investigation of water - silicate interactions
           Carbonaceous chondrites are fossilized remnants of the solar system formation. They contain hydrated silicates resulting from water-rock reactions, the nature of which remains puzzling. What was the state of water at the time of hydration - liquid or vapor? Where did it occur – in the protoplanetary disk or within the asteroids?
          This project aims at investigating experimentally the water/silicate interactions in order to understand the conditions of the alteration events (location, temperature, duration). We will focus on how fast water vapor might alter amorphous silicates, one of the major components accreted in chondrites. We will conduct experiments in an environmental cell, explore various conditions (temperature, fH2O, etc...) and a range of precursor compositions. The reaction products are expected to be nanometer-sized, and we will use state-of-the-art transmission electron microscopy (TEM) techniques to reveal their properties. The lab has recently acquired an advanced TEM with a configuration ideal to perform high resolution images, chemical analysis by EDS and electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS). The environment also offers multiple and complementary analytical instruments. The results will be interpreted in the frame of the protoplanetary disk evolution and the alteration of asteroids.

Corentin Le Guillou, Hugues Leroux.
--> http://umet.univ-lille1.fr/offres.php?lang=fr

 

1) Alessandro Morbidelli, Médaille d'Argent du CNRS

    Le PNP est ravi de féliciter Alessandro Morbidelli pour la reconnaissance de son travail scientifique et de son organisation de la communauté PNP par la médaille d'argent 2019 du CNRS!!!  http://www.cnrs.fr/fr/talents/cnrs?medal=39

   Alessandro a été directeur du PNP de 2010 à 2018 et a grandement contribué à développer la synergie au sein du PNP entre les communautés Terre Solide et Astronomie & Astrophysique.


2) Sylvie Derenne, Médaille Alfred Treibs 2019

  Et le PNP est très heureux de féliciter Sylvie Derenne pour l'obtention de la la plus haute récompense en géochimie organique, la médaille Alfred Treibs de la division "Organic geochemistry" de la Geochemical Society.

  Sylvie Derenne est reconnue pour ses recherches sur la conservation sélective des parois cellulaires des algues lors de la formation du kérogène et pour l’hypothèse selon laquelle la matière organique des chondrites carbonées dérive des gaz et des poussières de la nébuleuse proto-solaire.  https://www.geochemsoc.org/news/2019/03/06/sylvie-derenne-named-2019-alfred-treibs-medalist

  Sylvie est une membre active du CS du PNP.


3) Ice Giant Systems 2020. January 20th-22nd 2020, Royal Society, London


First Announcement:  Ice Giant Systems 2020. **PLEASE SAVE THE DATE**
January 20th-22nd 2020, Royal Society, London.
 
Overview:  New and ambitious missions to the distant Ice Giants and their satellites will become a key element of our Solar System exploration in the coming decades.  The planetary community is warmly invited to attend an international conference on Ice Giant exploration at the Royal Society in London.  
 
Format:  The meeting will consist of two days of invited plenary talks and a third day of splinter workshops, aiming to showcase the cutting edge of Ice Giant system research and the rationale for a return to Uranus and Neptune.  Plenaries and splinter workshops will be summarised in a special issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A (one of the world’s oldest scientific journals, dating to the 1660s), reviewing state-of-the-art knowledge of the Ice Giant Systems.  Full details can found here:  http://ice-giants.github.io.
 
Funding:  The plenary discussion meeting is free to attend, sponsored by the Royal Society.  A small fee will be levied for the splinter meetings.  The early announcement of the meeting date should allow contributors to seek funding for travel and accommodation in London – US participants might consider the AAS international travel grant program (deadline in June 2019); UK participants could look to the Royal Astronomical Society travel grants (deadline in August 2019).
 
Registration and Abstracts:  A second announcement will be circulated when the registration and abstract submission portals are open.
 
Best wishes on behalf of the #IceGiants2020 Science Organising Committee:
 
Leigh Fletcher, Adam Masters, Ian Cohen, Amy Simon, Mark Hofstadter, Athena Coustenis, Chris Arridge,
Kathleen Mandt, Diego Turrini, Laurent Lamy, David Atkinson, Pontus Brandt, Olivier Witasse, Olivier Mousis, and Abigail Rymer.
 
