United Nations/United States of America Workshop on the International Space Weather Initiative: The Decade after the International Heliophysical Year 2007

Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States of America, 31 July - 4 August, 2017

Organized jointly by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the Boston College

Co-organized and co-sponsored by the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG), the Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Science Foundation (NSF), Boston College, and Universities Space Research Association (USRA)

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Note: The views expressed in the presentations and papers below are those of the authors and do not reflect the policies or views of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs. The presentations and papers are provided solely for informational purposes. 

31 July 2017 - International Framework for Space Weather Service

Opening Remarks   
Chair: Patricia DOHERTY, United States of America
Dr. Thomas CHILES, Vice Provost for Research, Boston College, United States of America
Dr. Nat Gopalswamy, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, United States of America
Mr. Kenneth HODGKINS, Director of Space and Advanced Technology, Department of State, United States of America
Ms. Simonetta DI PIPPO, Director, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV)
Introduction to the United Nations/United States of America Workshop 
Chair: Terry ONSAGER, NOAA, United States of America
Keynote 1: Space Weather: Developments within the United Nations - Simonetta DI PIPPO, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)
Keynote 2: UNISPACE+50 - David KENDALL, Chair of the United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS)
Keynote 3: US National Space Weather Strategy and Action Plan - William MURTAGH, National Weather Service (NWS)
Session 1: International Recognition of Space Weather Risks Panel: Space Weather Risks and Mitigation Needs 
Moderator: William MURTAGH, United States of America
UK Risk Assessment and Economic Impact Study - Mario BISI, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), United Kingdom
ESA Cost Benefit Analysis - Luca DEL MONTE, European Space Agency (ESA)
US Economic Impact Study - Stacey WORMAN, Abt Associates
Civil Contingency Perspective - Kenyetta BLUNT, US Department of Homeland Security
ICAO Proposed Aviation Service Requirements - Raul ROMERO, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
Session 2: Building on Today's Space Weather FoundationPanel: Improving Research for Operational Services 
Moderator: Siqing LIU, China 
US Research Programs to Improve Services - Steven CLARKE, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States of America
National Science Foundation Space Weather Research - Irfan AZEEM, National Science Foundation (NSF)
EU/ESA Research Programs to Improve Services (H2020, ESA SSA) - Juha-Pekka LUNTAMA, European Space Agency (ESA)
Asia/Oceania Space Weather Alliance - Mamoru ISHII, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan
African Research Programs and the African Geophysical Society - Paul Baki OLANDE, Technical University of Kenya, Kenya
Panel: Observing Infrastructure 
Moderator: Richard MARSHALL, Australia
US Observing Infrastructure - Larry ZANETTI, NOAA, United States of America
EU/ESA Observing Infrastructure - Mario BISI, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), United Kingdom 
Meridian Project - Chi WANG, National Space Science Center (NSSC), China
Africa Observing Infrastructure - Babatunde RABIU, National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Nigeria
South American Observing Infrastructure - Joaquim REZENDE COSTA, National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Brazil

  Tuesday, 1 August 2017 - The International Space Weather Initiative Workshop 

Summary of Previous Day and Workshop Goals -   Terry ONSAGER,   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 
Building on Today's Space Weather Foundation (Continued)
Panel: International Elements of a Coordination Framework
Moderator: Chris CANNIZZARO, United States of America 
WMO Four-Year Plan/International Space Environment Service - Toshiyuki KURINO, World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
International Space Environment Service - Terry ONSAGER, National Weather Service (NWS), United States of America
Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites - Elsayed TALAAT, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States of America
COPUOS Space Weather Guidelines and Expert Team - Ian MANN, University of Alberta, Canada
International Space Weather Initiative - Nat GOPALSWAMY, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States of America
COSPAR Space Weather Roadmap - Lennard FISK, Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)
Session 3: Developing an International Framework for Space Weather Services
Moderator: Ian MANN, Canada 
Summary of Draft Document for Framework, Summary of Draft Document for Framework, Recommendations for UNISPACE+50 Thematic Priority 4 
IHY+10: The Origins of ISWI
Chair: Barbara THOMPSON, United States of America  
Beginnings of the International Heliophysical Year and the International Space Weather Initiative (Invited) - Joseph DAVILA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States of America
Balkan, Black Sea, and Caspian Sea Network for Space Weather Studies (Invited) - Katya GEORGIEVA, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Bulgaria
Establishing the IHY Asia-Pacific Program - Akimasa YOSHIKAWA, Kyushu University, Japan
The IHY/ISWI Education and Public Outreach Programs and the SID Space Weather Monitors - A Retrospective - Deborah SCHERRER, Stanford University Solar Center, United States of America
From the IGY to the ISWI: A Perspective View of the Importance of International Cooperation in Geo-Heliophysics - Sandro RADICELLA, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy
Africa and Space Weather Research: Review of Deployed Instruments and Scientific Results from IHY to ISWI (2007 - 2017) - Akeem RABIU, National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Nigeria
Kristian Birkeland - The Almost Forgotten Scientist and Father of the Sun-Earth Connection - Pal BREKKE, Norwegian Space Center, Norway

