Associate team MDG-TAO – Data-driven simulations for Space Weather predictions

Principal investigators
Michele Sebag, TAO research team, Inria
Enrico Camporeale, Multiscale Dynamics group, CWI

We propose an innovative approach to Space Weather modeling: the synergetic use of state-of-the-art simulations with Machine Learning and Data Assimilation techniques, in order to adjust for errors due to non-modeled physical processes, and parameter uncertainties. We envision a truly multidisciplinary collaboration between experts in Computational Science and Data assimilation techniques on one side (CWI), and experts in Machine Learning and Data Mining on the other (INRIA). Our research objective is to realistically tackle long-term Space Weather forecasting, which would represent a giant leap in the field. This proposal is extremely timely, since the huge amount of (freely available) space missions data has not yet been systematically exploited in the current computational methods for Space Weather. Thus, we believe that this work will result in cutting-edge results and will open further research topics in space Weather and Computational Plasma Physics.

Keywords: Space weather forcasting, Machine learning, data assimilation, plasma physics

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