Space Weather Forecasting Centre officially opened | Southgate Amateur Radio News


Page last updated on: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on printMore Sharing Services.  The Space Weather Forecasting Centre officially opened on October 8, 2014. Greg Clark, Minister for Universities, Science and Cities, opened the UK’s only dedicated space weather forecast centre.  The Met Office Space Weather Centre, based at the Met Office’s headquarters in Exeter, is the culmination of more than three years work to combine the space weather resources and scientific expertise of the UK and USA and was made possible by £4.6 million funding from Government .It is operational 24/7 providing space weather forecasts and developing an early warning system aimed at protecting critical infrastructure from the impacts of space weather. Universities, Science and Cities Minister Greg Clark said:”The Met Office Space Weather Centre is a clear demonstration of how the UK is a world leader in space weather. Not only will it help us to guard against the impact of space weather, but its capabilities will mean benefits for British businesses like those in the space industry and the wider economy.”Met Office Space Weather Business Manager Mark Gibbs said: “The Met Office Space Weather Operations Centre is the culmination of more than three years’ work drawing on the collective resources and expertise of the UK and USA. It’s a new, emerging and exciting area of science where understanding is growing rapidly.”Space weather is an all encompassing term covering the near-Earth impact of solar flares, geomagnetic storms and coronal mass ejections CMEs from the sun. The impact these have on Earth is becoming ever more important as we become more reliant on technology.”Press releasehttp://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/archive/2014/space-weatherMet Office Space Weatherhttp://www.metoffice.gov.uk/publicsector/emergencies/space-weather Share this page Follow usShare on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on printMore Sharing Services4Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on rss  Advertisement

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As of 08 October 2014, the UK-based Met Office Weather Centre, based in Exeter, is open for business.  According to Universities, Science, and Cities Minister Greg Clark, the Space Weather Forecasting Centre  is a 24/7 operation “providing space weather forecasts and developing an early warning system aimed at protecting critical infrastructure from the impacts of space weather.”

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