Newsletter Nr. 5

October 2012

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New Executive Director for ISSI

The Board of Trustees of the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) has elected Professor Rafael Rodrigo from Spain to head the Institute as its Executive Director. Rafael Rodrigo will succeed Professor Roger-Maurice Bonnet, who will retire after 10 years of service on December 31, 2012.

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Job Announcement for a Position of a Director

The International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, Switzerland, invites applications for a position of Director:

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Selected Team Proposals 2012

33 Teams have been selected for implementation by the Science Committee in June 2012 from the proposals received in response to the 2012 Call for International Teams. The next Call for proposals will be released in January 2013.

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New Publications

Space Science Series of ISSI

Observing and Modeling Earth's Energy Flows  

Volume 41: Observing and Modeling Earth's Energy Flows

edited by L. Bengtsson, S. Koumoutsaris,
R.-M. Bonnet, R.P. Allan, C. Fröhlich, J. Heintzenberg, P. Ingmann, R. Kandel, N.G. Loeb, B. Soden, K.E. Trenberth
ISBN 978-94-007-4326-7
published in September 2012
Reprinted from Surveys in Geophysics Volume 33, No. 3-4, 2012

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Scientific Report Series

Monitoring Atmospheric Water Vapour  

Volume 10: Monitoring Atmospheric Water Vapour - Ground-Based Remote Sensing and In-situ Methods

edited by Niklaus Kämpfer
ISBN 978-1-4614-3908-0
published in September 2012

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SPATIUM Magazine

Spatium 29  

Volume 29: Mysterious Mercury

by Peter Wurz

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Annual Report

Annual Report  

The Annual Report summarizes the activities, publications, financial overview etc. of the 17th business year. Hard copies are available from the ISSI Secretary.

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Upcoming Pro ISSI Talk
"Entstehung und Evolution von Planetenatmosphären: Implikationen für die Habitabilitä̈t"

Der Verein Pro ISSI organisiert regelmässig Referate mit führenden Persönlichkeiten aus der Wissenschaft. Der nächste Vortrag findet am 6. November 2012, um 18.15 Uhr, am ISSI statt. Dr. Helmut Lammer vom Institut für Weltraumforschung, Graz (Österreich), wird zum Thema "Entstehung und Evolution von Planetenatmosphären" referieren.

The Association Pro ISSI hosts regular events for its members inviting leading personalities of the science community to present scope and results of their activities. Next Lecture will take place on 6 November 2012, 18h15 at ISSI. Dr. Helmut Lammer, Space Research Institute, Graz, Austria, will give a public talk in German with the title "Entstehung und Evolution von Planetenatmosphären". Continue reading

Alpbach Summer School 2012
"Exploration of the Giant Planets and their Systems"

The Alpbach Summer School 2012 with ISSI as a partner of FFG and ESA in supporting the School attracted 59 science and engineering students. The theme of this year’s 10-day educational event was 'Exploration of the Giant Planets and their Systems'. Continue reading

ISSI Newsletter & Twitter

Last but not least if you have ISSI related news or feedback to the Newsletter please send them to Andrea Fischer. Thank you. To be updated faster follow us on Twitter @ISSIbern.

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