CEDAR email: JpGU Session M-AG43 -- The Application Usability Level (AUL): A Standard Measure of Progress to Benefit Space Research

Klenzing, Jeffrey (GSFC-6750) jeffrey.klenzing at nasa.gov
Mon Feb 10 16:00:44 MST 2020

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to draw you attention to an upcoming session on Space Weather applications at the JpGU-AGU joint meeting this May.

M-AG43 -- The Application Usability Level (AUL): A Standard Measure of Progress to Benefit Space Research

As space physics becomes both more interdisciplinary and more intertwined with commercial and government operations, there has risen a need for improved communication between different groups, and a system for tracking the progress of a project towards the specific application for a given user. The Application Usability Level (AUL) framework was developed precisely for this task, and in addition, encourages publication of instrument-like papers for delivering and publicizing AULs to help the community quantify the progress of successful applications, metrics, and validation efforts.

In a given project within the AUL framework, there is typically a diverse eco-system of individuals necessary to ultimately produce a useful space weather product or productive research collaboration. For example, in the case of non-academic fields, users and researchers alike may benefit from a translator, i.e. a broker, who may help with the effective transition from research to operations. Independent validators are another essential player for validation efforts and comparing like products for a specified application. In many cases the different players throughout the process will act in multiple roles as well as act in different roles for different projects and AUL pathways.

We invite papers to this session that show projects which are using the AUL framework, have found new research and applications through transdisciplinary interactions, or describe how a project moves through this eco-system and the players involved.


Abstracts are due Feb 18.

Best regards,

Jeff Klenzing, Adam Kellerman, Brett Carter, Tam Dao

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