ESA Pilot Project

Real-time forecast service for geomagnetically induced currents


Solar Research and Space Weather in Lund

Project Summary

The goal of the project is to develop a forecast service to be used by electrical power companies to mitigate the effects of geomagnetically induced currents (GIC) caused by the space weather.Swedish power companies (Elforsk) are the users of the service and shall also take active part in the project.

The service developer is the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) in collaboration with the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI).

The project shall result in a software package implementing a prototype service, and a cost-benefit analysis of the service. The service shall also be coordinated with the Space Weather European Network (SWENET).

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Documents and Data

Contact Henrik Lundstedt, Swedish Institute of Space Physics in Lund