A Coordinated Approach to Space Weather Research
Although significant progress has been made in observation, mitigation, and regulation related to space weather, there are several areas in which we can improve our ability to forecast and respond to such an event. Scientific research can improve our ability to observe and characterize events with longer lead times and can improve our space weather modeling capabilities. Engineering research will improve our ability to respond to and understand the impacts of space weather events on our infrastructure, the electric power grid in particular. Addressing these issues will require collaboration among Federal, state, local, and international governments, industry, academia, and other organizations.