IAASARS/NOA strongly contributed to the development of the first European Space Weather Alert System through the research project COMESEP (COronal Mass Ejections and Solar Energetic Particles) funded by the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Union. Tools for forecasting Geomagnetic Storms and SEP Radiation Storms were developed, validated and implemented into an automated operational Space Weather Alert System.
The COMESEP Alert System is triggered by solar eruptive phenomena such as solar flares and CMEs and provides Space Weather stakeholders with the following services:
- Geomagnetic Storm Alerts
- SEP Proton Storm Alerts (E > 10 MeV and E > 60 MeV)
Both Geomagnetic Storms and SEP Proton Radiation Storms are a principle threat to modern human technology, since they can harm spacecraft electronics, as well as continental-scale power systems, disturb satellite orbit, and can also be hazardous for humans in space.
The COMESEP Alert System provides notifications to the Space Weather community. Receiving COMESEP alerts is free of charge (registration is required).
Information about the COMESEP Alert System and on how to register can be found here.
Find more information for the COMESEP project here.