 
Ice Giant Systems 2020
Royal Society, London
January 20-22, 2020
Social Media:  #IceGiants2020
Website: http://ice-giants.github.io
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4) CHEOPS Guest Observers Programme

Dear Colleague,

Please find attached the invitation to submit proposals for the CHEOPS Guest Observers Programme:

(See attached file: AO CHEOPS Guest Observers Programme.pdf)

The Call, containing information on the CHEOPS Guest Observers Programme is available - as of 19 March 2019 -  via the Internet at :

http://cosmos.esa.int/web/cheops-guest-observers-programme/ao-1

The deadline for receipt of proposals is 16 May 2019, 14:00 (noon) CEST.

Best regards,

Prof. Günther Hasinger


5) Postes permanents à l'Agence spatiale canadienne


The Canadian Space Agency welcomes applications for two permanent positions:

Program Scientist, Sun-Earth System Sciences: Responsible, among other things, for 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. Deadline: 18 April 2019. For more details, please see the posting on the GC Jobs website at https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?poster=1272682&toggleLanguage=en.

 
L’Agence spatiale canadienne accueille des candidatures pour deux postes permanents :
 
Scientifique de programme, Sciences du système Soleil-Terre : Vous serez entre autre responsable de contribuer à la planification, l’exécution, l’analyse des données et résultats de la composante scientifique des missions scientifiques étudiant le Système Soleil-Terre, ainsi qu’à des études et activités connexes, par la coordination et la direction d’équipe scientifiques externes, et prodiguer des conseils d’experts en Sciences du Système Soleil-Terre à la gestion de l’ASC et autres parties prenantes. Date limite : 18 avril 2019. Pour plus de détails, voir l’affiche sur le site web Emploi GC : https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?poster=1272682&toggleLanguage=fr.

1) Appel d'offres télescopes nationaux 2019B



L’appel d’offre pour les observations sur les télescopes de 2-m, OHP-193 et TBL, pour le semestre 2019B est en ligne sur le site web de l’INSU : http://www.insu.cnrs.fr/node/9792.

Date limite de réponse : 10 avril 2019, midi (heure de Paris)


2) Ecole Evry Schatzman 2019, 23 au 27 septembre 2019  à Aussois

Chers collègues
La prochaine Ecole Evry Schatzman du PNPS se tiendra du 23 au 27
septembre 2019 au centre Paul Langevin à Aussois. Elle est ouverte aux
doctorants, post-doctorants et chercheurs.


La thème retenu pour cette année est celui de l’interaction
étoile-planètes et concerne aussi bien les  marées, le magnétisme, les
vents et les problématiques de détection et caractérisation d’exoplanètes.


Le nombre de participants est limité à 45. Il n’y a pas de frais
d’inscription.

Les pré-inscriptions sont ouvertes jusqu’au 31 mai sur le site  :
https://ees2019.sciencesconf.org

 qui contient les cours et TP de l’école ainsi que les informations
pratiques.


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Le SOC : L. Bigot, J. Bouvier,  A. Chiavassa, Y. Lebreton, A. Lèbre.


3) 7ème Colloque du Groupe Hyperspectral de la SFPT, Toulouse, 9-10 juillet 2019

 

                              Appel à communications
           7ème Colloque du Groupe Hyperspectral de la SFPT
                               Toulouse, 9-10 juillet 2019

                                https://sfpt-gh2019.onera.fr/

            Date limite de soumission des résumés : 11/03/2019
 


Le prochain colloque scientifique du Groupe Hyperspectral de la Société Française de Photogrammétrie et Télédétection (SFPT-GH) se tiendra les 9-10 juillet 2019 au centre-ville de Toulouse, dans les locaux de l'INP-ENSEEIHT.
Ce colloque a pour but d'aborder les dernières avancées en télédétection hyperspectrale dans des domaines d'application variés : milieux urbains et littoraux, végétation, géosciences, atmosphère, planétologie, instrumentation et méthodes de traitement.

Vous pouvez dès à présent faire une proposition de communication orale ou présentation d'un poster.
La date limite de soumission des résumés est fixée au 11/03/2019.

