What is the project designed to achieve?

We will improve the knowledge of the Sun to Earth plasma environment using kinetic computer simulations and increasing the use of modelling for data analysis from European Space Agency (ESA) missions such as BepiColombo, Cluster and Solar Orbiter.

Why is this project important for Europe?

Europe invests in major projects to study the evolution and interactions of plasma from the Sun, giving us an improved view of our place in the Solar System. The scientific rationale of SHOCK is to leverage the data analysis for these projects with improved computer modelling.

How does this project benefit European citizens?

Space science in Europe is at the highest technological level and inspires both the general public and students in their interest in understanding how the Sun affects the solar system environment. SHOCK will enable the general public to engage with space by opening up access to data and simulations.
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  • ERA
  • ESA
  • Queen Mary
  • CNRS
  • ASU
  • Sprinx systems
  • University of St. Andrews