2006 Space Weather Week Conference Agenda

Tuesday, April 25  
7:30 Registration
8:15 Welcome – Bill Murtagh, NOAA Space Environment Center (SEC)
8:20 Space Environment Center: Successes and Challenges– Ron Zwickl, NOAA, SEC
8:40 Customer Uses of Space Weather Products and Data – Bill Murtagh, NOAA, SEC
9:00 A Culture of Improving Forecasts: Lessons From Meteorology - George Siscoe, BU
9:20 - 12:00 Airline Issues (Chair: Joe Kunches)
9:20 Continental Airlines: The Space Weather Communications Challenge - Greg Dale, Continental
9:40 Impacts of Cosmic Radiation on Semiconductors: Fundamentals for Applications in Aviation - Matthias Meier, DLR
10:00 Break
10:20 Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer – Real-Time Space Weather & Radiation Monitoring - Bryn Jones, SolarMetrics Limited
10:40 Concept Overview of the Nowcast of Atmospheric Ionizing Radiation for Aviation Safety (NAIRAS) Model - CJ Mertens, NASA Langley
11:00 Predictive Code for AIrcrew Radiation Exposure (PCAIRE) - Les Bennett, RMC/DREO
11:20 Space Weather Effects on United's Polar Operations - Mike Stills, United Airlines
11:40 ICSWIAS Legislative Efforts - Mike Rossetti, American Airlines/APA
11:50 Aviation & Space Weather Policy Research: Integrating SW Observations & Forecasts into Operations – Preliminary Results - Bryn Jones, SolarMetrics
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
12:00 - 2:00 SEC Aviation Meeting (closed) POC: Joe Kunches
1:00 - 3:00 Poster Session - Ionospheric Research and Applications
2:45 - 3:00 Break
3:00 Commercial Space Launch Regulations And the Future- Stewart Jackson, FAA/AST
3:20 - 5:00 Navigation and Communications (Chair: Tim Fuller-Rowell)
3:20 Validation of the Global Assimilation of Ionospheric Measurements (GAIM) Model - Dwight Decker, AFRL
3:40 The Application of UV Remote Sensing for Operational Use - Larry Paxton, JHU/APL
4:00 Analysis and Evaluation of Various Ionospheric Models for Potential Use in the NDGPS Service - David Dodd, USM
4:20 Near Real-time Ionospheric Data Products from COSMIC - Stig Syndergaard, UCAR
4:40 The Space Environmental Effects Monitoring System (SEEMS) - Dave Cooke, AFRL
5:00 End
Wednesday, April 26  
8:30 - 9:30 Geomagnetically Induced Currents (Chair: Chris Balch)
8:30 Great Geomagnetic Storms and Extreme Impulsive Geomagnetic Field Disturbance Events – An Analysis of Observational Evidence including the Great Storm of May 1921 - John Kappenman, Metatech Corporation
8:50 Magnetic Observatories and Long-Term Dst Estimates - Jeff Love, USGS
9:10 Estimation of Geomagnetically Induced Current Levels from Different Input Data - Antti Pulkkinen, NASA/GSFC
9:30 - 11:10 Economic and Societal Impacts of Space Weather (Chair: Howard Singer)
9:30 Documenting Impacts of Space Weather and Estimating Benefits of Forecasts - Ray Williamson, Space Policy Institute
9:50 The 1859 Geomagnetic Superstorm - Sten Odenwald, NASA/GSFC
10:10 - 10:30 Break
10:30 Is There a Business Case for a European Space Weather Service? - Tim Woodward, Systems Engineering & Assessment Ltd.
10:50 Space Weather Forecasting Technologies - Alex Glocer, U. of Michigan
11:10 - 12:10 International Activities (Chair: Michael Hesse)
11:10 International Space Environment Service: Current Activities and Future Plans - David Boteler, ISES
11:30 Space Weather Related Activities at ESA: Enabling Both Science and Applications - Alexi Glover
11:50 An Overview on Science in Living With a Star, ILWS & IHY - Lika Guhathakurta, NASA Hq.
