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Space Weather Workshop 2012

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2012 Workshop Agenda and Presentations

Tuesday, April 24

7:30

Registration

8:30

Opening Remarks
Louis Uccellini, NOAA/ National Weather Service/ National Centers for Environmental Prediction

8:40

State of the Space Weather Prediction Center
William Murtagh, NOAA/Space Weather Prediction Center

9:00

Solar Cycle 24 – How is it Progressing and Where is it Going?
Douglas Biesecker, NOAA/Space Weather Prediction Center

9:20

Demonstration of the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) for Space Weather - R2O/O2R Capabilities
Michelle Mainelli, NOAA/ National Weather Service/ National Centers for Environmental Prediction

9:30 - 10:00

Space Weather Effects on Satellites - Chairs: Janet Green/ Terry Onsager

9:30

Satellite Meeting Overview
Janet Green, NOAA/NGDC

9:45

Radiation Effects on Satellites- A JPL Perspective
Henry Garrett, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

10:00 - 10:20

Break

10:20

SPACECAST: A new European Service to Forecast the High Energy Electron Flux in the Radiation Belts
Richard Horne, British Antarctic Survey

10:35

The Impact of Space Weather on Inmarsat Satellite Fleet Operations
Mark Dickinson, Inmarsat

10:50

Paradigm Concerns and Space Weather
Brian Swinburne, Paradigm

11:05

Profound Change of the Near-Earth Radiation Environment Caused by Solar Superstorms
Yuri Shprits- Presented by Richard Horne, UCLA

11:20

Satellite Roundtable 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

Aviation and Space Weather - Chairs: Joseph Kunches/ Jennifer Meehan

3:00

Delta’s Hazard Avoidance Procedures & Use of Space Weather Information
Tom Fahey and Gregg Scott, Delta Airlines

3:15

Eurocontrol Space Weather Activities
Emilien Robert, Eurocontrol

3:30

Federal Aviation Administration
Steve Albersheim, FAA

3:45

Radiation Protection in Aviation: The Importance of Space Weather
Matthias Meier, German Aerospace Center (DLR)

4:00

Potential Space Weather Impacts and Needs for Commercial Space Operations in the Near Future
Karen Shelton-Mur, FAA

4:15

Aviation Roundtable Discussion

5:00

End of Sessions

Wednesday, April 25

8:30 - 10:00

Commercial Space Weather Interest Group Roundtable Session: Growing the Space Weather Enterprise

 

Keynote Speaker: 
Dr. Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr., Vice President, Science Programs, CSC:
“Growing the Space Weather Enterprise: Improving Community Visibility”
Panelists:
Dr. Tamara L. Dickinson, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President: "Progress in Space Weather Policy"
Mr. Jon Turnipseed, Head of Safety, Virgin Galactic: "The Future of Space Tourism and Space Weather"
Moderator and Organizer:
Dr. Devrie Intriligator, Director, Space Plasma Laboratory, Carmel Research Center, Inc.

10:00 - 10:20

Break

10:20 - 11:20

Agency Activities - Chair: Brent Gordon/ Bill Murtagh

10:20

National Weather Service
Louis Uccellini, NOAA/National Weather Service/ National Centers for Environmental Prediction

10:40

Air Force Weather Update
Col. John Egentowich

11:00

NASA Heliophysics Division
Barbara Giles, NASA

11:20

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

11:40

NASA Space Radiation Analysis Group- Space Radiation Protection, Space Weather, and Exploration
Kerry Lee, NASA

12:00

Lunch

1:00 - 3:00

Poster Session - General Research/ Operations and Magnetospheric Research and Applications

2:45 - 3:00

Break

3:00 - 3:20

Decadal Survey- Chair: Howard Singer

3:00

Space Weather and the Next Solar and Space Physics Decadal Survey
Daniel Baker, University of Colorado

3:20 - 5:00

International Coordination of Space Weather Activities - Chairs: James Head

3:20

State Department Engagement with the International Space Weather Community
James Head, U.S. State Department

3:40

Space Weather Impact on Critical Infrastructures: Activities at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre
Elisabeth Krausmann, European Commission, Joint Research Centre

4:00

Space Environment Support to NATO Space Situational Awareness: Advances by the NATO Research & Technology Organisation SCI-229 Task Group
Mauro Messerotti, INAF-Astronomical Observatory of Trieste

4:20

United Kingdom - Recent Space Weather Activities and Plans in the U.K.
Mike Hapgood, RAL Space - Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

