Space environment and effects analysis for ESA missions - Geant4

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Space environment and effects analysis for ESA missions - Geant4

Space Weather GSP Initiative& Applications Pilot Project• 1999-2001: ESA sponsored two studies• feasibility of a European Space WeatherProgramme• identified areas in need of furtherdevelopment e.g. data coverage, longterm continuity, reliability and modelaccuracy.• Difficulties identified in finding committedusers and hence problems in gauging thefinancial/strategic benefit of a spaceweather service.• Where we are now: a 2-year co-fundedapplications based pilot project (2MEuro)• Network of Service Development Activities (SDAs) forspace weather applications with close links to users.• 26 activities: 16 ESA co-funded SDA activities + 10independently funded activities. More being added..• SDA’s are participating in a common Space WeatherEuropean Network (SWENET).• Main tasks will include developing a data and servicedistribution infrastructure in consultation with the SDAs.• Independent benefit assessment will establish theeconomic and other benefits of the servicesSpace/aircraftHazardsSolar IndicesGround BasedEffectsIonosphericEffectshttp://www.esa.int/spaceweatherG.Santin 9th Topical Seminar on Innovative Particle and Radiation Detectors 23 - 26 May 2004 Siena, Italy 28

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