ESA SPACE WEATHER PROGRAMME STUDY

Lund

Swedish Institute of Space Physics Lund Space Weather Center
ESA AWARDED A CONTRACT TO A CONSORTIUM LED BY ALCATEL SPACE INDUSTRIES

The kick-off meeting for the ESA Space Weather Programme was held in Cannes on April 4-5, 2000. IRF-Lund participates in that consortium. Other members are CNRS-LPCE (Orléans), ESYS (London), BAS (Cambridge, U.K.), MSSL (London), LPG (Grenoble), LPSH (Paris), IC (London) and IP (Greifswald).

GOALS OF THE ESA SPACE WEATHER PROGRAMME

  • Asses the impact of space weather
  • Identify customer needs
  • Classify these needs in terms of warning, nowcast, forecast and post analysis
  • Indentify existing centers which may provide space weather products
  • Identify the measurements to be done on ground and in space in order to provide centers with relevant data
  • Present a forecast prototype
  • Propose a space weather center
IRF-Lund has developed a prototype real-time forecast service of space weather and effects based on knowledge-based neurocomputing. The front web page of this package is shown above. The stoplight applets are connected to a data server. The Sun stoplight is here red since a halo CME and a proton event have occurred. The L1 stoplight is yellow since the CME is approaching. The Earth stoplight is red because of the proton event.