NSF CONVERGENCE ACCELERATOR AWARD
CHESS IS A CONVERGENCE ACCELERATOR PROJECT TO CREATE DATA AND COMMUNITY INTERCONNECTIONS THROUGH KNOWLEDGE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPORT SPACE WEATHER RESILIENCE
CHESS has been granted the National Science Foundation's Convergence Accelerator Award to create the partnerships and technological infrastructure to respond to the grand challenges of space weather.
In Phase I, this project focuses 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); however, the outcomes will be decidedly more broad, providing a foundation for the growth of a space weather Open Knowledge Network in which new data providers can join and become a node in the network.
The CHESS project intends to embrace a diverse community: diverse in discipline,in sector of society (i.e., across academia, industry, and the public sector), and in representation, and propose to adopt an ethos of 'open by default' by facilitating broad participation in this work through open source efforts and community engagement.