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NOAA SPACE WEATHER ADVISORY GROUP, Dec 1, 2021, virtual, 10:00 am-2:00 pm ET

NOAA’s Space Weather Advisory Group (SWAG) will meet virtually on December 1, 2021 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm ET.

SWAG was created on April 21, 2021 pursuant to the Promoting Research and Observations of Space Weather to Improve the Forecasting of Tomorrow (PROSWIFT) Act.

The meeting is open to the public, but one must contact Jennifer Meehan in advance to get the sign-on information.

"For details on how to connect to the webinar or to submit comments, 
please contact Jennifer Meehan, National Weather Service; telephone: 
301-427-9798; email: jennifer.meehan@noaa.gov."

 

More information is in the Federal Register notice, which is reproduced below, and on the SWAG website.

SUMMARY: The Space Weather Advisory Group (SWAG) will meet for 1 half-
day on December 1, 2021.

DATES: The meeting is scheduled as follows: December 1, 2021 from 10 
a.m.-2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be conducted virtually via webinar. 
For details on how to connect to the webinar or to submit comments, 
please contact Jennifer Meehan, National Weather Service; telephone: 
301-427-9798; email: jennifer.meehan@noaa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Meehan, National Weather 
Service, NOAA, 1325 East West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20910; 
301-427-9798 or jennifer.meehan@noaa.gov; or visit the SWAG website: 
https://www.weather.gov/swag.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Promoting Research and 
Observations of Space Weather to Improve the Forecasting of Tomorrow 
(PROSWIFT) Act, 51 U.S.C. 60601 et seq., the Administrator of NOAA and 
the National Science and Technology Council's Space Weather Operations, 
Research, and Mitigation Interagency Working Group (interagency working 
group) established the Space Weather Advisory Group (SWAG) on April 21, 
2021. The SWAG is the only Federal Advisory Committee that advises and 
informs the interest and work of the interagency working group. The 
SWAG is to receive advice from the academic community, the commercial 
space weather sector, and nongovernmental space weather end users to 
carry out the responsibilities of the SWAG set forth in the PROSWIFT 
Act, 51 U.S.C. 60601 et seq.
    The SWAG is directed to advise the interagency working group on the 
following: Facilitating advances in the space weather enterprise of the 
United States; improving the ability of the United States to prepare 
for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from space weather phenomena; 
enabling the coordination and facilitation of research to operations 
and operations to research, as described in section 60604(d) of title 
51, United States Code; and developing and implementing the integrated 
strategy under 51 U.S.C. 60601(c), including subsequent updates and 
reevaluations. The SWAG shall also conduct a comprehensive survey of 
the needs of users of space weather products to identify the space 
weather research, observations, forecasting, prediction, and modeling 
advances required to improve space weather products, as required by 51 
U.S.C. 60601(d)(3).

I. Matters To Be Considered

    The meeting will be open to the public. During the meeting, the 
Committee will discuss the PROSWIFT Act, 51 U.S.C. 60601 et seq., 
directed duties of the SWAG and kick off the required by 51 U.S.C. 
60601(d)(3) user survey. The full agenda will be published on the SWAG 
website. Meeting materials, including work products, will also be 
available on the SWAG website: https://www.weather.gov/swag.

II. Additional Information and Public Comments

    The meeting will be held over one half-day and will be conducted 
via webinar (for meeting details see ADDRESSES). Please register for 
the meeting through the website: https://www.weather.gov/swag.
    This event is accessible to individuals with disabilities. For all 
other special accommodation requests, please contact 
Jennifer.meehan@noaa.gov. This webinar is a NOAA public meeting and 
will be recorded and transcribed. If you have a public comment, you 
acknowledge you will be recorded and are aware you can opt out of the 
meeting. Participation in the meeting constitutes consent to the 
recording. Both the meeting minutes and presentations will be posted to 
the SWAG website (https://www.weather.gov/swag). The agenda, speakers 
and times are subject to change. For updates, please check the SWAG 
website (https://www.weather.gov/swag).
    Public comments directed to the SWAG members and SWAG related 
topics are encouraged. Individuals or groups who would like to submit 
advance written comments, please email them to jennifer.meehan@noaa.gov 
by November 29, 2021 to provide sufficient time for SWAG review. 
Written comments received after these dates will be distributed to the 
SWAG but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. As time allows, 
public comments will be read into the public record during the meeting. 
Advance comments will be collated and posted to the meeting website.

 

Details

Date:
December 1
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 pm