Lors de ce colloque, nous accueillerons Jun LI (Professeur au département de Géographie et d'aménagement à l'Université Sun Yat-Sen, Chine) comme oratrice invitée pour une conférence intitulée "Recent Advances in Spectral–Spatial Hyperspectral Image Classification".
Pour toute information complémentaire, rendez-vous sur le site internet du colloque : https://sfpt-gh2019.onera.fr/ En espérant vous voir nombreux !

Le comité d'organisation
Transmis par Frédéric Schmidt


4) Atelier CNES 2019 : Exobiologie : des missions spatiales aux expériences de laboratoire
 
Nous proposons un atelier sur le thème "Exobiologie : des missions spatiales aux expériences de laboratoire", dont les objectifs sont décrits ci-dessous:


Des missions spatiales en préparation seront présentées : CHEOPS, JWST, JUICE, un état des lieux sur les missions martiennes sera effectuée, etc… Une série d’expériences de laboratoire sera aussi présentée avec le souci de montrer les contraintes expérimentales terrestres par rapport au milieu naturel et la nécessité de mieux connaître les propriétés intrinsèques des biomolécules généralement proposées comme briques du vivant. Il est aussi souhaité de mieux comprendre la chimie dans divers espaces de l’univers afin d’en déduire des constantes ou d’établir les liens entre chimie et paramètres physicochimiques du milieu concerné
Cet atelier aura lieu à la salle de l'espace du CNES à Paris le 16 mai 2019.

Le nombre de places étant limité à 100, nous vous recommandons de vous inscrire rapidement si vous souhaitez participer sur le site de l'atelier: https://ateliercnes2019.sciencesconf.org/.

En espérant vous voir le 16 mai prochain sur Paris.

Grégoire, Jean-Claude, Yann et Fabien


5)  5ème atelier PLATO/France : Synergies PLATO/ARIEL -  Bordeaux, 26-27 mars 2019

Avec une série de missions ESA dédiées aux exoplanètes: CHEOPS, PLATO et ARIEL, l'étude des systèmes planétaires va entrer dans une nouvelle ère.
 
Ces missions, et les compléments qu'apportent les grand instruments sol, vont permettre des avancées majeures dans de nombreux domaines: explorer largement la population planétaire dans la zone habitable des étoiles, comprendre l'architecture et les liens dynamiques de ces systèmes et leurs mécanismes de formation, mais aussi déterminer les propriétés physiques de l’atmosphère de nombreuses exoplanètes, contraindre leur composition et structure thermique, ainsi que les mécanismes de circulation atmosphérique.
 
Le 5ème atelier PLATO-France va explorer les synergies scientifiques entre les missions PLATO et ARIEL. L'objectif est d'identifier les apports mutuels de ces missions et comment elles peuvent se compléter. L'aspect le plus évident est bien sûr la fourniture de cibles potentielles, mais d'autres peuvent présenter un intérêt comme la détermination d'éphémérides et de paramètres stellaires/planétaires précis, mais aussi le niveau d'activité stellaire. D’autre part, des âges stellaires précis couplés à une caractérisation des atmosphères planétaires peuvent améliorer notre compréhension des mécanismes de formation planétaire.
 
Inscription

L'atelier se tiendra les 26 et 27 Mars 2019 dans les nouveaux locaux du Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Bordeaux. Il n'y a pas de frais d'inscription. Pour des questions de logistique, merci de vous inscrire sur cette plateforme. Pour ceux qui n'ont pas de compte sciencesorg, il faut d'abord en créer un. La soumission des abstract est possible jusqu'au 22 Février. Les inscriptions seront closes le 11 Mars ou plus tôt si le nombre d'inscrits atteint la limite fixée à 80 (capacité maximale de la salle).

