The objective of the Space Weather Office is to provide owners and operators of critical spaceborne and ground-based infrastructure timely and accurate information to enable mitigation of the adverse impacts of space weather.
Europe already has a wealth of expertise and assets providing high-quality scientific observations, results and models in the domain of space weather, together with a growing number of space-weather 'products' − processed, usable data − which are being used by customers across Europe in industry, government and research institutes.
The Space Weather Office is building on this foundation to develop a federated space-weather service-provision concept, avoiding duplication and ensuring that existing assets and resources play a key role in ESA’s Space Weather System.
Each of the SSA space weather services brings together state-of-the-art European assets and expertise in order to provide customers/end-users with the most timely and relevant information for their intended purpose. These services consist of:
'Products' - processed, usable data sets
These elements are provided in each case by the teams forming the ESA Space Weather Service Network and are accessed by customers through a dedicated website operated by ESA's SSA Space Weather Coordination Centre and providing online guidance, data and support.