1) Appel d'offres CNRS-INSU 2022
Les appels d’offres 2022 des programmes nationaux en sciences de la  Terre et de l’Univers sont ouverts jusqu'au 15 septembre 2021: https://programmes.insu.cnrs.fr/

L'appel d'offres du PNP est ici : https://programmes.insu.cnrs.fr/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Note-de-cadrage-TelluS-2022.pdf

L'appel d'offres reprend les différents outils introduits en 2020. Comme l'année dernière, si vous hésitez sur l'outil qui convient le mieux, le CS du PNP aura la possibilité de vous redirigez vers l'outil adapté. Donc choisissez en un, et surtout ne vous sensurez pas.

Il y a une nouveauté cette année : suite aux recommandations issues de la prospective INSU, deux nouveaux programmes sont ouverts :

     - Un programme instrumentation innovante et transverse
     - Une action transverse aux programmes sur le thème : « Origines : Terres primitives et apparition de la vie »: https://programmes.insu.cnrs.fr/programmes-aa/origines/

Ce dernier programme, vise essentiellement à soutenir des opérations trans-instituts, notamment en collaboration avec l'INSB pour les sciences de la vie.

2) PLATO Atmospheres Workshop | December 8-10, 2021 | Virtual
We are pleased to announce the PLATO atmospheres workshop which will be held online via webex on DECEMBER 8-10 2021.

Details of the final programme and schedule are still being finalised. We plan to have three afternoon sessions each starting at 14:00 CET and ending with a short breakout discussion. The three sessions are:

Sub-Neptunes (Wednesday 8th December)
Hot Jupiters (Thursday 9th December)
(Hot) Earth-like Planets (Friday 10th December)

We will end on the Friday with a general discussion including joint strategies with exoplanet missions following PLATO.

Confirmed speakers include: Eliza Kempton, Vivien Parmentier and Mark Hammond.

Planned are 20-minute invited talks, 10-minute standard talks and a poster session.


Although it is not the main aim of the PLATO mission to characterise atmospheres, it is nevertheless possible with PLATO to constrain basic atmospheric information e.g. to observe possible phase curves hence albedo and meridional transport for some favorable Ultra Hot Jupiter or/and Hot Jupiter atmospheres, or to constrain bulk composition via the Rayleigh Absorption Feature with the Fast Camera Filters, or to distinguish different types of massive early steam atmospheres from PLATO measurements of planetary radius and age.

We welcome contributions from the exoplanetary science community at large on exoplanetary atmospheres including (Ultra) Hot Jupiters, Sub-Neptunes and (hot) terrestrial exoplanets for modeling and observations. This includes data analyses and modeling studies on atmospheric composition, climate, escape, clouds, retrieval, phase curves and evolution of hot and temperate rocky and gassy exoplanets. The organizers particularly welcome a clear demonstrable link with the PLATO mission science goals.


Registration will be possible until November 1st 2021.

To register please send an email to: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. and state your name, institution and whether you request a talk or poster (in which case please send a title and short (~up to half a page) abstract).

Please accept our apologies if you receive this email multiple times.

Kind Regards,

The PLATO Atmospheres Workshop Team

LOC: Szilard Csizmadia, Alexander Esau, John Lee Grenfell, Barbara Stracke
SOC: Szilard Csizmadia, John Lee Grenfell, Tristan Guillot, Manuel Güdel, Helmut Lammer,
Tim Lichtenberg, Lena Noack, Heike Rauer, Frank Sohl

3) 7th "Mars atmosphere modelling and observations" workshop | June 14 - 17, 2022 | Paris, France

Following the successful previous editions, the 7th Mars Atmosphere Modelling and Observations workshop will bring together experts in observations and modelling of the present and past Mars climate systems. We will discuss the nature of the atmospheric circulation and the photochemistry (up to the thermosphere), the dust cycle, the water cycle (vapor, clouds and frost) and the carbon dioxide cycle (polar caps).

This workshop was originally planned on June 8-11 2020 but had to be postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemia. In 2022 the meeting is designed to be face-to-face. You are welcome in Paris !

The Scientific and Local Organizing committee.


Contact : Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

4) Community Workshop on Astromaterials Data Management in the Era of Sample Return Missions | 8-9 November, 2021 | Virtual/Tucson, Arizona
The workshop will provide an opportunity to present and discuss all the current projects and initiatives for astromaterials sample tracking and data management. The workshop is opened to all members of the scientific community. It will bring together researchers, scientists, and software engineers working on systems to track samples between curation and sample scientists, and the management, visualization and archiving of datasets resulting from the analysis of planetary materials. Those include both mission-returned samples and astromaterials (meteorites, micrometeorites, and interplanetary dust particles). The organizers invite contributions spanning all these related topics, including data management for past (e.g., Apollo), current (e.g., Hayabusa2, OSIRIS-REx, ANGSA and Chang'e 5), and future (e.g., Mars Sample Return, MMX) sample-return missions.

