Senior Scientist - KSB/VUB - FED-tWIN-mandaat Earth Climate Observatory (ECO) space mission

Updated: 26 days ago

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Working at KSB

The Royal Observatory of Belgium (ROB) – see - was founded in 1826, before the independence of Belgium. It is a Federal Scientific Institution (FSI) belonging to the Belgian Science Policy (Belspo). Researchers at the ROB study planet Earth, the sun as well as other objects from the near and far universe, with a strong focus on space missions. Among the scientific disciplines of the ROB we may find astronomy, planetology, geophysics, seismology, space geodesy and solar physics. For these, the ROB cooperates with numerous international centers.

At ROB, the ECO FED-tWIN researcher will work in the Operational Directorate (OD) "Solar Physics and Space Weather" – see This OD has about 50 staff on a full-time equivalent basis and has applied research activities around solar observation from Earth, amongst others through the world data center for long-term sunspot observation, through the space missions Proba 2, EUI on Solar Orbiter and Proba 3, and through space weather services operating under the umbrella of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

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