 

6) 10th Moscow International Solar System Symposium/ 7-11 October 2019

Dear Colleagues,


We are appreciate you for your participation in preparation of the preliminary program
for the Russian Foundation  for  basic research(RFBR).  And we are glad to inform you
about RFBR financial support of  10th Moscow International Solar System Symposium (10M-
S3), to be held on October 7-11, 2019, in Moscow. The preliminary program is accessible
at
https://ms2019.cosmos.ru/docs/10m-s3_preliminary_scientific_program_2.pdf

We would like to invite you to register and submit your abstracts before JULY 1, 2019 at

 https://ms2019.cosmos.ru/

In case of you need the Visa Support   from  Space Research Institute(IKI) please send
 
- Personal Data Form(in attachment)
- Copy of Passport
 
to LOC E-mail: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.   before  JULY 10, 2019.


We look forward to seeing you in Moscow.


Best wishes,
 
10M-S3  Program Committee
10M-S3  Organizing Committee


7) Chercheur contractuel au LPG

 

Le Laboratoire de Planétologie et Géodynamique (Nantes) recrute un chercheur contractuel (CDD de 1 an). Chercheur expérimentaliste : processus thermodynamiques en Sciences de la Terre et Planétologie.

La description du poste est disponible ici : https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/CDD/UMR6112-ANTMOC0-004/Default.aspx

La date-limite de candidature est le 24 mars 2019. La prise de poste doit avoir lieu entre mi et fin avril 2019.


8) Postdoc position in laboratory astrochemistry at IPAG

https://www.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr/fr/grandes-missions/universite/recrutement/post-doctorants/post-doctorant-e-en-astrophysique-et-planetologie-460276.kjsp?RH=1544612371889

Université Grenoble Alpes invites applications for a 2-year postdoc position in laboratory astrochemistry. The position will be hosted at the Institut de Planétologie et d'Astrophysique de Grenoble (IPAG) with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2019. The postdoc will be expected to carry out original research related to the formation and evolution of complex organic matter in the solar system (and beyond) through the characterization at molecular level (Orbitrap mass spectrometry / liquid chromatography) of laboratory analogues (tholins / yellow stuff) and/or extraterrestrial samples (carbonaceous chondrites / micrometeorites).

The objective is to recruit an outstanding candidate motivated in developing a research topic as part of the Université Grenoble Alpes project « Origin of Life ».

The cross-disciplinary project « Origin of Life » (funded by Univ. Grenoble Alpes IDEX, https://origin-life.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr) brings together the expertise of astrophysicists, astrochemists, planetary scientists, prebiotic chemists, biologists, geologists and paleontologists. It aims to understand the chemical processes that have led to life on Earth, to define habitability conditions for both Solar System planets and exoplanets, and to detect the most favorable exoplanets where to search for a putative existence of life in a near future. The partner laboratories and the main science topic of « Origin of Life » are IBS (extremophile science and metallo-prebiotic chemistry); DCM (prebiotic chemistry); GRESEC (media science); PCV (photosynthetic organisms); IPAG (Interstellar medium, star and planet formation, Exoplanets, Solar System); ISTerre (Earth Science, Solar System) and LECA (Evolutionnary sciences, Paleogenetics).

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. with a solid background in laboratory astrophysics and/or analytical chemistry and have strong interest in planetary sciences and/or cosmochemistry and/or astrobiology. Experience in mass spectrometry and/or liquid chromatography and/or scientific programming (Python, C++, IGOR) is an asset. The successful candidate will join the mass spectrometry group of the “planeto” team (∼20 faculties, technicians, postdocs and students) and will closely work with Dr. Véronique Vuitton (PI of the research project) and with other colleagues at IPAG (F.-R. Orthous-Daunay, L. Flandinet). The mass spectrometry group has a solid experience in Titan’s atmospheric chemistry as well as in the evolution of the organic matter present in small bodies (comets, meteorites) and is currently expanding its interests to Pluto and extrasolar planets. It has also significantly contributed to several space missions (e.g. Cassini-Huygens and Rosetta). Before applying, we encourage candidates to contact Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser..
Application files should include a research project (2-3 pages), a detailed curriculum vitae with a description of past research, a list of publications and the names of at least two persons who can be contacted for letters of references. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed in May (by video-conference if desired).  
 
Annual gross salary is 28500 euros for a candidate without research experience after PhD. The position is accompanied with a financial support to carry out the research project consisting of up to 10000 euros for basic equipment and travel resources. The postdoc will be employed by the Université Grenoble Alpes that is a major player in higher education and research in France (http://www.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr/en/). The position is located in Grenoble, which is a university town located in a beautiful alpine environment.

