New selected International Teams in Space and Earth Sciences 2020

Thirty-two International Teams have been selected by the ISSI Science Committee for implementation from the proposals received in response to the 2020 call. 

As one of ISSI’s and ISSI-BJ’s tools, International Teams of up to 15 scientists address specific self-defined problems in the Space and Earth Sciences, analyzing data and comparing these with models and theories. The teams  work together in an efficient and flexible format with typically 2-3 one-week meetings over two years. The results of the studies are published in the peer-reviewed literature.  

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Johannes Geiss Fellowship 2020

The International Space Science Institute ISSI is proud to announce

Prof. Weiqing Han, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA

and

Prof. Sabine Schindler, University of Innsbruck, Austria

as the 2020 Johannes Geiss Fellows.

Prof. Weiqing Han is a world-renowned oceanographer who specializes in Global Sea Level Change, in particular, in coastal regions.

Prof. Sabine Schindler is a highly recognized astrophysicist who specializes in the observation and modeling of galaxies and galaxy clusters. She has been the vice-rector for research of the University of Innsbruck and rector of the University UMIT Hall.

The Fellowship is named after Prof. Johannes Geiss, the founder of the institute.

ISSI had received more than ten excellent proposals from top level scientists from which the selection committee chose the sixth and seventh JGF recipient after thorough evaluation. The selection committee consisted of the Directors and the Chair of the ISSI Science Committee.

ISSI is honored by the high interest from the science community in the Johannes Geiss Fellowship and would like to deeply thank all applicants.

A word from the ISSI executive Director

Dear friends of ISSI,
Dear visitors of our web page,

The ISSI web page has been renovated recently thanks to Andrea Fischer and Saliba Saliba. ISSI is proud to present itself to the interested reader with a fresher look but keeping the organization of the website clearly structured and familiar so that interested users can find what they need easily and quickly.

I hope you and your loved ones are safe in this time of crisis! As many others, ISSI and its activities have been hit by the pandemic, but fortunately, no staff member has become ill. We have turned to teleworking as of March 17th and will remain so at least until the end of the eastern recess. But the ISSI office can be reached by phone and mail will be checked daily thanks to the presence of at least one ISSI staff on duty. The easiest way to reach us these days, though, is by email.

ISSI teams and workshops up to mid-May have been postponed. We will be watching the situation and adjust as it will evolve. Decisions about postponements have and will be taken together with the team leaders and the conveners at least six weeks prior to the scheduled event. As of today, there are no postponements of decisions on proposals and applications submitted to ISSI.

We all hope that the damage to the ISSI program can be kept to a minimum; we will resume as soon as the situation and the authorities will allow. ISSI will step-up its activities after the crisis to allow postponed meetings to occur as soon as possible.

In the meantime, our thoughts and sympathies are with those all over the world hit by COVID 19!

Stay safe and hope to meet you all in person at ISSI sometime soon!

Tilman Spohn

ISSI executive Director