Sorry, your browser does not support JavaScript! SWEF 2012


Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology


2012 Space Weather Enterprise Forum
June 5, 2012

Location: National Press Club, Washington, DC

Theme: Solar Maximum 2013 – How Space Weather Will Affect You!

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SWEF Program Booklet

2012 Space Weather Enterprise Forum Executive Summary Report

Session 1: Welcome and Opening Addresses

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

Opening Plenary Speaker: Dr. Cora Marrett, Deputy Director, National Science Foundation

Session 2: Space Weather and Why it Matters

Moderator: Dr. Michael Morgan, Director of the Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences, National Science Foundation


  • Dr. Louis Lanzerotti, Distinguished Research Professor of Physics, Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Dr. C. J. (Karel) Schrijver, Senior Fellow, Advanced Technology Center, Solar and Space Science, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Palo Alto, CA
  • Mr. Charles Gay, Deputy Associate Administrator of the Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
  • Colonel Daniel Edwards, Chief Integration, Plans, and Requirements, Directorate of Weather, Headquarters, United States Air Force

Session 3: Critical Infrastructure Protection, Impact Mitigation, and Response

Moderator: Ms. Heather King, Executive Officer, National Planning Coordination & Assistance, FEMA


  • Mr. Micah J. Loudermilk, Energy & Environmental Security Policy, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University
  • Mr. Scott Pugh, Interagency Programs Office, Science & Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security
  • Dr. Michael Gregg, Professor of Oceanography, University of Washington
  • Mr. Anthony Russo, Director, National Coordination Office for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing

Luncheon Guest Speaker

Dr. Tamara Dickinson, Senior Policy Analyst, Executive Office of the President, Office of Science and Technology Policy

Session 4: The Unified National Space Weather Capability

Moderator: Dr. David Applegate, Associate Director for Natural Hazards, U.S. Geological Survey and Cochairman, Subcommittee on Disaster Reduction (SDR), Committee on Environment and Natural Resources (CENR), National Science and Technology Council (NSTC)

Space Weather Services and Operations


  • Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Dr. Fred Lewis, Director of Weather, Headquarters, United States Air Force
  • Space Weather Technology and Research


  • Dr. Barbara Giles, Director, Heliophysics Division, Headquarters, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Dr. Richard Behnke, Head, Geospace Section, National Science Foundation
  • Dr. Arthur Charo, Senior Program Officer, Space Studies Board, National Research Council

Session 5: Responding to New and Emerging Extreme Events

Moderator: Dr. Robert E. O'Connor, Program Director, Decision, Risk and Management Sciences, Division of Social and Economic Sciences, Directorate of Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, National Science Foundation


  • Dr. Genene Fisher, Senior Advisor for Space Weather, National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Dr. Phil Evans, Government Services Director, United Kingdom Meteorological Office
  • Dr. Geoff Crowley, President/Chief Scientist, Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates (ASTRA) and Executive Committee, American Commercial Space Weather Association (ACSWA)
  • Dr. Brenda Phillips, Professor, Center for the Study of Disasters and Extreme Events, Fire and Emergency Management Program (FEMP) Graduate Student Coordinator, Department of Political Science, Oklahoma State University

Session 6: Summary and Wrap-Up

Forum Wrap-up/Take Away: Dr. Paul Try, Senior Vice President and Program Manager, Science and Technology Corporation

Closing Plenary Speaker: The Honorable Trent Franks (R-AZ), United States Representative

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