UK Space Safety Engagement Meetings: A short series of UK Space weather and space safety engagement meetings – First Announcement

February 19, 2021, from Mario M. Bisi

Dear Colleagues.

We would like to draw your attention to the above mini-series of UK-focussed space-weather (and space safety) meetings that are of interest to the international space-weather and space-safety communities and are not restricted to UK-only participants. The mini-series runs during the afternoons (UK time) 24-26 March 2021 (inclusive) thus making them as widely accessible as possible. We are also looking at options of hosting at least some of the recordings online following the mini-series.

To find out further information and to register, please visit the website: – registration is free (please see the registration page from the menu and select which of the days you would like to register for) and the meetings will take place over the Zoom platform – you must register in order to receive the Zoom link – and this link will be E-Mailed out to registrants on Monday 22nd March 2021. The deadline for registration is: 19 March 2021 (12:00 UT) – this will not be extended.

This three-day mini-series starts on Wednesday 24 March 2021 with an overview of the UK’s Space Environment Impact Experts Group (SEIEG) work on a set of Reasonable Worst-Case Scenarios (RWCS) for space weather that produced both a technical document (Hapgood et al., 2020) and a full descriptive peer-reviewed article (Hapgood et al., 2021). This is followed by an afternoon of the Space Weather Instrumentation, Measurement, Modelling and Risk (SWIMMR) ~£20M project including its progress to date and plans/opportunities for the future on Thursday 25 March 2021. We conclude on Friday 26 March 2021 with a full day follow-on UK Space Safety Meeting picking up where we left off on 20 August 2020 and providing relevant updates, progress on “actions”, etc… This last day holds the strongest UK focus and is more specific to the UK’s interest in UK and ESA Space Safety Programmes.

We look forward to seeing you virtually towards the end of March 2021!

Best wishes,
Mario M. Bisi (UKRI STFC RAL Space)

On behalf of the full Online Organising Committee:
Mario M. Bisi (UKRI STFC RAL Space)
Clare Garland (IOP)
Mike Hapgood (UKRI STFC RAL Space)
Ian McCrea (UKRI STFC RAL Space)
Mike Willis (UKSA)
Derek Smale (UKSA)
Marie Tilbee (UKSA)