LOFAR4SW User Workshop


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.


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: TBD

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: TBD

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 be held on November 6th and 7th, 2019, at Space Research Centre (Centrum Badań Kosmicznych PAN), ul. Bartycka 18A, 00‐716 Warsaw, Poland. More information can be found HERE.


During the workshop, on 6th and 7th catering will be served for lunch. The Workshop dinner will take place on November 6. 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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