Important:  To be added to the mailing list to receive pertinent information about this workshop and to indicate your interest in participating, please submit an Indication of Interest by August 31, 2021, 5:00 p.m. PDT.


5) Meteoroids 2022 Conference | June 13–17, 2022 | Huntsville, Alabama
Meteoroids 2022 will be the eleventh international conference in a triennial series of meetings on meteoroids, their origins, and their associated phenomena. Past conferences have featured a combination of invited and contributed talks and posters covering topics such as meteor observational techniques, meteorite recoveries, meteoroid stream dynamics, ablation physics and airbursts, impacts on airless bodies, the production of dust and meteoroids by asteroids and comets, space missions, and spacecraft anomalies.
Huntsville will be the third city in North America to host Meteoroids. Huntsville is the birthplace of U.S. space exploration, the home of NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and the Meteoroid Environment Office (MEO), and is located in the scenic Tennessee River Valley.


6) Postdoc position in exoplanets at Leiden Observatory

Dear colleagues,

I like to advertise a postdoc position in my group - funded through my ERC Adv grant. Research focuses on the characterisation of extra-solar planets using a variety of observational methods. We search for an outstanding and ambitious exoplanet scientist, (observer, theorist, instrumentalist), who is keen to help to lead us to future directions in exoplanet atmospheric research.

Leiden Observatory, founded in 1633, is the oldest university astronomy department in the world. With about 25 faculty, over 50 postdoctoral associates and about 75 PhD students it is the largest astronomy department in the Netherlands. Leiden is a charming university town with an international flair. Most Leiden researchers have an international background. English is the common language.

What is peculiar about this position is that the funding runs out end of November 2022, so 16 months from now - starting date: the sooner the better. Maybe there will be other opportunities to extend, but those are not guaranteed. Please contact me directly if interested (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.). The successful candidate must have a PhD by the starting date.

Kind regards,
Ignas Snellen

7) 1.5-year Postdoctoral Position in exo-planet atmosphere modelisation at CEA and IPGP


1.5-year based at CEA/DRF in the Astrophysics Division (AIM) and in Maison de la Simulation, at CEA Paris-Saclay, in collaboration with the Institut de physique du globe de Paris (IPGP). The position is funded by the Labex UnivEarthS at Université de Paris.

Context & Role:

The successful candidate will coordinate and contribute to the modeling of exoplanet atmospheres in the context of the Labex project EXOATMOS. The goal is to produce 1D/2D atmospheric models of lava worlds: hot rocky exoplanets that will be observed with the next generation of space and ground-based telescopes (JWST, E-ELT). He/She will contribute to the development of the 1D/2D atmospheric modeling tool ATMO in order to account for gas/liquid thermodynamic equilibrium between the lava ocean and the atmosphere. He/She will also implement the physics needed to account for a surface in the model.  

The final aim is to produce synthetic spectra to analyse JWST/MIRI data. The candidate, will have, access to MIRI data, in which the CEA team is involved also.

He/she will be also part of a team of experts from the Astrophysics Division of CEA (AIM), from Maison de la Simulation and from Institut de Physique du Globe (IPGP) and will work in collaboration with an international scientific community. He/she will have the opportunity to work on state-of-the-art tools for the modeling of exoplanet atmospheres in conjunction with laboratory experiments conducted at IPGP.

The EXOATMOS Project:

Numerical and experimental study of hot and warm rocky exoplanet atmospheres’ in preparation of JWST observations

Exoplanets studies enter a new era where atmosphere of exoplanets can be characterized through spectroscopic observations during transits. Whereas atmosphere of giant exoplanets is already studied, hot, warm rocky exoplanets constitute a new class of planets in the reach of modern instruments.  Our project aims to model (experimentally -using ovens- and numerically) atmosphere of hot and warm rocky exoplanets in contact with magma ocean to understand the physics of lava planets. We will also study moderate temperature exoplanets to establish potential biosignatures, in order to prepare to JWST observations. We will beneficiate from a cross-disciplinary culture coming from Earth and planetary science (IPGP team) in addition to a strong involvement in the forthcoming JWST/ MIRI instrument (AIM team)

Required skills :
 PhD in astrophysics or planetology
 Operational knowledge of techniques and programming language (Fortran90, python) for application development
Skills to work in a team

Gross salary between 2700 € and 3000 € per month (based on the experience of the candidate).

