Press Kit

Media Contact

Project Coordinator

Manolis K. Georgoulis
Research Center for Astronomy and Applied Mathematics
Academy of Athens, Greece
manolis.georgoulis@academyofathens.gr
+30-210-6597103

Project Scientist                   

D. Shaun Bloomfield
School of Physics
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
shaun.bloomfield@tcd.ie
+353-1896-3281

About FLARECAST

Factsheet    FLARECAST at a glance


 

Interviews

Interview with Manolis Georgoulis, Greece

2214c7bSince the dawn of the space age, we have become increasingly dependent on a reliable forecasting system for solar activity, says FLARECAST project coordinator Dr. Manolis K. Georgoulis. He is one of the few solar physicists worldwide specialized in flare prediction. In this interview, he explains how explosions close to the solar surface – flares – can affect life on Earth and why it is important to gain a better understanding of the physics of the Sun.

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Interview with André Csillaghy, Switzerland

Die Welt wird immer vernetzter. Die dafür notwendige technische Infrastruktur ist empfindlich und kann vom Weltraumwetter gestört werden, sagt Prof. Dr. André Csillaghy, der Verantwortliche für das Schweizer FLARECAST-Team. In diesem Interview erklärt er, was das Weltraumwetter mit uns zu tun hat und wer Interesse an einem zuverlässigen Vorhersagesystem hat.

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Background Information

What is    space weather?

What are    solar flares? (second tab)

How we    forecast flares (third tab)

Current space weather prediction centres


 

Multimedia Gallery

Flares
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Credit: NASA/SDO

 

Magnetograms

 

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Credit: Paul A. Higgins


 

Press Releases

Europe’s space weather forecaster ‘FLARECAST’ launches (Trinity College Dublin, 15 January 2015 ) link

Έναρξη του προγράμματος πρόγνωσης διαστημικού καιρού “FLARECAST” (Kounoupi, 19. January 2015) link

Υψηλής ακρίβειας πρόγραμμα ηλιακών εκλάμψεων από Έλληνες επιστήμονες (News.gr, 20.Jamuary 2015) link

Spaceweather project ‘FLARECAST’ launched (MET Office, 29 January 2015) link

Space weather project ‘FLARECAST’ launched (World Meteorological Organization, 6 February 2015) link

FLARECAST: Forschende arbeiten an Frühwarnsystem von Sonnenstürmen (Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, 19 November 2015) link

FLARECAST A Year On: European Scientists Take Focus on Solar Flares (FLARECAST consortium, 20 February 2016) link

Preparing for the next big solar storm: Scientists and users plan the solar-flare forecasting system of the future (FLARECAST consortium, generic version xx January 2017) link

FLARECAST: προετοιμάζοντας την ανθρωπότητα για την επόμενη μεγάλη ηλιακή καταιγίδα (Academy of Athens, 18 January 2017) link

FLARECAST: Frühwarnsystem soll Flugverkehr vor Sonnenstürmen warnen (Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, 18 January 2017) link

Comment se préparer pour la prochaine tempête solaire importante? Des scientifiques et des utilisateurs préparent le futur système de prévision des éruptions solaires (LESIA, 2 February 2017) link

 


 

Media Coverage

Space weather report to keep GPS on track (New Scientist, 13 January 2015) link

Ελληνικά “μάτια” προβλέπουν τη δραστηριότητα του Ήλιου – FLARECAST (Econews.gr, 14 January 2015) link

Flarecast Forecasting Service Launches Today’ (KFMRadio, 15 January 2015) link

Trinity physicist leads European team to predict dangerous solar storms (Herald.ie, 16 January 2015) link

Awareness is important, almost more so than funding (Trinity News, 23 January 2015) link

Space weather project FLARECAST launched (World News, 30 January 2015) link

TCD included in new Europen team to predict solar flares (IDAIreland.com, 30 January 2015) link

Sunny with a slight chance of flares (HORIZON – The EU Research and Innovation Magazine, 18 March 2015) link

Space Weather Forecasting and Research at the Met Office (UK Solar Physics, 22 May 2015) link

Frühwarnsystem von Sonnenstürmen (fricktal.info, 19 November 2015) link

FLARECAST: FHNW-Forschende arbeiten an Frühwarnsystem von Sonnenstürmen (myscience.ch, 19 November 2015) link

Οι Ελληνες που ανακάλυψαν τα μυστικά του ήλιου (Ethnos.gr, 3 March 2016) link

Έλληνες και ξένοι επιστήμονες στην πρόγνωση του διαστημικού καιρού (News.gr, 11 March 2016) link

Ένας χρόνος FLARECAST: Ευρωπαίοι επιστήμονες εστιάζουν στην πρόγνωση των ηλιακών εκλάμψεων (alithia.gr, 17 March 2016) link

Greek coordinator in the space weather prediction project (Ellines.com, 27.March 2016) link

Space weather – your views (Royal Institute of Navigation News Item, 12 September 2016) link

Ricercatori a caccia di tempeste solari (Il Secolo XIX, 13 September 2016) link

FLARECAST Flare Likelihood and Region Eruption foreCASTing (SPIN Scientific Report 2014-2015 p.36, retrieved Nov. 2016) link

Lord Soley: Are science and research at risk post-Brexit? (PoliticsHome, 3 November 2016) link

Brexit: Impact on Universities and Scientific Research – Motion to Take Note (TheyWorkForYou, 3 November 2016) link

Frühe Warnung vor Sonnenstürmen (Schweizerische Depeschenagentur, 18 January 2017) link

FLARECAST: Frühwarnsystem soll Flugverkehr vor Sonnenstürmen warnen (Presseportal Schweiz, 18 January 2017) link

FHNW: FLARECAST – Frühwarnsystem soll Flugverkehr vor Sonnenstürmen warnen (Fricktal Info, 18 January 2017) link

Prognosesystem soll vor Sonnenstürmen warnen (Unternehmerzeitung, 18 January 2017) link

FHNW an Entwicklung von Frühwarnsystem vor Sonnenstürmen beteiligt (barfi.ch, 18 January 2017) link

Prognosesystem soll vor Sonnenstürmen warnen (cleantech.ch, 18 January 2017) link

FLARECAST: Frühwarnsystem soll Flugverkehr vor Sonnenstürmen warnen (myscience.ch, 19 January 2017) link

Flugverkehr warnen dank Fachhochschule (Aargauer zweitung, 20 January 2017) link

Τρίτος Χρόνος FLARECAST: το σύστημα πρόγνωσης ηλιακών εκλάμψεων του μέλλοντος (Academy of Athens, 20 January 2017) link

Οι εκλάμψεις του Ηλίου, θέμα ευρωπαϊκής μελέτης υπό Έλληνες ερευνητές (ENETPRESS, 23 January 2017) link

Το πρόγραμμα FLARECAST και η πρόγνωση των ηλιακών εκλάμψεων τον 21ο αιώνα (H ΑΥΓΗ, 28 January 2017) link


 

Websites with FLARECAST listings

 
FLARECAST in general

ESTERS Environnement Spatial de la TErre – Recherche & Surveillance link

FHNW Blog Sonnenforschung link

First Stakeholder Workshop

ESTERS Environnement Spatial de la TErre – Recherche & Surveillance link

IAS Institut d’Astrophysique Spaciale link

FHNW Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz link

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