About NoSWE

Photo: Njål Gulbrandsen
Photo: Njål Gulbrandsen

The Norwegian Center for Space Weather (NoSWE) is a unit under Tromsø Geophysical Observatory (TGO) at UiT – the Arctic University of Norway. TGO is one of the major space weather service providers in Norway; mainly within the field of geomagnetism, but also ionospheric conditions. TGO acts as Expert Service Center coordinator for geomagnetic conditions within the European Space Agency (ESA) Space Situational Awareness (SSA) program.

The main objectives of the center is to act as a tool to involve Norway in the ESA SSA program, to be a source for information and knowledge about space weather hazards and to provide means towards mitigation of these. An important aim of the center is to establish contact with national directorates, industries and activities that are vulnerable to or dependent on space weather for any reason, ranging from search and rescue and offshore drilling operations to the tourist industry and the amateur radio community.

The staff at the Norwegian Center for Space Weather participates in space weather related research as well as the development of products and services for prediction and mitigation of space weather hazards. Being part of UiT – the Arctic University of Norway NOSWE is a natural place for students of space related topics to find sources of information, thesis topics and work.