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Royal Observatory of Belgium - Meridian Room

The Solar-Terrestrial Center of Excellence


  • Dr. Ronald VAN DER LINDEN

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This is an overview of the The Solar-Terrestrial Center of Excellence (STCE) activities. The Solar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence is a scientific project which aims at the creation of an international expert centre and the valorization of Solar-Terrestrial research and services. The STCE clusters the know-how of 3 Belgian Federal institutes: Royal Observatory of Belgium ROB, Royal Meteorological Institute RMI, Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy BIRA-IASB. The goal is to: - Integrate the existing Belgian research groups in one overarching structure - Stabilize and consolidate the existing knowhow scattered over different existing institutes - Support visiting fellows & communication The solid base of the STCE is our experience in fundamental solar and earth atmospheric physics research, our involvement in earth-based and space missions and a fully operational eligible space weather application centre. Our scientists act at different levels within the frame of internal, national and international collaborations of scientific and commercial oriented partners.