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The National Space Weather Program

As the world moves into the twenty-first century, our civilization is becoming increasingly dependent on technology which is vulnerable to conditions in the space environment: space weather.

To prepare ourselves to deal with these vulnerabilities, several U. S. government agencies have developed a program called the National Space Weather Program (NSWP).

The overarching goal of the National Space Weather Program is to achieve an active, synergistic, interagency system to provide timely, accurate, and reliable space environment observations, specifications, and forecasts within the next 10 years.

Agencies involved in the NSWP include:

  • The Department of Commerce (DOC)
  • The Department of Defense (DOD)
  • The National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • The Department of the Interior (DOI)
  • The Department of Energy (DOE)

The NSWP Implementation Plan can be read here