Working Meeting - Space Weather Information for Aviation

Marcin Latocha (SL); Peter Beck (SL), Norma Crosby (BIRA-IASB), Erwin De Donder (BIRA-IASB)
Tuesday 15th, 17:00-18:30, Leopold

Space weather can affect aircraft operations in several ways: loss of HF communications, GPS errors and ionizing radiation effects on crew/passengers and avionics. Information on space weather conditions is available from a variety of online sources which often is not directly useful for operators and pilots. Tailoring is needed such that this community can find an appropriate response to possible space weather impacts in a short amount of time. In this meeting we invite people with a combined interest in aviation and space weather to have an open discussion on:
• A space weather scale specific for aviation i.e. dedicated scales for radiation at aviation altitudes, navigation and communication outages
• Space weather indices appropriate for aviation
• Space weather products delivering relevant information with appropriate spatial and temporal coverage
• Format(s) of space weather reports for aviation