CEDAR email: Virtual meeting on GOLD, ICON and COSMIC Feb 8-10 2021

Alan Burns aburns at ucar.edu
Mon Nov 23 11:59:56 MST 2020

First notice.The science teams of these three missions, in conjunction with
ground-based observers, will hold a virtual meeting on the dates shown
above. This is a follow up to a meeting that was held in 2016 prior to
launch. This is the first notice. The meeting will be 4 hours a day for 3
days. In part this meeting will provide context for the forthcoming gi
opportunity; step 1 proposals are due Feb 24 2021.

A description of the meeting is:


   Workshop title: Geospace discovery science in a new decade (GDS workshop)


   Virtual Workshop date: Feb 8-10, each day 2 separate sessions, each 2


   Summary: Three new space missions, COSMIC-2, GOLD and ICON, provide
   remarkable avenues for new investigations of the geospace system, in
   collaboration with a growing network of ground-based observatories and
   their associated research teams. With a broad slate of new capabilities,
   the geospace research community is presented with unprecedented
   opportunities for new research and a revitalized capacity for solving
   significant outstanding problems in near-Earth space weather. The two NASA
   missions, ICON and GOLD, observe the thermosphere and ionosphere using
   optical and in-situ instruments. The international COSMIC-2 mission
   comprises a constellation of six satellites that map the ionosphere using
   GPS  radio occultation, in-situ measurements, and beacon signals for space
   to ground measurements. Enhanced ground-based observatories, cubesats, and
   other satellite constellations, also provide essential new measurements.
   Combining these tools to effectively address questions in ion-neutral
   coupling and upper-atmosphere dynamics requires a comprehensive scientific
   strategy for broad community participation. Therefore we are holding an
   online workshop from the 8-10 February 2021. This workshop will discuss the
   space-based missions, and complementary ground-based observations,
   modeling, and data synthesis.

More details will be available later
All are welcome.

Alan Burns (for the organizing committee)

Alan Burns
aburns at ucar.edu
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