Main tasks

KU Leuven will provide and run EUHFORIA (EUropean Heliospheric FORecasting Information Asset), a model developed originally at the KU Leuven (Pomoell & Poedts, 2018) that provides a 3D MHD model of the solar wind and the evolution of flux-rope CMEs. EUHFORIA has been coupled to magnetosphere models (OpenGGCM and GUMICS-4) and geo-effects models to predict the Kp and Dst indices and the plasmapause stand-off distance. More couplings are foreseen in the above-mentioned EU H2020 projects EUHFORIA 2.0 and SafeSpace and in the ES VSWMC-Part3 project. 

KU Leuven will also provide the interface with the VSWMC (developed at KU Leuven) and participate in the training of scientific users of the facility. It will participate in WP6 as model/data provider and co-organize a training school with BIRA-IASB.