Korea Space Weather Research Center (KSWRC)

The sun is not as quiet as we can see with the naked eye. Now the solar activities such as solar flare and prominence don't stop releasing intense solar storms and Coronal Mass Ejections (CME), and they reach to the earth in 2 or 3 days. Its radiation and high-energy particles affect the human life such as satellite, electrics, radio, and communication. Space weather is the time varying environmental conditions within the solar system, including the solar wind, and especially the space surrounding the Earth, including conditions in the near-Earth space.

Korea Space Weather Research Center (KSWRC) is the research and development center for science, application, and service related to the sun and space weather. Starting with the sunspot observation in 1987, we have developed many kinds of observational instruments for the space weather until now. Especially, we are operating Korea Data Center for Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and the ground station of the Van Allen Probes (VAP) with the co-operation of NASA. Above all, we are doing scientific research to analyze and predict the solar radiation, high-energy particles, and geo-magnetic turbulence which are the three elements of the space weather.