Instruments Panel:

Christine AMORY-MAZAUDIER, Keith GROVES, Jean-Pierre RAULIN, Deborah SCHERRER, Chi WANG, Endawoke YIZENGAW, Akimasa YOSHIKAWA

Scientific Results on the Interplanetary Medium and Geospace
Chairs: David WEBB, United States of America and Katya Gerogieva, Bulgaria
A Report on Cube- and Small-Sats and the System Science of NASA's Living With a Star Program - Madhulika GUHATHAKURTA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States of America
Impulsive Energy Transfer via Joule Heating from the Magnetosphere to the Ionosphere During Geomagnetic Storm - Larry ZANETTI, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), United States of America
Studies of Solar Eruptions Using Type II Bursts from Ground and CMEs from Space - Nat GOPALSWAMY, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States of America
Current State of Reduced Solar Activity: Space Weather Events in the Inner Heliosphere - Periasamy MANOHARAN, National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, India
Study of Space Weather Events of Solar Cycle 23 and 24 and their Geoeffectiveness - Bhasakarapantula VEENADHARI, Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, India
Transportation, Acceleration and Loss of Electrons in the Slot Region Responsible for the Formation of New Radiation Belt During Big Magnetic Storm - Takahiro OBARA, Tohoku University, Japan

  Wednesday, 2 August 2017 - The International Space Weather Initiative Workshop 

Scientific Results on the Ionosphere and Thermosphere  
Chair: Endawoke YIZENGWA, United States of America and Richard MARSHALL, Australia
New Findings Using VLF Data from SAVNET and Kannuslehto Radio Receivers -   Edith Liliana MACOTELA, Sodankyla Geophysical Observatory, Finland
Control of Gravity Waves on Equatorial Spread F Day-to-day Variability; an Empirical Approach -   Gopalapillai MANJU, Vikram Sarabhai Space Center, Kerala, India
Do Countries Under the Equatorial Electrojet Belt Should Worry About Geomagnetically Induced Currents? -   Endawoke YIZENGAW, Boston College, United States of America
Multi-Nation Coordinated Monitoring of Ionospheric Weather By Means of High Frequency Sounding -   Ivan GALKIN and Bodo REINISCH, UMass Lowell, United States of America
Early Results of Ionospheric Observations from LITES on the ISS -   Susanna FINN, UMass Lowell, United States of America
Evidence of Madden-Julian Oscillation Effects in the Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere from GOCE and MERRA/TIME-GCM -   Federico GASPERINI, Utah State University, United States of America
Latest scientific results of MAGDAS project -   Akiko FUJIMOTO, Kyushu University, Japan
Space Weather Effects on Critical Operations and Activity in the High North -   Pal BREKKE, Norwegian Space Center, Norway
Space Weather Instruments  
Chairs: Jean-Pierre RAULIN, Brazil and Keith GROVES, United States of America 
The AWESOME Program: VHF/LF Remote Sensing of the Ionosphere and Magnetosphere form IHY to ISWI and beyond -   Morris COHEN, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States of America
The South America VLF Network - SAVNET: Last results and new research perspectives -   Jean-Pierre RAULIN, Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Brazil
Future Solar and Interplanetary Radio Instrumentation for Space Weather Studies in China -   Yihua YAN, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Space Weather Instruments (Continued)
Monitoring and investigation of geospace disturbances along the 120E/60W longitudes: International Meridian Circle Project -   S. ZHANG, MIT Haystack Lab, United States of America
The MAGDAS project the past and next 10 years -   Akimasa YOSHIKAWA, Kyushu University, Japan
The recent progress of CHAIN Project and the method for utilizing its data for space weather prediction -   K. SHIBATA, Kyoto University, Japan
Inner-Magnetospheric Array for Geospace Science, iMAGS -   Endawoke YIZENGAW, Boston College, United States of America
The AFINSA Network: Presentation, Scientific Objectives, First Results -   Jean-Pierre RAULIN, Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Brazil
The Low-Latitude Ionospheric Sensor Network: Recent Scientific Results -   Cesar VALLADARES, University of Texas, United States of America 
SCINDA Scintillation Sensor Network: Sites, Systems and Science -   Keith GROVES, Boston College, United States of America
The Worldwide Interplanetary Scintillation (IPS) Stations (WIPSS) as a Potential Future ISWI Instrument -   Mario BISI, Rutherford Appleton Lab, United Kingdom
Impact and Modelling of the Solar Eclipse Effects of 20 March 2015 on VLF Measurements -   Daniela WENZEL, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany

