Developing Space Weather products and services in Europe – Preface to the Special Issue on COST Action ES0803
National Observatory of Athens, Institute of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing, Metaxa and Vas. Pavlou, Palaia Penteli
2 Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Astronomical Observatory of Trieste, Loc. Basovizza n. 302, 34149 Trieste, Italy
3 Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Institute for Astrophysics and Planetology in Space, Via Fosso del Cavaliere 100, 00133 Roma, Italy
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Accepted: 27 October 2014
COST Action ES0803 “Developing Space Weather products and services in Europe” primarily aimed at forming an interdisciplinary network among European scientists dealing with different issues relevant to Geospace as well as warning system developers and operators in order to assess existing Space Weather products and recommend new ones. The work that has been implemented from 2008 to 2012 resulted in advances in modeling and predicting Space Weather, in recommendations for the validation of Space Weather models, in proposals for new Space Weather products and services, and in dissemination, training, and outreach activities.
This preface summarizes the most important achievements of this European activity that are detailed in this special issue by the key scientists who participated in COST Action ES0803.
Key words: Space Weather / modeling / validation / software / services
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