National Weather Service Space Weather Prediction Center: Recent Developments in Operational Products and Services (Invited Presentation)

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Monday, 5 January 2015: 11:00 AM
227A-C (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Thomas E. Berger, NOAA/NWS, Boulder, CO; and B. A. Gordon, W. J. Murtagh, and R. Rutledge

The National Weather Service (NWS) Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) is the Nation's official source for alerts, watches, and warnings of space weather phenomena to the civil and commercial community. The SWPC monitors and predicts the space environment and provides timely and accurate operational space weather services to end users in the USA and around the world.

Our Nation is embarking on important plans to modernize infrastructure across all sectors, based largely on advanced technology vulnerable to space weather. National and international recognition of this vulnerability is motivating government leadership to better understand our susceptibility to storms in space, and is motivating interest to introduce new and improved space weather services. The rapidly growing customer base requires that new products and services be developed to support a very diverse end user community that includes interests in national security, aviation, communications, Global Positioning System (GPS) applications, spacecraft operations, space exploration, and electric power grids.

This presentation will focus on NWS efforts to meet these evolving needs for space weather services, and will address plans to implement capabilities that meet space weather requirements and support critical infrastructure globally.

Supplementary URL: spaceweather.gov