12:10 - 1:10 Lunch
12:10 - 1:30 VIP Lunch (closed)
1:10 Scientific Data Stewardship in the NOAA Space Weather Program - Eric Kihn, NGDC
1:30 - 3:30 Agency Activities (Chair: Ernie Hildner)
1:30 Space Weather from an NCEP Perspective - Louis Uccellini, NWS NCEP
1:50 DoD Perspectives of Space Environment - Major Shannon Walker, USAF/XOWX DOD
2:10 NASA Space Science, Space Weather and Space Exploration - Richard Fisher, NASA
2:30 The NSF and the National Space Weather Program - Richard Behnke, NSF
2:50 Decadal Assessment of National Space Weather Program - Lou Lanzerotti, NJIT
3:10 Space Weather for the DoD Warfighter: AFWA’s Current Operations and Planned Improvements - Maj Tim Nobis, AFWA
3:30 - 3:45 Break
3:30 - 5:00 Poster Session - Magnetospheric Research and Applications
5:00 End
6:00 - 8:30 Reception at UCAR
  Barbara Poppe Distinguished Carrer Award Presentation
  The International Space Station: A Personal Perspective of an Ongoing Experiment - John Phillips, NASA
Thursday, April 27  
8:30 - 12:00 Space Weather Modeling and Frameworks - (Chair: Paul Bellaire)
8:30 Transitioning Research to Operations - TBD
8:50 The Heliophysics Great Observatory: Current Status and Future Plans - Chuck Holmes, NASA Hq.
9:10 Transitioning Solar Irradiance and Solar Wind Models into an Operational System - Kent Tobiska, Space Environment Technologies
9:30 The Solar MURI effort: Recent Results, Directions for the Future - George Fisher, Berkeley
9:50 Towards Physics-based Space Weather Forecast Models: CISM Progress and Plans - Jeff Hughes, Boston University
10:10 - 10:30 Break
10:30 JPL/USC GAIM: Using COSMIC Occultations in a Real-Time Global Ionospheric Data Assimilation Model - Brian Wilson, JPL
10:50 Data Assimilation Models for Ionospheric Specifications and Forecasts - Bob Schunk, Utah State U.
11:10 Integrated Frameworks for Earth and Space Weather Simulation - Cecelia DeLuca, NCAR
11:30 End-to-End Space Weather Simulations with SWMF - Tamas Gombosi, U. of Michigan
11:50 Real-time Models at the Community Coordinated Modeling Center and their Capabilities - Michael Hesse, NASA/GSFC
12:10 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 Poster Session - Solar and Interplanetary Research and Applications
2:45 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 5:00 Radiation Environment (Chair: Barbara Thompson)
3:00 Earth's Radiation Belt Electron and Proton Dynamics During Major Storms From Salammbo Code Simulations - Sebastien Bourdarie, ONERA - DESP
3:20 Radiation Dose at Aircraft Altitudes – A Few Facts to Displace Myths and Urban Legends - Don Smart, CSPAR
3:40 Commercial Passenger Space Flights: Assessing the Space Weather and Environment Needs of Flight Operators - Jim Dunstan, Garvey Schubert Barer
4:00 Virgin Galactic, Space Tourism and Space Weather - Bryn Jones, SolarMetrics Limited
4:20 Space Radiation Health Operations: From LEO to Beyond - Steve Johnson, NASA SRAG
4:40 Characterizing the Mars Surface Radiation Environment with the Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) on the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) - Don Hassler, SwRI
5:00 End
6:00 - 9:00 Vendor Dinner and Meeting (by invitation) - POC: Bill Murtagh
Friday, April 28  
8:30 - 9:50 Space Exploration Initiative (Chair: Chris StCyr)
8:30 Operational Space Radiation Analysis for Exploration Class Missions - Mark Weyland, NASA/SRAG
8:50 Radiation Risk Management on Missions to the Moon and Mars - Ron Turner, ANSER
9:10 Challenges for Electronics in the Vision for Space Exploration - Ken LaBel, NASA/REAG
9:30 The Cosmic Ray Telescope for the Effects of Radiation (CRaTER): Quantifying the Effects of Space Climate (GCR) and Space Weather (SEP) in Lunar Orbit - Harlan Spence, Boston Univ.
9:50 - 10:10 Break
10:10 - 12:30 On the Horizon (Chair: Doug Biesecker)
10:10 Broad Agency Announcement Studies for Solar Wind Aquisition - Pat Mulligan, NESDIS
10:30 Space Environment Data from Future GOES Missions: GOES NOP and GOES R+ - Howard Singer, NOAA/SEC
10:50 Future Solar Missions: STEREO, Solar-B, and SDO - Mike Kaiser, NASA/GSFC
11:10 The Impact of Themis on Ground-Based Space Science Observations - Eric Donovan, Univ. of Calgary
11:30 New Full-Farside Analysis with 10-Years of MDI Observations - Phil Scherrer, Stanford Univ.
11:50 Predicting the Strength of Solar Cycle 24 Using a Flux-transport Dynamo-based Tool - Mausumi Dikpati, NCAR
12:10 The Art and Science of Long-Range Space Weather Forecasting - David Hathaway, NASA
12:30 End of Conference
12:30 - 2:00 Solar Cycle 24 Prediction meeting (closed) - POC: Doug Biesecker