ISWI Newsletter - Vol.11 No.16
09 December 2019

Dear ISWI Participant:

In the previous issue, Prof Rabiu wrote a Tribute and an Ode to Prof. Yumoto. In this issue, please find Japanese translations of both.

Cordially yours,
George Maeda
Editor of ISWI Newsletter

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

[1] Professor Kiyohumi Yumoto (1951-2019): Exit of a Legend (read it)

[2] Prof. Rabiu Babatunde Ode to Professor Kiyohumi Yumoto (1951-2019) (read it)

[3] European Space Weather Week (three medals) (read it)

[4] IGRGEA LETTER No62, October 2019 (read it)

[5] XII Latin American Conference on Space Geophysics (COLAGE) (read it)

[6] Space Weather Nigeria Communication Network (SwNICONET) Newsletter (read it)

[7] AGS Newsletter Vol.2 No.11, 22 Nov. 2019 (read it)

[8] Announcing the establishment of the IHDEA: International Heliophysics Data Environment Alliance (read it)

[9] CALLISTO status report/newsletter #85 (read it)

[10] REPORT 4th EDITION of the ISWI-MAGHREB-West Africa (IMAO 2019) School Of Space Weather Thiés / Senegal, 15÷25 October 2019 (read it)

[11] Workshop on the ISWI, 20÷24 May 2019, Trieste, Italy - - Report (A/AC.105/1215) (read it)

[12] Dr. Magdi Elfadil Yousif Suliman of Sudan is writing a book about space science and developing nations (read it)

[1] Obituary of Kiyohumi Yumoto, 24 October 2019

Read it link to document (Japanese)    and     link to document (English)

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[2] Prof. Rabiu Babatunde Ode to Professor Kiyohumi Yumoto (1951-2019)

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[3] European Space Weather Week (three medals)

Every year during the European Space Weather Week, three international medals are given in the field of space weather:

This year, the medals were given respectively to Bruce Tsurutani, Delores Knipp and Jiajia Liu.

All the details on the medals and on the winners may be found at
http://www.stce.be/esww2019/medals.php.

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[4] IGRGEA LETTER No62, October 2019

IGRGEA LETTER International Geophysical Research Group / Europe-Africa International Geophysical Research Group /Europe-Asia

Read it it is missing,

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[5] XII Latin American Conference on Space Geophysics (COLAGE)

Information to distribute among ISWI members regarding the COLAGE (Latin American Conference on Space Geophysics).

Read it  link to document

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[6] Space Weather Nigeria Communication Network (SwNICONET) Newsletter

In this Issue

i. Editorial

ii. Exit of a Legend: PROFESSOR KIYOHUMI YUMOTO (1951-2019)

iii. 2020 SCOSTEP Awards - Call for Nominations

iv. Job Opening: Research Chair in Space Weather at South African National Space Agency (SANSA), South Africa

v. Chukwuka Cosmas Ezenma – CBSS Research Grant for African Students in Space Science and Astronomy

vi. Job opportunity at the Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research (ISEE), Nagoya University

vii West African Summer School for Young Astronomers (WAISSYA) 2019- A brief Report

viii. Post Doctoral Position- Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India

ix. Special Feature of this issue- The End of an Era; A closing word

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[7] AGS Newsletter Vol.2 No.11, 22 Nov. 2019

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE:

(1) JOIN THE AFRICAN GEOPHYSICAL SOCIETY (AGS)

(2) APPLY FOR A ROLAND SCHLICH TRAVEL SUPPORT

(3) NASRDA, TORONTO VARSITY OTHERS TRAIN 60 WEST AFRICAN STUDENTS IN ASTRONOMY, SPACE TECH

(4) UNITED NATIONS/MONGOLIA WORKSHOP ON THE APPLICATIONS OF GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEMS, 13 - 17 APRIL 2020, ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA

(5) SCIENTIST OF THE MONTH: DR. OGUNJO SAMUEL TOLUWALOPE

(6) POEM OF THE MONTH: “A Brave and Startling Truth” by Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928÷May 28, 2014)

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[8] Establishment of the IHDEA: International Heliophysics Data Environment Alliance

We are delighted to announce the establishment of the International Heliophysics Data Environment Alliance (the IHDEA; https://ihdea.net). The heliophysics community has long been in the era of big data, particularly in terms of data complexity. Research analysis and modeling efforts to understand heliophysical phenomena and space weather events and to develop and validate tools for space weather forecasts have to rely on the availability, accessibility and usability of diverse (space-based and ground-based) heliophysics and space weather data products. In recognition of the importance of international coordination and collaboration in making the diverse observation and simulation data resources available for supporting heliophysics and space weather research, a series of meetings were held with representatives from NASA, ESA, CNES, JAXA (ISAS), and Nagoya University-ISEE. One major outcome of those meetings is the formation of the IHDEA to guide the development of an open heliophysics data environment.

The IHDEA vision entails enabling the international heliophysics research community to seamlessly find, access, and use all relevant electronically accessible data sets in accordance with the FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable).

The IHDEA will focus on:

  1. Enabling efficient exchange of and access to the diverse data products obtained from space missions, ground-based experiments, and models;
  2. Fostering coordinated development of existing and future heliophysics standards for data, metadata, and services to enable interoperability; and
  3. Promoting and assisting the adoption of the above standards.

The IHDEA recognizes standardization and interoperability efforts by international bodies in other domains and will coordinate and collaborate with them when appropriate.

Further information about the IHDEA (reviewing the Charter
<https://ihdea.net/IHDEA-Charter-20191126.pdf> and Bylaws
<https://ihdea.net/IHDEA-Bylaws-20191204a.pdf> documents,

becoming an active member with voting rights mailto:ihdea-member-join[at]ihdea.net>,

subscribing to news: ihdea-news-join[at]ihdea.net ) can be found on its website: https://ihdea.net.

With best wishes,
Shing F. Fung (NASA GSFC)
Arnaud Masson (TpZ for ESA)
Aaron Roberts (NASA GSFC)
Todd King (UCLA)
Christophe Arviset (ESA)
Guido de Marchi (ESA)
Yoshizumi Miyoshi (Nagoya University-ISEE)
Baptiste Cecconi (Observatoire de Paris)

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[9] CALLISTO status report/newsletter #85 (Read it link to document)

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[10] REPORT 4th EDITION of the ISWI-MAGHREB-West Africa (IMAO 2019) School Of Space Weather Thiés / Senegal, 15÷25 October 2019

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[11] Workshop on the ISWI, 20÷24 May 2019, Trieste, Italy

Please note that the report on the Workshop on the International Space Weather Initiative, 20÷24 May 2019, Trieste, Italy (A/AC.105/1215) is now available on the UNOOSA website at: http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/oosadoc/data/documents/2019/aac.105/aac.1051215_0.html

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[12] Dr. Magdi Elfadil Yousif Suliman Space Science and Developing Nations

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**************[ End of this issue of the ISWI Newsletter ]******************
Attachments:

(1) Professor Kiyohumi Yumoto (1951-2019): Exit of a Legend  link to document (Japanese)

(2) Professor Kiyohumi Yumoto (1951-2019): Exit of a Legend  link to document (English)

(3) Prof. Rabiu Babatunde Ode to Professor Kiyohumi Yumoto (1951-2019) link to document (Japanese)

(4) Prof. Rabiu Babatunde Ode to Professor Kiyohumi Yumoto (1951-2019)  link to document (English)

(5) Announcement of XII Latin American Conference on Space Geophysics (COLAGE)  link to document (56KB, two pages)

(6) SwNICONET Newsletter Vol.1, iss.8  link to document (60KB, 7 pages)

(7) CALLISTO status report/newsletter #85  link to document (1469KB, 15 pages)

(8) Report 4th Edition of the ISWI-MAGHREB-West Africa (IMAO 2019) School of Space Weather, Senegal 15÷25 October 2019  link to document (2 170KB, 31 pages)

(9) Magdi Elfadil Yousif Suliman Enterprising in space science as a national from a developing country  link to document (1 215KB, 17 pages)

(10) IGRGEA LETTER N 62 October 2019  link to document (1 413KB, 5 pages)