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t11 - Two years of space weather service for aviation - lessons learned and future prospects

Tiera Laitinen (Finnish Meteorological Institute), Yana Maneva (Royal Observatory of Belgium), Marcin Latocha (Seibersdorf Laboratories), Krista Hammond (UK Met Office)

TDM type: 3. Service/Project Feedback

As of November this year, the ICAO space weather service for civil aviation will have operated for two years. The service was initially provided by three global centres, namely ACFJ, PECASUS and SWPC, and there are ongoing preparations for a fourth operational centre, CRC, to fully join operations in the autumn of 2021. The centres produce space weather advisories monitoring for solar-related disturbances on GNSS and HF communications, as well as potential increase in radiation levels. The project has started during solar minimum allowing for a smooth setup of the operational activities and handling of the operational challenges in a timely manner. Despite the Sun still being relatively quiet, a few events have already been detected, resulting in the generation of the first official  space weather advisories. In this TOM we briefly review the ICAO space weather service.

Then we invite open discussion, including personally invited representatives from the aviation community and other stakeholders, to address the operational experience from both user's and producer's point of view. We also aim to discuss how space weather aspects are addressed in ICAO's Annex 3. Suggestions for future additions to the service or other development are very welcome. Plenty of time will be reserved for open discussion, and the space weather centres will be represented as a panel to receive feedback.

Approaching deadlines:

Hotel booking deadline:

13 September 2021

Registration deadline:

01 October 2021

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