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Space Weather Workshop 2008

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Workshop Agenda and Presentations

Monday, April 28

1:00 - 5:00

Aviation and Space Weather Workshop

5:00

End of Session

Tuesday, April 29

8:15

Conference Welcome
LCDR Jim Illg, NOAA/SWPC

8:20

Opening Remarks; Colorado Lieutenant Governor
Barbara O'Brien, State of Colorado

8:40

State of the Space Weather Prediction Center
Thomas Bogdan, NOAA/SWPC

9:00 - 11:00

Aviation and Space Weather
Chair - Joe Kunches

9:00

Defining Aviation Space Weather User Requirements: Cross-Polar Working Group Activities
Bryn Jones, Virgin Airlines and Solar Metrics

9:20

Space Weather Communications at the Edmonton ACC
Joel Morin, NAV Canada (Edmonton ACC)

9:40

International Airlines and Polar Flights
Mike Stills, United Airlines

10:00 - 10:20

Break

10:20

Implementation of European Radiation Protection Legislation for Aircrew (Lufthansa Group)
Matthias Meier, German Aerospace Center

10:40

Highlights of Monday's Aviation Workshop: Mapping the Way Ahead
Joe Kunches, NOAA/SWPC

11:00 - 12:00

Space Science Activities
Chair - Joseph Kunches

11:00

NASA's Heliophysics Great Observatory
Charles P. Holmes, NASA

11:20

Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Dean Pesnell, NASA/GSFC

11:40

Radiation Belt Tools and Climatology
Eric Kihn, NOAA/NGDC

12:00

Lunch

1:00 - 3:00

Poster Session - Magnetospheric Research and Applications

2:45 - 3:00

Break

3:00 - 4:20

Space Science Activities
Chair - Stephen Guetersloh

3:00

Real-Time Radiation Storm Forecasting with SOHO/COSTEP
Barbara Giles, NASA

3:20

Space Weather Support to NASA Operations
Ronald E. Turner, ANSER

3:40

DOSTEL Dosimetry Measurements Aboard ISS
Soenke Burmeister, IEAP, Kiel University

4:00

Space Radiation Protection, Space Weather, and Exploration
Neal Zapp, NASA/JSC/SRAG

4:20 - 5:00

Geomagnetic Storm Effects on Electric Utilities: Recent Activities
Chair - Chris Balch

4:20

Economic Aspects of Space Weather on the Power Grid
Ben L. Damsky, EPRI

4:40

Solar Shield - Forecasting and Mitigating Solar Effects on Power Transmissions Systems
Antti Pulkkinen, UMBC/GEST GSFC

5:00

End of Session

Wednesday, April 30

8:30 - 10:00

The Space Environment and Commercial Business Activities: Roundtable Session
Devrie S. Intriligator, Moderator, Carmel Research Center, Space Plasma Laboratory

 

Speakers:
Commercial Space Weather Missions: Lessons Learned and Future Prospects
Charles M. Chafer, CEO, Sentinel Satellite, Inc.

Communication Alert and Prediction System (CAPS) - Realtime Space Weather for HF Operational Users
W. Kent Tobiska, President, Space Environment Technologies

Personal View of the Future of Space Weather
Keith Strong, Senior Scientist, SP Systems

10:00 - 10:20

Break

10:20 - 11:40

International Activities
Chair - Howard Singer

10:20

Space Weather Activities at ESA
Alexi Glover, ESA

10:40

Norway's Role in the European Space Weather Program
Pål Brekke, Norwegian Space Center

11:00

The Potential of PROBA2 as a European Space Weather Satellite
David Berghmans, SIDC Belgium

11:20

Integrating Space Weather Data into GEOSS
​Al Gasiewski, University of Colorado

11:40

Space Weather and Environment: A capstone for Meteorology students at Millersville University
Rich Clark, Millersville University

12:00

Lunch

1:00 - 2:40

Poster Session - Solar and Interplanetary Research and Applications

2:20 - 2:40

Break

2:40 - 4:40

Agency Activities
Chair - Thomas Bogdan

2:40

Air Force Weather
Fred Lewis, USAF/AFWA

3:00

NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center - A New Focus on Products and Services
Louis Uccellini, NOAA/NCEP

