Space Weather as a Global Challenge 2017

When: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Where: Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven St. NW, Washington, D.C.

The Embassy of Italy, the U.S. Department of State, and Secure World Foundation held a discussion on space weather as a global challenge with a focus on research, operations and preparedness. This event updated the international community on progress made toward implementing the U.S. National Space Weather Strategy and advances in Italy, Europe, and beyond.  

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Event Materials


Lt. Col Daniele Biron, Centro Operativo per la Meteorologia

Mr. Marco Brancati, Telespazio

Dr. Ingrid Verstraeten, USGS and Dr. Maria Fabrizia Buongiorno, INGV

Dr. Alberto Buzzoni, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna

Dr. Stefano Cesare, Thales Alenia Space

Dr. Steven W. Clarke, NASA Heliophysics Division

Brig. Gen Luigi Del Bene, Italian Air Force

Dr. Patricia Doherty, ISWI and Nat Gopalswamy, ISWI

Dr. Juergen Drescher, DLR

Mr. Ignazio Droghini, Loccioni US

Mr. Alexander Ermolaev, Russian Embassy Washington DC

Mr. Vincenzo Giorgio, ALTEC

Mr. Ken Hodgkins, US Department of State

Dr. Mamoru Ishii, Japanese National Institute of Information and Communications Technology

Mr. Bob Jackson, Lockheed Martin

Mr. Frank J. Koza, PJM Interconnection

Dr. William M. Lapenta, NOAA/National Weather Service

Dr. Mauro Messerotti, INAF

Dr. Terry Onsager, NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center

Dr. Christina Plainaki, ASI

Dr. Vincenzo Romano, INGV

Dr. Leonardo Sagnotti, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia

Dr. Paul Shepson, National Science Foundation

Mr. Ralph Stoffler, US Air Force

Last updated on July 20, 2017