The Korean Space Weather Center (KSWC) of the National Radio Research Agency(RRA) is a government agency that is responsible for space weather research and operations of the Republic of Korea. Since its founding in 1966, RRA has carried out routine space weather research, such as monitoring solar activities, ionospheric disturbances, and geomagnetic disturbances, while also providing information services to the public as part of its mandate under Korea's radio communications act.
The National Radio Research Agency (RRA) aims to achieve the following objectives through the development of forecast modeling technology, expansion of observation infrastructure, strengthening of observation technology capability, and bolstering of external cooperation activities.
- November 16, 2011 : The opening ceremony of the Space Weather Center was held.
- '66. 02. 05 : Opening of Radio Wave Research Institute (Presidential Decree No. 2397), beginning observation of ionosphere
- '11. 08. 19 : Establishment of the Space Weather Center under the National Radio Research Institute
- '11. 11. 16 : Space Weather Center Open
- '11. 11. : Joining the Int'l Space Environment Service
- '11. 11. : Signing MoU for the exchange of observational data between the Space Radio Center and the U.S. Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- '12. 12. : Establishment of the 1st Space Weather Disaster Management Master Plan ('13 ~ 17')
- '13. 09. : The 1st Conference on Space Weather Environment' (Every year)
- '14. ~ '16. : Signed MoU with Japan and China to expand the ionosphere observation area in East Asia
- '16. 06. : Establish legal grounds for establishing a master plan for space Weather disaster management under the Radio Wave Act
- '18. 12. : Establishing the 2nd Space Weather Disaster Management Master Plan ('18 ~'22)
- '19. 08. : 1st AI Competition for Space Weather Environment' (Every year)
- '20. 01. : Promote upgrading the space Weather environment forecast and alarm system (~'21)
- '20. 11. : MoU for space radio environment information exchange between Space Weather Center and Finland Meteorological Agency (FMI)