ISWI Newsletter - Vol.6 No.041
31 August 2014

Dear ISWI Participant:

The newsletter usually goes out on the 1st and 15th of each month, but I am out-of-town for September 1 and 2; so this time it is one day early.

Please encourage your space weather colleagues to subscribe to this newsletter -- the subscription method is appended automatically at the end of each issue.

Starting September 1 (tomorrow), you can register for "2015 UN/Japan Workshop on Space Weather" at this United Nations website: http://www.oosa.unvienna.org/oosa/en/SAP/act2015/japan/index.html There is no registration fee for this workshop. In the past, space weather (ISWI) workshops were held at Cairo, Abuja, and Quito. It is hoped that this series can be continued in the coming years.

George Maeda
Editor of ISWI Newsletter

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

[1] "Quito and the Sun", by Hans J. Haubold, UNOOSA. (read it)

[2] "ISWI Workshop in Egypt", by Kazuo Shiokawa. (read it)

[3] "CALLISTO status report/newsletter #52", by Christian Monstein. (read it)

[4] "United Nations/Japan Long-term Fellowship Programme on Nano-Satellite Technologies 2015", from W. Balogh (read it)

[1] This HSS article is adapted from a report by E. D. Lopez (Quito Astronomical Observatory, Ecuador).

First paragraph: "There is a relatively new field of scientific research devoted to studying the physical phenomena that take place in the atmosphere around the sun. This field has been given the name "space weather," and it includes many interesting and complex phenomena that are poorly understood, phenomena that are waiting for the sensitive instruments and adequate physical models that will explain them. Fortunately, for over two decades.."

For the rest of this article please see  link to document 89 KB pdf, 2 pages

The full HSS Newsletter Vol. 43, No. 3, July 2014 is in the first attached pdf.

Link to journal "Sun and Geosphere" is here.

(Sent in by H. Haubold)

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[2] The first few lines are:
"The First Workshop on ISWI took place on the campus of Helwan University in the suburbs of Cairo, Egypt, during 6-10 November 2010. ISWI is being promoted under the United Nations Basic Space Science (UNBSS) in the time frame of 2010-2012. In Japan, ISWI is being promoted by the STPP Subcommittee of the Science Council of Japan [ http://www.scj.go.jp/ ]. One key annual event of ISWI is the annual international workshop. For this workshop in Egypt, focus was put upon African participation, and over 100 persons participated in this Cairo workshop ... "

Full article is in second attached pdf.

(Sent in by G. Maeda)

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[3] First Circular (2014) United Nations/Japan Workshop on Space Weather
Science and Data Products from ISWI Instruments Fukuoka, Japan, 2-6 March 2015 and
CALLISTO status report/newsletter #52

See third attached pdf.

(Sent in by C. Monstein)

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[4] Message from Dr Werner Balogh

Dear colleagues,

Please find below information for the 2015 round of selection for the United Nations/Japan Long-term Fellowship Programme on Nano-Satellite Technologies "Post-graduate study on Nano-Satellite Technologies" (PNST) offered under the framework of the Basic Space Technology Initiative (BSTI) of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications.

We would greatly appreciate it if you would forward this information to anyone who might be interested in this opportunity!

For the latest information on the activities of the Basic Space Technology Initiative (BSTI) please see http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/SAP/bsti/news.html.

With kind regards,
Werner Balogh
29 August 2014.


United Nations/Japan
Long-term Fellowship Programme on Nano-Satellite Technologies 2015

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the Government of Japan in cooperation with the Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) have established a United Nations/Japan Long-term Fellowship Programme on Nano-Satellite Technologies for nationals of developing countries or non-space-faring nations. The Programme will provide extensive research opportunities in nano-satellite systems through the use of the nano-satellite development and testing facilities available at Kyutech.

Every year this "Post-graduate study on Nano-Satellite Technologies (PNST)" Fellowship Programme will accept up to two students in the Masters course (2 years duration) and up to four students in the Doctorate course (3 years duration). Successful participants will be awarded a master or doctorate degree after successful thesis defence. The successful candidates will enroll in the Space Engineering International Course (SEIC) after passing an official entrance examination by the Graduate School of Kyushu Institute of Technology.

The selected candidates will each receive a grant under Japanese government (Mobukagakusho: MEXT) scholarship (Research Students) of about 145,000 yen per month for the duration of their fellowship study (2 or 3 years) to cover housing, food, local transportation, and other expenses (actual scholarship amount is subject to change). Each candidate will be provided, according to his/her itinerary and route as designated by MEXT, an economy class air ticket between an international airport in the country of his/her nationality and Narita International Airport or Fukuoka International Airport. Fees for matriculation, tuition and entrance examinations will be paid by Kyutech.

Applications for the Fellowship Programme will be accepted until 12 January 2015 (Monday, 17:00 JST).

Application Requirements
Applicants should
  • Be nationals of developing countries or non-space-faring nations (countries without an established substantial capability to develop space technology/launch space objects);
  • Be duly nominated by their institutions;
  • Born on or after 2 April 1980;
  • Should have the academic and professional background required by the specific fellowship programme. Candidates seeking a Master degree are expected to have completed studies ending with a Bachelor Degree or equivalent (4 year university degree) in engineering-related subjects. Candidates seeking a Doctorate degree are expected to have completed studies ending with a Master Degree or equivalent (5 years university degree) in engineering-related subjects. Degrees in different technological fields can be considered by the Doctor Commission; and
  • Be able to make professional use of the experience gained in the fellowship programme.

The application forms and further information on the Fellowship Programme are available from the BSTI website at
http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/SAP/bsti/fellowship.html

(Sent in by Werner Balogh)
Programme Officer, Space Science&Technology
Space Applications Section
Office for Outer Space Affairs (OOSA)
United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV)
E-0963, PO Box 500, 1400 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: (+43-1) 26060-4952 Fax: (+43-1) 26060-7-4952

Email: werner.balogh[at]unoosa.org
Website: www.unoosa.org

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Attachments:

(1) Newsletter of the History of Science Society (HSS) Vol. 43, No. 3, July 2014 1 319 KB pdf, 38 pages, (click link to document)

(2) Article about 2010 UN Egypt ISWI Workshop by Kazuo Shiokawa in English&Japan 1 024 KB pdf, 2 pages, (click link to document)

(3) First Circular (2014) United Nations/Japan Workshop on Space Weather Science and Data Products from ISWI Instruments Fukuoka, Japan, 2-6 March 2015 and CALLISTO status report/newsletter #52 310 KB pdf, 3 pages, (click link to document)

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