Space Weather Workshop Agenda

Schedule 2017

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Monday: May 1

2:00 - 4:30 pm

Electron Sensor Intercalibration Workshop
Alder Boardroom
 
The electron sensor intercalibration workshop will be an opportunity to give informal presentations and have discussions on recent efforts to intercalibrate electron measurements and challenges encountered. Calibration activities with NOAA's GOES satellites, JMA's Himawari-8 satellite, and European Space Agency satellites are among those that will be discussed. The challenge of converting limited measurements to energy and pitch angle spectra for use in numerical models will also be discussed. If you plan to participate, please contact Elsayed Talaat (elsayed.r.talaat@nasa.gov) and Terry Onsager (terry.onsager@noaa.gov).

 1:30 - 4:30

R2O2R (Research to Operations to Research) Open Community Meeting
Fir Boardroom

In August 2016, a meeting was held in Boulder, CO to discuss Research to Operations (R2O) and Operations to Research (O2R) and to gather input for agencies to respond to the National Space Weather Action Plan’s request for a plan for the improvement of operational space weather forecasting. Since then, a plan was developed and posted to the Federal Register for public comment. Those comments are being addressed. Now, with people gathering for the Space Weather Workshop, we have an opportunity to continue the discussion to help define the R2O2R process and options for a center/capability that can meet the Nation’s space weather needs. We invite your participation at this meeting.

3:00 - 4:30

Student Workshop
by invitation (Private Dining Room)

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Welcome Networking Session
Sponsored by Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP)   (Lobby Court)

Tuesday: May 2

8:30 am

Conference Welcome
Rodney Viereck, NOAA/SWPC

8:40 - 10:00

Space Weather Workshop 2017 Kickoff
Chair: Rodney Viereck, NOAA/SWPC

8:40

Challenges of Forecasting Space Weather Storms
Bill Murtagh, NOAA/SWPC

9:00

Review of U.S. Government Space Weather Policies
Seth Jonas, Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI)

9:20

Political Perspectives

Annie Larson, Regional Director- Denver Office of Senator Cory Gardner

9:40

ESA SSA Space Weather System
Juha-Pekka Luntama, European Space Agency (ESA)

10:00 - 11:00

Poster Session & Break (Solar and Interplanetary Research and Applications)   

11:00 - 12:30 pm

Economic Impacts
Chair: Mark Gibbs, UK Met Office

11:00

Disaster Impact Assessment Methods for Space Weather Critical Infrastructure Failure: Input-Output Approaches and Beyond
Edward Oughton, Cambridge University

11:15

The Social and Economic Impacts of Space Weather (U.S. Study)
Stacey Worman, Abt Associates

11:30

ESA
Juha-Pekka Luntama, European Space Agency (ESA)

11:45

Quantifying the Daily Economic Impact of Extreme Space Weather Due to Failure in Electricity Transmission Infrastructure
Edward Oughton, Cambridge University

12:00 - 12:30 pm

Panel Discussion

12:30 - 2:00

Lunch SWPC Tour (Please Note: Tour participants will miss afternoon session talks)
*Tour bus departs the Omni Interlocken Lobby at 12:45 PM and returns at 3 PM*

2:00 - 3:40

Executive and Congressional Space Weather Activities
Chair: Bill Murtagh, NOAA/SWPC

2:00

DOD R2O Perspectives
Ralph Stoffler, AFW

2:15

Update on SWORM/ SWAP and R2O
Bill Lapenta, NOAA/NWS

2:30

NASA Perspective on R2O
Steven Clarke, NASA/Heliophysics

2:45

DHS and Space Weather
Jack Anderson, DHS

3:00

NSF Perspective on R2O
Paul Shepson, NSF

3:15 - 3:40

Panel Discussion

3:40 - 4:30

Poster Session & Break (Solar and Interplanetary Research and Applications)

4:30 - 5:50 pm

Broader Space Weather Community Perspectives
Chair: Geoff Crowley, ASTRA

4:30

Architecting the Future to Meet the Nation’s Space Weather Needs
Dan Baker, LASP

4:50

"The Space Weather Development Center: A Proposed Space Weather Community Model Solution"
Dan Welling, University of Michigan

5:10

R2O: A Commercial Perspective
Conrad Lautenbacher, ACSWA

5:30

End of Session

5:45 - 8:00 pm

11th Annual NOAA/ SWPC - Commercial Space Weather Interest Group (CSWIG)/American Commercial Space Weather Association (ACSWA) Summit Meeting – by invitation

Wednesday: May 3

8:30 - 8:40 am

Space Weather Morning Forecast
Shawn Dahl, NOAA/SWPC Space Weather Forecasting Office

8:40 - 9:55

Session: R2O Challenges and Successes
Chair: Elsayed Talaat, NASA/Heliophysics

8:40

NASA LWS and R2O
Elsayed Talaat, NASA/Heliophysics

8:55

The Air Force Research Laboratory and Space Weather R2O
Michael Starks, AFRL

9:10

Commercial R2O2R Activities
W. Kent Tobiska, ACSWA

9:25

NOAA/SWPC R2O Activities
George Millward, Colorado University

9:40

CCMC LWS R2O
Masha Kuznetsova, NASA/CCMC

9:55 - 11:00

Poster Session & Break (Ionosphere Research and Applications / General Space Weather Services and Education)   

11:00 - 12:20 pm

R2O - The End User (O) Perspective
Chair: Rodney Viereck, NOAA/SWPC

11:00

Space Weather Research to Ops Transition: Industry Perspective
Jim Jones, Northrup Grumman

