1) Special Issue on "Space Weather at the Terrestrial Planets” in the Planetary and Space Science journal; submission deadline is October 1st 2016.

The covered topics will include all aspects of planetary plasma physics and interactions in the inner Solar System, e.g. :
(a) magnetospheres, ionospheres, auroras
(b) the solar wind interaction with planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars) and their moons, or with asteroids / comets
(c) plasma interactions with exospheres, dust and surfaces
(d) intercomparisons of planetary environments
Contributions are welcome which address previous, present, forthcoming and planned observations from space, as well as ground-based observations, theoretical modelling or simulations. Laboratory studies on planetary analogues aiming to simulate the surface-plasma interaction will be considered as well.

Regular papers are expected, and the usual refereeing process will be applied for publication in PSS. To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue, it is important that authors select the name of the special issue when they upload their manuscripts: « Planetary space weather ».
Please, circulate the information to those interested.

Best regards,
A. Milillo, A. Radioti, P. Garnier and N. Ganushkina

2) infos du CNES

Bonjour à tous,
Quelques infos de rentrée, à faire suivre sans limitation.
14 septembre : 1er catalogue GAIA. Voir http://gaia.obspm.fr/ et http://sci.esa.int/gaia/58042-mark-your-calendar-gaia-data-release-set-for-14-september/  pour les détails. Conf de presse ESA de 11h30 à 13h que vous pourrez suivre ici : youtube.com/esa
30 septembre : Rosetta se pose sur Chouri. Dernières images entre 12h10 et 15h10. A suivre ici :  www.esa.int/rosetta
CoRoT a livré cet été ses courbes de lumière finales, avec les meilleures corrections instrumentales : https://corot.cnes.fr/fr/publication-des-donnees-finales-de-corot . Disponibles notamment au CDS   et à l’IAS . A cette occasion publication du CoRoT Legacy Book, disponible ici http://www.edp-open.org/component/content/article/47-books-in-english/317-the-corot-legacy-book et aussi via ADS.
Olivier LaMarle

3) Postdoctoral Position at Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale, Université Paris Sud

The Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale (IAS, University Paris Sud) is seeking for a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship on the Horizon-2020 funded program PTAL (Planetary Terrestrial Analogues Library). The PTAL project aims to build and exploit a multi-instrument spectral data base and joint spectral interpretation tools using various techniques (XRD, SEM, LIBS, IR and Raman spectroscopy), in order to support current and future investigations of planetary space missions.

The main purpose of the fellowship is to characterize well-defined rock and mineral samples with flight spare models and to compare the derived compositions of samples with remote and in situ data of instruments onboard planetary space missions (Martian missions, Hayabusa2, BepiColombo). The activities of the successful applicant shall consist in 1) acquiring near-infrared spectra of XRD- and SEM-characterized rock samples (resulting from field trips and alteration experiments) using flight spare models of MicrOmega (Hayabusa-2 and ExoMars20) and NIR lab spectrometers at IAS facilities, 2) acquiring LIBS spectra of the characterized samples using the qualification model of ChemCam/Mars Science Laboratory, 3) analyzing the NIR and LIBS spectral data and document these analyses, 4) performing coordinated analyses of the Martian surface from orbital and landed platforms with the new spectral data.

The PTAL consortium (https://ptal.eu/) consists of three partners, located in Norway (Oslo Univ.), France (Paris Sud Univ.) and Spain (Valladolid Univ.). The fellowship will have also the opportunity to be in contact with other research labs (Japan, Germany, France, USA). LIBS measurements will be performed at the IRAP/Toulouse laboratory who is in charge of the LIBS instrument onboard MSL.

Applicants are requested to submit a brief cover letter and curriculum vitae.
For further information and application submission please contact Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

4)  Dust, Atmosphere and Plasma environment of the Moon and Small Bodies workshop: Boulder, Colorado, January 11th-13th, 2017

The workshop will be a forum to (i) discuss current understanding of the surface environment of the Moon, the moons of Mars, and comets and asteroids, (ii) share new results from past and ongoing missions to airless bodies and comets, and (iii) describe expectations for planned upcoming missions to airless bodies and comets. The meeting web site is hosted at http://impact.colorado.edu/dap_meeting.html where you can learn more.

