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Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology


2013 Space Weather Enterprise Forum
June 4, 2013

NOAA Auditorium, Silver Spring, MD

Theme: Space Weather Impacts: They Happen All the Time

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SWEF Program Booklet

2013 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

Congressional Perspective: The Honorable Steven M. Palazzo, United States Representative

Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Charles Bolden, Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Opening Plenary Speaker: Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere (Acting)

Session 2: Scientific Understanding, Observations, and Future Exploration

Moderator: Dr. Robert McCoy, Director Geophysical Institute University of Alaska, Fairbanks


  • Dr. Madhulika Guhathakurta, Living With a Star & STEREO Program Scientist, Heliophysics Division (HPD), Science Mission Directorate NASA Headquarters
  • Dr. Michael Wargo, Chief Lunar Scientist, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington
  • Dr. Bruce Campbell, Sr. Mission Systems Engineer, ATK Space Systems Division
  • Ms. Lauri Newman, Robotic Conjunction Assessment Manager, NASA GSFC
  • Dr. Janet Kozyra, George Carignan Collegiate Research Professor, University of Michigan

Session 3: Understanding the Day-To-Day Impacts of Space Weather.

Moderator: Ms. Mary Kicza, Assistant Administrator for Satellite & Information Services, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)


  • Dr. Neal Zapp, Space Radiation Group, NASA Johnson Space Center, TX
  • Mr. Thomas Fahey & Mr. Gregg Scott, Delta Airlines
  • Mr. Frank Koza, Executive Director, Operations Support, PJM Interconnection
  • Dr. Michael Kelly Supervisor, Defense Analysis and Applications Group, at Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab

Featured Speaker

Dr. Daniel Baker, Director, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado-Boulder

Session 4: The Unified National Space Weather Capability Panel Discussion

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


  • Ms. Mary Kicza, NOAA Assistant Administrator for Satellite & Information Services
  • Colonel John Egentowich, Acting Director of Weather, Headquarters, United States Air Force
  • Ms. Victoria Elsbernd, Acting Director, Heliophysics Division, Headquarters, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Dr. Louis Uccellini, NOAA Assistant Administrator for Weather Services and Director, National Weather Service
  • Dr. Richard Behnke, Head, Geospace Section, National Science Foundation
  • Dr. William Leith, Senior Science Advisor for Earthquake and Geologic Hazards U.S. Geological Survey

Featured Speaker

Dr. Conrad Lautenbacher, Jr., CEO, GeoOptics, Inc.

Session 5: Future Directions of Industry and their Space Weather Needs

Moderator: Dr. Thomas Bogdan, President, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research


  • Mr. Michael McElligott, Manager, Space Transportation Development Division, Office of Commercial Space Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Mr. Jon Kirchner, Managing Director, Perfero Advisory
  • Dr. Devrie Intriligator, Director Space Plasma Lab at Carmel Research Center, and Executive Committee, American Commercial Space Weather Association (ACSWA)
  • Mr. Matthew J. Parker, Commissioner, AMS Commission on the Weather and Climate Enterprise (AMS Paper)

Featured Speaker

Mr. David Jones, President, StormCenter Communications

Session 6: Summary and Wrap-Up

Forum Wrap-up/Take Away: Ms. Victoria Elsbernd, Acting Director, Heliophysics Division, Headquarters, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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