11:20

Power Grid Impacts
Robert Arritt, EPRI

11:40

Aviation Impacts
Tom Fahey, Delta Airlines
Gary Edwards, Flight Control Special Assignment Supervisor

12:00

Railroad Impacts
Leslie McCormack, ATKINS

12:20 - 1:30

Lunch (No Tour)

1:30 - 2:50

Extreme Events
Chair: Howard Singer, NOAA/SWPC

1:30

Extreme Space Weather Events: What Can Solar Magnetic Fields Tell Us?
Jon Linker, Predictive Science, Inc. (PSI)

1:50

Modeling and Understanding Extreme Space Weather
Chigomezyo Ngwira, NASA/CCMC

2:10

How Might the Thermosphere and Ionosphere React to an Extreme Space Weather Event?
Tim Fuller Rowell, CIRES

2:30

SWAP Benchmarks on Extreme Events
Rodney Viereck, NOAA/SWPC

2:50 - 3:50

Poster Session & Break (Ionosphere Research and Applications / General Space Weather Services and Education)  

3:50 - 5:10

GNSS Radio Occultation and COSMIC II
Chair: Terry Onsager, NOAA/SPWC

3:50

COSMIC-2/FORMOSAT Program Status
Wei Serafino, NOAA/NESDIS

4:10

GeoOptics
Conrad Lautenbacher, GeoOptics

4:30

Ionosphere collection capability from a 3U CubeSat GNSS-RO constellation
Timothy Duly, Spire

4:50

PlanetIQ
Robert Kursinski, PlanetIQ

5:10

End of Session

6:00 - 9:00 pm

Banquet Dinner at Omni Interlocken Ballroom

Special Guest Speaker:
Dr. Alan Stern, Associate Vice President and
Special Assistant to the President, Southwest Research Institute
“The Exploration of Pluto by New Horizons”

Thursday: May 4

8:40 - 9:00 am

Keynote: The Great Space Weather Storm of May 1967: It's role in Space Weather as We Know It
Delores Knipp, University of Colorado

9:00 - 10:00

GPS/GNSS and Space Weather I
Chair: Mihail Codrescu, NOAA/SWPC

9:00

GPS/GNSS Systems and Space Weather Impacts
Keith Groves, Boston College

9:20

WAAS Interference
Keith Groves, Boston College (for Eric Altschuler, Sequoia Research Center)

9:40

Commercial Perspective
Geoff Crowley, ASTRA

10:00 - 11:00

Poster Session & Break (Magnetosphere Research and Applications)

11:00 - 12:20 pm

GPS/GNSS and Space Weather II
Chair: Keith Groves, Boston College

11:00

Equatorial Scintillation Impact on GNSS Precise Positioning Services
Yahya Memarzedeh, Fugro

11:20

The Positioning Services of the Norwegian Mapping Authority
Knut Jacobsen, NMA

11:40

Ionospheric services for GNSS applications and related research at DLR
Jens Berdermann, DLR (German Aerospace Center)

12:00 - 2:00

Lunch SWPC Tour (Please Note: Tour participants will miss afternoon session talks)
*Tour bus departs the Omni Interlocken Lobby at 12:20 PM and returns at 2:30 PM*

2:00 - 3:40

Session: Space Weather Impacts on Satellites
Chair: Rob Redmon, NOAA/NCEI

Session: Space Weather Impacts on Satellites

2:00

Impact of Space Weather on the Satellite Industry
Janet Green, Space Hazards Applications, LLC

2:20

The AE9/AP9 Radiation and Plasma Environment Model
Bob Johnston, AFRL

2:40

SKYNET - SpaceWx in Operational Practice
Ewan Haggarty, Airbus

3:00

2d Weather Squadron Space Weather Anomaly Assessment Support
Maclane Townsend, DOD

3:20

Launch Vehicles and Space Weather
Ben Griffiths, Ball Aerospace

3:40 - 4:40

Poster Session & Break (Magnetosphere Research and Applications)

4:40 - 5:40 pm

Session: Satellite Drag
Chair: W. Kent Tobiska, Space Environment Technologies (SET)

4:40

Satellite Tracking and Collision Avoidance (DOD)
Fred Schmidt, DOD

5:00

Dragster: Satellite Drag Ensemble Assimilation Model
Geoff Crowley, ASTRA

5:20

Neutral Atmospheric Density Modeling and the Conjunction Assessment Problem
Matthew Hejduk, Astorum Consulting, LLC

5:40

End of Session

Friday: May 5

8:30 - 9:50 am

New Data and Missions I
Chair: TBD

8:30

SafeSky Report: LWS Aviation Radiation Institute
W. Kent Tobiska, Space Environment Technologies (SET)

8:50

L1/L5 Satellites and Coronagraph Update
Margaret Caulfield, NOAA/NESDIS

9:10

Report on the “L5 in Tandem with L1: Future Space-Weather Missions Workshop” – Steps Toward a L5 Operational SWx Mission
Mario Bisi, Science & Technology Facilities Council / RAL Space

9:30

Space Radiation Crew Protection and Operations for Exploration Missions
Ramona Gaza, Leidos/SRAG

9:50 - 10:20

Break

10:20 - 11:40

New Data and Missions II
Chair: TBD

10:20

Finally!  GOES-16
Bill Denig, NOAA/NCEI

10:40

Advanced Technology in Small Packages Enables Space Weather Nanosatellites
Tom Woods, LASP

11:00

International Space Environment Service – the Global Space Weather Service Network
Terry Onsager, NOAA/SWPC

11:20

Solar Cycle Update
Doug Biesecker, NOAA/SWPC 

11:40

Closing Remarks
Bill Murtagh, NOAA/SWPC

11:50 am

End of Conference


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