Solar Storms

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    The IET
    phone: +44 (0) 1438 765 650/657

  • Keywords

    Solar storms, Space weather, geomagnetically induced currents, GIC, Geomagnetic storms, Solar storm forecast, Solar storm forecasting, GPS, Satellite operations, Solar flare, Space Situational Awareness

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    £269 IET Members / £349 non members / £120 students

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It’s a fact! Severe space weather can cause disruption to a range of technologies and infrastructure, including communications systems, electronic circuits and power grids.

Join us on 28 September for the IET’s first case-study driven solar storms seminar, as scientists and technology end-users come together to discuss the potential effects of solar storms and the data needed for damage mitigation decisions.

You will be amongst the first to hear the findings of the Royal Academy of Engineering Study into the Effects of Solar Storms on Engineered Systems, immerse yourself in cutting edge solar storm forecast models and look towards developing tiered preparatory protection strategies, hear about prediction methods and sophisticated solar storm effect models and discuss your progress within a supportive and neutral forum.

The programme of space weather experts includes:

• Keynote speaker: Professor Mike Hapgood, Head of the Space Environment Group, RAL
• Ken Ashton, Head Navigation & Spectrum, National Air Traffic Control Services (NATS)
• Mark Dickinson, Senior Director, Satellite Operations, Inmarsat
• Dr Stuart Eves, Engineer, Military Systems, SSTL
• Dr David Jackson, Leads Space Weather Research, The Met Office
• Bryn Jones, Pilot, Virgin Atlantic, Director, SolarMetrics and member of the Space Environmental Impacts Expert Group (SEIEG)
• Keith Ryden, QinetiQ Fellow, Senior Consultant on Space Environments and Effects, QinetiQ