Fall AGU – SH012: Space Weather Forecasting: Science, Operations, Future Missions, Missing Information, and the Economic Case – FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT

August 1, 2017, from Mario Bisi

Dear All.

This is our final call for contributed abstracts to Space Weather Forecasting: Science, Operations, Future Missions, Missing Information, and the Economic Case session at the upcoming Fall AGU in New Orleans, 11-15 December 2017 (http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2017/). The FINAL abstract-submission deadline is 02 August 2017 at 11:59 P.M. EDT/03 August 2017 at 03:59UT.

To submit, the first author must be the submitting author and an AGU member. First authors can submit one contributed abstract, or one contributed abstract and one invited abstract, or two invited abstracts to science sessions. You can be presenting author on multiple abstracts.

To submit your abstract, please go here: https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm17/preliminaryview.cgi/Session23441.

Please note that this session is being organized as one of the alternate-format sessions; please see: https://fallmeeting.agu.org/2017/alternate-session-formats/ for further AGU details on the alternate format sessions.

The confirmed invited abstract is by Stacey Worman (Abt Associates) on the NOAA SWPC Space-Weather Socio-Economic Study, and the confirmed panelists to date include Doug Biesecker (NOAA NWS SWPC), Chi Wang (State Key Laboratory of Space Weather, China), Jangsuk Choi (Korean Space Weather Center, South Korea), Elsayed Talaat (NASA HQ, USA), with additional expected panelist representations from NSF and/or COSPAR.

This is a follow-on from last-years very-successful session which attracted 69 abstracts covered over three dedicated oral sessions, one of which was a panel session, as well as a full and active poster session.

Best wishes, and thanks,

Mario (on behalf of all the SH012 Conveners).

Session ID#: 23441

Session Description:
Society is ever-more reliant on energy supplies and technologies proving increasingly susceptible to everyday and extreme space weather (SW) (power grids, GNSS-positioning/timing, aviation/maritime/rail, communications, etc.). The present solar cycle’s SW has proven to be, perhaps surprisingly, mostly driven by solar-wind structures rather than CME events.

Following the highly-successful sessions at Fall-AGUs-2015/2016, this intends to follow-up and further expand/continue the assessment of state-of-the-art global SW forecasting capabilities and establish where additional-services/improvements are necessary to advance our SW forecast/prediction capabilities with a focus on Lagrange missions.

We solicit contributions of: provisions/justifications of suitable observations/measurements; model developments to utilize future missions’ data; ongoing developments in SW forecasting; science from SW operational missions (SWFO/ESA-UK-L5/GOES/DSCOVR/etc.); and identifications of data/model gaps. We also encourage submissions that quantify the economics of SW. It is time to review the economic assessments status and identify the paths forward to further-improve the societal-economic case for SW research and operations.

Primary Convener: Mario Mark Bisi, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, RAL Space, Harwell Campus, Didcot, United Kingdom.
Co-Conveners: Antti A Pulkkinen, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States; Edward J. Oughton, University of Cambridge, Judge Business School, Cambridge, United Kingdom; and David F Webb, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, United States.

Co-Organized between:
SPA-Solar and Heliospheric Physics (SH), and SPA-Magnetospheric Physics (SM)

NH – Natural Hazards
P – Planetary Sciences
PA – Public Affairs
SA – SPA-Aeronomy

Index Numbers:
4305 – Natural Hazards: Space Weather
7594 – Solar Physics, Astrophysics, and Astronomy: Instruments and techniques
7924 – Space Weather: Forecasting
7999 – Space Weather: General or miscellaneous