Space Weather Introductory Course

chaired by Willem-Pieter Van Der Laan (Koninklijke Luchtmacht), Jan Janssens (STCE), Petra Vanlommel (STCE), Bert Van den Oord (KNMI)
from to (Europe/Brussels)
at BIRA-IASB ( Nicolet )
Ringlaan 3, 1180 Brussels, Belgium
Description
This course is intended as an entry course on Space Weather. It provides an elementary overview over the relevant aspects of space weather without invoking complicated background physics. The course is required for meteorologists and space staff that have high school knowledge of physics and will be providing Space Weather information to military and civilian end users. 
Material:
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Go to day
  • Monday, 26 November 2018
    • 10:00 - 10:15 Introduction 15'
      Speaker: Mr. Willem-Pieter Van der Laan (Koninklijke Luchtmacht)
    • 10:15 - 11:00 Introduction to Space Weather 45'
      Speaker: Petra Vanlommel (STCE)
      Material: Slides pdf file
    • 11:00 - 11:30 SIDC and sensors 30'
      Speaker: Mr. Jan Janssens (STCE)
      Material: Slides pdf file
    • 11:30 - 12:00 Regional Warning Centre, SW briefing, SSCC 30'
      Speakers: Jesse Andries (Royal Observatory of Belgium), Jennifer O'Hara (Royal Observatory of Belgium)
    • 12:00 - 13:00 Sensors 1h0'
      Speaker: Mr. Jan Janssens (STCE)
    • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch ( RMI ( Cantine ) )
    • 14:00 - 17:00 Drivers of Space Weather
      This session includes theory and exercises
      Convener: Mr. Jan Janssens (STCE)
      Material: slides pdf file
      • 14:00 Part 1 45'
      • 14:45 Coffee 15'
      • 15:00 Part 2 45'
      • 15:45 Coffee 15'
      • 16:00 Part 3 1h0'
    • 17:00 - 17:15 Reflections on the day 15'
  • Tuesday, 27 November 2018
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Earth Environment - Magnetosphere 1h0'
      Speaker: Mr. Jan Janssens (STCE)
      Material: Slides pdf file
    • 10:00 - 10:15 Coffee
    • 10:15 - 11:00 Radiation Expert Centre 45'
      Speaker: Dr. Erwin De Donder (Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB))
      Material: Slides pdf file
    • 11:00 - 12:00 Earth Environment - ionosphere 1h0'
      Speaker: Mr. Jan Janssens (STCE)
      Material: Slides pdf file
    • 12:00 - 12:15 Coffee
    • 12:15 - 13:00 GNSS expert centre and Radio astronomy 45'
      Speakers: Mr. Jean-Marie Chevalier (Royal Observatory of Belgium), Antonio Martinez (Royal Observatory of Belgium)
    • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch ( RMI ( Cantine ) )
    • 14:00 - 17:00 Space Weather Impacts on the Earth environment
      This session includes theory and exercises.
      Convener: Mr. Jan Janssens (STCE)
      Material: slides pdf file
      • 14:00 Part 1 45'
      • 14:45 Coffee 15'
      • 15:00 Part 2 45'
      • 15:45 Coffee 15'
      • 16:00 Part 3 1h0'
    • 17:00 - 17:15 Reflection on the day 15'
  • Wednesday, 28 November 2018
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Recapitulation & ursigram reading 1h0'
      Speaker: Mr. Jan Janssens (STCE)
      Material: Slides pdf file
    • 10:00 - 10:15 Coffee
    • 10:15 - 11:00 Ursigram exercise 45'
      Speaker: Dr. Petra Vanlommel (STCE)
    • 11:00 - 11:15 Coffee
    • 11:15 - 13:00 Knowledge and Situations Quiz 1h45'
      Speakers: Mr. Jan Janssens (STCE), Bram Bourgoignie (Royal Observatory of Belgium), Olivier Lemaitre (Royal Observatory of Belgium), Dr. Petra Vanlommel (STCE)
      Material: Online Test pdf file
    • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch ( RMI ( Cantine ) )
    • 14:00 - 15:00 Review Quiz 1h0'
      Speaker: Mr. Jan Janssens (STCE)
    • 15:00 - 15:30 Certificates & Reflection on the course and photo 30'