Space weather RI:
a community response to 2012 RI call?
Mike Hapgood + Anna Belehaki
[email protected]
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2012 RI Call
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Release expected 19/20 July 2011
Deadline 23 November
Will include calls on ~27 targeted topics including
space weather (also one on hi-res solar physics)
Funding 30 MEuro (+ 78.5 MEuro from 2013?)
Expect to fund around 15/27 topics
So competition is between topics, NOT within!
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EU expects ONE PROPOSAL on space weather
And that we organise ourselves to do that!
Multiple proposals will suggest an immature community?
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Expected constraints
• Must be I3 proposal including
– Networking (access management, standards, best practice,
training, inter(national) coordination, long-term sustainability)
– Trans-national access (hands-on/remote, scientific services,
widespread European use), one-third of EU money
– Joint Research Activities (methods, instrumentation,
software, integration to virtual facilities, innovative data
collection & curation, social & economic impacts)
• Proposals up to 10 Meuro, and up to 4 years
• Also check if support available from structural funds
• At least 3 participants from 3 MS/AC
– Least of our problems
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I3 work structure
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Draft space weather text
Research Infrastructures for space weather. A project under this
topic should aim at integrating the key research infrastructures in
Europe for the observation and study of the ionosphere and
magnetosphere. Infrastructures of relevance include the European
Incoherent Scatter radar system (EISCAT) and other incoherent
scatter radar systems, satellites, solar ground based-observatories,
ionospheric sounders, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)
receivers and ground magnetometers. The project will facilitate
access to these research infrastructures and to standardized and
validated observational data in particular real-time data. The
research supported in this field should result in models and
databases that also could be a basis for operational forecasts and
warnings to society.
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Contacts so far …
EISCAT
Yes, IM at SWWT. EISCAT_3D. Links with GNSS &
LEO beacons
Ionosondes
NOA/DIAS, RAL, INGV, Ebro
GNSS
DLR, Nottingham, Bath, Rhea (LOFAR)
Magnetometers
BGS, Lancaster, BAS, Ebro, FMI/IMAGE
Solar
IPS: Aberystwyth => LOFAR
Optical: ObsPM, ROB (HasteNet), Graz/Kanzehöhe
Radio: Nancay?
Riometers
Lancaster
SuperDARN
Leicester, BAS
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Draft space weather text
Research Infrastructures for space weather. A project under this
topic should aim at integrating the key research infrastructures in
Europe for the observation and study of the ionosphere and
magnetosphere. Infrastructures of relevance include the European
Incoherent Scatter radar system (EISCAT) and other incoherent
scatter radar systems, satellites, solar ground based-observatories,
ionospheric sounders, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)
receivers and ground magnetometers. The project will facilitate
access to these research infrastructures and to standardized and
validated observational data in particular real-time data. The
research supported in this field should result in models and
databases that also could be a basis for operational forecasts and
warnings to society.
© 2011 RAL Space
SWWT #29, Brussels, June 2011
The RI includes:
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Ground based equipment/instruments (i.e.
ionosondes, magnetometers, GNSS receivers, ISRs,
etc)
Scientific collections, archives and structured
information (existing or under development einfrastructures able to support the SW RI providing
access to data and services such as satellite
observations, models, added-value products, etc)
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Some draft objectives
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Key focus is better access to observations
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New technology
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Large facilities (EISCAT, LOFAR?, …)
Instrument networks (DIAS, GPS nets, magnetometers,
SuperDARN, ….)
Strong interest in digital operation of G-B instruments
Shift processing to s/w: lower costs, novel products
Also to associated data systems
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Observational databases, tools for data interpretation?
Critical to complement existing e-infrastructures (HELIO,
ESPAS?, ENVRI?, …)
Also build on other RI projects, e.g. for EISCAT_3D
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Next steps
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Identify key partners
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What do they bring to table? Need survey (next slide)
Contact points
Need meeting soon after public release of Call
Room booked in London for 26 July
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Facility survey?
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Current access policy & methods
How to widen access, improve methods?
Scope for integration: network products, multisensor products
Relevance to draft call: scope & outcomes
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