SWENET - ESA's portal for services and data on space weather effects
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The Space Weather European Network (SWENET) Software Infrastructure is a web based data system providing access to a wide range of services and data related to the space environment and its effects. The infrastructure has been developed by eta_max space and BIRA in the frame of ESA’s Space Weather Pilot Project. It provides a central access point to services developed in the various pilot project activities including applications for the analysis of space weather effects on spacecrafts. SWENET also provides a wide range of data on the space environment, collecting it from various external sources and making it available through a common database. Users can search data from specific time periods and combine different sources, providing a powerful analysis tool. The results can then be either displayed in the web browser, downloaded as text files or plotted graphically. A direct FTP access also allows users to directly interface tools with the space environment database. Daily reports related to space weather conditions and solar activity are provided. The reports can either be viewed as a “Message of the Day” or received by email. Past reports can also be browsed though the web interface. Additionally, an automatic service sends data sets and alerts for the most important space weather indices via email. This paper provides an overview of the capabilities of the SWENET infrastructure as a space environment information centre, highlighting the most important services and functions.
CitationBeltrami Karlezi, P.; Ruhl, K.; Hilgers, A.; Glover, A.; Heynderickx, D. (2006). SWENET - ESA's portal for services and data on space weather effects. , Proceedings of the 57th International Astronautical Congress (IAC 2006), 2-6 October 2006, Valenica, Spain, DOI: 10.2514/6.IAC-06-C2.P.1.03.