STCE Annual Meeting

Director's house, room Stratus (Royal Meteorological Institute)

Director's house, room Stratus

Royal Meteorological Institute


It is the season of the STCE annual meeting. Time to present the highlights of the past year.

Recently,  we redefined the key domains and topics covering the activities funded by the STCE. We are still refining it. It is a continuous process that keeps the STCE dynamic.

The domains are: Instrumentation & observations, research, operations, community engagement, management. Each domain includes several topics. Which? Check the link in the left menu.

The STCE looks always for collaborations amongst ourselves and stakeholders. The recent Mother's Day Storm offers a wonderful opportunity to show how the different groups in the different domains complement each other.

The (draft) timetable is available in the left menu. 


To register, click on 'Register' in the left menu. 

Deadline for registration: Wednesday June 19, included.

When - Where

Thursday June 27, 10:00-13:00 in room Stratus, in the former Director's house of the Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium (RMI) - orange in the picture below. The doors open at 9:30. 

Lunch is served around 13:00 in room 1+2 in the Director's house of the Royal Observatory of Belgium (ROB) - green in the picture below. 



  • Alice Michel
  • Andrei Zhukov
  • Ann C. Vandaele
  • Antonio Martínez Picar
  • Bram Bourgoignie
  • Charlotte De Grave
  • Christophe Jean
  • Cis Verbeeck
  • Daan Hubert
  • Daria Shukhobodskaia
  • David Berghmans
  • David Bolsée
  • Dhiren Kindarkhedia
  • Didier Moreau
  • Dries Van Baelen
  • Edith Botek
  • Elisabeth Dom
  • Elke D'Huys
  • Emilien Juckler
  • Eric Pottiaux
  • Fabien Darrouzet
  • Felix Erdmann
  • Gael Cessateur
  • Hervé Lamy
  • Jean-Marie Chevalier
  • Johan De Keyser
  • Judith de Patoul
  • Konstantina Loumou
  • Laurent Dolla
  • Loïc Trompet
  • Luciano Rodriguez
  • Marius Echim
  • Mark Dierckxsens
  • Martine De Mazière
  • Michel Kruglanski
  • Neophytos Messios
  • Nicolas BERGEOT
  • Petra Vanlommel
  • Philippe VONG
  • Pierre BILLOT
  • Quentin Laffineur
  • Robbe Vansintjan
  • Roeland Van Malderen
  • Ronald Van der Linden
  • Sabrina Bechet
  • Sabrina Bechet
  • Stijn Nevens
  • Thanassis Katsiyannis
  • Tobias Verhulst
  • Veronique Delouille
  • Viviane Pierrard
  • Yana Maneva
    • 9:30 AM 10:00 AM
      Arrival with coffee and tea 30m
    • 10:00 AM 10:10 AM
      Welcome to the attendees and special guests from Belgian defence. 10m

      We welcome Dries Van Baelen, radio engineer and Emilien Juckler from MeteoWing, both at Belgian defence.

      Speaker: Ronald Van der Linden
    • 10:10 AM 10:20 AM
      Assessing long-term changes in stratospheric water vapour observed from space 10m

      Changes in water vapour have an impact on surface climate, but are not well constrained due to differences between observations. In this study we quantify and compare variability and long-term changes in three merged satellite Climate Data Records of vertically resolved water vapour in the stratosphere.

      Speaker: Daan Hubert (BIRA-IASB)
    • 10:20 AM 10:30 AM
      ICME impact on plasma turbulence and complexity at Venus, Earth and Mars. 10m

      We investigate the effects of ICME on the properties of turbulence and intermittency detected in the magnetosheath of Venus and Mars and compare with properties detected in the Earth’s magnetosheath when impacted by the same interplanetary event. We select two Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejection (ICME) events, one in January 2009 which hit Venus and Earth and the second one in 2018 which hit Earth and Mars. We use magnetic field and plasma data provided by Venus Express, Cluster and MAVEN on which we apply a full set of analysis methods including computation of Power Spectral Density (PSD), Probability Density Functions (PDFs) and the flatness. We compare the spectral index and the intermittent range of scales (where we observe scale dependent/increasing flatness) obtained for the non-magnetized planets with the same turbulence descriptors obtained for the Earth. We also compare planetary magnetosheath turbulence and intermittency properties observed during space weather events with quiet times results, for each planetary system.

      Speaker: Marius Echim (IASB)
    • 10:30 AM 11:30 AM
      Mother's Day Storm - part 1 1h

      Sabrina, David, Marie, Christophe, Antonio - Solar Observations
      Viviane, Tobias, Hervé, Dani - Near Earth Observations
      Erwin, Nicolas, Jean-Marie, Yana - Sources of Space Weather Impacts
      Dries - Impacts in HF operations seen by users

    • 11:30 AM 11:45 AM
      Break 15m
    • 11:45 AM 12:45 PM
      Mother's Day Storm, part 2 1h

      Sabrina, David, Marie, Christophe, Antonio - Solar Observations
      Viviane, Tobias, Hervé, Dani - Near Earth Observations
      Erwin, Nicolas, Jean-Marie, Yana - Sources of Space Weather Impacts
      Dries - Impacts in HF operations seen by users

    • 12:45 PM 1:00 PM
      STCE structure & future 15m
      Speaker: Ronald Van der Linden
    • 1:00 PM 1:05 PM
      Announcement STCE 20 years 5m
    • 1:05 PM 2:00 PM
      Lunch: veggie sandwiches + lactose-free salad 55m

      Vegetarian lunch: sandwiches and (lactose-free) salad