Dear ISWI Participant:
The following is an excerpt from Item #4 in today's issue:
If you are able to help them out, please do so. And let me know what happens..
 SCOSTEP-WDS Workshop on "Global Data Activities for the Study of Solar-Terrestrial Variability" (2nd Circular) Date: 28-30 September 2015. (read it)
 The SCOSTEP Visiting Scholar (SVS) program. (read it)
 2015 African Geophysical Society Conference 1st–5th June 2015, NAIROBI, Kenya. (read it)
 Sun Temple and Heliophysics at Amvalkheda, India. (read it)
 Second Announcement - Workshop on "Science from an Operational Mission": An L5 Consortium Meeting. (read it)
 The Space Physics Group at the University of Alberta is seeking candidates for two postdoctoral fellowships (read it)
 (2nd Circular) SCOSTEP-WDS Workshop 28-30 September 2015
(Sent in by Takashi Watanabe)
 The SCOSTEP Visiting Scholar (SVS) program
(Sent in by Marianna G. Shepherd,
Scientific Secretary of SCOSTEP)
 2015 African Geophysical Society Conference 1st–5th June 2015, NAIROBI, Kenya
(Final Announcement & Call for Participation)
Please see the first attached PDF
(Sent in by A B Rabiu)
 Sun Temple and Heliophysics at Amvalkheda, India
Excerpt from the attached report:
Please see the second attached PDF
(Sent in by Divyadarshan Purohit)
 Second Announcement - Workshop on "Science from an Operational Mission":
An L5 Consortium Meeting, 11-14 May 2015 at Westminster Conference Centre, London, UK
(Sent in by Mario M. Bisi.)
 The Space Physics Group at the University of Alberta is seeking
two postdoctoral fellowships to work on the following newly funded projects:
(1) ”Substorm Triggering and Advances in Large GIC Specification and Forecasting Using GO Canada Data”.
This research program is dedicated to understanding the physics of the processes which trigger substorms and therefore lead to large geomagnetically induced currents (GICs) which can threaten terrestrial electrical grids during space weather events. Data from Geospace Observatory (GO) Canada, in particular the University of Alberta’s CARISMA magnetometer network (www.carisma.ca) as well as data from the SWARM, e-POP, THEMIS, AMPERE and Van Allen Probe satellites, will be used to investigate potential magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling mechanisms and their relation to substorm onset. Funding for this position is provided through a grant from the Canadian Space Agency and will initially be for a period of two years. Further extensions may be possible depending on the continuing availability of funds.
(2) ”EMIC wave and magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling using Swarm”
This project is dedicated to understanding the physics of electric currents in the magnetosphere and ionosphere. Specifically, data from the constellation of three recently launched ESA Swarm spacecraft will be used to investigate the role of high-frequency (0.1-5Hz) ultra-low frequency (ULF) waves in magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling. This research will exploit the unique capabilities of the SWARM data set, including multi-point capabilities, and will also utilize complementary data from the CARISMA magnetometer array to investigate the impacts of both electromagnetic ion cyclotron (EMIC) waves and waves trapped in the ionospheric Alfven resonator (IAR) on field aligned currents (FACs) and magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling. Funding for this position is provided through a grant from the European Space Agency and will initially be for a period of up to two years. Further extensions may be possible depending on the continuing availability of funds.
Candidates for both positions will have a recent PhD in space physics or in a closely related field. Experience in space physics data analysis using ground and/or satellite instruments is required and experience analyzing magnetic field data from ground and spacecraft is a significant advantage. Previous programming experience in either IDL or Matlab is an asset. The stipend will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
For full details of the positions, and the application procedure, please see the job adverts on the University of Alberta Postdoc Opportunities website:
(Sent in by David Miles)