The Solar-Terrestrial Center of Excellence

4 Dec 2017, 10:35
Meridian Room (Royal Observatory of Belgium)

Meridian Room

Royal Observatory of Belgium

Ringlaan 3, 1180 Brussels, Belgium


Dr Ronald Van der Linden (Royal Observatory of Belgium)


This is an overview of the The Solar-Terrestrial Center of Excellence (STCE) activities. The Solar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence is a scientific project which aims at the creation of an international expert centre and the valorization of Solar-Terrestrial research and services. The STCE clusters the know-how of 3 Belgian Federal institutes: Royal Observatory of Belgium ROB, Royal Meteorological Institute RMI, Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy BIRA-IASB. The goal is to: - Integrate the existing Belgian research groups in one overarching structure - Stabilize and consolidate the existing knowhow scattered over different existing institutes - Support visiting fellows & communication The solid base of the STCE is our experience in fundamental solar and earth atmospheric physics research, our involvement in earth-based and space missions and a fully operational eligible space weather application centre. Our scientists act at different levels within the frame of internal, national and international collaborations of scientific and commercial oriented partners.

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Dr Ronald Van der Linden (Royal Observatory of Belgium)

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