Ionosphere and Space Weather

This is the web portal of the Ionosphere and Space Weather (ISW) section within the Geophysical Department (CPG) of the Royal Meteorological Institute (RMI). The website provides information on our current research and development activities as well as access to (some of) the services related to ionosphere/space weather conditions and effects.


  • Research on ionospheric/space plasma structure and dynamics, with emphasis on ionospheric/geomagnetic disturbances, irregularities, and their effects on Comm/Nav systems' performance
  • Design, development, and programming of robust algorithms for nowcast and short-/long- term forecast of geospace plasma parameters by utilising ground (ionospheric incidence sounding, geomagnetic, cosmic rays) and space (GNSS, LEO satellite) based measurements
  • Development and programming of theoretical and empirical models for numerical simulation and investigation of geospace plasma system conditions and associated phenomena


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Royal Meteorological Institute (RMI), Ringlaan 3, B-1180 Brussels, Belgium

Stanimir STANKOV

RMI Geophysical Centre (IRM-CPG)
R. Centre Physique 1
B-5670 Dourbes-Viroinval, Belgium

Tel: +32 60 395 427
Fax: +32 60 395 423

The ionospheric section has offices in Brussels (address: Royal Meteorological Institute, Ringlaan 3, B-1180 Brussels / website: and Dourbes (address: RMI Geophysical Centre, R. Centre Physique 1, B-5670 Dourbes / website: