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) Hayabusa 2021: 8th Symposium of Solar System Materials | 15-18 Nov. 2021 | Online
Dear all,

We are pleased to announce the first circular of "Hayabusa 2021: 8th Symposium of Solar System Materials". Please find information on the website: https://curation.isas.jaxa.jp/symposium/2021/index.html

The Hayabusa Symposium started in 2013 to present the latest results of the Hayabusa sample return. Since then, the symposium has been held annually and has been growing as a significant focal point for asteroidal sample science. In December 2020 the Hayabusa2 spacecraft returned a sample of Ryugu to Earth. This year, Hayabusa 2021 will become an epoch-making symposium because the results of Ryugu samples will appear for the first time there.

Please note that the symposium will be held only online. You will need a "Zoom" account and the URL to enter the conference room. The URL will be sent to you by email in ~mid-November.

Topics (planned):
    First results of Ryugu samples
    Future sample-return and planetary missions
    Studies of Itokawa samples
    Asteroid-meteorite connections and in particular Ryugu and carbonaceous chondrites
    New insights from laboratory analysis of solar system materials
    Small bodies formation and evolution by theoretical, observational, and experimental studies
    Other related studies

Invited speakers:

Important dates:
    Call for abstracts (2nd circular): Early Aug. 2021
    Abstract submission due: Late Sep. 2021
    Registration due: Mid-Nov. 2021
    Meeting period: 15 Nov. - 18 Nov. 2021
    Proceedings due: TBD

SOC: Masaki Fujimoto (Chair, ISAS/JAXA)
     Sei-ichiro Watanabe (Nagoya Univ.)
     Shogo Tachibana (Univ. Tokyo and ISAS/JAXA)
     Tomohiro Usui (ISAS/JAXA)
     Tatsuaki Okada (ISAS/JAXA)
     Trevor Ireland (UQ)
     Kevin Righter (NASA/JSC)
     Jörn Helbert (DLR)
     Rosario Brunetto (IAS)

    We are looking forward to having exciting presentations from you!

LOC of Hayabusa 2021 symposium

3) Mercury's Surface Response to the Interplanetary Environment: Identifying Needed Studies in Laboratory Astrophysics | 24-27 January 2022 | On line
Mercury is a complex system of interconnected parts: its magnetosphere, exosphere, and surface. How this system responds to its interplanetary (solar and dust) environment is equally complex. Numerous models have been developed to understand how solar wind particles and micrometeorites interact with Mercury’s magnetosphere and surface to modify the surface spectral, mineral, and chemical properties and to produce the planet’s exosphere.

However, the reliability of these models hinges on how accurately we understand the underlying physical processes responsible for the observed properties. This workshop will focus on identifying those physical processes whose uncertainties hinder the field’s ability to reliably model Mercury’s response to the solar and interplanetary environment.

In specific, the workshop will discuss those studies in laboratory astrophysics, both experimental and theoretical, that are most critically needed in order to advance our understanding of Mercury’s system. The goal of this workshop is to produce a series of focused reports to guide the scientific community’s efforts for supporting the analysis of the BepiColombo measurements and observations and for future missions. It will examine the limitations of current planetary models that allow us to understand what is observed in situ building on the underlying laboratory astrophysics data. Furthermore, it will outline the current status of laboratory astrophysics studies applicable to the above questions and what experimental and theoretical work is needed to fully address these unknowns.
A modest registration fee to be determined will be requested.
For more details, please visit: https://meeting.psi.edu/mercurylab2022/or email any questions to: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

4) Numero Spécial HRMS sur Molecular Physics
Chers Collègues

Nous vous invitons à contribuer à un numéro spécial de Molecular Physics consacré au 28e Colloque sur la spectroscopie moléculaire à haute résolution (HRMS 2021), qui se tiendra (en visio-conférence) à Cologne, en Allemagne, du 30 août au 3 septembre 2021, et au Dr Jean -Marie Flaud à l'occasion de son 75e anniversaire.
Le Colloque HRMS est une série biennale de conférences internationales, qui ont eu lieu ces dernières années alternativement à Dijon, France (1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2019) et dans un autre pays européen (1997 à Glasgow, Ecosse ; 2001 à Nijmegen, Pays-Bas ; 2005 à Salamanque, Espagne ; 2009 à Castellammare di Stabia, Italie ; 2013 à Budapest, Hongrie, 2017 à Helsinki, Finlande).
A l'occasion du 75e anniversaire de Jean-Marie Flaud, ce numéro spécial mettra en lumière ses contributions scientifiques remarquables à la spectroscopie moléculaire et aux sciences de l'atmosphère, ainsi qu'au succès des colloques HRMS.

Mes collègues et moi même serions très honorés si vous envisagez de contribuer à ce numéro spécial.

La date de clôture est le 31 décembre 2021. Les articles seront évalués selon les mêmes critères que pour les manuscrits "classiques" soumis à Molecular Physics. Tous les articles seront publiés en ligne avec un numéro d'article dès qu'ils seront prêts à être publiés et qu'ils seront pleinement citables à ce stade.