To apply, please send a CV, a publication list to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. and Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. and arrange to have 2 letters of reference forwarded to the same email address.

The expected start date is October 2021 or earlier.

8) Postdoc à Berlin sur le couplage atmosphères-ecosystèmes sur les exoplanètes

Your mission:

This position is concerned with basic scientific research investigating the interaction between life and the atmosphere on the early Earth and on Earth-like planets. During the evolution of the Earth, cycles linking the geophysics of the planetary interior and surface with the atmosphere likely played an important role. This study involves the implementation of these processes as well as the analysis of exoplanet scenarios with the Coupled Atmosphere Biogeochemistry (CAB) model and validation of model results via the use of an M-dwarf star lamp at DLR laboratories.

The department "Extrasolar Planets and Atmospheres" (EPA) at the Institute of Planetary Research of DLR deals with the detection of extrasolar planets as well as the numerical modeling of habitability and atmospheric biosignatures on terrestrial planets. On the subject of planetary structure and interior, it works closely with the "Planetary Physics" department. EPA is a leading participant in the European satellite missions for the search and characterization of extrasolar planets (CHEOPS, PLATO) as well as in ground-based instruments/telescopes.

Modelers in the PF-EPA group are developing a radiative-convective climate model with coupled photochemistry to study the atmospheric temperature structure and chemical composition of rocky exoplanets and gas-rich sub-Neptunes. In particular, the work focuses on modeling small exoplanets in the habitable zone around cooler central stars. Such stars are particularly common in the solar neighborhood and are favorable targets for exoplanet observations with missions such as CHEOPS and PLATO.

Your tasks:

    implementation of carbon (C)-nitrogen (N)-sulfur (S) biogeochemistry cycles in the coupled Atmosphere Biogeochemistry (CAB) model available at EPA
    validation of the implementation with laboratory data
    analysis of exoplanet scenarios with the model, use of the M-dwarf star lamp at the DLR laboratory

Your qualifications:

    completed scientific university studies (Master's degree or equivalent) in physics, astronomy, astrophysics, or similar field
    completed PhD in geophysics, physics, or astrophysics
    knowledge of scientific programming in high-level language, e.g., Python, IDL, Fortran, or C++
    experience developing atmospheric models of terrestrial (exo)planets
    knowledge of atmospheric chemistry and biology is desirable
    ability to work collaboratively individually and as part of relatively large international teams
    good command of the English language, excellent communication skills, including the ability to write in English

Your benefits:

Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development. Our unique infrastructure offers you a working environment in which you have unparalleled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives. Our human resources policy places great value on a healthy family and work-life-balance as well as equal opportunities for persons of all genders (f/m/x). Individuals with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the event their qualifications are equivalent to those of other candidates.


9) Postdoctoral position in non-LTE radiative transfer at Observatoire de Paris (LESIA)

Applications are open for a Postdoctoral Research position within the planetary science group of LESIA at Observatoire de Paris, France.  The position is in relation with the Early Release Science (ERS) Program on JWST “Observations of the Jovian System as a Demonstration of JWST’s Capabilities for Solar System Science’’, to which LESIA is associated through co-PI and co-I ships. JWST is expected to be launched in the fall of 2021, and a fraction of this ERS program will be devoted to the study of the tenuous atmo/exospheres of Io and Ganymede with MIRI and NIRSpec. In particular, Io’s atmosphere will be studied from observing of SO2 gas at 8.6 and 7.3 μm with MIRI, and Ganymede’s exosphere will be targeted with NIRSpec through fluorescent emissions from H2O (6.5 μm), CO (4.65 μm), and CO2 (4.25 μm). The analysis of the data will require the development of tailored non-LTE models for these molecular features, coupled with physical (temperature, densities) models of the two objects. The successful applicant will participate in the development of a versatile non-LTE code applicable to both objects. He/she will also be involved in data reduction, modelling, and interpretation, after data are acquired (nominally in June-August 2022). Experience in radiative transfer in planetary atmosphere is required, and preference will be given to applicants with experience with non-LTE aspects.

The position is available for two years, starting anytime between Oct. 01, 2021 and February 01, 2022. Applications will be considered as they come and welcome until Oct. 01, 2021.
Contact: Dominique Bockelée-Morvan (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.), Thierry Fouchet (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.), Emmanuel Lellouch (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.)