Ref: POSTER-2019-0123

PECASUS, European Space Weather Service Network for Aviation

Harri, Ari-Matti ; Kauristie, Kirsti ; Andries, Jesse ; Gibbs, Mark ; Beck, Peter ; Berdermann, Jens ; Perrone, Loredana ; van den Oord, Bert ; Berghmans, David ; Bergeot, Nicolas ; De Donder, Erwin ; Latocha, Martin ; Dierckxsens, Mark ; Haralambous, Haris ; Stanislawska, Iwona ; Wilken, Volker ; Romano, Vincenzo ; Kriegel, Martin ; Österberg, Kari

Poster presented at AGU Fall Meeting 2019 on 2019-12-11

Abstract: The PECASUS Consortium (European Consortium for Aviation Space weather User Services) will provide a space weather service focusing on the dissemination of warning messages ('advisories') towards aviation actors and corresponds to extreme space weather events with impact on aviation GNSS systems, HF communication and radiation levels at flight altitudes. In November 2018 ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) designated three global space weather service centers to be operated by the European PECASUS consortium, by United States and by the consortium of Australia, Canada, France and Japan. PECASUS was set-up as a consortium bringing together a number of European partners with proven space weather service capabilities. The PECASUS consortium is coordinated by FMI (Finland) who is also the ultimate responsible for communications towards the aviation sector. The Advisory Messages are produced by STCE (Belgium) on the basis of expert interpretation and data streams produced by DLR (Germany), INGV (Italy), Seibersdorf Laboratories (Austria), STCE (Belgium), SRC (Poland) and FU (Cyprus). In addition, the MetOffice (UK) will act as a resilience node in case of a major failure in the network, while the KNMI (The Netherlands) will take care of user liaison and monitor the PECASUS performance. The PECASUS Consortium was audited in February 2018 by space weather and operational management experts, nominated by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). The audit addressed a broad spectrum of criteria under Institutional, Operational, Technical and Communication/ Dissemination categories. PECASUS was declared fully compliant in all ICAO/WMO criteria with no areas for improvement identified. In this presentation we will describe the coordinated action of three ICAO Space Weather Centers, PECASUS network and its operations, and the vision of the PECASUS team to move forward. User interactions such as education and training, user feedback at ESWW, product and performance verification are part of PECASUS operations.

Note: SA33D-3168

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Royal Observatory of Belgium > Solar Physics & Space Weather (SIDC)
Conference Contributions & Seminars > Posters
Solar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence

 Record created 2019-12-20, last modified 2019-12-20