Required languages: English

TYPE of CONTRACT: temporary, 24 months
JOB STATUS (Full time or part time): Full time
HOURS PER WEEK: 35
OFFER STARTING DATE:  1 July 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE:  15 April 2019

1) Semaine de l'Astrophysique Française - SF2A - Nice - 14 au 17 mai 2019

     La date limite de soumission des abstracts est le 28 avril 2019: http://2019.sf2a.eu/

Les événements suivants intéresseront la communauté PNP lors de la Semaine de l'Astrophysique Française qui aura lieu à Nice du 14 au 17 mai 2019.

Benjamin Charnay sera l'orateur invité du PNP en session plénière et présentera le jeudi 16 mai la Caractérisation des atmosphères exoplanétaires avec SPHERE

Le PNP organise un atelier  Exploration de Ryugu et Bennu par Hayabusa2 (JAXA) et OSIRIS-REx (NASA) le vendredi 17 qui vise à présenter les premiers résultats des deux orbiteurs japonais et américains et à préparer la communauté au retour des échantillons. Patrick Michel, Jérôme Aléon et Antonella Barucci coordonnent cet atelier. Les deux communautés AA et TS du PNP sont invitées à participer.

Atelier SF2A S06 "Demain l’ELT ! Quelle science avec ses 1ers instruments ?"
mercredi 15 mai, de 14h a 18h et  jeudi 16 mai, de 14h a 18h, à Nice (Semaine SF2A 2019)

Pendant la semaine de la SF2A à Nice (14-17 mai 2019, http://2019.sf2a.eu/),  les programmes nationaux PCMI/PNPS/PNP/PNCG/PNHE et l'ASHRA organisent l'atelier S06
"Demain l’ELT ! Quelle science avec ses 1ers instruments ?", sur les apres midi des 15 et 16 Mai.

La description de l'atelier (ses objectifs et sa structure) est présentée sur le site web de l'atelier S06 (http://2019.sf2a.eu/ => Programme => atelier S06).

Un appel à contributions est ouvert pour cet atelier. Les contributions (interventions orales de 10' environ) devront impliquer un ou plusieurs instruments ELT et être clairement
rattachées à l'un des 5 thèmes scientifiques suivant (voir le site WEB de l'atelier) :
- (Exo)Planetes
- Formation Stellaire
- La physique du MIS et de la matière interstellaire avec l’ELT
- L'ELT dans le contexte de l’astronomie multi-messager
- Les premières galaxies

Les abstracts des contributions sont à déposer via le site http://2019.sf2a.eu/ (module inscription/modification)  en précisant l'atelier S06
Attention : date limite de soumission des contributions pour cet atelier S06 = 12 AVRIL 2019.
Le programme définitif sera diffusé fin Avril. Certaines contributions pourront être proposées (par le SOC) en "Flash-Talk" (e-poster et présentation en 2 minutes-2 "slides").

Le PNP soutient l'atelier Gaia: astrométrie, photométrie et alertes pour l'étude du système solaire organisé par Paolo Tanga. Les grands relevés et les grands consortium vont prendre une place importante dans les années à venir pour l'étude des petits corps (LSST, Euclid, WFIRST....). Il est important que la communauté se structure pour travailler dans ces grands projets et en optimiser le retour. Cet atelier est une opportunité en ce sens.


2) Demandes de temps CFHT pour le semestre 2019B

Chers membres du PNP,

L'appel de temps pour les demandes de temps CFHT pour le semestre 2019B est maintenant ouvert. La date limite pour la soumission des demandes est le 19 mars 2019 23:59 UTC. Pour de plus amples renseignements, veuillez consulter http://cfht.hawaii.edu/en/science/Proposals

Meilleure des chances à tous les proposants.

Daniel Devost


3) EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting, 15–20 September 2019, Geneva, Switzerland
https://www.epsc-dps2019.eu/

Abstract deadline: 8 May 2019, 13:00 CEST.

Dear colleagues,

We invite the world-wide community of planetary scientists to submit an abstract for presentation of their recent work at the EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019 Meeting, which will
take place at the Centre International de Conférences de Genève (CICG), Geneva, Switzerland, 15–20 September 2019.

