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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.

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
Net EU contribution
€ 727 402,61
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
United Kingdom

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Region
Yorkshire and the Humber South Yorkshire Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 504,00

Participants (9)

ILMATIETEEN LAITOS
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 274 395,00
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
00560 Helsinki

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 386 031,00
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry

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Region
West Midlands (England) West Midlands Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 500,25
SKOLKOVO INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Participation ended

Russia
Net EU contribution
€ 31 478,39
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 207 986,00
Address
South Street 3003 1068
46109 1274 Ann Arbor

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
SPACE RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF UKRAINE AND THE NATIONAL SPACE AGENCY OF UKRAINE
Ukraine
Net EU contribution
€ 78 700,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 173 618,75
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSITE D'ORLEANS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 7 953,75
Address
Chateau De La Source
45067 Orleans Cedex 2

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Region
Centre — Val de Loire Centre — Val de Loire Loiret
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUTET FOR RYMDFYSIK
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 322 440,00
Address
Po Box 812
98128 Kiruna

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Region
Norra Sverige Övre Norrland Norrbottens län
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 148 225,00
Address
Telegrafenberg 17
14473 Potsdam

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Region
Brandenburg Brandenburg Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00