SEASONS
(Space Environment Applications Systems and Operations for National Security)


New Revised Schedule

Sep 25, 2020Abstract deadline extended - We need your talks!
Oct 1, 2020Notifications sent out to authors
Nov 4-5, 2020SEASONS 2020 Virtual Conference Held

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Join your colleagues from the military, government, university, commercial, and contractor sectors with an interest and stake in the space environment. The purpose of this conference is to discuss the impacts of space weather on DoD and intelligence community (IC) systems, and the applications and requirements for space-weather sensors and algorithms to mitigate these impacts and enhance operations.

This year's theme will be "Space Weather and the Space Warfighting Domain" and will focus on evolving space weather threats to operational assets and how the space environment could be exploited for operational advantage. Join us to explore how new tools and mitigation strategies can be applied to improve operational outcomes despite space weather hazards.

SEASONS 2020 is Now Virtual!

The SEASONS organizing team is now implementing SEASONS 2020 as a virtual-only conference on November 4-5, per conversations with our management, sponsors and other interested parties. However, due to the sensitivity of some of the materials, we are making plans for a classified in-person meeting in Nov 2021, to better address that community's needs.

Abstracts

We still need your abstracts to ensure that SEASONS 2020 offers robust and current content. The agenda has been modified to meet the virtual format and will be scheduled for two days, Nov. 4-5, 2020; with 4 hours of content per day, to avoid "Zoom Fatigue".

Registration and Meeting Platform

Registration will be $25 to attend the virtual version. Unfortunately, we need to cover some processing fees to assure we can control the flow of information as SEASONS is not a public domain meeting. SEASONS will be conducted via Zoom.gov Webinar.

The JHUAPL SEASONS Team has two virtual platforms potentially available to us: Zoom.gov Webinar, and Webex. If you know your access to those tools is limited by your sponsor/employer, please let us know so we can make a more informed decision.

New Format for Posters!

In place of posters, we offer a "Lightning Talk" format for 2020. Lightning talks have two rules: no more than three slides, no more than 5 minutes for the speaker. We will disqualify speakers who do not adhere. This format has been used fairly successfully in other venues and within APL for quite some time, so anticipate it will be well received.

Abstract Instructions and Deadlines

Abstracts must be received by 25 Sept 2020. Abstracts should be at least 100 words and must clearly describe the subject matter to be presented. All submissions must clearly identify the primary author and the author's mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address. Abstracts must identify the intended UNCLASSIFIED level, due to the virtual format. Please designate if you would prefer to present a Lightning Talk.

Presentations may be released to SEASONS attendees after the conference. Please identify any restrictions on the distribution of your presentation. Unclassified abstracts may be submitted via email to seasons@jhuapl.edu.

About JHU/APL

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland is a University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) that develops solutions to critical national challenges through the innovative application of science and technology.

APL's scientists and engineering expertise are put to work as trusted advisors to the government, developing capabilities and ensuring the reliability of complex technology programs that strengthen the security of our nation and advance the frontiers of science and space exploration. Among the Lab's achievements since its founding in 1942 are development of satellite-based navigation, the Aegis combat system, the SPY-1 radar, Cooperative Engagement Capability, and electronic warfare capabilities. Recognized as a space weather center of excellence, the 70 spacecraft and nearly 300 instruments APL has built include the ACE space weather satellite now at L-1, the STEREO solar observatories in heliocentric orbit, the Van Allen Probes exploring Earth's radiation belts, and the SSUSI instruments on the DMSP spacecraft.

The APL-built Parker Solar Probe launched on Aug 12, 2018. The mission's findings will help researchers improve their forecasts of space weather events, which have the potential to damage satellites and harm astronauts on orbit, disrupt radio communications and, at their most severe, overwhelm power grids.

For more information, visit: www.jhuapl.edu

Questions?

Please contact APL via e-mail at seasons@jhuapl.edu.