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

July 2, 2017, from Mario Bisi

Dear All.

We ask for contributed abstracts to our co-convened SH (Solar and Heliospheric Physics) and SM (Magnetospheric Physics) Space Weather Forecasting: Science, Operations, Future Missions, Missing Information, and the Economic Case session at the upcoming Fall AGU in San Francisco, 11-15 December 2017 (http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2017/). The abstract-submission deadline is 02 August 2017 at 11:59 P.M. EDT / 03 August 2017 at 03:59UT. However, if you submit early (before 26 July 2017 11:59 P.M. EDT/27 July 2017 03:59UT), you will be entered into a free prize draw for a VIP Package (see: http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2017/abstract-submissions/).

To submit, the first author must be the submitting author and must be an AGU member (by early July 2017). First authors are allowed to submit one contributed abstract, or one contributed abstract and one invited abstract, or two invited abstracts to the science sessions.

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 and the details will be given in the next announcement; please see: https://fallmeeting.agu.org/2017/alternate-session-formats/ for further AGU details on the alternate format sessions. Invited abstracts and panelists to be announced in due course.

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