Topical Discussion Meeting - Space Radiation Monitor Measurements: high-level datasets and availability

Ingmar Sandberg (SPARC), Mark Dieckxsens (BIRA-IASB), Hugh Evans (ESA)
Wed, 11:30-12:45, Air

Understanding the measurements characteristics from the growing number of radiation monitors hosted on various missions is critical for the creation of high-quality particle flux datasets. In addition, standardization of the practices applied for the creation and the accessibility of high-level datasets are essential for the development and operation of SW applications, but also for the accurate characterization of the space radiation environment.

We invite space radiation monitor developers, data providers and analysts, together with end-users and space weather tool developers, to identify critical issues that will improve the quality, availability, and the characteristics of the particle radiation datasets. Topics that will be discussed cover: data processing; inter-calibration; open data sharing policies and accessibility solutions; and the potential need for a community repository with a library of tools and APIs. The conclusions derived from the Exploitation of Energetic Particle Measurements for Space Weather Applications session (2022 SWE Workshop) and from the PRBEM Radiation Belt Missions, Data Sets, Data Processing, and Intercalibration (COSPAR 2022) will be summarized to set the scene, trigger discussions and foster actions that will encourage international collaborations. Participants are invited to share their views or needs and present concise slides with relevant examples such as data processing routines, database access libraries, calibration strategies etc.

TDM agenda

  • 11:30-11:40 Opening talks:

    • Introduction (Ingmar Sandberg, SPARC)

    • Summary of SWE Network 2022 session “Exploitation of Energetic Particle Measurements for Space Weather Applications” (Mark Dierckxsens, BIRA-IASB)

  • 11:40-12:00 Lessons Learnt (5 min each):

    • SOHO/EPHIN (Bernd Heber, CAU Kiel)

    • ICARE-NG (Sebastien Bourdarie, ONERA)

    • Proba-V/EPT (Stanislav Borisov, UCLouvain)

  • 12:00-12:15 Confirmed brief contributions (3 min each):

    • Data unfolding with ML-methods (Sigiava Aminalragia-Giamini, SPARC)

    • Data pre-processing with ML-methods (Guillerme Bernoux, ONERA)

    • Report on NGRM and EMU cross-calibration studies (I. Sandberg, SPARC)

    • Contributions from the participants - discussion

  • 12:10-12:45: Open Discussion - Topics:

    • User needs for radiation monitor data (Users comprise data-analysts, modellers, forecasters, satellite-operators)

    • Known cases/issues with radiation monitor data and mitigation approaches

    • Standard and novel data processing strategies

    • Synergy between datasets for SW needs

    • Improving quality of datasets

    • Data availability/accessibility

    • Foster collaborations

    • Calibration issues