ABOUT
THE
PROGRAM

CHESS is a National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator Project that is progressing societal resilience to space weather.

CHESS is focused on one of the most important and immediate impacts of space weather disturbances: disruptive and potentially catastrophic induced currents in the electric power grid known as geomagnetically induced currents (GICs).

We serve:

  • Bulk power system operators, planners, and designers;

  • Power system decision makers; and

  • Space weather researchers

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An illustration of Earth’s magnetic field lines, which are generated by the planet’s swirling liquid outer core and curve as they get buffeted by the solar wind. Credit: ESA/ATG Medialab

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