Fourteenth European Space Weather Week
Nov 27 - Dec 1, 2017, Ostend, Belgium

Session 2 - Best Practice In Transitioning Existing Space Science Tools To Operational SW Prediction Systems

Giovanni Lapenta (KULeuven); David Jackson (Met Office), Suzy Bingham (Met Office);Stefaan Poedts (KUL), Manolis Georgoulis (Athens), Mauro Messerotti (Trieste)
Monday 27/11, 14:15 - 17:15

KEYWORDS - operational space weather, science versus practical uses, quantifying quality of services

Operational space weather prediction is a most urgent priority for Europe. Our session attempts to integrate the best practices from other disciplines (e.g. terrestrial weather forecasting) into operational space weather systems. We welcome contributions from related communities, ”use cases" showing how good practice has been followed. Special attention is given to ESA/EC projects, assessments from end users, robustness, reliability and testing of near-real time observation processing and space weather prediction modelling.

Accepted Contributions

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The ESA Virtual Space Weather Modelling Centre – Part 2Poedts, S
Developing an improved Aurora prediction model for operational useJackson, D
Best practices for validating and transitioning to operations the space weather services offered by University of Alcala through SeNMEs portal.Guerrero, A
Modeling Ideal Two-Fluid Plasmas: A new approach with COOLFluiDOzak, N
Open boundary conditions in Lagrangian models of heliosphere.Olshevsky, V
SWiFT-FORECAST: A physics-based realtime solar wind forecast pipelinePinto, R
A probabilistic implementation for the Drag-Based ModelDel moro, D
Addressing the need for coordinated assessment, development and deployment of operational space weather prediction capabilities Kuznetsova, M


The Ionosphere Prediction Service Project Cesaroni, C
EUHFORIA: a solar wind and CME evolution modelPoedts, S
Finalizing the FLARECAST ProjectGeorgoulis, M
Validation-Based Decision Making Georgoulis, M


TBC: Approaches taken by P2-SWE-II project to design services for operational forecastersWright, R
EUHFORIA background solar wind modeling – validation within the CCSOM project Temmer, M
Forecasting solar wind parameters at L1: Development of AWSOM/SWIFTArber, T
SWERTO: an operational regional Space Weather serviceBerrilli, F
Defining geomagnetic disturbance scale thresholds through statisticsPalacios, J
From kinetic models to predictive tools : solar wind and plasmasphere modelsPierrard, V
Combining photospheric and coronal observations to produce flare activity predictorsKontogiannis, I
Polarity-inversion-line properties in eruptive solar active regions and corresponding CME characteristicsKontogiannis, I