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Space Weather Observations (SWO) Summit

Summit Objective

Don’t miss the inaugural NOAA-NASA Space Weather Observations (SWO) Summit on June 12-13 in Boulder, Colorado! This event will provide the space weather community with essential insight on how SWO programs will meet NOAA operational space weather obligations.  

Upon completion of the SWO Summit, attendees will have a greater understanding of the NOAA-NASA elements critical to generating and disseminating space weather alerts and warnings including:

  1. The new NOAA-NASA Space Weather Observations (SWO) office, which develops, deploys, and sustains NOAA’s operational space weather satellite systems.
  2. The NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), which develops space weather products and provides space weather data archive and public data dissemination services.
  3. The NOAA National Weather Service (NWS) Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC), the Nation's official source of space weather alerts and warnings.

Attendees will also learn about NOAA’s domestic partnerships with other agencies, the commercial and academic sectors and international collaborators, as well as opportunities for new partnerships.

Program Overview

Public Session

Day 1 (morning) will be open to the public and virtual only.

Public Session Registration
Morning Agenda (updated 06.10.2024)

Invite-Only Session

Day 1 (Afternoon) and Day 2 (All Day) will be invite-only, in-person workshops (with the option to join virtually if travel is not possible).

Please register for the invite-Only session no later than May 31, 2024. There is no fee for attending.

Workshop Contact

If you have any questions, please contact Kiara Arnold at

Draft Public Session Agenda

Time Topics Presenters
8:30 AM Welcome Elsayed Talaat, Director, Office of Space Weather Observations (SWO), NOAA
8:40 AM  Introduction to NOAA Space Weather Elsayed Talaat, Director, SWO, NOAA; Clinton Wallace, Director, Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC), NOAA; Tiffany Atkinson, Cross Portfolio Analyst, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), NOAA
8:50 AM National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) Stephen Volz, Assistant Administrator for Satellite and Information Service, NOAA
9:05 AM National Weather Service (NWS)  Ajay Mehta, Acting Director, Office of Planning and Programming for Service Delivery, NWS, NOAA
9:20 AM  Introduction to SWO Elsayed Talaat, Director, SWO, NOAA
9:35 AM Joint Agency Satellite Division (JASD)  John Gagosian, Director, JASD, NASA
9:50 AM Domestic Partnerships and Collaborations  Bill Murtagh, Program Coordinator, SWPC, NOAA; Jinni Meehan, Assistant Director for Space Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)
10:05 AM International Partnerships - WMO, CGMS, ISES Christian Naylor, International Coordinator, SWO, NOAA; Jennifer Clapp, Senior International Relations Specialist, NESDIS International and Interagency Affairs Division, NOAA
10:20 AM Break  
10:40 AM SpaceWeather Follow On (SWFO) Gene Martin, Deputy System Program Director, SWO, NASA; Marco Vargas, SWFO Program Coordinator, SWO, NOAA; Greg Yoblin, SWFO-L1 Deputy Program Manager, SWO, NASA
10:55 AM SpaceWeather Next Lagrange 5 (L5) Project  Ame Fox, Deputy Project Manager, SWO, NASA; Jim Silva, Deputy Project Manager, SWO, NOAA; Jeff Newmark, Project Scientist, SWO, NASA; Nai-Yu Wang, Deputy Project Scientist, SWO, NOAA
11:10 AM SpaceWeather Next Lagrange 1 (L1) Series Project Tim Van Sant, Project Manager, SWO, NASA; Yaireska Collado-Vega, Project Scientist, SWO, NOAA
11:25 AM Pre-Formulation Activities for Space Weather Next GEO and LEO Observations  Joanne Ostroy, SW Next Formulation Lead, SWO, MITRE; Erin Lynch, Physical Scientist, SWO, NOAA; Irfan Azeem, Chief, Science and Engineering Division, SWO, NOAA
11:40 AM Program of Record and Partner Missions - COSMIC-2, ESA Vigil, ACE, SOHO, GOES-R, IMAP, PUNCH, STEREO, GOLD, PUNCH Erin Lynch, Physical Scientist, SWO, NOAA; Dimitris Vassiliadis, SWFO Program Scientist, SWO, NOAA; Nai-Yu Wang, L5 Deputy Project Scientist, SWO, NOAA
12:00 PM Commercial Data Program and Architecture Studies Michael Bonadonna, Architecture Planning and System Innovation Division Chief, SAE, NOAA 
12:10 PM Technology Investments - Joint Venture, Small Business Innovation Research  Irfan Azeem, Science and Engineering Division Chief, SWO, NOAA; Nai-Yu Wang, Scientist, Innovation and Incubation Projects, SWO, NOAA
12:30 PM Adjourn