Join us at the 2016 Workshop on Space Environment Applications, Systems, and Operations for National Security (SEASONS)

Join your colleagues from the Military, Government, University, and Contractor sectors with an interest and stake in the space environment. The purpose of this workshop 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 Future 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 workshop will take place on November 15–17, 2016 in Laurel, Maryland at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Kossiakoff Center.

  • The sessions on Tuesday (November 15th) are UNCLASSIFIED and can be attended by U.S. citizens and invited Foreign Visitors.
  • The sessions on Wednesday (November 16th) will be held at the SECRET/FVEY level and can be attended by U.S. citizens and Foreign Visitors from the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand with the appropriate clearance.
  • The Thursday (November 17th) session is restricted to U.S. citizens with a TS/SCI clearance.
  • 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 Department of Defense-sponsored university affiliated research center (UARC) that develops solutions to critical national challenges through the innovative application of science and technology. Our scientists, engineers, and analysts serve 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 69 spacecraft and 150+ payload instruments APL has built include the ACE space weather satellite now at L-1, the two STEREO solar observatories in heliocentric orbit, the Van Allen Probes exploring Earth’s radiation belts, and the SSUSI instruments on the DMSP spacecraft. APL is currently building the Solar Probe Plus spacecraft, scheduled to launch in 2018. For more information, visit:


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

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