Quo vadis, European Space Weather community?

We, a group of European space weather actors, believe that now is the right time to frame the Space Weather and Space Climate discipline in Europe for the coming years. The series of reasons for this have been formulated in an article that has been accepted for publication in the JSWSC. Based on this reflection, we open a discussion on the organisation and sustainability of the European Space Weather community and its assets in the (near) future. More specifically, we identify that the European Space Weather community lacks a uniting organisation to help the community to sustain and further develop the successful efforts made thus far. Our aim is to question our practices and organisation in front of several changes that have occurred in the recent years and to set the ground to make coordinated answers to these questions being posed in Europe, and to discuss them.

This discussion will be organized as:
- A virtual kickoff zoom meeting, on March 17th, 12 UT (13 CET) to present our findings, to make propositions to the European Space Weather community at large (scientists, engineers, forecasters, users, educators ...) for a future organization. A Q&A chat will be open during the presentations.
- A follow-on two months discussion involving the European actors of space weather in order to take concrete actions in the near future.

To participate to the virtual kickoff meeting, please register at http://quo-vadis.iopconfs.org/home

The paper can be downloaded at https://www.swsc-journal.org/articles/swsc/pdf/forth/swsc200098.pdf (JSWSC /  "Accepted Manuscripts").

Jean Lilensten, Mateja Dumbović, Luca Spogli, Anna Belehaki, Ronald Van der Linden, Stefaan Poedts, Teresa Barata, Mario M. Bisi, Gaël Cessateur, Erwin De Donder, Antonio Guerrero, Emilia Kilpua, Marianna B. Korsos, Rui F. Pinto, Manuela Temmer, Ioanna Tsagouri, Jaroslav Urbāř, and Francesca Zuccarello.

 

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