The Sun is the only star which has a profound impact on life on Earth. The variable state of the space environment around Earth is called “Space Weather” and it is driven by the solar activity. Solar flares, coronal mass ejection and solar energetic particles influence the Earth environment on time-scales from minutes to days. On longer time scales, the 11-year Sunspot cycle sets the seasons of space weather. Our current society, with its significant dependence on technology in space in particular, is becoming increasingly vulnerable to the short time scale variations in space weather, impacting for example communication or GNSS services.
The Operational Directorate (OD) “Seismology-Gravimetry” of the Royal Observatory of Belgium (ROB) is looking for an experienced seismologist to strengthen its team on the topic of intraplate and induced seismicity, and to contribute to fulfilling its tasks and missions. The research themes of this OD consist of preserving, studying and developing seismological knowledge, oriented towards the study of earthquakes in Belgium and worldwide. The OD is also in charge of gravimetry, focusing on time-variable gravity.