Instructions pour les auteurs:

All manuscripts must be submitted online via http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tmph

To ensure submission to this special issue, please select "Special issue paper" as manuscript type in step 1 and “HRMS 2021/Jean-Marie Flaud Festschrift" in step 5 of the submission process.

Bien cordialement

Agnes Perrin

5) PhD student to develop a CHON+PS chemical scheme validated at high temperatures with applications in planetology
Dear colleagues,

You will find here an announcement for a PhD position in France at LISA (Créteil) and LRGP (Nancy). Please forward it to any potential interested candidate.

General Information:

Workplace: Interuniversity Laboratory of Atmospheric Systems in Créteil (France) and at the Laboratory of Reactions and Process Engineering in Nancy (France)
Type of contract: Doctoral student/Doctoral contract
Expected start date: 1 November 2021
Contract duration: 36 months (Full time)
Remuneration: 2135,00 € gross monthly
Level required: M2 / Engineer


Context: To learn more about the fascinating new worlds of exoplanets, several space telescopes have been designed, such as the JWST (James Webb Space Telescope, launch in October 2021) and Ariel (Atmospheric Remote-sensing Infrared Exoplanet Large Survey, launch in 2029). The broad wavelength coverage and high-sensitivity of the instruments on-board these telescopes will allow us to extract much more information from their data than what has been possible so far, leading to numerous breakthroughs. However, these breakthroughs will be possible only if the models used to interpret the high-resolution observations are robust and reliable. In particular, photo-thermochemical models calculate the chemical composition of exoplanet atmospheres, taking into account the particular chemistry occurring in these media and the effect of disequilibrium processes. The main ingredient of these models, the chemical scheme has to be specifically tailored for their extreme conditions, that is to say very high temperatures and pressures. Thanks to a close collaboration between the Laboratoire Interuniversitaire des Systèmes Atmosphériques (LISA) and the Laboratoire Réactions et Génie des Procédés (LRGP), we are the only team in the world capable of providing highly reliable chemical schemes validated over combustion experiments (Venot+2012, 2015, 2020). These schemes, containing Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Nitrogen species (CHON) are made available to the community through the KIDA Database and regularly downloaded. However, for a more reliable simulation of exoplanet atmospheric composition, significant improvements are still required: Sulfur- and Phosphorous-bearing molecules can affect the observations of exoplanets’ atmospheres and thus need to be incorporated in atmospheric models that are used to analyze them. Within the ANR project “EXACT (EXoplanetary Atmospheric Chemistry at high Temperature)”, the hired PhD candidate will develop a comprehensive CHON+PS scheme and will apply this newly developed scheme to the study of exoplanetary atmospheres, using a kinetic model.

Objective: During the first part of the PhD (18 months), the student will develop the CHON+PS scheme, starting from our most up-to-date CHON scheme (Venot+2020). The scheme will be validated through experimental measurements over a large range of pressures (0.01-500 bars) and temperatures (300-2500 K). This development will be performed at LRGP with internationally-recognized experts in experimental and modelling study of combustion kinetics. During the second part of the PhD (18 months), the student will apply the newly developed scheme to the study of planetary atmospheres, using a kinetic model. This work will be performed at LISA with experts in modeling of (exo)planetary atmospheres.

The PhD student will be co-supervised by Olivia Venot at LISA and Baptiste Sirjean at LRGP.


The primary tasks of the PhD fellow are:
- Bibliographical work
- Drive the development and validation of CHON+PS kinetic models
- Develop methods, using computational chemistry, to calculate and tabulate gas-phase rate constants
- Adapt the existing chemical kinetic code to the newly developed scheme
- Develop atmospheric models for various exoplanets and study the chemical composition
- Evaluate the detectability of the new S- and P-species on synthetic spectra
- Writing of scientific articles and thesis and disseminate research results at conferences and seminars.


We are looking for an extremely motivated student who will be fully involved in a challenging interdisciplinary project linking the fields of combustion and astrophysics. The PhD candidate will have a double expertise, both in chemical schemes development and in atmospheric modeling. This unique formation will guarantee him/her an unprecedented interdisciplinary profile. Desired profile: i) Either a Master or Engineer degree in organic chemistry, chemical engineering, chemistry, physics or related fields with a great interest for astrophysics, in particular exoplanets, or a Master degree in Astrophysics, with a strong background on chemistry, chemical engineering; ii) Good English skills to work in an international environment; iii) Good programming skills.

Context of work:

The PhD program takes place within the ANR JCJC project “EXACT” led by Dr Olivia Venot. The PhD candidate will work at the LRGP during the first 18 months of the PhD and at the LISA during the other 18 months. In these two labs, the PhD candidate will join active teams composed of several permanent researchers, PhD students and post-docs.

