Space Weather research in Europe

In the following pages, we will first provide a brief description of the space weather research that is undertaken in Europe. That overview will be by no means complete, but it will give a rough idea of what is investigated and what the purpose of the research is.

After that, we will provide a simplified introduction of the instruments of the European observatories. The instruments themselves may be complex and their functioning complicated, but we will try to explain their functioning in a simple way.

And finally, we will explain how we will realize improved access for researchers to all these excellent research instruments. This is the main purpose of the PITHIA-NRF project.