November 2022

Medical research doctors wanted by ESA

ESA is calling medical research doctors to spend a year on the ice conducting researching into how humans adapt to living in extreme environments – as a stand-in to spaceflight. Learn more: https://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Human_and_Robotic_Exploration/Concordia/WANTED_Research_doctor_in_Antarctica

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NameExoWorlds 2022 Competition (Greece)

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Office for Astronomy Outreach (OAO), the International Astronomical Union (IAU) is launching a contest to name 20 exoplanetary systems to be observed by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The competition, NameExoWorlds 2022, seeks to bring together both professional astronomers and the wider public, giving them the opportunity to name the 20 selected exoplanets along with their host stars.

The proposals will go through a two-step process of selection. First, a national selection panel will select a national candidate and two backup names. Then a final selection committee will consider the candidates proposed by each country and select a name for each ExoWorld.

Proposal deadline: December 11, 2022. Learn more through the announcement and the video of the greek selection panel.

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The H.S.C. at the MMAIP

On Tuesday, November 1st, the President of the H.S.C., Prof. I. Daglis, the CEO, Dr N. Sergis, and the Governing Board member, Prof. K. Karantzalos, visited the Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Insular Policy (MMAIP), after invitation. A meeting was held with Minister Mr. I. Plakiotakis, the Deputy Minister Mr. C. Katsafados, and the Secretary General of the Aegean and Island Policy Mr. M. Koutoulakis, as well as with associates of the MMAIP and the Ministry of Digital Governance. Topics of mutual interest were discussed, such as the possibility of developing satellite solutions for the detection and monitoring of marine pollution hotspots (e.g. oil spills, sewage) and the investigation of cooperation possibilities between the relevant ministries and agencies.

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