›Space Weather: the importance of observations
Most space weather occurs due to the Sun's emissions which can affect the Earth's space environment. Modern society is ever more dependent upon ground-based and spaceborne technology which can be vulnerable to space weather. Satellites, GPS, aviation and the electric power industry are all at risk from this & hence space weather is now included on the UK's National Risk Register. It is important to have long-running, continuous observations for forecasting, nowcasting and for research in space weather. This public meeting, held during the peak of the 11 year solar cycle, addresses the deficiency in continuous, long-term observations and how this might be overcome.
This meeting is sponsored by the Grantham Institute for Climate Change, an institute of Imperial College London and the Royal Astronomical Society and is part of the Royal Meteorological Society National Meetings programme, open to all, from expert to enthusiast, for topical discussions on the latest advances in weather and climate.
Non members are welcome to attend these meetings. Where seating capacity is limited, priority will be given to members.