Thursday, 3 August 2017 - The International Space Weather Initiative Workshop 

Space Weather Modeling 1: From Sun to Geospace  
Chairs: Renato FILJAR, Croatia and Maria KUZNETSOVA, United States of America
Challenges and Opportunities in Solar-Heliospheric Modeling for Space Weather Prediction (Invited) -   Judy KARPEN, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States of America
Modeling and Forecasting the Geospace Environment (Invited) -   Tamas GOMBOSI, University of Michigan, United States of America
Norwegian contributions to the ISWI program -   Karl LAUNDAL, University of Bergen, Norway
Extreme Space Weather 
Predictability of Extreme Space Weather -   Surjalal SHARMA, University of Maryland, United States of America
On the Energetics of Large Geomagnetic Storms -   William BURKE, Boston College, United States of America
Space Weather Modelling 2: Near-Earth Radiation and Plasma Environment   
Chairs: Maria KUZNETSOVA, United States of America and Renato FILJAR, Croatia
Long Term and Short Term Forecasts of the Radiation and Plasma Environment Near Earth: Identifying Needs And Delivering Value (Invited) -   T. Paul O'BRIEN, The Aerospace Corporation, United States of America
Space Hazards Induced near Earth by Large Dynamic Storms (SHIELDS) -   Reinhard FRIEDEL, Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States of America
Ionosphere-Thermosphere Variability
From Discovery to Operations: Whole Atmosphere-Ionosphere Physical Models for Space Weather Applications (Invited) -   Tim FULLER-ROWELL, University of Colorado, United States of America
An IGS-Based Simulator of Ionospheric Conditions for GNSS Positioning Quality Assessment -   Renato FILJAR, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Local Ionosphere Modelling Using GNSS Reference Stations Network -   Mourad BOUZIANI, Department of Geodesy, Rabat, Morocco
International Outreach and Capacity Building  
Chairs: Sharafat GADIMOVA, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, and Patricia DOHERTY, United States of America 
ICG and Its Programme on GNSS Applications -   Sharafat GADIMOVA, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)
ISWI Outreach and Capacity Building Activities -   Nat GOPALSWAMY, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States of America
The Need for Training Integrating Knowledge from the Sun to the Earth -   Christine AMORY-MAZAUDIER, LPP Polytechnique, France and   International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy
The Boston College/Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics Collaboration and Outreach Workshops -   Patricia DOHERTY, Boston College, United States of America
Girls InSpace Project: A New Space Physics Outreach Initiative -   Alessandra ABE PACINI, InSpace, LLC, United States of America
A Collaborative Approach at Building Capacity in Space Weather at the Undergraduate Student Level -   M. Chantale DAMAS, CUNY, Queensborough Community College, United States of America
The National Space Weather Program: Two Decades of Interagency Partnership and Accomplishments -   Michael BONADONNA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), United States of America

  Friday, 4 August 2017 - The International Space Weather Initiative Workshop 

Coordination of Space- and Ground-Based Data Resources and ISWI
Chairs: Shing FUNG, United States of America and Terry ONSAGER, United States of America
NASA and International Open Standards and the Future of Space Weather Studies (Invited) - D. Aaron ROBERTS, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States of America
NASA Data Resources and the International Space Weather Initiative (Invited) - Robert McGUIRE, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States of America
ESA Heliophysics Archives: a Key Asset for ISWI (Invited) - Arnaud MASSON, European Space Agency (ESA), France
JAXA's Contribution to Space Weather: Arase and Other Satellites (Invited) - Nana HIGASHIO, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan
Geophysics Using the Hubble Space Telescope - Gonzalo TANCREDI, University de la Republica, Uruguay
Imaging Science Contributions to Space Weather Research Using Geomagnetic Conjugate Point Observations: Latitude Coupling - North & South America/Europe and Africa (Invited) - Michael MENDILLO, Boston University, United States of America
Space Weather Resources Available Through MIT Haystack's Madrigal Database (Invited) - Anthea COSTER, MIT Haystack Laboratory, United States of America
Report on the "L5 in Tandem with L1: Future Space-weather Missions Workshop" - Working Towards a L5 Operational Swx Mission - Mario BISI, Rutherford Appleton Lab, United Kingdom
The Los Alamos Laboratory: Space Weather Research and Data (Invited) - Reinhard FRIEDEL, Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States of America
Ionopsheric TEC Assimilation and Now-Casting System Over China - Ercha A, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Coordination of Space- and Ground-Based Data Resources and ISWI - Continued
Chairs: Shing FUNG, United States of America and Terry ONSAGER, United States of America
Ionospheric prediction tools in IPS-EU Project - Vincenzo ROMANO, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), Italy
The Requirement Analysis for User-Oriented Space Weather Products and Services - Siqing LIU, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Space Weather Activities in Mexico - J. Americo GONZALES-ESPARZA, SCIESMEX, Unidad Michoacan, Mexico
ISWI Open Data Policy: An Instrument of International Cooperation - Shing FUNG, NASA, United States of America
Final Discussion: Observations, Recommendations and the Way Forward
Chairs: Nat GOPALSWAMY and Patricia DOHERTY, United States of America, Sharafat GADIMOVA, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
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