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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.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/mobile phone
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft

Call for proposal

H2020-PROTEC-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

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)

ILMATIETEEN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 274 395
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
00560 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 386 031
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SKOLKOVO INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Participation ended

Russia
EU contribution
€ 31 478,39
Address
Novaya Str 100
143025 Moscow
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
United States
EU contribution
€ 207 986
Address
South Street 3003 1068
46109 1274 Ann Arbor
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SPACE RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF UKRAINE AND THE NATIONAL SPACE AGENCY OF UKRAINE
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 78 700
Address
Glushkov Prospekt 40 Build 4 1
03680 Kyiv
Activity type
Other
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 181 572,50
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTET FOR RYMDFYSIK
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 322 440
Address
Po Box 812
98128 Kiruna
Activity type
Research Organisations
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 148 225
Address
Telegrafenberg 17
14473 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations