Space Environment Center Space Weather Week
was held April 5-8, 2005
About Space Weather Week
The Space Weather Week conference this year took place April 5-8, 2005,
just outside of Boulder at the Renaissance Suites in Broomfield, Colorado.
The conference covered several interesting areas including space exploration
and necessary space weather support; the radiation environment near
Earth; problems with navigation, communication, and ground-induced currents;
airline issues; agency activities; research models and data; and weather-space
weather connections. Representatives from industries affected by space
weather as well as vendors serving those industries attended. Researchers
and funders of research were eager participants as well.
Space Weather Week started on Tuesday morning, but there were a few
meetings on Sunday and Monday, April 3-4, 2005. These meetings included
A Space Weather Tutorial (everyone welcome),an
ISES meeting (closed), and an Airline Team meeting (closed). The tutorial
drew quite a few attendees.
Space Weather Week 2005 was co-sponsored by the NOAA Space Environment
Center, the Air Force Research Laboratory, the NSF Division of Atmospheric
Science, and the NASA Earth-Sun System Division.
The conference was held in Broomfield at the Renaissance Suites Hotel
just off highway U.S. 36 (the diagonal between Boulder and Denver).
The site gave attendees access to plenty of places to eat, shop, and
view movies, all on foot or with the aid of a shuttle bus. They could
even walk the trails behind the complex.
The structure of the conference was much the same as in 2004. There
were plenary sessions throughout the conference, 2-hour poster sessions
for the first 3 days with all the posters up throughout those days,
and a reception on Wednesday evening.
Registration and Cost of Attendance
Everyone was asked to register before the deadline of March 22. If
you were submitting a poster, you were asked to include the title when
you registered, as the number of posters was limited. The poster abstracts
were submitted via the registration form. The attendance fee was $250
for the entire conference for each participant, including speakers.
Limited funding was available for student participation, thanks to partners
mentioned above. Contact Terry Onsager (Terry.Onsager@noaa.gov)
for more information.
All posters were available for viewing throughout the 3 full days of
the conference (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday). The poster session
each day ran from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Authors were at their posters for
one of the three afternoon poster sessions.
Poster Authors: The available poster board space is 4 feet by 4 feet.
Posters were to be displayed before noon on Tuesday. Posters were grouped
by subject and assigned a ocation in the poster viewing area. Authors
were requested to be available at their poster on the day their subject
area was highlighted.