OFCM

Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology

 

2009 Space Weather Enterprise Forum
May 19-20, 2009

Location: Marriott Metro Center, Washington DC, Washington, DC

Theme: Space Weather and our Technological Society -- Are we ready for Solar Max?

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SWEF Program Booklet

Session 1: Opening Session

Forum Opening and Introduction: Mr. Samuel P. Williamson, Federal Coordinator for Meteorology

Opening Address: Ms. Mary M. Glackin, Deputy Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere, NOAA

Opening Address: Dr. Tim Killeen, Assistant Director, Geosciences, National Science Foundation

Session 2: Policy Perspectives

Moderator: Mr. Eric Webster, Vice President, Governmental and Industry Partnerships, ITT

Panelists

  • Dr. Robie Samanta Roy, Assistant Director for Space and Aeronautics, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President
  • Ms. Barbara Ryan, Director, WMO Space Programme, World Meteorological Organization
  • Dr. John Sommerer, Head, Space Department, and Chief Technology Officer, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
  • Dr. Lennard Fisk, Thomas M. Donahue Distinguished University Professor of Space Science, University of Michigan

Session 3: Transitioning Research to Operations

Moderator: Dr. Louis Uccellini, Director, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service

Panelists

  • Dr. Richard Behnke, Director, Upper Atmospheric Research Program, National Science Foundation
  • Dr. Jill Dahlburg, Space Science Division Superintendent, Naval Research Laboratory
  • Dr. Michael Hesse, Chief, Space Weather Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Dr. Joel Mozer, Space Weather Center of Excellence, Air Force Research Laboratory

Luncheon Guest Speaker

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist and the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, New York

Session 4: Current Space Weather Products, Services, and Modeling

Moderator: Ms. Maria Pirone, Vice President, Commercial Division, AER, Inc.

Panelists

Session 5: Science and Technology

Moderator: Dr. Belgacem Jaroux, Chief, Small Satellite Division, NASA Ames Research Center

Panelists

  • Dr. Chris St. Cyr, Heliophysics Science Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Dr. Paul Kintner, Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University
  • Dr. James Eraker, Staff Consultant/Engineer, Ball Aerospace & Technologies, Inc.
  • Dr. Larry Paxton, Space Department, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Session 6: Requirements for Improving Products, Services, and Modeling

Moderator: Dr. Louis Lanzerotti, Distinguished Research Professor of Physics, Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research, New Jersey Institute of Technology

  • Mr. Harold Bell, Director for the Advanced Planning Division in the Office of the Chief Engineer, NASA
  • Dr. Juergen Drescher, Head, Washington Office, DLR German Aerospace Center
  • Mr. Robert Broussard, The Aerospace Corporation, Sr. Technical Advisor to Headquarters, U.S. Air Force Space Command
  • Ms. Mary Kicza, Assistant Administrator for Satellite and Information Services, NOAA

Keynote Address

The Honorable Donna F. Edwards (D-MD), Member, House Committee on Science and Technology and The Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics

Invited Presentations – Space Weather Sensors on Commercial Spacecraft

Space Weather Sensors on Commercial Spacecraft: A Manufacturer’s Perspective

Mr. Marc C. Johansen, Director, Space and Intelligence Programs, Washington DC Operations, Boeing

Space Weather Sensors on Commercial Spacecraft: An Operator’s Perspective

Mr. Timothy L. Deaver, Director, Air Force Programs Americom Government Services

Session 7: Socioeconomic Relevance

Moderator: Dr. Daniel Baker, Professor and Director, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado

Panelists:

  • Dr. Todd LaPorte, Research Associate Professor, George Mason University
  • Mr. John Kappenman, Consultant to Metatech Corp.
  • Dr. Kevin F. Forbes, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Business and Economics, The Catholic University of America
  • Mr. Leo Eldredge, GNSS Program Manager, Air Traffic Organization, Navigation Services, Federal Aviation Administration

Session 8: Education and Outreach

Moderator: Mr. Clay Anderson, Senior Media Representative, Pepco Holdings, Inc.

Panelists:

  • Mr. R. James Caverly, Director, Partnership and Outreach Division, Office of Infrastructure Protection, Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr. David Jones, President, Storm Center, Inc.
  • Dr. Delores Knipp, National Center for Atmospheric Research (Emeritus U.S. Air Force Academy)
  • Dr. David Crain, Manager of MetSat and Environmental Satellite Programs

Session 9: Summary and Next Steps

Forum Wrap-up and Summary of Key Take-away Information: Dr. Louis Lanzerotti, Distinguished Research Professor of Physics, Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Closing Remarks: Mr. Samuel P. Williamson, Federal Coordinator for Meteorology