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Space Weather Operations, Research and Mitigation Subcommittee

Aurora from space, cortesy of NASA Aurora Australis, courtesy of NOAA Airplane flying into the sunrise Image of power lines

The Space Weather Operations, Research, and Mitigation (SWORM) Subcommittee is a Federal interagency coordinating body of the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Sustainability (CENRS). The CENRS, organized under the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), advises and assists the National Science and Technology Council. The SWORM coordinates Federal Government departments and agencies to meet the goals and objectives specified in the National Space Weather Strategy and the activities defined in the Space Weather Action Plan, both of which were released in October 2015.


Phase 1 Benchmarks Released

July 10, 2018

A Report by the Committee on Homeland and National Security, Space Weather Operations,Research, and Mitigation Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council has release the Preliminary (Phase 1) Benchmarks for extreme space weather events. The community will use this document as the basis for a public review and development of definitive space weather benchmarks in Phase 2.

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Space Weather Enterprise Forum Updates

September 14, 2018

The Space Weather Enterprise Forum (SWEF) was successfully conducted on July 25, 2018. The SWEF website has been updated with all presentations and a link to the transcript of the proceedings. The next SWEF is tentatively planned for June 2019. The SWEF website is linked below.

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January 23, 2018

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) conducted their annual conference the week of 8-12 January 2018 in Austin TX. Members of the SWORM subcommittee gave presentations during the 15th Conference on Space Weather. The panel discussion focused on next steps in space weather research and forecasting. Please note the link below takes you to a non-SWORM website.

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