The previous joint meetings of EPSC and DPS in Nantes and Pasadena were hugely successful and enjoyable, and we expect a very well attended meeting in Geneva, with many high quality oral and poster presentations.

The meeting will consist of oral and poster sessions. An online form for requesting splinter meetings & workshops will be issued later.
The current list of sessions is organized around the following Programme Groups:

Terrestrial Planets (TP)
Outer Planet Systems (OPS)
Missions, Instrumentation, Techniques (MIT)
Small Bodies (comets, KBOs, rings, asteroids, meteorites, dust) (SB)
Exoplanets and Origins (EXO)
Outreach, Diversity, Astronomy (ODA)

The scientific programme and the abstract submission tool are accessible at:

https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EPSC-DPS2019/sessionprogramme

Please browse the list of sessions and identify the session that most closely matches your area of interest; your abstract can be submitted directly to that session.

You may see all deadlines & milestones of the conference at the following website:

https://www.epsc-dps2019.eu/information/deadlines_and_milestones.html

Information on registration and social event, as well as a separate online request form for splinter meetings & workshops will also be available soon on the meeting web site.

Please forward this message to colleagues who may be interested.

We look forward to seeing you in Geneva.

With best wishes,

Maria Cristina De Sanctis, Joseph Spitale, Frank Sohl & Devon Burr
Scientific Organizing Committee chairs

Jean-Pierre Lebreton
Executive EPSC committee chair

Linda Spilker
DPS chair
 Nous attirons l’attention sur les sessions relatives aux exoplanètes, en particulier les sessions :

EXO1: Exoplanets observations, modelling and experiments I: Toward the Characterization of ultra hot to warm atmospheres

The science of extrasolar planets is one of the most rapidly changing areas of astrophysics and planetary science. Ground-based surveys and dedicated space missions combined have resulted in ~4000 planets detected already. A key challenge, therefore, is now characterisation of their atmospheres, in order to answer to the questions: What are the extrasolar planets actually like and why are they as they are?
To answer these questions, a broad range of skills and expertise is required, ranging in topics from Solar System science to statistical astrophysics, from ground-based observations to spacecraft measurements, and atmospheric/interior/orbital modelling. The numerous studies conducted in the past twenty years unveiled a large diversity of atmospheres. The next generation of space and ground based facilities (e.g. E-ELT, JWST, and ARIEL) will characterize this diversity in stunning details and challenge our current understanding. Both theoretical works and experimental measurements are required to prepare for such a change of scale.

This session will focus on the atmospheric characterisation of warm planets (from ultra hot to warm, including Super-Earths) and welcome any abstract related to this subject.

https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EPSC-DPS2019/session/34016


EXO2: Exoplanets observations, modelling and experiments II: Toward the Characterization of Temperate Earth-sized Planets

The goal of this session is to bring together observers, modellers and experimentalists to discuss pathways to characterize the atmosphere, surface and interior of temperate, Earth-sized exoplanets and to prepare for future space missions, such as ESA’s PLATO, NASA/ESA's JWST and for extremely large ground-based telescopes such as the E-ELT, GMT and TMT.
More specifically, the following questions will be addressed:

- What are the most promising observational techniques to characterize temperate, Earth-sized planets with existing telescopes? With future telescopes?

- What are the best targets available now and in a near-future?

- What are the most probable types of atmospheres around these planets? And what are the easiest to detect and characterize?

- What lessons can be learned from the modelling and observation of Solar System objects? of warmer and/or more massive exoplanets?

- What experimental work do we need to improve our understanding of these worlds?

This session welcomes any abstract related to the characterization of temperate, Earth-sized planets, at all stages of their evolution. Efforts to connect this characterization with ongoing and forthcoming observations will be appreciated.

https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EPSC-DPS2019/session/34019

Transmis par Olivia Venot

 
4)  7th European Lunar Symposium, Manchester, UK, 21-23 May, 2019.

