Canadian Space Weather Forecast Centre
The Canadian Space Weather Forecast Centre (CSWFC) in Ottawa is operated by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). It is a Regional Warning Centre (RWC) of the International Space Environment Service (ISES) and contributes to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Scientists in the Canadian Space Weather Forecast Centre both monitor and research space weather and its impacts on a variety of technologies. Their goal is to reduce the risk of interruptions to the safe operation of critical infrastructure, such as power grids, pipelines, satellites, communication, and navigation. In collaboration with other government departments, universities and industrial partners, Natural Resources Canada researchers have provided many important contributions to reduce the vulnerability of critical technology to space weather hazards. These include developing forecasts, alerting of hazardous geomagnetic storms, and modeling and monitoring geomagnetic effects on power systems, pipelines, satellites, HF communication, and GPS navigation. NRCan researchers continue to investigate new and emerging topics to improve space weather forecasts.
If you want to learn more about our activities and services, please contact Space Weather Canada.