Traditionally ESWW includes a Space Weather Fair (Wednesday 17:00-19:45), where users and service providers will have the opportunity to interact in an informal working environment. The fair is an opportunity for academics, scientists, and companies, non-academics, clients, and service providers to showcase their activities and learn what there is to know in the field of Space Weather. For this year’s edition of ESWW, the fair will be supplemented by project Demo/Tutorials will start already the day before on Tuesday afternoon (18:00-19:00), Wednesday lunch time (12:45-14:00), and these tutorials become part of the Wednesday afternoon Space Weather Fair (17:00-19:45).
Space Weather Tutorials
Where: Foyer Ariane, Baudis Conference Center
When: Tuesday: 18:00-19:00, Wednesday: 12:45-14:00, Wednesday: 17:00-19:45 (i.e. during SWx Fair)
What: demonstrations and tutorials of SWx services before and during the Space Weather Fair !
Where: Foyer Ariane, Baudis Conference Center
When: Wednesday: 17:00-19:45
What: An absolute must of the ESWW! Come and discover new SWx assets and try out yourself the latest SWx tools developed by the community.
Drinks and finger food served from 18:00
Booths at the Space Weather Fair (Wednesday 17:00-19:45):
Surrey Space Center is working on numerous space weather projects. These include the MAIRE+ software for calculating radiation dose rates at aircraft altitudes in real-time, a project to develop and fly a constant network of radiation dose rate detectors on-board aircraft, projects to develop space-based Cherenkov detectors to detect solar energetic particles, and the development of a miniaturised neutron monitor running at Surrey Space Center which represents the first operational neutron monitor to exist in the UK for many years. We will be available to discuss these, the effects of space weather on aviation, and space weather in general.
The Space Weather station at the University of Alcala With a moderate number of instruments up to date, the Space Weather station at the University of Alcala is designed to be able to nowcast and predict many of the important parameters playing a role in Space Weather; from solar flares to geomagnetic and ionospheric disturbances.
The Community Coordinated Modeling Center (CCMC) is a multi-agency partnership enabling, supporting, and performing research and development for next-generation space science and space weather models. We will showcase their tools for space weather monitoring, analysis, research, and education. The booth will also highlight the International Space Weather Action Teams (ISWAT) initiative and opportunities to get involved with the ISWAT community.
The Solar EneRgetic ParticlE aNalysis plaTform for the INner hEliosphere (SERPENTINE) in a European H2020 project that aims to answer several outstanding questions about the origin of Solar Energetic Particle (SEP) events and provides an advanced platform for the analysis and visualization of high-level datasets to benefit the wider heliophysics community. This stand will present the project and demonstrations of different visualization tool for the study of solar eruptions and SEPs. The demonstration of project-produced catalogues of SEP events, in-situ shocks, CMEs and coronal shocks will be available at the stand as well.
5. Paris-Observatory Space Weather Activities Through Radio Observations Solar flares and CME generate electron beams that provide the free energy necessary to destabilize the coronal and interplanetary medium. The decameter range of the radio spectrum is particularly suitable for diagnosing the solar corona changes during these eruptive events. Owing to the very high temporal and spectral resolution of modern instruments like NenuFAR and NDA, many topics of interest for space weather can be tackled, like electron beams dynamic in active regions, particle acceleration, onset of eruptive phenomena, energy dissipation and wave emission mechanisms, among others. If you want to know more about NenuFAR and NDA capabilities, visit us. Solar flares also produce intense X-radiations that affect the ionospheric electron density down to the D-region. HF communication disturbances are often observed during such eruptive events. VLF (3-30kHz) is a powerful tool to survey and quantify the electron content changes in the low ionospheric layer. Come to discuss the project of a worldwide VLF network and real-time alert.
ERC Helio Projects (SLOW SOURCE/ WHOLE SUN) Space weather predictions are nourished by fundamental physics of the Sun, the solar wind and the heliosphere. The booth presents two European Research Council funded projects aiming at advancing our fundamental knowledge in heliophysics for future generations of space weather assets.
- The Whole Sun project (ERC Synergy) gathers the Astrophysics Department of CEA-Irfu / UMR AIM in France, the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Germany, the University of St Andrews in the United Kingdom and the University of Oslo in Norway, to develop revolutionary numerical models of the Sun that will be suited for exascale computation. The objective is to determine how the magnetic field is generated inside the Sun and how it creates solar spots on its surface and eruptions in its highly stratified atmosphere.
- The Slow Source project (IRAP, Toulouse, France), aims at understanding the origin of the slow solar wind which is still enigmatic yet a critical component of space-weather effects. It has developed a novel multi-species, high order moments model of the solar wind to tackle composition diagnostics in the weakly collisional coronal environment. The project notably aims at explaining the First Ionization Potential (FIP) effect in the slow solar wind and the closed corona.
Mission Space is actively engaged in the development of a sophisticated system dedicated to space weather monitoring and forecasting. This intricate system comprises a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation designed for radiation monitoring, coupled with a ground facility featuring a data lake housing geo and heliophysical measurements. Notably, the ground facility incorporates an innovative system tailored for advanced data analysis.
In addition, Mission Space introduces payload instruments for radiation measurements. These instruments are versatile, could be used either as payload devices or service devices.
PITHIA-NRF aims at building a European distributed network that integrates observing facilities, data processing tools and prediction models dedicated to ionosphere, thermosphere and plasmasphere research (https://www.pithia-nrf.eu/). PITHIA-NRF offers open access to relevant e-services through its e-Science Centre (https://esc.pithia.eu/) and transnational access to experimental facilities, operating in 12 Research Nodes, through its Trans-National Activities Programme. The PITHIA-NRF project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101007599.
