This year's event will also include a space weather fair, where users and service providers will
have the opportunity to interact in an informal working environment.
The fair is an opportunity for academics - scientists - companies - non-academici - clients - service
providers - ... to profile their activities and learn what there is to know in the field of Space Weather.
The fair is followed by a science cafe: discussions juiced with beer.
The Sun and Space Weather at Science Festivals
A hands-on exhibit module designed to facilitate the dialogue between visitors and scientists at public events such as science festivals and open house days.
SWACI - The predecessor to the Ionospheric Monitoring and Prediction Center
The Space Weather Application Center Ionosphere (SWACI) offers services related to the ionosphere and is
situated at DLR Neustrelitz.
The ionospheric impact can degrade the performance of radio
systems used in space based communication, remote sensing
and navigation. Thus, accuracy, reliability and availability of
Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), such as GPS or the
future civilian European system Galileo may degrade.
SWACI helps GNSS users in particular in the European region by
providing expert products/services like nowcast, forecast, alerts on the ionospheric state and historical data.
SWACI is an important component for the Ionospheric Monitoring
and Prediction Center (IMPC) which is recently under development at
the DLR in Neustrelitz.
STAFF viewer: a powerful tool for space weather forecasters and researchers
The Solar Timelines viewer for AFFECTS (STAFF) is a dynamical online viewer that provides
a whole range of timelines related to solar activity and space weather like GOES X-ray,
ACE IMF and solar wind data, 10.7 cm flux, sunspot number and image based timelines.
Most datasets are available in near real-time.
We present the STAFF viewer and database, its principles and design, as well as its power and ease-of-use for the user.
AFFECTS geomagnetic forecast service
The geomagnetic forecast service developed in the frame of the AFFECTS
project allows forecasting Dst up to 4 hours ahead, and Kp - 3 hours
ahead. In contrast to other similar services, the AFFECTS geomagnetic
forecast service remains operational during proton events and delivers
a number of added-value products.
Solar data and related tools at MEDOC
MEDOC, originally created as a data and operations centre for SOHO, has become the French
national thematic centre for solar physics and now includes data from TRACE, CORONAS,
STEREO, and SDO. We present the data available at MEDOC and the tools to access these data,
as well as other services hosted at MEDOC (EIT movies, SUMER spectral atlas, filament detections,
solar wind model etc.).
COMESEP alert system
The COronal Mass Ejections and Solar Energetic Particles (COMESEP) space weather alert system
consists of several interconnected tools that have been developed under the three-year EU FP7 C
OMESEP project. Tools work together and automatically provide alerts for geomagnetic storms and
solar energetic particle radiation storms; alerts are based on the COMESEP definition of risk.
The system relies on both models and data, the latter including near real-time data as well as
historical data. The COMESEP alert system is being launched during ESWW10.
The SEPEM model and data server
The Solar Energetic Particle Environment Modelling (SEPEM) application server is a WWW interface to
Solar Energetic Particle (SEP) data and a range of modelling tools and functionalities intended
to support space mission design. With the launch of the SEPEM application server the community
(scientists, spacecraft designers, operators, etc.) has been equipped with a unique system that
provides an implementation of several well-known modelling methodologies, built on long-term
cleaned datasets and an increased understanding of the SEP event process. Both statistical and
physical modelling techniques have been addressed in the ESA SEPEM project, covering not only
1 AU but also SEP environments ranging from 0.2 AU to 1.6 AU.
SEP server - A Tool for the Solar Energetic Particle Analysis
SEPServer (sepserver.eu) is a tool developed for the analysis of solar energetic particle (SEP) events. The server is released to the community during the Tenth European Space Weather Week. The system is based on a MySQL database hosting a large set of SEP and related electromagnetic (EM) observations and tools developed for their browsing and analysis. We will give researchers and other potential users hands-on tutorials on the use of the system at the Space Weather Fair.
Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate
The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (SWSC) is an international peer-reviewed multi-disciplinary open access journal for scientists and engineers which publishes papers on all aspects of space weather and space climate from a broad range of scientific and technical fields including solar physics, space plasma physics, aeronomy, planetology, radio science, geophysics, biology, medicine, astronautics, aeronautics, electrical engineering, meteorology, climatology, mathematics, economy, informatics.
Helioviewer - exploring the heliosphere over the web
The aim of the Helioviewer Project is to enable exploration of the Sun and the inner heliosphere for everyone, everywhere via intuitive interfaces and novel technology. The challenges in visualizing heterogeneous solar physics data over the web are presented, and our technological approach to these challenges are outlined. A summary of current Helioviewer Project usage is also given.
CASSIS - Improving Interoperability in Solar System Science
The EU FP7 CASSIS project has started a community platform called explorespace.eu. This platform is an attempt to collect in a single place infomation about interoperable resources in solar system sciences, and to foster discussions on the associated topics. We hope that this platform can contribute to make data and model resources easier to access and to combine across disciplines. Everyone can input his or her own resources and participate! You will be able to register at the fair.
ESPAS: the near-Earth space data infrastructure for e-Science
ESPAS supports the access to observational data of the region that extends from the Earth's atmosphere up to the inner magnetosphere.
The instruments doing these observations include ionosondes, incoherent scatter radars, magnetometers, GNSS receivers
and a large number of space sensors and radars. The ESPAS platform is the basis for e-science like
developing and validating models, data assimilation, and serves a variety of scientific communities:
ionospheric, thermospheric, magnetospheric, space weather and space climate communities,
the geophysics community, the space communications engineering, HF users, satellite operators,
navigation and surveillance systems, and space agencies
Some basic functionalities already implemented in this first release will be demonstrated.
Solar Demon System: near real-time dimming, flare and EUV wave detection
Solar Demon automatically detects and characterizes dimmings, EUV waves and solar flares using SDO/AIA data.
The software is running both on synoptic science data to generate event catalogues, as well as on quick-look
data allowing it to detect and track events in near real-time. At this fair we present an
overview of Solar Demon and demonstrate how to use the software. Solar Demon is a result of
collaboration between the FP7 projects COMESEP and AFFECTS.
ESA SSA Space weather Coordination Centre
In April 2013, the first operational space weather centre was inaugurated at the Space Pole
in Brussels in the context of ESA's Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Programme.
This centre, called the SSA Space weather Coordination Centre (SSCC), has overall coordination
responsibility for a network of European space weather precursor services. The precursor
services include ESA owned applications, as well as, space weather products provided by
different European expert groups. The SSCC is monitoring the space weather services ensuring
their availability to the users and their nominal performance. It also provides the first level
user support for all those services. A demonstration of the SSCC will be provided and you will
get the opportunity to meet the team behind its operation.
The PROBA2 satellite, a space weather monitor and solar science observatory
PROBA2 is a small ESA satellite with a scientific mission to explore the active Sun and its effect on the near-earth
environment and a broader mission to provide a test platform for new instrument and platform technology.
PROBA2 contains four science instruments: LYRA (Large Yield RAdiometer, formerly LYman alpha RAdiometer),
SWAP (Sun Watcher using Active Pixel System detector and Image Processing), TPMU
(Thermal Plasma Measurement Unit) and DSLP (Dual Segmented Langmuir Probe).
It is currently used as a space weather monitor as well as a scientific tool, supplying continuous observations of the Sun.
EURISGIC - We work to keep power on
The EURISGIC EU/FP7 project (European Risk from Geomagnetically Induced Currents) has
produced the first European-wide real-time prototype forecast service of GIC in power systems,
based on in-situ solar wind observations and comprehensive simulations of the Earth's magnetosphere.
Another objective is to produce a European-wide map giving the statistical probability of
large GIC values and providing worst-case scenarios.
The results of this study will hopefully help in the future design of more robust and secure
protection against GIC in power transmission grids in Europe, which are anticipated to become
increasingly interconnected and geographically wider.
The fair takes place in the room Windows of Antwerp.