2013 Space Weather Workshop Conference Schedule

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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 (AER)
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 (FERC)
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


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
1 INAF--Astronomical Observatory of Trieste, Italy
2 Department of Physics, University of Trieste, Italy
3 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

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