The modern-day society relies heavily on operational technological systems using radio waves: ground-to-ground and ground-to-satellite telecommunications, radars, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) such as GPS or GALILEO. Space Weather phenomena are often the origin of disturbed ionospheric conditions which can strongly affect the performances of technological systems based on radio waves. Therefore, it is indispensable to monitor, model and forecast the ionospheric activity and its effects on these technological systems.
We currently offer data and products related to geomagnetic and ionospheric activity and a qualitative estimate of GNSS signals in Belgium.
The data can be consulted on the site of the Solar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence. It's the result of a coöperation between the RMI and the Royal Observatory of Belgium ROB