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ESA SSA Space Weather Service Network - Service to Aviation

Erwin De Donder - Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy; Antoine Calegaro - Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, Belgium

Services to Aviation


With the objective to provide owners and operators of critical spaceborne and ground-based infrastructure timely and accurate information that supports mitigation of the adverse impacts of space weather, a network of tailored services has been developed within the frame of ESA’s Space Safety Programme. We present the "Non-Space Systems Operations – Service to Aviation" which aims at providing access to global information, data, models and tools addressing radiation, communication and navigation issues to support pilots and airline dispatchers in flight planning during enhanced space weather activity. An overview is given of the main service products/tools together with a summary of the user support test campaign organized by the SSA SWE Coordination Centre (SSCC). We also reflect on how this service to aviation can be complementary to the ICAO space weather service.

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