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Prediction of Geospace Radiation Environment and solar wind parameters

Prediction of Geospace Radiation Environment and solar wind parameters

Objective

The smooth functioning of the European economy and the welfare of its citizens depends upon an ever-growing set of services and facilities that are reliant on space and ground based infrastructure. Examples include communications (radio, TV, mobile phones), navigation of aircraft and private transport via GPS, and service industries (e.g. banking). These services, however, can be adversely affected by the space weather hazards. The forecasting of space weather hazards, driven by the dynamical processes originating on the sun, is critical to the mitigation of their negative effects. This proposal brings world leading groups in the fields of space physics and systems science in order to develop an accurate and reliable forecast system for space weather. It combines their individual strengths to significantly improve the current modelling capabilities within Europe and to produce a set of forecast tools to accurately predict the occurrence and severity of space weather events. Within project PROGRESS we will develop an European tool to forecast the solar wind parameters just upstream of the Earth's magnetosphere. We will develop a comprehensive set of forecasting tools for geomagnetic indices. We will combine the most accurate data based forecast of electron fluxes at GEO with the most comprehensive physics based model of the radiation belts currently available to deliver a reliable forecast of radiation environment in the radiation belts. This project will deliver these individual forecast tools together with a unified tool that combines the forecasting tools with the prediction of the solar wind parameters at L1 to substantially increase the lead-time of space weather forecasts.
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

Address

Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2tn Sheffield

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 727 402,61

Participants (8)

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ILMATIETEEN LAITOS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 274 395

THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 386 031

SKOLKOVO INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Russia

EU Contribution

€ 31 478,39

University of Michigan/Autophagy Journal

United States

EU Contribution

€ 207 986

SPACE RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF UKRAINE AND THE NATIONAL SPACE AGENCY OF UKRAINE

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 78 700

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 181 572,50

INSTITUTET FOR RYMDFYSIK

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 322 440

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 148 225

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 637302

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    31 July 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 359 235

  • EU contribution

    € 2 358 230,50

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

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