97th AMS Annual Meeting | 22–26 January 2017 | Seattle, WA

14th Conference on Space Weather

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Presentation Topics

The theme for the 2016 AMS Annual Meeting, “Observations Lead the Way,” weaves the many parts of AMS into a common core”.  Following this theme, the Conference on Space Weather will solicit papers for the following sessions:

Session 1: “Moving the Space Weather Action Plan (SWAP) Forward”  This session is focused on progress being made by the federal agencies as well as the commercial and academic sector in carrying out OSTP’s recently released Space Weather Action Plan (SWAP).

Session 2: “The Scientific Uses of CubeSats”  This session focuses on the role of the emerging CubeSat platform in the Space Weather Enterprise. Access to space has been made more available with the advent of CubeSats as evidenced by the 400+ launches in recent years. CubeSats range in size and capability and offer the opportunity for multipoint observations. Recent studies by the National Academy and NASA’s Living With a Star Program on the science and value of CubeSats, and NSF’s successful CubeSat program and the popular SmallSat conference demonstrate the strong interest across the community.

Session 3:  Observational Platforms for Space Weather”  This a double session featuring talks on recent new platforms for space weather observations as well critical existing facilities.  This session will look at some of the many new facilities that are coming into existence as well as being proposed. Existing facilities are being upgraded or developing new techniques. The focus of these two sessions will be on the way these new observational capabilities support the space weather enterprise. The emphasis will be on “the way” rather than just the observations, bringing into consideration data-assimilation, discovery missions, monitoring programs, and discussions of data/model coverage sufficient to allow predictions.

Session 4: “Major Scientific Challenges in Space Weather”  This session will focus on the scientific challenges facing space weather understanding and prediction. 

Session 5: “How space weather changed the world – almost”  This session will include some history of early space weather – both its beginnings and some of the early, interest provoking, anomalies. 

Keynote Talk: Dr Scott McIntosh of HAO: “The Eclipse of 2017”

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: 8 August 2016
Acceptance Emails Sent: late-September 2016

Joint Sessions

Abstract Fee

The $95 abstract fee  (payable by credit card or purchase order) is refundable only if your abstract is not accepted.

What's Included

Your fee includes your abstract, extended abstract (optional), and your recorded oral presentation posted to the online program which is available to all visitors for free. 

Student Award Opportunities

Program Chair(s)

For additional information please contact the program chairpersons, Rich Behnke, [email protected], or Mike Wiltberger, [email protected]