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Space Weather Enterprise Forum 2011

Solar Maximum:  Can We Weather the Storm?

National Press Club
Washington DC
June 21, 2011

As we approach the next peak of solar activity expected in 2013, our Nation faces multiplying uncertainties from increasing reliance on space weather-affected technologies for communications, navigation, security, and other activities, many of which underpin our national infrastructure and economy.  We also face increasing exposure to space weather-driven human health risks as trans-polar flights and space activities, including space tourism and space commercialization, increase.

The Forum
The Space Weather Enterprise Forum brings together the space weather community to share information and ideas among policymakers, senior government leaders, researchers, service- provider agencies, private-sector service providers, space weather information users, media, and legislators and staff from Capitol Hill to raise awareness of space weather and its effects on society.  This year, we will continue this outreach but will sharpen the focus on critical infrastructure protection, with the necessary underpinnings of research, improved products and services, and applications to serve a broad and growing user community.  Our ultimate goal is to improve the Nation’s ability to prepare, avoid, mitigate, respond to, and recover from potentially devastating impacts of space weather events on our health, economy, and national security.

Forum Objectives

Who Should Attend

Registration Required
The forum is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis but a registration fee of $50 is required for all attendees.  Register online by clicking on the Registration link on this page.

Forum Sponsors
The National Space Weather Program Council is organizing the 2011 Forum through the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorological Services and Supporting Research (OFCM).  Please click on the “National Space Weather Program” link for more information on the program, the Council, the Committee for Space Weather, OFCM, and the participating agencies.


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