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The Solar Activity Monitor Network - SAMNet

Robertus Erdelyi - sp2rc, univ of sheffield; SAMNet Team SAMNet Team, United Kingdom

Space Weather Instrumentation


The Solar Activity Monitor Network (SAMNet) is a UK-led international network of planned individual identical Solar Activity Magnetic Monitor (SAMM) solar telescope stations deployed at ground-based solar observatories around the Globe. SAMNet, at its full capacity, will continuously monitor the Sun's intensity, magnetic and velocity fields at a number of heights in the lower solar atmosphere. Each SAMM sentinel will be equipped with a range of magneto-optical filters (MOFs) capable of observing the line-of-sight component of the magnetic and velocity fields with its K I, Na D and Ca I MOF-based instrumentation in order to ultimately providing advanced warning of adverse space-weather events that threaten our technosphere. A subset of SAMM stations are proposed to be equipped with coronagaphic capabilities with polarimetry. The overall aim of SAMNet is to achieve an operationally sufficient lead time of e.g. flare warning of 2-8 hours, and provide continuous synoptic maps of the lower solar atmosphere with a spatial resolution limited only by seeing or diffraction limit, and with a cadence of 10 minutes. The SAMM sentinels will be connected into their master HQ hub where data will be automatically processed and flare warning issued up to 26 hrs in advance.

Approaching deadlines:

Registration opens:

16 July 2020

Abstract submission opens:

16 July 2020

European Space Weather Medals:

6 September 2020

Registration deadline:

25 September 2020

Registration deadline: [extended]

10 October 2020

Abstract submission deadline:

4 September 2020