DAP-2017 is a NASA/SSERVI follow up on two previous NASA/NLSI-SSERVI workshops, LDAP-2010 and DAP-2012. Contributions to LDAP-2010 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00320633/59/14 and DAP-2012 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00320633/89 were published in special issues of Planetary and Space Sciences. A similar volume is planned to report the contributions to DAP-2017.
The workshop is hosted by M. Horányi and A. Stern, and supported by NASA's Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI): Institute for Modeling Plasma, Atmospheres, and Cosmic Dust (IMPACT) http://impact.colorado.edu/, the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) http://lasp.colorado.edu/, and the Center for Integrated Plasma Studies (CIPS) of the University of Colorado http://cips.colorado.edu/.

 Planned invited talks include:

Surface Properties of Asteroids: Dan Britt/U. Central Florida and SSERVI
Rosetta Results on Cometary Plasmas: Jim Burch/SwRI
Physical Plasma Environment of the Moon: Jasper Halekas/U. Iowa
Osiris Rex: Vicky Hamilton/SwRI
Europa Dust Environment: Sascha Kempf/U. Colorado and SSERVI
Search for the Dust Torus Around Mars: Mark Showalter/SETI
Dust Environment of the Moon: Jamey Szalay/SwRI
Mars, Phobos, Deimos Dust Environment: Alexander Zakharov/ITEP Moscow

 The DAP-2017 abstract deadline is Sept. 30th, 2016; submit your abstract to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

5) doctoral training school on the solid Earth: Barcelonette (Southern French Alps) from October 16th to 28th

Dear friends and colleagues,
We are pleased to announce the opening of the registration to the third doctoral training school on the solid Earth, to be held this year* in Barcelonette (Southern French Alps) from October 16th to 28th. The focus this year is on the deep and early Earth and the program is detailed below and can be found on the website, https://epti.isterre.fr/. An announcement poster is available here: https://epti.isterre.fr/IMG/pdf/houchesannouncement2016.pdf

We would very much appreciate if you could forward this e-mail to interested M.Sc. and Ph.D. students at your department.

With kind regards,

Stephane Labrosse, Philippe Cardin

 --| School Topics |--

Last year's program was focused on the asthenosphere and lithosphere and this year will be on the deep and early Earth:

Seismic Structure of the deep Earth (Christine Thomas and Michel Campillo)
Minerals in the mantle and in the core (Daniele Antonangeli and Razvan Caracas)
Mantle Dynamics and cooling of the Earth and planets (Gabriel Tobie and Stéphane Labrosse)
Accretion, chemical composition and age of the Earth (Alexandre Sobolev and Caroline Fitoussi)
Magnetic field of the Earth and its origin (Renaud Deguen Nicolas Gillet and Philippe Cardin)

*The previous two editions took place in Les Houches but the center was not available this year because of renovation work. Classes and pictures of the previous editions can seen on the website https://epti.isterre.fr and on the FB page https://www.facebook.com/Earth-interior-at-Les-Houches-1551848575049388/

6) conference: Formation and Dynamical Evolution of Exoplanets: March 26 - 31, 2017 | Aspen, Colorado


All​ participants need to apply.
Application is open. Please follow the link:


7) special issue of Advances in Space Research (ASR) entitled "Past, Present and Future of Small Body
Science and Exploration"

Papers are invited for a special topical issue of Advances in Space Research (ASR) entitled "Past, Present and Future of Small Body
Science and Exploration" that was proposed within the 41st COSPAR 2016 Scientific Assembly.

This special issue is open to all scientists that want to share their results with the scientific community about small body science
connected to space exploration. The year 2016 has seen an incredible burst in the Space mission activities to minor bodies, leading to
tremendous or surprising results. The present special issue welcomes contributions that have a Scientific, Technical or Instrumental
focus and serves as a crossroad of recent results and future prospects of small body explorations.

Papers must be submitted electronically to: http://ees.elsevier.com/asr

To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue, authors must select "Special Issue: Small
Body Exploration" when they reach the "Article Type" step in the submission process.
The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2017.

Questions can be directed to Drs. E. Palomba, D. Hestroffer or to the
Co-Editor for Special Issues, Dr. Peggy Ann Shea (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.).

8) labellisation de services en données de physique atomique et moléculaire - message du pole thematique


Dans le cadre de la nouvelle campagne de labellisation des taches de services INSU , le pôle thématique "Diffusion des données de physique atomique et moléculaire" propose de donner un avis consultatif sur les dossiers se rapportant à cette thématique. Si certains membres de vos communautés scientifiques respectives souhaitent profiter de cette possibilité merci de faire parvenir les dossiers par email (format pdf) au responsable du comité de pilotage du pôle (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) avant le 15 octobre.

Je vous remercie par avance de transmettre cette information auprès des membres de vos Programmes Nationaux respectifs.

Bien cordialement.

Franck Delahaye