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The National Space Weather Partnership will hold the 2018 Space Weather Enterprise Forum on July 25, 2018 in Washington, D.C.   This year’s theme is “Implementing the Space Weather Research and Forecast Act.”

The May 25,2018 emailed Save the Date notice from the Office of the Federal Coordinator of Meteorology did not provide other details.  It is reproduced below.

****** SAVE THE DATE ******

Space Weather Enterprise Forum
July 25, 2018

We are pleased to announce the National Space Weather Partnership will host the 2018 the Space Weather Enterprise Forum on July 25, 2018 in Washington, DC. This year’s theme is “Implementing the Space Weather Research and Forecast Act.”

We are preparing a slate of informative speakers and panelists to explore this year’s theme. The forum will:

  1. Explain how space weather science and infrastructure benefits the public
  2. Discuss vulnerabilities of our technological infrastructure to space weather impacts
  3. Examine roles and partnership opportunities between the government, commercial, and academic stakeholders
  4. Highlight pending space weather related legislation

The forum brings together a blended audience of space weather experts from both research and operations, space weather users from the public and private sectors, academia, international representatives, and policy makers. If you know someone who should be a space weather information user who doesn’t know it yet, please forward this message to them. One of our objectives is continuing outreach and education to raise awareness of space weather effects on systems and humans and to provide information on available services.

In the coming weeks, we will send you additional information on the forum, links to the forum web site, and instructions for online registration.

We look forward to seeing you in July!


Dr. William Schulz
Federal Coordinator for Meteorological Services and Supporting Research

*** National Space Weather Partnership ***

Following the establishment of the Space Weather Operations, Research, and Mitigation (SWORM) Subcommittee under the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) within the Executive Office of the President Office of Science and Technology (EOP-OSTP), the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorological Services and Supporting Research (OFCM) deactivated the National Space Weather Program Council and established the National Space Weather Partnership (NSWP). The partnership replaces the internal US Government program with a public forum to support the “all-of-community” approach espoused in the National Space Weather Strategy (NSWS), Space Weather Action Plan (SWAP), and Executive Order 13744.  The SWORM Subcommittee is a multi-agency group designed to provide oversight and direction to the integrated process of setting national priorities, focusing agency efforts, and leveraging resources. It ensures coordination and collaboration across all Federal agencies involved in space weather activities. The NSWP supports the SWORM Subcommittee by maintaining external coordination and community outreach in compliance with Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) regulations.

The Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorological Services and Supporting Research, more briefly known as the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology or OFCM, was established in 1964 as a result of Public Law 87-843 and direction from the Bureau of the Budget (now the Office of Management and Budget). The federal meteorological coordinating infrastructure of interagency committees, councils, and working groups was established at the same time, under the sponsorship of the OFCM. The office’s mission is to ensure the effective use of federal meteorological resources by leading the systematic coordination of operational weather requirements, services, and supporting research among the 15 involved federal agencies and offices. OFCM provides Executive Secretary and management services for the SWORM Subcommittee and the NSWP.


July 25
8:00 am - 11:00 pm