Fall AGU – SH025: Space Weather Research and Forecasting: End Users, Impacts, and Tomorrow’s Monitoring Capabilities – FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT

July 17, 2019, from Mario M. Bisi

Dear All.

This is our first 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: End Users, Impacts, and Tomorrow’s Monitoring Capabilities” at the upcoming Fall AGU in San Francisco, CA, 09-13 December 2019 (https://www2.agu.org/fall-meeting). The FINAL abstract-submission deadline is 31 July 2019 2019 at 11:59 P.M. EDT / 01 August 2019 at 03:59UT (see: https://www2.agu.org/en/Fall-Meeting/Pages/Submit-an-abstract) for full details on abstract submissions).

To submit your abstract, please go here: https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm19/prelim.cgi/Session/77736.

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 which will include oral talks, panellists, 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#: 77736

Session Description:
Year-on-year civilization advancement means that society becomes even-more reliant on energy-supplies/technologies susceptible to damage/interruption from space weather (SW). Thus, new capabilities are being imagined and/or realized (missions/infrastructures/models) to improve SW forecasting, our understanding of SW impacts, and to provide end users the solutions they require across many sectors (power, GNSS-positioning/timing, spacecraft/satellite operations, transport/communications, etc.).

As the session’s fifth incarnation (since 2015), the focus specifically turns to end users and what their requirements are for the current/future ground-/space-based SW capabilities and data/modelling products. Multiple ongoing international studies are scoping the options for sustained/improved SW observations/measurements/modelling that include novel models, instrumentation, satellites, and spacecraft with multi-national collaborations becoming ever-more important/necessary. It is critical that end users are fully engaged in the process to best-realize their specific needs going forward.

We solicit contributions of: ideas/discussions regarding specifying end-user needs/requirements; economic impacts; developing SW architectures that meet end-user requirements; and wider international collaborations/concepts.

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; Brent Gordon, NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center, Boulder, CO, United States; and Krista Hammond, Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom.

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:
4323 – Natural Hazards: Human impact
7594 – Solar Physics, Astrophysics, and Astronomy: Instruments and techniques
7934 – Space Weather: Impacts on technological systems
7999 – Space Weather: General or miscellaneous