Last Updated : August 17, 2010
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NATIONAL SPACE WEATHER PROGRAM

STRATEGIC PLAN

FCM-P30-2010

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Foreword

On behalf of the National Space Weather Program Council, I am pleased to release the new National Space Weather Program Strategic Plan. Under the auspices of the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorological Services and Supporting Research (OFCM), the Committee for Space Weather (CSW) prepared this plan for the Council’s consideration and approval. The initial strategic plan, published in 1995, established the National Space Weather Program (NSWP) and set in motion a series of activities that have, over the intervening years, fostered substantial progress in the national space weather enterprise. Two editions of the NSWP Implementation Plan in 1997 and 2000 played significant roles in charting the course of development of our national space weather capabilities.

In 2005, the Federal and Interdepartmental Committees for Meteorological Services and Supporting Research directed the OFCM to conduct a comprehensive review of the NSWP. To perform this independent review and assessment, a committee of six individuals with expertise encompassing the science and applications aspects of space weather was convened. The recommendations from this independent assessment, the input from numerous space weather conferences, and the legacy of 15 years of progress in the national space weather enterprise provided a solid foundation upon which to build this new NSWP Strategic Plan. The Plan will promote the space weather advances our Nation will need as our technology-enabled society races forward in this new century and, at the same time, enhance our society’s awareness of the potential impacts of space weather.

I want to take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation to the members of the National Space Weather Program Council and the Committee for Space Weather for their dedicated efforts in support of this critical national program.

 

  Samuel P. Williamson
Federal Coordinator for Meteorology
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Chairman, National Space Weather Program Council

2010 NSWP Strategic Plan
 PDF 1.3 MB

Link to the 1995 Version of the NSWP STRATEGIC PLAN