L5 In Tandem With L1

It is with great pleasure that we announce the “L5 in Tandem with L1: Future Space-Weather Missions Workshop” to take place in London, UK, 06-09 March 2017. The Workshop will be held at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) conference centre in central London supported by GO Science, Met Office, and STFC, and organised by STFC, Met Office, and NOAA SWPC. There will be no registration fee, and lunches and refreshments will be provided to all participants. Please note, however, that there is an upper limit on the number of attendees and so beyond those invited to attend, allocations will be done on a first-come, first-served basis. Website and registration details will follow in the next announcement with registration expected to open early November 2016.

The scope of the meeting is expected to include (but is not limited to) the general discussion of how a dedicated L5 mission will improve space-weather forecast services over the current capabilities, how L5 and L1 space-weather monitoring can be carried out in tandem, how and where cost savings can be made by having L5 and L1 space-weather missions planned and prepared in tandem, reports from the Instrument Study Teams that were set up at the end of the “Science from an Operational Mission: An L5 Consortium Meeting” from May 2015, potential partnerships for a L5 space-weather mission, data exploitation for space-weather purposes from a L5 mission, the ground segment required for L5 space-weather mission support, current and potential observations/measurements that need to be tested/validated for space-weather purposes before they can be made operational, and briefly any new/novel science that L5 space-weather data will allow capitalisation of (since the aforementioned 2015 workshop).

The Instrument Study Teams (focussing on L5 with consideration also to L1) were made up with the following leads:

If you are interested in attending the workshop and haven’t already done so, please ensure you subscribe to the L5 Space Weather mailing list so that you get ALL the Workshop-related announcements, then please send an E-Mail (from the E-Mail address you wish to register) to listserv@jiscmail.ac.uk with the subject left and the following line in the body of the E-Mail:

then follow the instructions from the automated reply system and after this Mario will be able to confirm your registration manually in the Jiscmail system. Only people registered on the list will be able to mail to the list as well as receive from the list. Mario will be the lead owner/moderator of the list to ensure the list is well maintained and not abused.

We will be in touch soon with registration and further information as it becomes available.

Best wishes,

Mario Bisi, Mark Gibbs, and Doug Biesecker (WOC Co-Chairs).