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The Red Lab takes part in the ESA SMOS for Space Weather Workshop

Serco Red Lab has participated in the SMOS for Space Weather workshop, organised by the European Space Agency (ESA) on 14 November 2022, presenting an innovative algorithm to derive Solar flux measurements from the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission dataset.

The algorithm has been developed in the framework of the SMOS Expert Support Laboratories project, in which Red Lab takes part. 

Information about Solar flux is critical to monitor the Solar activity and predict potentially adverse impacts of a "Solar storm" on our infrastructures like GPS receivers.
At the workshop, scientists from ETH Zurich have successfully used the Red Lab Solar flux together with additional models and indices with machine learning algorithms for Vertical Total Electron Content (VTEC) forecast, which is one of the key indicators to model our Ionosphere.  

This is just one example of the applications of SMOS-derived Solar flux, which is now produced regularly on a daily basis by Red Lab. We wish to thank our colleague Lorenzo Di Ciolo for his valuable work and support in this context. 

If you are a scientist interested in accessing the SMOS Solar flux dataset please get in touch with us  Redlab(a)