- The Laboratory Reactions and Process Engineering (LRGP) is a Joint Research Unit of the CNRS and the University of Lorraine. It is located in Nancy, France’s second biggest student city. It is mainly located in the city center, in the premises of the National School of Chemical Industries of Nancy (ENSIC). The research lab is a leading chemical and process engineering laboratory in France and in the world. The PhD candidate will work within the Radical Kinetics Group, which has an international recognized expertise in combustion kinetics, both on the experimental and modelling sides. Existing experimental devices to study these phenomena include shock tube, laminar flames and jet-stirred reactor experiments. Numerical tools include Gaussian16, Chemkin Pro, COSMO-RS and other similar codes.

- The Laboratoire Interuniversitaire des Systèmes Atmosphériques (LISA) is a Joint Research Unit of the CNRS, the Université Paris-Est Créteil, and the Université de Paris. It belongs to the Observatoire Des Sciences de l’Univers EFLUVE and to the Research Federation IPSL. It is located in Créteil, an important student city in the Paris region. The research lab is a leader in atmospheric modeling at the international level. Its main mission is to contribute to improving our knowledge of the functioning of the Earth's and planetary atmospheres in order to understand their past evolution and predict their future trajectories. The PhD candidate will join the Exobiology and Astrochemistry group, whose main objectives are the search for molecular structures and the study of the various physico-chemical processes governing the chemical evolution of various astrophysical objects (exoplanets, comets, Mars, Titan…). They are internationally recognized as world class experts in planetary atmospheres from both a modeling and experimental point of view. They are strongly involved in the analysis of observational data from ground-based facilities and space missions.

We offer: a multi-disciplinary formation and training using state-of-the-art research equipment, participations in national or international schools, conferences and workshops. The PhD student will also follow high-level formations proposed by the Doctoral School.

Application should be sent to Dr Olivia Venot (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) and Dr Baptiste Sirjean (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) before September, 1st 2021. Required documents should be sent in a single PDF file that includes a letter of motivation, a CV and academic transcripts of records in French or English.  

Kind regards

Olivia Venot

6) Space Weather Project Manager
ESSP, a young, dynamic French company open to the world, is looking for a Space Weather Project Manager for a permanent contract in Toulouse.
Our team is gathers 120 highly qualified professionals of 10 nationalities working in an English- speaking environment. Our employees come from different backgrounds, from aeronautics to space, including engineering and telecommunications. This diversity is a major asset for the company, which allows us to adapt to new needs and challenges.

We are eager to provide the best quality services through safe and efficient operations and management systems. We are expanding and always on the lookout for new talent.

To find out more about us, we invite you to visit our website: https://www.essp-sas.eu/human- resources/careers/

If you have a good level of English, you are able to assume responsibilities with technical leadership skills, and have good technical knowledge of EGNOS & SBAS systems; then this position is for you!

By joining us, you will be responsible for the management of space weather project including internal and external coordination. Contribution 24/7 space weather information service for the GNSS part: provision of expertise in space weather domain and its impact on GNSS, management of space weather events including issuance of GNSS advisories.

Here are your main responsibilities:

Space Weather Project Manager for the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
Project management including resources, costs, planning and project status management as well as coordination with all members of the project,
Service responsibility and operation coordination including management of forecaster shifts and on-call scheduling, management of forecasters training status.
Coordination with project actors: Customer, members of the French Consortium and partners
Participation in international workshops related to space weather
Coordination of analysis and production of files to be conducted on the activity.
ICAO Space Weather expert activity and Forecaster role:
Space weather situation monitoring, analysis of any potential impact in GNSS performance for aviation, exploitation of the monitoring chains results and advisory issuance when needed.
Participation in the biweekly handover with the other global centres and provision of related materials.
Contribution to the design and the implementation of GNSS Space Weather monitoring chain including the integration and the processing of different inputs provided by project partners.
Ensuring the compliance of the Monitoring Chain to the agreed advisories management processes.
You are the point of reference of the expertise in the field of the Space Weather.


Generic Skills:
Strong autonomy and rigor
Technical leadership and ability to assume responsibilities
Showing initiative and synthesis capabilities
Good communication and reporting skills
Team worker and good coordinator
High English Level (B2-C1) - CEFR
Subcontractor management
Proposal preparation skills
Project management
Specific Skills:
Background on space weather and knowledge of space weather impact on signal propagation and receivers (GNSS field in particular)
Knowledge of space systems operations and real time service delivery would be interesting
Experience in software development and data processing would be interesting
Organisation and coordination of activities.
Job Requirements:
Engineer Degree or equivalent.
5 years of experience in Space Weather and project management.
Subject to the constraints of minimum presence during normal holiday periods
Available for on-call duty during weekends and public holidays (daytime work, for 10 to 15 days per year) to ensure the Space Weather service
May be subject to occasional standby duties (weekend and/or night).
Available for work starting on 06h UTC for supporting internal handover in the frame of Space Weather project (about 20 days per year)
Available for punctual travels
ESSP is committed to cultural diversity, gender equality and the employment of disabled workers.

Please send your application file only by e-mail to the following address: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.
Job Location: Toulouse (France)
Type of Contract: Full time/Permanent contract

7) Thèse, HDR, Séminaire, Cours en ligne
a) Cours en ligne de Patrick Michel et Brian May sur l'imagerie stéréoscopique des astéroïdes