Machine Learning in Space Weather and how to handle it

Speaker: Guendalina Palmirotta (European Space Agency, Germany)
Title: Machine Learning in Space Weather and how to handle it
Time: Wednesday, 2022.07.06, 10:00 a.m. (CET)
Place: fully virtual (contact Dr. Jakub Lengiewicz to register)
Format: 30 min. presentation + 30 min. discussion

Abstract: Machine leaning (ML), an imposing but not necessarily new method, is living today its golden age by achieving unforeseen results in numerous industrial applications. On the other side, Space Weather (SW), which describes changing environmental conditions in near-Earth space, is becoming more and more important to our society. But how can SW benefit from the ongoing ML revolution? In the last decade, many researchers, like E. Camporeale, showed that SW possesses all the ingredients often required for a successful ML application. Using this large and freely data set of in situ and remote observations collected over several decades of space missions, it is possible to forecast and nowcast solar activity and thus protect our increasing satellites constellations and us! In this talk, we will give a warm introduction to this field and point out a number of open challenges that we believe is worth to discuss and to undertake.