IMPORTANT UPDATE – LOFAR4SW User Workshop, 13 May 2020


Important update related to the Covid-19 situation

We are officially announcing that due to global pandemic of COVID-19 we have decided to host the LOFAR4SW User Workshop as a one-day, online-only meeting. We understand that as an international scientific community we should make every effort to overcome the pandemic virus by discouraging public gatherings - even if international travel were an option by mid-May.

Thus, we would like to ask all users who wanted to take part in the workshop to consider reserving your time on 13 May. Please regularly check for updates on this website. If you have any questions, then contact us by E-Mail or contact form at the bottom of the page.

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to virtually meeting during the online LOFAR4SW User Workshop.

Best wishes, and stay safe,

LOFAR4SW Consortium.

Workshop description

The aim of the User 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)


13 May (Wednesday) 2020

Detailed program will be presented soon. Below you can find the tentative plan.

1) Introduction to LOFAR and LOFAR4SW

2) Overview of the envisaged LOFAR4SW Data Products:

        • Solar

        • Heliosphere

        • Ionosphere

        • Planetary

3) Presentations from invited users on their space weather reaserch and services

4) Discussions of presented LOFAR4SW products/scenarios and their usefulness for the community.

5) Summary and Review of Expectations


The LOFAR4SW User Workshop will now be held on 13 May 2020 as a one-day, online event. We plan to host the meeting on the Zoom platform, thus, if your organisation does not allow the use of this platform, please inform us as soon as possible - we can provide telephone call-in numbers.

Participation in the workshops is free of charge, however, invited participants will need to register and complete the survey before the event starts.

More information will be provided closer to the date of the event.


Please contact us if you have any questions.

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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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