CEDAR email: summer school on “Natural Space Risks”

Thierry Dudok de Wit ddwit at cnrs-orleans.fr
Wed Jun 7 13:19:12 MDT 2017

Summer School on “Natural Space Risks” for master and PhD students
(Paris, 28 Aug - 1 Sept 2017)

The Earth is exposed to numerous natural threats that originate from 
space. Our technology-driven society has become increasingly sensitive 
to solar storms, while space exploration has generated large amounts of 
debris that may fall back on Earth without control. Finally, asteroids 
may also enter the Earth’s atmosphere, lighting up the sky but 
potentially also causing devastating damage when their size exceeds a 
few meters.

This summer school aims at providing master and first year PhD students 
with an intensive training on all these natural space risks. The 
programme will address space weather, space debris, near-Earth objects, 
and their societal impacts. Resilience aspects will also be tackled by 
researchers and by experts from the civil society.

During this one-week school students will have a mix of academic 
lectures and hands-on sessions on orbitography, solar observations, and 
applied data reduction and analysis, during splinter sessions. The 
lectures and the hand-on sessions will be run by experts coming from all 
over Europe; experts from the industry will explain the importance of 
natural space risks for their activities. This school is a unique 
opportunity to meet academic and non academic researchers at the early 
stage of a career.

Paris Observatory will host the summer school. Being the oldest and 
largest infrastructure in astrophysics in France, it will offer the 
possibility to visit some of the most ancient and up-to-date 

The selection of the students is a two stages process. Candidates are 
first invited to apply by providing a CV, a short letter (one page) 
stating the motivations for the school, copies of recent academic 
transcripts and contact information for one professional reference. A 
dedicated committee will then select 30 candidates among the best 
applications. Applications should be submitted by email to
nsr-2017-pilote at sciencesconf.org by

	June 16th, 2017 (17:00 Paris/CET time)

The list of the selected students will be available by the end of June. 
After notification of their selection, the students will be asked to pay 
the registration fee (100€) to confirm their registration. The fee 
includes lodging and accomodation and is not refundable.

For more information: https://nsr-2017.sciencesconf.org/

Thierry Dudok de Wit

Thierry  Dudok de Wit
Lab. de Physique et Chimie de l'Environnement et de l'Espace
LPC2E / OSUC                                Tel. +33 (0)2 38 25 52 77
3A avenue de la Recherche Scientifique      Fax. +33 (0)2 38 63 12 34
45071 Orleans cedex 2                       ddwit at cnrs-orleans.fr
France                                      http://lpc2e.cnrs-orleans.fr

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