You are invited to attend the 7th European Lunar Symposium at the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, UK. This will be a 3-day workshop (21-23 May, 2019) with pre-registration reception on the evening of the 20th May 2019. This meeting will build upon the successes of previous European Lunar Symposiums (ELS) held in Berlin (2012), London (2014), Frascati (2015), Amsterdam (2016), Munster (2017), and Toulouse (2018). The seventh ELS will be held under the umbrella of the European nodes of the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI).

A global surge in lunar exploration has thrust lunar science and exploration back into the limelight once again. Current interests in the exploration of the Moon range from astronomical, astrophysical, geological, commercial, resource utilization, and strategic considerations, to its use as an outpost for future human exploration of the Solar System. One of the main aims of this meeting is to bring together the European scientific community interested in various aspects of lunar exploration. In addition, lunar experts from countries engaged in launching lunar missions are also invited to attend this meeting.

The meeting format will consist of both oral and poster presentations divided into five broad themes of: “Science of the Moon”, “Science on the Moon”, “Science from the Moon”, "Science enabling lunar in-situ resource utilisation (ISRU)" and "Future Missions".

 Transmis par Romain Tartese


5) ALMA2019: Science Results and Cross-Facility Synergies - Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy, 14-18 Octobre 2019

First announcement:
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ALMA2019: Science Results and Cross-Facility Synergies
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Dear colleagues,

It is our pleasure to announce the next ALMA-wide science conference, to be held from 14-18 October 2019 in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.

The Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) is the world’s most sensitive facility for millimeter/submillimeter astronomical observations, and will soon be fully operational in all of the originally planned bands.  Since its first observations, ALMA has routinely delivered groundbreaking scientific results that span nearly all areas of astrophysics.

Following conferencences in Puerto Varas (Chile, 2012), Tokyo (Japan, 2014), and Indian Wells (USA, 2016), the ALMA partnership is organizing the next ALMA Science Conference in Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy) on October 14-18, 2019.

At the conference we expect to discuss the full breadth of ALMA science, with special emphasis on results from the first rounds of ALMA Large Programmes, the long baselines and high frequency capabilities, the new Solar and VLBI modes,  as well as the synergy between ALMA and other observatories.

As in previous editions of the conference series, we expect to discuss the scientific priorities for the implementation of the ALMA Development Roadmap.

http://www.eso.org/sci/meetings/2019/ALMA2019Cagliari.html

Important dates
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Abstract submission deadline: 15 May 2019
Notification of talk selection: 1 July 2019
Regular registration deadline: 31 July 2019
Late registration deadline: 13 September 2019

Registration will open in the second week of March
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We hope to see many of you in Cagliari!

Best wishes,

Ciska Kemper,
on behalf of the SOC/LOC

6) Planetary Exploration Horizon 2061, Toulouse, France, 05-07 June 2019.

Second announcement / Call for abstracts
Michel blanc and the Local Organising Committee invite you to attend the Planetary Exploration Horizon 2061 synthesis workshop to be held in Toulouse at the Université Paul Sabatier on 05-07 June 2019.

On behalf of the Scientific Organizing Committee, we are delighted to convene engineers, scientists, technology experts, industry and space agencies involved in planetary sciences and in the space exploration of the solar system to draw up to the 2061 Horizon a long-term picture of the four pillars of planetary exploration :
our major scientific questions on planetary systems;
the different types of space missions that we need to fly to address these questions;
the key technologies we need to master to make these missions flyable;
the ground-based and space-based infrastructures and services needed to support these missions and to enhance the overall scientific return of planetary exploration.
All information about this long-term foresight exercice is available at : http://horizon2061.cnrs.fr
Please, find attached the second circular of this event and don't hesitate to circulate the information to your colleagues.

Abstract submission and registration open:      January 14th, 2019
Abstract submission deadline                           April 15th, 2019
Please submit your abstract to the workshop on https://h2061-tlse.sciencesconf.org/
Registration deadlines
 Early bird       April 15th, 2019
 Regular fees   May 20th, 2019
All attendees of the workshop, including the invited speakers, are kindly asked to register.
Please fill in the registration form on https://h2061-tlse.sciencesconf.org/
We look forward to see you in Toulouse.

