European Space Weather Week (ESWW)
What is the probability a solar storm will occur? – Will the solar panels of satellites in a geostationary orbit be damaged? – Can the sun cause radar blackouts disrupting air traffic?
Each year, during the European Space Weather Week (ESWW) conference, people from all over the world gather in Belgium to discuss the newest insights in space weather and try to find appropriate answers to the challenges and threats that space weather imposes. The meeting in 2014 was the eleventh edition, with more than 400 participants. Several communities – scientists, navigation based industry, space agencies, engineers, forecast centers, energy suppliers, space tourism, etc. – are involved in space weather in some way. The ESWW offers the platform to exchange knowledge and blend.
Effective and reliable space weather services and space-weather-proof software and hardware are part of the solution towards a resilient society. Daily space weather bulletins are broadcast by forecast centers worldwide. A Belgian, 2 British and an American center will present a daily live space weather update at the ESWW12.