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Space Weather Workshop 2013

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2013 Workshop Agenda and Presentations

Tuesday, April 16

8:30

Conference Welcome
William Murtagh, NOAA/Space Weather Prediction Center

8:40

State of the Space Weather Prediction Center
Brent Gordon, NOAA/Space Weather Prediction Center

9:00

Relationship between SWPC Products and Geoelectic Fields
Chris Balch, NOAA/Space Weather Prediction Center

9:15

Modeling of Extreme Space Weather Events in the UK Power Grid
Alan W.P. Thomson, British Geological Survey

9:30

US Geological Survey Geomagnetism Program Electric Field Calculations for GIC Analysis
Jennifer L. Gannon, U.S. Geological Survey

9:45

Quantifying the Electric Grid Risk from Geomagnetic Storms
Nicole Homeier, Atmospheric and Environmental Research 

10:00 - 10:20

Break

10:20

NEXTera Nuclear Geomagnetic Disturbance Mitigation for Generator GSU Transformers
Ken Fleisher, NextEra Energy

10:35

Con Edison
Zahid Qayyum, Con Edison

10:50

Florida FRCC - Florida Reliability Coordinating Council
Eric Senkowicz, Florida Reliability Coordinating Council

11:05

Addressing Space Weather Impacts on the U.S. Electric Grid
Richard Waggel, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 

11:20

Panel Discussion

12:00

Lunch

1:00 - 3:00

Poster Session - Solar and Interplanetary Research and Applications

2:45 - 3:00

Break

3:00 - 5:00

Recent Developments in Satellite Observations and Impacts 
Chair: Juan Rodriguez - NOAA/NGDC

3:00

AMPERE Development Status
Brian J. Anderson, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

3:20

NOAA Resources for Safeguarding the Satellite Infrastructure from Space Weather
Janet C. Green, NOAA/ NGDC

3:40

Space Weather with the Van Allen Probes
Nicky Fox, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

4:00

NOAA Operational Space Environmental Monitoring - Current Capabilities and Future Directions
Bill Denig, NOAA/NGDC

4:20

Space Weather Monitoring for ISS Geomagnetic Storm Studies
Linda Parker, Jacobs Technology

4:40

First Results from the Colorado Student Space Weather Experiment (CSSWE): Energetic Particle Distribution in the Near Earth Environment
Xinlin Li, University of Colorado, Boulder

5:00

End of Sessions

5:30-7:30

7th Annual SWPC / Commercial Space Weather Interest Group (CSWIG) / American Commercial Space Weather Association (ACSWA) Summit Meeting 
(Invitation only)

Wednesday, April 17

8:30 - 10:00

Commercial Space Weather Interest Group (CSWIG) / American Commercial Space Weather Association (ACSWA) Roundtable Session: Growing the Space Weather Enterprise

 

Keynote Speaker: 
Dr. Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, GeoOptics, Inc.
Growing the Space Weather Enterprise: Public - Private Partnering
Panelists:
Jerome Lafeuille, Chief, Space-based Observing Division, World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Broadening Space Weather Stakeholders Engagement: a WMO Perspective
Harvin Moore, Chief Operations Officer, Space Services Holdings, Inc.
Sunjammer: Example and Precursor of Effective Public-Private Partnerships for Space Weather
Moderator and Organizer:
Dr. Devrie Intriligator, Director, Space Plasma Laboratory, Carmel Research Center, Inc.

10:00 - 10:20

Break

10:20 - 12:20

Agency Activities 
Chair: Bill Gail - Global Weather Corporation and AMS President Elect

10:20

Space Weather Research at the National Science Foundation
Richard Behnke, National Science Foundation

10:40

NASA Heliophysics Division
Madhulika Guhathakurta, NASA

11:00

The National Space Weather Program: Implementing National Capability
Michael Bonadonna, Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology

11:20

Enabling Effective Space Weather and Climatology (SWaC) Capabilities: The NRC Decadal Survey in Solar and Space Physics
Daniel N. Baker, University of Colorado, Boulder

11:40

European Space Agency \u2013 Space Situational Awareness Programme
Alexi Glover, European Space Agency

12:00

Space Environment Support to NATO Space Situation Awareness
Mauro Messerotti 1,2,3 and the NATO STO/CSO SCI -- Task Group
INAF--Astronomical Observatory of Trieste, Italy
Department of Physics, University of Trieste, Italy
NATO Science and Technology Organisation/CSO, Paris, France

12:20

Lunch

1:00 - 3:00

Poster Session - Operational and Magnetospheric Research and Applications

3:00 - 5:00

Operations to Research
Chair: William Murtagh, NOAA/SWPC

3:00

Radiation Environment Services: Research Needed to Fill Operational Gaps
Chair - Robert Rutledge, NOAA/ SWPC
Panelists - Kerry Lee, NASA, Johnson Space Center
Joe Mazur, The Aerospace Corporation
Chris Mertens, NASA, Langley Research Center
Mike Stills, United Airlines

3:40

Geomagnetic Services: Research Needed to Fill Operational Gaps
Chair - Howard Singer, NOAA/ SWPC
Panelists - Jennifer Gannon, U.S. Geological Survey
Antti Pulkkinen, NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center
Don Watkins, Bonneville Power Administration
Michael Wiltberger, NCAR High Altitude Observatory

4:20

Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Services: Research Needed to Fill Operational Gaps
Chair - Joe Kunches, NOAA/ SWPC
Panelists - Anthea J. Coster, Haystack Observatory
Geoff Crowley, ASTRA
Eric Gakstatter, GPS World
Capt. Steven Miller, USAF

