Session - Best practice into the development of operational SW prediction systems & in transitioning space science tools to operations

G. Lapenta, D. Berghmans, D. Jackson, S. Bingham

Operational space weather prediction is in its infancy. Accordingly, there is considerable scope to identify and integrate best practices from other disciplines (e.g from terrestrial weather forecasting) into operational space weather systems, and examples of the successful application of such best practices are vitally important in illustrating how things should be done. Furthermore, organisations such as the World Meteorological Organization, the International Space Environment Service and ESA play an important role in developing and implementing guidelines for best practice in operational space weather activities.

We welcome contributions covering all aspects of this topic, in particular "use cases" showing how good practice has been followed in developing new operational space weather prediction services (eg WSA Enlil predictions). We also seek contributions covering other relevant areas such as:
- robustness, reliability and testing of near-real time observation processing and space weather prediction modelling;
- use of near real time verification to assess system performance and to act as a benchmark against which future improvements can be measured;
- system resilience (eg backup data streams, 24/7 operations);
- use of customer feedback for developing products and for driving future improvements.

Furthermore, in the last few years new methods, observations and computer modelling tools have led to considerably advanced understanding of space weather and an improved ability to predict future events. Computer infrastructure developments include simulations, models, data storage and processing and visualisation, and range from single stand-alone tools that operate autonomously to large framework efforts that merge different tools addressing the issue of intercommunication between different methods developed by different teams in different locations. However, these developments are a long way from the technology readiness level required for operational service delivery. We also seek contributions aimed at identifying ways in which this barrier can be overcome, using the best practices discussed above.

Tuesday November 24, 11:00 - 13:00, Leopold

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Tuesday November 24, 10:00 - 11:00, Poster area

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Talks : Time schedule

Tuesday November 24, 11:00 - 13:00, Leopold
11:00Pioneering the path from research to operations.Kuznetsova, M et al.Oral
11:15RWC Belgium: learning from 15 years of operational Space Weather ServicesAndries, J et al.Oral
11:30Mexican Space Weather Service (SCIESMEX)Gonzalez esparza, J et al.Oral
11:45Lessons learned in FP7: Soteria, Swiff and eHeroesLapenta, G et al.Oral
12:00Sol-Terra: A Roadmap to Operational Sun-to-Earth Space Weather ForecastingMarsh, M et al.Oral
12:15On forecasting solar eruptive events by the sunspot dynamics detected at photospheric levelKorsos, M et al.Oral
12:30Ionospheric Response to the Impact of strong Geomagnetic Storms Hinrichs, J et al.Oral
12:45Ionospheric Assimilation Model for Space Weather Monitoring and ForecastingLee, I et al.Oral
12:58Slurm: a Lagrangian Particle-in-Cell MHD Solver For Space WeatherOlshevsky, V et al.e-Poster


Tuesday November 24, 10:00 - 11:00, Poster area
1Slurm: a Lagrangian Particle-in-Cell MHD Solver For Space WeatherOlshevsky, V et al.e-Poster
2Using observations from L5 to improve space weather predictionBentley, B et al.e-Poster