The COSPAR Panel for Capacity Building (PCB) is trying to establish a long-term capacity building project together with the International Satellite Program in Research and Education (INSPIRE), based on the development and scientific exploitation of small satellites. This project aims to enable space hardware and instrumentation development and to provide guidance on best practices for hardware development, sustainable space activities, and crafting space policy among emerging space nations. See here for more details. Deadline for applications: March 31
Please see here for further details. Deadline for applications: April 15, 2020.
The 43rd COSPAR Scientific Assembly will be held in Sydney, Australia, 15-22 August 2020. Information on the scientific program and other relevant links, including to abstract submission, are at https://www.cospar-assembly.org/. The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) website, for information on registration, accommodation and other matters, is open at http://www.cospar2020.org.
Pascale Defraigne (Belgium), Jianghui Geng (China), John Bosco Habarulema (South Africa), Koji Mukai (USA), Yuichi Otsuka (Japan), Elijah Oyeyemi (Nigeria), Jacek Paziewski (Poland), Michael Pezzopane (Italy), Ilya Usoskin (Finland), Ningbo Wang (China). Full article to follow in the April issue of Space Research Today (SRT).
The International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, Switzerland invites applications for the Johannes Geiss Fellowship (JGF) 2020. The JGF provides a generous stipend covering travel cost and living expenses for a stay at ISSI, Bern, of up to 6 months. The JGF can be either taken in one piece, e.g. as a sabbatical, or in several separate intervals. Further information at http://www.issibern.ch/spotlight/ProposalsJGFellowship2020.pdf Deadline for submission to ISSI is March 13, 2020.
The International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, Switzerland, and ISSI-BJ in Beijing, China, invite proposals for establishing International Teams to conduct on its premises research activities in Space Sciences, based on the interdisciplinary analysis and evaluation of data from spacecraft and possible integration with ground data and theoretical models. Letter of Intent: February 13, 2020. Deadline for proposals: March 25, 2020. The Call for International Teams proposal is available on the ISSI web site: http://www.issibern.ch/spotlight/ISSI_ISSI-BJ_annual_call2020.pdf
The first 2020 issue of Advances in Space Research, volume 65/01, is now available in open access. This issue contains 56 papers and 701 pages. Read them here.
LSSR Special issue on Planetary Protection: New Aspects of Policy and Requirements, Vol 23 November 2019, just published.