Fall AGU – SH025: Space-Weather Research and Forecasting: Building Tomorrow’s Space-Weather Architectures – FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT

July 30, 2018, from Mario M. Bisi

Dear All.

This is our final call for contributed abstracts to our co-convened SH and SM (and SI, SA, and NH cross-listed) SWIRLS Extreme Events & Hazards session (SH025) “Space-Weather Research and Forecasting: Building Tomorrow’s Space-Weather Architectures” at the upcoming Fall AGU in Washington DC, 10-14 December 2018 (https://fallmeeting.agu.org/2018/). The FINAL abstract-submission deadline is 01 August 2018 at 11:59 P.M. EDT / 02 August 2018 at 03:59UT (see: https://fallmeeting.agu.org/2018/abstract-submissions/) for full details on abstract submissions.

To submit your abstract, please go here: https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/prelim.cgi/Session/49222.

The full session details are below. To submit, the first author must be the submitting author and must be an AGU member. 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. You can also submit to Public Affairs sessions separately without counting towards this quota. You can also be presenting author on multiple abstracts.

Please note that this session is being organized as one of the alternate-format sessions; please see: https://fallmeeting.agu.org/2018/session-proposals/alternate-session-formats/ for further AGU details on the alternate format sessions – this session will include a panel in addition to talks and posters.

This is further a follow-on from previous years which have included very-active poster sessions, good interactions at talks, and excellent audience participation at the panel session.

Best wishes, and thanks,

Mario (on behalf of all the SH025 Conveners).

Session ID#: 49222

Session Description:
We still find that society is ever-more reliant on technologies/energy supplies susceptible to interruption/damage from space weather (SW) (communications/transport, GNSS-positioning/timing, power, etc.). As a result, several new infrastructures, missions, and models are being developed to improve forecasting capabilities, our understanding of the impacts, and to engineer in better mitigation solutions.

This is fourth incarnation of the session (since 2015) where the focus now specifically turns to new ideas about future space-/ground-based SW architectures. Multiple ongoing international studies are scoping the options for sustained/improved SW observations. New observing locations (e.g. L5) as well as advanced concepts based on small satellites and splitting larger missions into smaller sub-elements (fractionation) are being considered in these studies.

We solicit contributions of: ideas/discussions regarding sustainable SW observations/architectures; how small satellites can be used to supplement SW architectures; whether GOES-SWFO-L5 provides the needed observations/sustainability; and what new technologies challenge the past ways of undertaking SW research/operations.

Primary Convener: Mario Mark Bisi, UKRI 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; Mark Gibbs, Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom; and Brent Gordon, NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center, Boulder, CO, United States.

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

SI – Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
SA – SPA-Aeronomy
NH – Natural Hazards

SWIRL Themes:
Extreme Events & Hazards

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