Monday, 11 January 2016: 11:00 AM
Room 352 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
The National Weather Service (NWS) Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) is the Nation's official source for watches, warnings, and alerts of space weather events to the civil and commercial community. The SWPC monitors and predicts the near-Earth space environment and provides timely and accurate operational space weather services to end users in the USA and around the world. The recently released National Space Weather Strategy and associated implementation plan from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) outline the actions the nation will take in order to ensure that we are prepared to predict, mitigate, and respond to a major space weather event. This presentation will focus on the roles and responsibilities of the SWPC in the National Strategy and will address plans to implement new capabilities to meet evolving space weather requirements to support critical infrastructure protection. It will also outline the baseline operational space weather observing system and discuss international efforts to develop the next generation of deep space missions for space weather monitoring.
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