Workshop: Simulating Space Weather Extremes
April 12-14, 2022 - Washington DC
National-scale societal challenges cannot be solved by a single discipline. Instead, these challenges require convergence: the merging of innovative ideas, approaches, and technologies from a wide and diverse range of sectors and expertise.
Launched in 2019, the National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator program builds upon basic research and discovery to accelerate solutions toward societal impact. The program funds teams to solve societal challenges through convergence research and innovation.
In 2019, The Convergence Hub for the Exploration of Space Science (CHESS) was chosen as the first and only project that has been selected as part of the National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator program that is focused on space weather and its societal impacts.
Built on cutting-edge data science technologies, CHESS is a now a hub for each of the domains across the Sun-to-Power Grid system to collaborate, integrate data, and build knowledge and resilience
The next step is to converge these domains through a novel workshop with the purpose of emerging the research and development gaps that arise from a holistic view of the sun-to-power grid system
What is the workshop?
A space weather-to-power grid ‘simulation game,’ a low-risk, cost-effective environment to unite researchers, decision-makers, and operators to assess the preparedness for threats and hazards posed by space weather on the electric power grid
NSF-Funded (AGS Program Award AGS-2131047)
April 12-14, 2022 in Washington DC
Why is it different?
Uncommon facilitation and interaction
Simulation -> Synthesis -> Building