Young CAS Fellow 2019/20, Hilde Nesse Tyssøy, receives NOK 5 million in funding from the Norwegian Research Council’s (NFR) Programme on Space Research.

The grant allows her to maintain and further develop the network established as a Young CAS Fellow, a network she describes as the cornerstone in the new project.  

As a Young CAS Fellow, the Bergen-based space researcher get to organise three workshops throughout the academic year. She held her first workshop at CAS last August, and the second workshop will be in March at her home institution, the Birkeland Centre of Space Science at the University of Bergen. The third and final workshop will take place at CAS and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in June.

‘The NFR project begins in August this year, and includes hiring a PhD student and funding for workshops that allow me to maintain the network I’ve built as a Young CAS Fellow’, Tyssøy says.

The theme and international partners of her NFR project, which will last until 2023, overlaps with that of her Young CAS Fellow project Unraveling the Drivers of Energetic Electron Precipitation.

The project aims to “achieve a holistic view on the causes of energetic electron precipitation and its dependence on solar wind structures and magnetospheric processes, to better estimate the occurrence, duration and strength of the energetic electron precipitation and the subsequent imprint on the atmosphere”.

Are Skeie Hermansen is the other Young CAS Fellow 2019/20. Read more about the programme here.