FDL-X in partnership with NASA Heliophysics is driving innovation in the application of AI to solar-terrestrial interactions. Join us at the FDL-X booth to learn what’s possible with these powerful new tools; uncovering new physical insights about our star, managing spacecraft and human exploration, developing insights on habitability, and more.
Comprehensive spAce wEather Studies for the ASPIS prototype Realization (CAESAR) is a project to build the prototype of the scientific data centre for Space Weather of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) called ASPIS (ASI SPace Weather InfraStructure). To this end, CAESAR rallies a great part of the Space Weather (SWE) Italian community, bringing together 11 Italian institutions, and 84 researchers with complementary and internationally recognised expertise. CAESAR will adopt an unprecedented, multidisciplinary, and integrated approach, encompassing the whole chain of phenomena from the Sun to the Earth up to planetary environments. In particular, CAESAR will investigate: active Sun as the source of SWE drivers (flares, CMEs, SEPs); propagation of SWE drivers and perturbed conditions in the interplanetary space; solar wind-Earth’s magnetoshere-ionosphere coupling; planetary space weather; galactic cosmic ray modulation; SWE hazards for technological systems and human exploration.
On-site: We will demonstrate the CAESAR activities through a short movie and running on the screen presentations. AT the booth we will present not only the scientific purposes but also a guide for using the prototype. Gadgets are planned to be available to the audience.
Booths running SWx Tutorials (Tuesday: 18:00-19:00, Wednesday: 12:45-14:00 & 17:00-19:45)
The performance of radio systems used in space-based communication, navigation and remote sensing is affected by the ionospheric variability. Moreover, ionospheric disturbances may degrade the accuracy, reliability, and availability of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), such as GPS and the future civilian European system Galileo.
The Ionosphere Monitoring and Prediction Center (IMPC) of DLR provides a near real-time information and data service on the current state of the ionosphere, related forecasts and warnings. Well established ground and space based GNSS measurements are used to permanently monitor the electron density and the structure of the ionosphere-plasmasphere system. Threats due to the ionosphere can be mitigated with the help of IMPC services, such as forecasts and warnings of ionospheric disturbances.
The IMPC service is involved in the ESA space safety programme and is part of a global ICAO Space Weather Center operated by the PECASUS consortium.
IMPC products and services are disseminated via the website: https://impc.dlr.de/
Contact: Martin.Kriegel@dlr.de; Jens.Berdermann@dlr.de
The Space Weather Service Network aims to provide timely and reliable space weather information to end users. Individual products, reports, toolkits and user support are grouped into targeted services according to the needs of user communities from spacecraft operators through to power system operators. The online component of the SWE Services can be accessed via the SWE Portal. These online services are complemented by the SWE Helpdesk which is available to respond to queries and requests for support from registered users. The Space Weather Network is currently in an intensive development phase targeted at developing both service user-tailored interfaces and key models as well as other building blocks that will contribute to improving the accuracy of the information that can be provided to end-users.
Solar Terrestrial ObseRvations and Modeling Service (STORMS) is a public service providing novel models, tools and data analysis techniques to forecast the influence of solar activity on the geospace environment, as well as on planets or any other solar system bodies. We will run interactive tutorials to learn how to use the Magnetic Connectivity Tools, the Solar Wind Forecasting Tool and HelioCast
CDPP is the French national data center for natural plasmas of the solar system. It ensures the long-term preservation of data obtained primarily from instruments built using French resources, and makes them readily accessible and exploitable by the international community. It also provides services to enable on-line data analysis (AMDA), 3D data visualization in context (3DView), propagation tool and space weather tool which bridges solar perturbations to in-situ measurements.
MEDOC is a data and operations centre dedicated to space missions for solar physics. We will present and demonstrate MEDOC data and tools, including the derived data products developed for the Solar Weather Expert Service Centre of the ESA Space Weather Service Network.
Discover the Virtual Space Weather Modelling Center (VSWMC) during the tutorials or the space weather fair! Do you want to run one of the many space weather models out there, but you don’t know where to start or who to contact? We can be your point of contact! The Virtual Space Weather Modelling Centre (VSWMC) offers a wide variety of space weather models to all users, covering the full domain from Sun-to-Earth. Many of these models can be coupled to each other using our integrated tool. Visit our booth to discover more and to learn how to run these models yourself!
Solar Influences Data Analysis Center (SIDC) part of the Royal Observatory of Belgium, offers a variety of products and services related to space weather monitoring and forecasting. These resources play a crucial role in supporting a range of industries and organizations, including those involved in power distribution, satellite operations, and aviation. They can play an assisting role in readiness and in mitigating potential impacts on communication, navigation, and power infrastructure. In the forthcoming tutorial sessions, SIDC will showcase its diverse products and services, providing guidance on how to access and utilize them effectively. These tutorials will demonstrate how scientists can access data and perform further analyses, and how space weather forecasters can enhance their monitoring capabilities. Furthermore, these resources are valuable for users in other sectors seeking to leverage this information for their benefit.
The Prediction of Adverse effects of Geomagnetic Storms and Energetic Radiation (PAGER) project was funded by the European Research Council Horizon 2020 program and resulted in the development of the real-time, probabilistic, data assimilative space weather predictive framework that includes predictions of the solar wind, geomagnetic conditions, near-Earth radiation environment, and charging for satellites.