Session 1 Space Weather and Society: Education and Communication

Monday, 7 January 2019: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
North 227A-C (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 16th Conference on Space Weather
Elsayed Talaat, NOAA/NESDIS, Office of Projects, Planning and Analysis, Sil, MD

Space weather has many facets: basic research, modeling, applied science, and impacts on technology and society. It involves the interaction of a dynamic star (our sun) with equally complicated systems (the heliosphere, near-Earth space, planetary environments) in order to understand a wide range of impacts on our increasingly technological society. In order to address the many challenges associated with space weather, we require scientists, engineers, and end users to work closely together. As a result, we have had to evolve education and communication strategies that support these connections and drive progress in our field. This session will focus on these strategies, innovations in communication, and the role education can play in spurring tomorrow's breakthroughs.

8:30 AM
VIIRS–Aurora–SatCam Citizen Science Project
William Straka, Univ. of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI; and M. Mooney, L. Gumley, D. Parker, and B. Flynn
8:45 AM
Space Weather Certification Program
Michael Cook, Space Weather Operations Center and Apogee Engineering, Omaha, NE; and T. Skov and R. Clark
9:00 AM
9:30 AM
Training the Next Generation of Space Weather Professionals through Coordinated Educational Efforts between Government and Academia
Teresa Nieves-Chinchilla, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and A. Chulaki, R. M. Robinson, M. Kuznetsova, and Y. Collado-Vega
9:45 AM
Graduate, Undergraduate, and Professional Education in Space Weather at the University of Colorado Boulder
Steven Cranmer, Univ. of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO; and T. E. Berger, C. Raftery, and J. P. Thayer
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