ISWAT Related Events at ESWW, November 18-22, 2019

ISWAT Fair Stand, Wednesday Nov 20, 17:15 - 18:30.

(Manuela Temmer, Michelle Mendoza, Hermann Opgenoorth, Sean Bruinsma, Jon Linker) 


First steps for the i-SWAT InitiativeManuela Temmer[1], Masha Kuznetsova[2], Mario Bisi [3]

 [1]Institute of Physics, University of Graz, Graz, Austria (, [2] NASA/GSFC, USA [3]RAL Space, Science & Technology Facilities Council, UK

To make progress in improving current state-of-the-art solar wind and CME forecasting models, validation and scientific peer-review qualification is needed.

Showcasing the ISWAT Website, Michelle Mendoza[1], Masha Kuznetsova[1], Daniel Heynderickx[7], Mario Bisi[4, Hermann Opgenoorth[2], Anna Belehaki[3], Sean Bruinsma[5], Jon Linker[8], Ian Mann[9], Sophie Murray [10], Dibyendu Nandi [11], Manuela Temmer[12]

 [1]NASA GSFC, [2] Umeå University, [3]NOA, [4] UKRI STFC, [5 ]CNES, [6]ESA, [7] DH Consultancy, [8] PSI, [9] University of Alberta, [10] Trinity College Dublin, [11] Center of Excellence in Space Sciences India, [12] University of Graz

We will showcase the just released ISWAT website ( built with a content management platform to serve as an online presence for the ISWAT  community driven effort hosted by the COSPAR Panel on Space Weather.

International Community Coordination in Space Weather, Masha Kuznetsova[1], Hermann Opgenoorth[2], Anna Belehaki[3], Mario Bisi[4], Sean Bruinsma[5], Alexi Glover[6], Daniel Heynderickx[7], Jon Linker[8], Ian Mann[9], Sophie Murray [10], Dibyendu Nandi [11], Manuela Temmer[12]

 [1]NASA GSFC, [2] Umeå University, [3]NOA, [4] UKRI STFC, [5 ]CNES, [6]ESA, [7] DH Consultancy, [8] PSI, [9] University of Alberta, [10] Trinity College Dublin, [11] Center of Excellence in Space Sciences India, [12] University of Graz

 Understanding and predicting space weather and its impact on society is acknowledged as a global challenge.


Tuesday November 19, 11:15 - 12:30, Mosane 789

SEP ScoreboardM. Leila Mays[1], Masha Kuznetsova[1], Joycelyn Jones[1], Eddie Semones[2], Kerry Lee[2], Janet Barzilla [3,2], Steve Johnson[2], Kathryn Whitman[4,2], Phillip Quinn [3,2], Christopher Mertens [2], Ian Richardson [6,1], Mark Dierckxsens [7], Mike Marsh [8]

 [1] NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, [2] NASA Johnson Space Center [3] Leidos Exploration and Mission Support [4] University of Houston [5] NASA Langley Research Center [6] University of Maryland, [7] BIRA-IASB, [8] UK Met Office

The CCMC has been facilitating real-time forecast verification projects led by the international space weather community to test predictive capabilities before event onset. These "Scoreboards" allow a consistent real-time comparison of various operational and research forecasts.

ISEP: A Joint SRAG/CCMC Collaboration to Improve Space Weather Prediction for Crew Protection during Near-Term Lunar Surface and Cis-Lunar Missions, Janet Barzilla[1,2], Kerry Lee[1], Eddie Semones[1], Steve Johnson[1,2], Katie Whitman[1,3], Phillip Quinn[1,2], M. Leila Mays[4], Masha Kuznetsova[4], Joycelyn Jones[4], Christopher Mertens[5]

 [1]NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas, USA, [2]Leidos Innovations Corporation, Houston, Texas, USA, [3]University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA, [4]NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, [5]NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, USA

 As human spaceflight goals extend from Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) missions like the International Space Station to the moon, Mars and beyond, the Space Radiation Analysis Group (SRAG) at Johnson Space Center needs to update their approach for mitigation of crew radiation exposure due to large Solar Particle Events (SPEs).

Thursday November 21, 11:15 - 12:30, Mosane 789

User-Oriented Model Validation Efforts for Radiation Belt Electrons: Internal Charging ApplicationsY. Zheng [1], A. Kellerman [2], M.-C. Fok [1], L. Rastaetter [1], T. P. O’Brien [3], Y. Shprits [4], M. M. Kuznetsova [1], and other modelers

 [1] NASA/GSFC, [2] UCLA, [3] Aerospace Corp., [4] GFZ/UCLA

 In order to provide actionable information for the engineering and space weather operation communities, careful, standardized validation of current state-of-the-art space environment models' capabilities to produce the most pertinent quantities required for impact assessment have to be carried out.

Topical Discussion Meetings

Scoreboard for Near-Earth Spacecraft Charging Environment: Initial Discussion and Planning

Yihua Zheng (NASA/GSFC); T. Paul O'Brien (Aerospace); Yuri Shprits (GFZ/UCLA); Richard Horne (BAS); Natasha Yu. Ganushkina (Univ. of Michigan/FMI)
Tuesday 19/11, 14:00-15:15

In order to facilitate transitioning space environment/space science models into operations, it is crucial to test and validate models for historical and realtime/forecasting modes. CCMC has initiated several realtime/forecasting method validation efforts, including the CME arrival time Scoreboard (running since 2013), Flare Scoreboard, SEP Scoreboaed, and others ( This Topic Discussion Meeting calls for communities' participation in starting a Scoreboard for forecasting the near-Earth charging (surface and internal) environment.

Atmospheric Effects Topical Group - Supporting ISWAT Initiative

Sean Bruinsma (CNES)
Wednesday 20/11, 11:15-12:30

The high-level objectives of the Atmospheric effects TG are modeling the neutral atmosphere and understanding its (sources of) variability, and its effect on satellite drag.