FLARECAST

The European H2020 research project aims to develop a fully automated solar flare forecasting system
with an unmatched accuracy compared to existing facilities.

Sonne Near real-time: sunspots in white light. Click for larger image. Credit: NASA/SDO
Sonne Near real-time: magnetic fields. Click for larger image. Credit: NASA/SDO

News

First year expert review
Overall impression positive, May 2016

EGU H2020 space projects
Invited talk by Manolis Georgoulis, April 2016

Kick-off WP6 in Meudon
Explorative research active region properties, April 2016

Steering committee
Neil Hurlburt presiding it, April 2016

First period report
The project now moves from establishment to maturity phase, Feb 2016

Upcoming

Oct 24-28, Flare prediction working group, ISSI Bern

Nov 14-18, European Space Weather Week, Oostende

Jan 12-13, First FLARECAST stakeholder workshop, Exeter

The idea behind FLARECAST

Active regions identified by the SMART algorithm. Each of the coloured contours contains more than 25 magnetic properties. Credit: P. Higgins et.al

The FLARECAST prediction system

will be one of the first fully automated forecasting systems for solar-flare prediction. It will extract the physical properties of solar active regions in near real-time and compare them to data from previous solar activity. The online tool will be of use to space-weather forecasters and researchers in Europe and around the world.

Forecasting solar flares

via FLARECAST uses state-of-the-art flare prediction methods based on advanced image processing techniques, prediction algorithms and machine learning. More about FLARECAST technology …

Understanding solar flares

is fundamental to accurately predicting them. FLARECAST scientists investigate the properties of turbulent magnetic fields and the processes that lead to the release of enormous amounts of energy during a flare. We use data from the Solar Dynamic Observatory SDO such as magnetograms and white light images. More about FLARECAST science …

Space weather

can have detrimental effects upon a multitude of technologies on which we depend as part of our daily lives. Accurate and reliable space weather monitoring and forecasting helps those affected, such as satellite operators, to take appropriate timely measures to mitigate any impacts. More about space weather …

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