3:20

NASA's Flight Missions, Present to 2020
Richard Fisher, NASA HQ

3:40

National Science Foundation
Richard Behnke, NSF

4:00

International and Space Policy Aspects of the National Space Weather Program
David A. Turner, Department of State

4:20

Office of Naval Research
Robert P. McCoy, ONR

4:40

End of Session

6:00 - 8:30

Reception at UCAR
​Special Guest Speaker: George Whitesides, Executive Director of the National Space Society & Senior Advisor to Virgin Galactic

Thursday, May 1

8:30 - 10:10

Space Weather Prediction Modeling
Chair - Ronald Zwickl

8:30

Space Weather Prediction: Highest Priority Needs
Bill Murtagh and Terry Onsager, NOAA/SWPC

8:50

Real-time and Event-based Prediction Capabilities of Modern Space Science Models
Michael Hesse, NASA/GSFC

9:10

Validation Studies with the Space Weather Modeling Framework
Tamas Gombosi, University of Michigan

9:30

Predicting the Space Environment: Recent Results from CISM and Where Do We Go from Here
W. Jeffrey Hughes, Boston University

9:50

NRL Modeling of the Thermosphere - Ionosphere - Magnetosphere System
Joseph D. Huba, NRL

10:10 - 10:40

Break

10:40- 12:00

Space Weather Prediction Modeling
Chair - Terry Onsager

10:40

Space Weather Modeling and Data Integration Research
Larry Zanetti, John Hopkins Univ./APL

11:00

Measuring, Understanding, and Using Flows in the Solar Atmosphere to Improve Space Weather Prediction
George H. Fisher, University of California, Berkeley

11:20

Forecasting of Solar Flares from Vector Magnetogram Data
Graham Barnes, NWRA

11:40

GONG Measurements - Pre-eruptive Signatures
Frank Hill, NSO

12:00

Lunch

1:00 - 3:00

Poster Session - Ionospheric Research and Applications

2:45 - 3:00

Break

3:00 - 3:20

Space Weather Prediction Modeling (Continued)

3:00

Radiation Belt Forecasting for Space Situational Awareness: The Dynamic Radiation Environment Assimilation Model (DREAM)
Geoffrey D. Reeves, LANL

3:20 - 5:00

Space Weather Prediction Modeling
Chair - Mihail Codrescu

3:20

Data Assimilation Models for Ionospheric Specifications and Forecasts
Robert Schunk, Utah State University

3:40

JPL/USC GAIM: Using COSMIC Occultations To Estimate Ionospheric State and Drivers
Brian Wilson, JPL

4:00

New Ionospheric Products Proposed for SWPC
​Tim Fuller-Rowell, NOAA/SWPC

4:20

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

4:40

Integrated Dynamics through Earth's Atmosphere (IDEA)
Rashid Akmaev, NOAA/SWPC

5:00

End of Session

5:00 - 6:30

Community Modeling Splinter Meeting
Terry Onsager, NOAA/SWPC

6:30 - 9:00

Commercial Sector Dinner and Meeting (invitation only)
POC - John Kappenman, Metatech

Friday, May 2

8:30 - 9:50

GPS/GNSS Session
Chair: Joe Kunches

8:30

International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems
Jules McNeff, Department of Defense

8:50

Space Weather for Situational Awareness
Ted Driver. AGI

9:10

New Applications for Precision GPS: Seismology, Volcanic Eruptions, Ice Sheet Dynamics, and Soil Moisture
Kristine M. Larson, Univ. of Colorado

9:30

Formosat-3/COSMIC - The Ionosphere as Signal and as Noise
Christian Rocken, UCAR

9:50 - 10:10

Break

10:10 - 11:50

On The Horizon/Future Activities
Chair - Rodney Viereck

10:10

International Heliophysical Year Contributions to Space Weather Research
Joseph M. Davila, NASA/GSFC/IHY

10:30

STEREO: Results from Solar Cycle 23 and Looking Ahead to Cycle 24
Michael Kaiser, NASA/GSFC

10:50

The Cosmic Ray Telescope for the Effects of Radiation
Michael J. Golightly, Boston University

11:10

Satellite Observations for Future Space Weather Operations
Howard J. Singer, NOAA/SWPC

11:30

Solar Cycle 24 Prediction Panel Update
Doug Biesecker, NOAA/SWPC

11:50

End of Conference