5:00

End of Sessions

6:00 - 9:00

Reception and Dinner at UCAR Center Green Campus, Bldg. 1
Special Guest Speaker: Mr. Josh Hopkins Space Exploration Architect, Lockheed Martin Space Systems - "Future Human Space Exploration and the Role of Space Weather"

Thursday, April 18

8:30 - 10:10

International Communication and Coordination Related to Extreme Space Weather Events 
Chair: Mangala Sharma - U.S. Department of State

8:30

Session Introduction Mangala Sharma, U.S. Department of State

8:35

Presentations from International Warning Centers

 

Australia - Mike Terkildsen, Bureau of Meteorology/IPS
Brazil - Clezio Marcos De Nardin, National Institute for Space Research
China - Jianguang Guo, China Meteorological Administration
China - Siqing Liu, Center for Space Science and Applied Research
China - Huaning Wang, National Astronomical Observatory
Japan - Mamoru Ishii, National Institute of Information and Communication Technology
NATO - Mauro Messerotti, Astronomical Observatory of Trieste
Poland - Iwona Stanislawska, Space Research Center, Presented by Terry Onsager
South - Korea Jinwook Han, Korean Space Weather Center
U.S. - Bob Rutledge, NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center
UK - Suzy Bingham, UK Meteorology Office

10:00

World Meteorological Organization Perspective 
Jerome Lafeuille, World Meteorological Organization Space Program

10:10

Break

10:30-11:15

International Communication and Coordination Related to Extreme Space Weather Events Panel and Audience Discussion
Moderator: Mangala Sharma, U.S. Department of State

11:15-12:15

International Space Weather Activities
Chair: Terry Onsager - NOAA/SWPC

11:15

Shared awareness and Joint Action- Dealing with the effects of Extreme Space Weather 
Emmelie Andersson, Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB)

11:35

UK Space Weather Strategy - Linking Research to Operations 
Mike Hapgood, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) Space, Presented by Alan W. P. Thomson

11:55

Activities of the Korean Space Weather Center 
Jaehyung Lee, Korean Space Weather Center

12:00

Lunch

1:00 - 2:30

Poster Session - Ionospheric/ Thermosphere Research and Applications

2:30 - 3:10

Using Space Weather Information for Aviation
Chair: Joseph Kunches - NOAA/SWPC

2:30

Space Weather: The View from the Cockpit 
Klaus Sievers, International Federation of Airline Pilots Associations

2:50

The Impact of the Halloween Storms on Radiation Exposure in Aviation: 10 Years After 
Matthias Meier, German Aerospace Center (DLR)

3:10 - 5:10

Ionospheric Storms: Observations and Modeling 
Chair: Mihail Codrescu - NOAA/SWPC

3:10

High Latitude Ionospheric Effects: Observations and Modeling 
Geoff Crowley, ASTRA - Presented by Marcin Pilinski

3:30

Five Years of C/NOFS Observations: Equatorial Space Weather 
Odile de la Beaujardiere, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

3:50

Monitoring Ionospheric Scintillation Effects on Precise Positioning in the North America Region 
Bonnie Valant-Spaight, Propagation Research Associates (PRA)

4:10

Using the Murchison Widefield Array for Solar-Heliosphere- Ionosphere Science 
Anthea J. Coster, Haystack Observatory

4:30

Norwegian Space Weather 
Knut Stanley Jacobsen, Norwegian Mapping Authority

4:50

Ensemble Modeling with Data Assimilation Models: A New Strategy for Space Weather Specifications and Forecasts 
Robert Schunk, Utah State University

5:10

End of Sessions

Friday, April 19

8:30 - 10:10

Space Weather Modeling
Chair: Rodney Viereck - NOAA/SWPC

8:30

Geospace Models for Transition to Operations: Assessment Results and Next Steps
Howard Singer, NOAA/SWPC

8:50

Ionospheric Plasma Irregularities at High Latitudes: Their Characteristics and Climatology 
Hermann Luhr, German Research Centre for Geosciences

9:10

Neutral Atmosphere Density Interdisciplinary Research (NADIR) 
Jeffrey M. Forbes, University of Colorado

9:30

Community Coordinated Modeling Center: Models, Tools and Systems for Operational Space Weather Forecasting and Analysis 
Masha Kuznetsova, NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center

9:50

Integrated Dynamics Through Earth\u2019s Atmosphere (IDEA): Predicting Ionosphere- Thermosphere Space Weather Under all Conditions 
Tim Fuller-Rowell, University of Colorado

10:10

Management of a Community Model: The WRF Effort at NCAR 
Jordan Powers, NCAR

10:50 - 11:50

Human Exposure on Aviation and Space Flight 
Chair: Robert Rutledge - NOAA/SWPC

10:50

Space Radiation Analysis Group Operational Tools 
Kerry T. Lee, NASA, Johnson Space Flight Center

11:10

Automatic Prediction of Solar Energetic Particle Events and the First Hours of their Proton Fluxes with E > 10 MeV and E > 100 MeV 
Marlon Nunez, Universidad de Malaga

11:30

Recent Updates and Results from the NAIRAS Aircraft Radiation Exposure Model 
Christopher J. Mertens, NASA, Langley Research Center

11:50 - 12:10

Solar Cycle 
Chair: Brent Gordon - NOAA/SWPC

11:50

Where is Solar Cycle 24? Did it Happen Already? Is There More to Come? 
Douglas Biesecker, NOAA/SWPC

12:10

SWPC Director Closing 
Brent Gordon, NOAA/SWPC

12:15

End of Conference