4:40

World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and International Space Environment Service (ISES) Activities
Terry Onsager, NOAA/ Space Weather Prediction Center

5:00

End of Sessions

6:00 - 8:30

Reception and Dinner at UCAR:
Special Guest Speaker: Dr. Madhulika (Lika) Guhathakurta
'A One-World Response to the Growing Threat of Space Weather'

Thursday, April 26

8:30 - 10:10

International Coordination of Space Weather Activities - Chair: Terry Onsager

8:30

Japanese Space Weather Activities and Asia Oceania Space Weather Alliance
Shinichi Watari, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology

8:50

Activities of the Korean Space Weather Center
Jae-Hyung Lee, Korean Space Weather Center

9:10

The Brazilian Space Weather Program - EMBRACE - Inauguration year.
Joaquim E R Costa, National Institute for Space Research (INPE)

9:30

Up-to-Date Cosmic Ray Applications for a SSA Satellite, for SWON, in ViSpaNet and for Fukushima Radiation
Frank Jansen, German Aerospace Center (DLR)

9:50 - 10:10

Break

10:10 - 12:00

Space Weather Prediction Modeling - Chair: Howard Singer

10:10

Solar Active Longitude and Active Level Estimation
Huaning Wang, NAO, Chinese Academy of Sciences

10:30

WSA-Enlil in Operations at the National Weather Service: Experiences, Results and Developments
George Millward, NOAA/ Space Weather Prediction Center

10:50

The NOAA Space Weather Prediction Testbed
Rodney Viereck, NOAA/ Space Weather Prediction Center

11:10

Operational Dst from Real-Time Data Streams and Forecast Algorithms
W. Kent Tobiska, Space Environment Technologies SWD

11:30

Assessment of Ionosphere/Thermosphere Models in Low Solar Flux Conditions for the CCMC CEDAR Challenge
Barbara A. Emery, HAO/NCAR

12:00

Lunch

1:00 - 3:00

Poster Session - Ionospheric Research

2:45 - 3:00

Break

3:00 - 3:20

Transiting Science to Applications- Chair: Jeff Shoup

3:00

Lessons Learned from Successful Earth Science Research-to-Applications Efforts
James Spann, NASA

3:20 - 5:00

Geomagnetic Induced Currents - Chair: Chris Balch

3:20

North American Electric Reliability Corporation -Geomagnetic Disturbance Taskforce
​Mark Lauby, North American Electric Reliability Corporation

3:40

U.S. Geological Survey Geomagnetism Program Product Status
Carol Finn, U.S. Geological Survey

4:00

Solar Shield Project - Updates and Future Challenges
Antti Pulkkinen, Catholic University of America at NASA/GSFC

4:20

Solar-Flare Induced Disturbances in the U.S. Electric Grid and their Economic Impact
Sarah Mitchell, Lockheed Martin

4:40

FEMA Federal Interagency Response Planning
Donald Daigler, FEMA

5:00

End of Sessions

6:00 - 9:00

SWPC / Commercial Space Weather Interest Group/ACSWA  Dinner and Summit (by invitation)

Friday, April 27

8:30 - 10:10

Modeling - Chair: George Millward

8:30

Modeling the Structure of the Solar Corona and Inner Heliosphere using CORHEL
​Pete Riley, Predictive Science, Inc.

8:50

The Air Force Data Assimilative Photospheric Flux Transport (ADAPT) Model
Charles Arge, Air Force Research Laboratory

9:10

A Solar Energetic Particle Event Model for WSA-ENLIL
Janet Luhmann, Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley

9:30

Community Coordinated Modeling Center: Addressing Needs of Operational Space Weather Forecasting
Masha Kuznetsova, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

9:50

Assessing Geospace Models for Use in Space Weather Operations
Howard Singer, NOAA/ Space Weather Prediction Center

10:10 - 10:40

Break

10:40 - 11:40

Ionosphere Variability- Chair: Tim Fuller-Rowell

10:40

Measuring Ionospheric Irregularities Globally by the Rate of TEC Index and GNSS Networks
Xiaoqing Pi, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

11:00

3D Modeling of Equatorial Spread F
Joe Huba, Naval Research Lab

11:20

Data Assimilation at Multiple Spatial Scales
Cathryn Mitchell, University of Bath

11:40 - 12:00

Solar Cycle - Chair: Douglas Biesecker

11:40

The International Sunspot Index: Past, Present and Future
Frederic Clette, SIDC - Solar Influences Data Analysis Center

12:00

End of Conference