SWE Portal 3.9.0 Release Note

The ESA Space Weather team is pleased to announce that SWE Portal 3.9.0 was released on the 14 March 2024.

In this update, the ESA SWE Services have been enhanced with the incorporation of the following new and updated products and tools:

Not sure which products are linked to which service? Find the latest Service-Product linking here: Service Application Matrix

From the Solar Weather Expert Service Centre:

  • Institut de recherche sur les lois fondamentales de l'Univers (CEA/IRFU) provides 
    • The Solar Magnetic Activity Forecasting tool uses a proxy of the sunspot number to provide forecasts of the level of solar activity in a 3-year horizon.
  • The Solar Influences Data analysis Center (SIDC), in this new release, provides an update on the Solarmap product:
    • product now enables the user to choose among different solar images to display (images added from SDO/AIA, SIDC/USET, UGraz/KSO, INAF/OACT)
    • a number of viewpoints other than Earth have been added
    • locations of interest can now be projected onto the solar disc
      1. solar flares (sources used are SIDC EUV flare, NOAA GOES X-ray and UGraz/KSO Solar catalogs)
      2. Coronal mass ejections (as detected by SIDC/CACTus)
      3. Earth, Mars, Venus, Saturn, etc. and spacecrafts
    • characteristics of these new elements (e.g., start time, end time, detection time, area, length, and coordinates) are available via the webpage and API
  • The Solar Influences Data analysis Center (SIDC) provides:
    • The SIDC Moderated Solar Weather Event list provides a moderated list of solar weather events, including sunspot groups, solar flares, and coronal holes. Updated daily, the forecaster assesses the connection between events of different nature, identifying event chains. The tool also includes information about events returning over successive solar rotations.

From the Space Radiation Expert Service Centre:

  • The Seibersdorf Laboratories (SL) provides:
    • Version 3.1 consist of a set of updates to AVIDOS. The ICRP-103 recommendations for effective dose calculations have been implemented. The predictions from HESPERIA UMASEP-500 (R.159) are shown to provide improved warnings for potential increased radiation exposure. The network products Multi-station neutron monitor data (R.108) and SIDC/SILSO Sunspot number forecast (S.108b) products are used to access the necessary data to provide radiation dose exposure assessments.
  • The Eötvös University (ELTE) provides:
    • Six new demonstration products characterising the cold plasma background in the magnetosphere and the location and the shape of the plasmapause. Namely:
      • Equatorial electron density and Plasmapause maps derived from a 3D Neural Network-based empirical model.
      • Plasmasphere Index characterising the status and trend of the plasmasphere dynamics.
      • Lower and Upper limits for the position of the Plasmapause derived from real-time observations.
      • Midnight plasmapause proxy derived from the magnetic and plasma observation of the low- Earth orbiting Swarm satellites.
      • Real-time plasma (electron number and plasma mass) densities are obtained from ground- based observations.

From the Ionospheric Weather Expert Service Centre:

  •  ESA SWE Data Centre (SWE Portal) provides:
    • An update of IONMON TEC and RMS animations. The colour scales are now adaptive considering the daily maximum values of TEC and RMS. The new animations have more vibrant colours and provide the location of the subsolar point.
  • Ionosphere Monitoring and Prediction Center (IMPC) provides:
    • An update of the product Maximum Usable Frequency for slip-distances of 750 km (MUF750) that is now reachable from the portal Services

From the Geomagnetic Conditions Expert Service Centre:

  • Universidad de Alcalá (UAH) provides:
    • Five new products consisting of: Local Disturbance and Current indices for the Iberian Peninsula, a map displaying regional geomagnetic disturbances, Ring current (MID-R) and Electrojet (MID-E) for mid latitude, forecast of SYM-H and ASY-H indices

Your feedback is important! We kindly invite you to participate in a survey to tell us your thoughts on the new SWE Portal, all feedback is welcome and will help improve the SWE Portal and better tailor our services to your needs.

Our SSCC helpdesk are here to help and can be contacted by sending us an email ( or by filling the SWE Portal support request form. A short user satisfaction survey is accessible at the bottom of our replies upon closure of your requests, we would be grateful if you could follow the link to provide feedback on our helpdesk response and help us to improve our service.

Please contact the SSCC Helpdesk ( for any further information.