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Job Opportunity: DARIAH Is Seeking to Appoint a Part-Time Member of the Board of Directors

DARIAH, the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities, is a pan-European organization, which aims to enhance and support digitally-enabled research and teaching across the humanities and arts. DARIAH is formally an ERIC, a European Research Infrastructure Consortium and is one of only 29 Landmarks on the Roadmap of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures. To date, 17 countries – Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, The Netherlands, Serbia and Slovenia have become Members, while we also have a growing number of Cooperating Partners. DARIAH is therefore both an ambitious and still expanding organization, with six further candidate countries due to become members in 2020.
We are looking to appoint a part-time member of the Board of Directors from 01 September 2018, who will work closely with two other Board members, including the Chair of the Board. The Board of Directors is the executive body of DARIAH and its legal representative, also providing strategic leadership for our activities.

Nocturne MONKEYS
Film and debate The Vervet Forest

During the nocturne on 08.02.2018, we will show you the movie The Vervet Forest (in English), the story of five orphan baby monkeys and the struggle to save their home, followed by a debate (in English, French and Dutch)
With Josie Du Toit, co-director and rehabilitator at the Vervet Monkey Foundation (Tzaneen, nothern South Africa).

The Royal Observatory of Belgium and EMXYS receive go for participation in planetary defence Hera space mission

The Royal Observatory of Belgium and EMXYS (Spain) have been selected by the European Space Agency to provide a gravimeter for the Juventas spacecraft that will land on asteroid Dimorphos as part of the European Space Agency’s planetary defence programme.
The Royal Observatory of Belgium with EMXYS will provide the GRASS instrument that will make measurements on the gravity field of the asteroid Dimorphos. The gravimeter is part of the Juventas CubeSat, manufactured by GomSpace Luxemburg, that will land on the asteroid in 2027, after travelling onboard the ESA’s Hera spacecraft to its vicinity. GRASS will be the first gravimeter ever on an asteroid.

Altius: a New Satellite « Made in Belgium » with SPACEBEL Software

A major Contract with ESA Ranks SPACEBEL among the Key Players in a Promising Earth Observation Mission
Already involved since 2018 in the Altius (Atmospheric Limb Tracker for the Investigation of the Upcoming Stratosphere) stratosphere observation mission at several levels, the software engineering company SPACEBEL is ending the year 2020 in style. The European Space Agency (ESA) has now officially awarded the SME a new contract to supply the payload data ground segment. This operational ground infrastructure will be located in Redu and Uccle will process the data produced by the on-board instrument before their transmission to the various users.
As part of the European "Earth Watch" programme, with Belgium as the main contributor accounting for 94% of the budget, Altius is a micro satellite dedicated to the operational monitoring of stratospheric ozone profiles. This new ESA mission, initiated by the Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (IASB), will detect the composition of the atmosphere and changes in the stratospheric ozone layer. In addition to greenhouse gases, the satellite will measure other traces of atmospheric gases such as aerosols that are damaging the quality of air on Earth.
In view of the current environmental challenges, Altius will also provide a response, for a minimum period of 3 years, to the imminent shortage of satellites capable of monitoring the presence of the atmosphere components. From a technological point of view, Altius is characterised by a sightline on the horizon that should establish ozone profiles with the required resolution. In keeping with the Proba family, the development and operation of the future Belgian satellite will go along with cost optimisation. Its launch is scheduled for the end of 2023 from Kourou.

IPCC Government and Expert Review of the Working Group II Contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2021: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability.

Period from 4 December 2020 – 29 January2021, 23:59 (GMT+1)
Expert Reviewers can register until 22 January 2021, 23:59(GMT+1). If you would like to participate or for more information, contact: Martine.Vanderstraeten@belspo.be, IPCC Focal Point.
For more information about the IPCC products and the assessment process: www.ipcc.ch