Join us at the 2018 Conference on Space Environment Applications, Systems, and Operations for National Security (SEASONS)

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Join your colleagues from the Military, Government, University, 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 "The Operational Impacts of Space Weather" and will focus on evolving space weather threats to operational assets that could disrupt future missions. Join us to explore how new tools and mitigation strategies can be applied to improve operational outcomes despite space weather hazards.

The conference will take place on November 7-9, 2018 in Laurel, Maryland at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Kossiakoff Center.

* The registration fee covers one banquet dinner, two lunches, and a daily continental breakfast.

If you plan to attend, please carefully review the Security Clearance Requirements (PDF).


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.

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