The ESC (Expert Service Centre) Ionospheric Weather - definition and development activities project is part of the ESA SSA SWE Activities - ESA SSA (Space Situational Awareness) SWE (Space Weather) is focusing on the monitoring conditions in the Sun and in the solar wind, and in Earth's magnetosphere, ionosphere and thermosphere. Find out about Space Weather Products.
The overall objective of the work is to ensure operational and development activities within the Ionospheric Weather Expert Service Centre (I-ESC) of ESA's SSA SWE network.
Developed ESC domains are supported by the SWE Data Centre, which provides reliable access to a range of key space weather datasets, provision for data archiving and hosting of some applications. The services are further provided via the SWE web portal.
The main interface with the Space Weather Coordination Centre (SSCC) is represented by the German Aerospace Center (DLR), being the Coordinating Expert Group of I-ESC. Within this project GFZ is responsible for the following Swarm Utilisation Analysis (SUA) products: I.128 ROT, I.129 TEC, I.130 Ne and I.131 IBI.
Project duration: September 2017 - December 2020. Funded by ESA through the European Space Operations Centre.