CEDAR email: input solicited for upcoming decadal survey; meetings in AK and CO

Barbara Emery emery at ucar.edu
Wed Dec 16 15:11:54 MST 2009

This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent Dec 16, 2009.
Meetings and jobs are listed at http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu under
'Community' as 'Calendar of Meetings' and 'CEDAR related opportunities'.
CEDAR email messages are under 'Community' as 'CEDAR email Newsletters'.
All are in 'Quick Links' on the main page.
(1) NRC's Committee on Solar and Space Physics (CSSP) Meeting on Upcoming
Decadal Survey (2013-2023).
 From SPA Newsletter, December 10.
 From Daniel Baker (Daniel.Baker at lasp.colorado.edu).
Reply to Brant Sponberg (bsponberg at nas.edu).
See also http://sites.nationalacademies.org/SSB/ssb_052324.

(2) Workshop announcement: PFISR: Science Results and Future Plans,
March 10-12, 2010, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
Reply to Joshua Semeter <jls at bu.edu> and Bill Bristow <bill.bristow at gi.alaska.edu>.
See also http://pfisr.gi.alaska.edu.

(3) Meteoroids 2010, May 24-28, Breckenridge, CO - abstracts due 15 Jan,
some travel grants available.
From: Diego Janches <diego at cora.nwra.com>.
Reply to meteoroids2010 at cora.nwra.com.
See also http://www.cora.nwra.com/Meteoroids2010/.

(1) NRC's Committee on Solar and Space Physics (CSSP) Meeting on Upcoming
Decadal Survey (2013-2023).
From: Daniel Baker (Daniel.Baker at lasp.colorado.edu)

The National Research Council's Committee on Solar and Space Physics (CSSP)
met on Dec. 3-4 in Washington, DC to begin planning for the upcoming Decadal
Survey for Solar and Space Physics (2013-2023). To aid in planning the next
Survey, the CSSP heard about prior and ongoing decadal surveys in Solar and
Space Physics, Earth Science, Planetary, and Astrophysics communities. We
also were briefed by NASA, NSF and NOAA on the accomplishments, successes,
and achievements in response to the 2002 survey, and received their
suggestions for the next Survey. Following this input, and as part of
initial discussions for the next Survey, the Committee began a review
of the state of the discipline, and listed various areas of concern
facing the ITM, Magnetospheric, Solar, and Heliospheric communities,

. Increasing the diversity of sizes of missions and programs both for risk
mitigation and for increased community access to missions.
. Cost containment and mission management on large missions.
. A plan forward for Heliophysics without the Delta 2 and other launch
vehicles, that maintain diverse mission sizes.
. A transition plan for space weather from fundamental research toward
operational efforts.
. Revitalizing the ITM community, which is critical for the success of
all of SSP, through missions and funding.
. New missions for the outer heliosphere.
. A stable functioning structure for the suborbital program.
. A revitalized Explorer line.
. Maintenance of long-standing strategic datasets.
. MO&DA cutbacks in the face of new (large) mission costs; insufficient
Phase E funding.
. New directions for the SPA community, i.e. emphasizing the new science
to be found at the boundaries of old subgroups.

The SPA community is encouraged to consider and discuss these concerns
for the future, and to bring forward other topics -- both other areas
of concern, and potential new directions -- which should be addressed
by the Decadal Survey deliberations. Members of the community can send
suggested topics and issues to the CSSP Program Officer, Brant Sponberg,
at bsponberg at nas.edu. The CSSP membership is available at

(2) Workshop announcement: PFISR: Science Results and Future Plans,
March 10-12, 2010, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
From: Joshua Semeter <jls at bu.edu> and Bill Bristow <bill.bristow at gi.alaska.edu>

A workshop will be held March 10-12, 2010, at the University of Alaska to
review science results from the first three years of operation of the Poker
Flat Incoherent Scatter Radar (PFISR), and to discuss future plans for the
radar and collaborative instruments.  Workshop participation is encouraged
from past and current users, as well as those interested in using PFISR in
the coming three years.

PFISR is the first of two new electronically-steerable ISRs funded under the
NSF's "Advanced Modular ISR" (AMISR) project. A second facility (RISR-N) has
recently begun operations at Resolute Bay, Canada. The AMISR radars were
designed to be relocated with a nominal residency time of five years at any
given site. One of the goals of this workshop is to develop the scientific
rationale to extend PFISR operations beyond the first potential relocation
in 2012.

Further information, including online registration and abstract submission,
is available at the meeting website: http://pfisr.gi.alaska.edu.  Questions
may be addressed to Joshua Semeter (jls at bu.edu) or Bill Bristow
(bill.bristow at gi.alaska.edu)

Organizing committee:
Joshua Semeter, Boston University (Chair)
Bill Bristow, University of Alaska Fairbanks (Local Organizer)
Kristina Lynch, Dartmouth College
Larry Lyons, UCLA
David Hysell, Cornell University
John Meriwether, Clemson University
Tony Van Eyken, SRI International

(3) Meteoroids 2010, May 24-28, Breckenridge, CO - abstracts due 15 Jan.
From: Diego Janches <diego at cora.nwra.com>.

Dear Colleagues,

This is a reminder for the upcoming deadlines for the Meteoroids 2010
conference May 24-28, 2010 in Breckenridge, Colorado, USA.

Abstract submissions are now being accepted. The deadline for submission
is January 15th, 2010. Abstract length is one page with the option to
include 1 figure and references. Abstracts must be submitted using the
template provided in the meeting website

Submitted abstracts that do not follow the provided template outline may
be subject to rejection.

Registration is now also open.  The deadline for early registration is
February 15, 2010. To register, please visit
http://www.cora.nwra.com/Meteoroids2010/Payment.html. Reduced fees for
students and amateur astronomers who are members of the International
Meteor Organization are available.

Travel Grants are expected in a limited number, mostly assisting with
lodging expenses. We particularly encourage applications from scientists
in developing countries and young researchers with a demonstrated
excellence in the field. Grant requests will be considered only for
participants who will present an oral or poster paper, which will be
decided by the SOC depending on scientific quality and merit of the
abstract submitted by the January 15th, 2010 deadline. For more
information please send an e-mail to meteoroids2010 at cora.nwra.com.

Visa applicants from many countries must now apply at least 3 to 4
months in advance of their travel date. The U.S. Department of State
maintains a comprehensive Web site containing information about
traveling to the United States.

The National Academies Web site has additional information about
visa-related issues and travel information for U.S. citizens and
non-U.S. citizens.

A Letter of Invitation may be needed for those who are applying
for a visa to attend the Meteoroids 2010 conference.

To request a letter send an e-mail to meteoroids2010 at cora.nwra.com.

We look forward seeing you in Colorado

The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of Meteoroids 2010,
including Diego Janches <diego at cora.nwra.com>.


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