writes "ESA Summer of Code in Space (SOCIS) is a program run by the European Space Agency. It aims at offering student developers stipends to write code for various space-related open source software projects. Through SOCIS, accepted student applicants are paired with a mentor or mentors from the participating projects, thus gaining exposure to real-world software development scenarios. In turn, the participating projects are able to more easily identify and bring in new developers. Applicants must be attending a European or Canadian university and will receive 4000 Euros for supporting one of the accepted open source projects. Applicants have until May 15th to submit their proposals and resumes. I'm particularly interested to have exceptional proposals for the NEST project."Link to Original Source
writes "We're looking for student developers. The turn out for this years summer of code in space is very poor.
ESA's Summer of Code in Space is modeled after Google's summer of code where students are paid for participating in the development of open source projects.
You need to be a student currently enrolled at a university in an ESA member state (Most of Europe and Canada). ESA will pay students 4000 Euros for completing a project before the end of October. Check out the NEST ideas page for a list of priority projects or propose your own.
The following projects have had none or little responses: NEST, Gerbil, NS-3, Octave, Stellarium, ICML, CoolFluid3, Pocket Mission Control, PyBRML, AstroPy, KStarts.
Go to ESA SOCIS and apply today! The deadline is Aug 4th."Link to Original Source
writes "The European Space Agency (ESA) has released its Next ESA SAR Toolbox (NEST) freely as GPL for Linux and Windows. It provides an integrated viewer for reading, calibrating, post-processing and analysis of ESA (ERS 1&2, ENVISAT) and 3rd party (Radarsat2, TerraSarX, Alos Palsar, JERS) SAR level 1 data and higher. ESA has chosen to distribute the software as fully open source to allow the remote sensing community to easily develop new readers/writers and post-processors for SAR data with their NEST Java API. The software provides both a command line interface and GUI for all features including data conversion, graph processing, coregistration, multilooking, filtering, and band arithmetic."Link to Original Source