Town Hall Meeting - 6 January 2015

95th AMS Meeting

Tuesday, 6 January, 2015
12:15 - 1:15pm, Room 127ABC

Town Hall Meeting

Complimentary box lunches will be provided by VSP to the first 100 participants

Location:  Room 127ABC

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Report of an International Roadmap on Space Weather:

Science of space weather and its impact on life and society

AMS 2015

With the rapid development of the technological infrastructure upon which modern society depends comes a growing appreciation of the hazards presented by the phenomena around our home planet that we call space weather. The complexity of the coupled Sun-Earth system, the sparseness by which it can be covered by remote-sensing and in-situ instrumentation, and the costs of the required observational and computational infrastructure warrant an international approach with feasible, affordable solutions.

COSPAR and the steering committee of the International Living With a Star program tasked a multi-disciplinary, international team with the development of a roadmap with the goal of demonstrably improving our observational capabilities for, scientific understanding of, and ability to forecast the various aspects of space weather.

This presentation reviews the significance of space weather, and summarizes the roadmap, its top-priority recommendations, and their underlying rationale.

The Living With a Star program of the Heliophysics Division in NASA’s Science Mission Directorate
sponsors the Summer Schools.