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Best regards
on behalf of Michel Blanc and the Organizing Committee



7) Annulation du Cassini Science Symposium

"Acting Planetary Science Division Director Lori Glaze recently informed the Cassini project that additional funding anticipated in FY19 will be limited to a small transition amount. So, the Cassini Science Symposium, to be held May 20th – 24th at APL, has been cancelled to minimize travel and meeting expenses. Remaining Cassini funds will be used to help support, to the extent possible, the highest priority human resources, including students, postdocs, early career scientists and other investigators who are disproportionately impacted."

8) Avis de vacance des fonctions de directeur de l’Observatoire des sciences de l’univers en région Centre

Les fonctions de directeur de l’Observatoire des sciences de l’univers en région Centre de l’université d’Orléans (OSUC) sont vacantes depuis le 9 avril 2018.

L’observatoire est une école interne de l’université  d’Orlé ans au sens de l’article L. 713-1 du code de l’éducation. Il est régi par les dispositions de l’article L. 713-9 et D. 713-9 et suivants du même code.

Le directeur est nommé pour une durée de cinq ans, immédiatement renouvelable une fois, par le ministre chargé de l’enseignement supérieur, sur proposition du conseil de l’observatoire.

Le directeur est choisi dans l’une des catégories de personnels qui ont vocation à enseigner à l’Observatoire, sans condition de nationalité.

L’Observatoire des sciences de l’univers en région Centre (OSUC) a notamment pour mission :
– de porter des parcours de formations dans le domaine des sciences de la Terre, de l’univers et de l’environnement en tant qu’école interne de l’université d’Orléans ;
– de développer les recherches en sciences de la Terre, de l’univers et de l’environnement, au sein des trois unités qui le composent et des équipes associées ;
– de mettre en œuvre les services d’observation de l’Institut National des Sciences de l’Univers placés sous sa responsabilité et les moyens d’observation propres à l’OSUC ou développés en collaboration.

L’OSUC regroupe 390 personnes, dont 320 au sein d’un premier cercle composé de trois unités de recherche : l’Institut des Sciences de la Terre d’Orléans (UMR 7327 CNRS-Université d’Orléans-BRGM ISTO), le Laboratoire de Physique et Chimie de l’Environnement et de l’Espace (UMR 7328 CNRS-Université d’Orléans- CNES LPC2E) et la Station de Radioastronomie de Nançay (USR 704 CNRS-Université d’Orléans-Observatoire de Paris), ainsi que d’une unité mixte de service (UMS 3116), sous la tutelle du CNRS, de l’Université d’Orléans et de l’Observatoire de Paris. Un certain nombre d’équipes (environ 70 personnes) sont associées à l’OSUC pour leurs activités de recherche dans le domaine des sciences de la Terre, de l’univers et de l’environnement, au sein d’un second cercle : UR 0272 Sols de l’INRA, équipes de l’Institut de Combustion, Aérothermique, Réactivité et Environnement (UPR 3021 CNRS ICARE), du Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire (UPR 4301 CNRS CBM), du laboratoire de Mathématiques-Analyse, Probabilités, Modélisation d’Orléans (UMR 7349 CNRS-Université d’Orléans MAPMO) et de l’institut Pluridisciplinaire de Recherche en Ingénierie des Systèmes, Mécanique, Energétique (UPRES 4229 Université d’Orléans PRISME).

L’OSUC héberge le Laboratoire d’Excellence VOLTAIRE (étude des géo uides et des VOLatils – Terre, Atmosphère et Interactions – Ressources et Environnement) et l’Equipement d’Excellence PlanEx (Planète Expérimentale : simulation et analyses in-situ en conditions extrêmes). Il est aussi partenaire du LabEX ESEP (Exploration Spatiale des Environnements Planétaires), du GIS-ITE Géodénergies et des EquipEx NanoImagesX et Re meve+.

Les dossiers de candidature, comprenant notamment un curriculum vitae et une notice des titres et travaux, devront être adressés, sous pli recommandé, dans un délai de trois mois (le cachet de la poste faisant foi) à compter de la date de publication du présent avis au Journal of ciel de la République française, à M. le président de l’université d’Orléans, Château de la Source, avenue du Parc-Floral, BP 6749, 45067 Orléans Cedex 2.

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