Fifteenth European Space Weather Week
November 5 - 9, 2018, Leuven, Belgium

Session 10 - Space Weather Operations & Services

Suzy Bingham (Met Office), Sophie Murray (Trinity College Dublin)
Thursday 8/11, 09:00-10:30 & 11:15-12:45

Providing operational space weather services helps build technological and infrastructural resilience during space weather events. This plenary session aims to bring together a number of key areas which are essential to the successful delivery of these services. We welcome contributions on new developments in space weather operations and services, including best practices in transitioning tools or models from research to operations. Since it is important to understand the strengths and limitations of models and forecasts developed for operations, we also encourage contributions on metrics, verification, and validation of space weather applications.

The two plenary sessions during ESWW15 will be linked by the theme of extreme event response to mitigate the impacts within and between user domains. Taking the – severe but not extreme – space weather events of September 2017 as a guide, the two sessions will conclude with 45min panel discussions. The final part of this session will include a panel discussion addressing topics arising from the Tuesday User Plenary Session. We will promote discussion on whether user requirements during severe events can be satisfied, where there are gaps in capability, and potential solutions to enable user needs to be successfully met.

Read the Sept 2017 activity summary

Accepted Contributions

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Invited Talks

SIDC operations and services: status, challenges, and lessons learned.Andries, J
Tracking Space Weather Application Progress Towards Usability: Application Usability Levels.Halford, A
Operational Integration of New Space Weather Observations and Model GuidanceSteeburgh, R


The University of Colorado Space Weather Technology, Research, and Education Center (SWx TREC): Applied Research and Data Science to enhance the Space Weather Forecasting R2O-O2R Cycle Beger, T
The Ionosphere Prediction Service for GNSS usersRodriguez, F
CME Scoreboard and CME Arrival Time and Impact Working TeamMays, M
The management of the space weather risk in KOREAChoi, J
Scientist in the loop – Establishing tailored space weather services for Statnett, the Norwegian national power grid operatorLeussu, R


Space Weather Courses, SWeC Vanlommel, P
Solar flare forecasting using photospheric active region propertiesFalco, M
Solar cosmic ray dose rate assessments during GLE 72 using MIRA and PANDOCAMatthiä, D
Progress with VOEvent implementation as alerts protocol in RWC WarsawTomasik, L
Validating the background solar wind using the EUHFORIA modelTemmer, M
Evaluation and Comparison of Geomagnetic Activity ForecastsClarke, E
Database and services for space weather from the Italian ground geomagnetic observatory networkDi mauro, D
SWAMI: Steps to put MOWA into operationsNegrín serrano, S
Catalogs of solar energetic protons, electrons and the related radio emissions in solar cycles 23 and 24 Miteva, R
The ESA Virtual Space Weather Modelling Centre – Part 2Poedts, S
The H2020 project SWAMI activity: high cadence global geomagnetic indexKervalishvili, G
A new website showing past, present and upcoming solar activityIllarionov, E
Introducing SWERTO: a Regional Space Weather ServiceDel moro, D
Advances in space weather products development based on PROBA-V/EPT data and their quality assuranceBorisov, S
Evaluating Auroral Forecasts against Satellite ObservationsMooney, M
Why is some probabilistic forecast system not reliable?Kubo, Y
Development of services related to space weather effects on aviationFiori, R
Developing Cloud Computing based platform for the Ionospheric segment of the Space Weather domain – (SW Telltale)Dziak-jankowska, B
Earth's Radiation Environment during February 14 - March 5, 2014 as Represented by Operational Services of SMDC MSUKalegaev, V
Solar wind and CME prediction with an improved operational Enlil Prediction SystemGonzi, S
Model validation in the context of space weather applicationsZheng, Y
A Novel Space Weather Service: the HelioMet CenterCasti, M
Space Weather services from SeNMEs focused on Carrington-like eventsGuerrero, A
Monitoring and predicting HF circumstances for specialized servicesStanislawska, I
On the generation of probabilistic forecasts from deterministic modelsCamporeale, E
Combining data by means of data assimilation to provide now-cast, forecast and reanalysis of the near Earth radiation environmentShprits, Y