LOFAR4SW User Workshop – 13 – 14 May 2020

LOFAR4SW USER WORKSHOP - 13 - 14 May 2020

The aim of the Users Workshop is to inform prospective users about the mid- and long-term outcomes of the LOFAR4SW project and to find a common ground for the future exploitation of the results. This will be the basis for the future plan to implement the designed LOFAR4SW infrastructure. The selected representatives from different areas of the space weather community: science, services and industry, will have a unique possibility to express their interest in the specific scientific areas explored within the project. The collected feedback from the workshop will help to prioritise the designed project products and operational modes, taking into account the interest of the space weather community.

The brief overview of the LOFAR4SW project (pdf presentation)


Day 1

Chair: Barbara Matyjasiak

09:00 – 09:10 Welcome and Introductions (Hanna Rothkaehl)

09:10 – 09:30 Introduction to the workshop (Mario Bisi)

09:30 – 10:30 Introduction to LOFAR and LOFAR4SW (Richard Fallows)

10:30 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 11:30 Relationship of LOFAR4SW to other Space Weather Infrastructures (Peter Gallagher)

11:30 – 13:00 Overview of the envisaged LOFAR4SW Data Products:

        1. Solar (Nicole Vilmer)

        2. Heliosphere (Mario Bisi)

        3. Ionosphere (Richard Fallows)

        4. Planetary (Nicole Vilmer)

13:00 – 14:15 Lunch

Chair: Maaijke Mevius

14:15 – 15:15 Overview of envisaged Operational Scientific Scenarios and prioritisation (Mario Bisi)

15:15 – 15:45 Break

15:45 – 17:15 Brief presentations from invited users on their space weather services

17:15 – 17:45 Summary and Review of Expectations

19:00 Dinner and discussions 

Day 2

Chair: Mario Bisi

09:00 – 09:15 Session Briefing

Discussions of presented LOFAR4SW products/scenarios:

09:15 – 10:00 How will they fit into existing services?

10:00 – 11:00 Are the presented operational scenarios appropriate?

11:00 – 11:30 Break

11:30 – 13:00 Which End Products are most useful for the community? 

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

Chair: Hanna Rothkaehl

14:00 – 15:00 Summary and Feedback

15:00 Close


The LOFAR4SW User Workshop will now be held on 13-14 May 2020 at Space Research Centre (Centrum Badań Kosmicznych PAN), ul. Bartycka 18A, 00‐716 Warsaw, Poland. 

More information about logistic can be found HERE.


During the workshop catering will be served for lunch. More details will be available soon.


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LOFAR4SW project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Programme H2020-INFRADEV-2017-1 under grant agreement No 777442.

This event has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730562 [RadioNet].

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