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Wolfson Library, The Royal Society

6-9 Carlton Terrace

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SW1Y 5AG

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SWIMMR (Space Weather Instrumentation, Measurement, Modelling and Risk).

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SWIMMR is a £20 million, four-year programme that will improve the UK's capabilities for space weather monitoring and prediction. There will be an emphasis on space radiation, which can affect aircraft systems, changes in the upper atmosphere, affecting communications, and surges in the current in power grids and other ground-level systems. These are significant risks to the infrastructures we rely on in daily life and are recorded in the UK's National Risk Register.

SWIMMR will develop and deploy new instruments, models and services to support the UK space weather community and the Met Office Space Weather Operations Centre. This programme will significantly add to the UK's capability to predict and mitigate the hazards of space weather, as well as providing a basis for wider international collaboration over the four year lifetime of the proposal and beyond.

The funding forms part of the Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF), delivered by the UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) to drive an increase in high quality multi- and interdisciplinary research and innovation. It will ensure that UKRI's investment links up effectively with government research priorities and opportunities. The programme is a collaboration led by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) with NERC and supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Department for Transport and the Ministry of Defence. The programme has been outlined in close association with the Met Office Space Weather Operations Centre (MOSWOC).

The programme will be delivered through a series of activities managed by STFC and NERC. The STFC funding component will be delivered via a mixture of open calls for research projects and commissioned work through open competitive tenders under standard public sector procurement rules. The NERC funding component will be delivered by open calls. Both sets of activities will directly help improve the ability of the Met Office to predict space weather events so as to reduce their potential impact.

Please join this kick-off meeting if you would like further information on the project. Pre-registration for the event is required, as capacity is limited.

Draft programme for the event:

10.30am Arrivals and coffee

11.00am Introduction and Outline of Programme (Ian McCrea and Mark Gibbs plus possible guest speaker tbc)

12.30pm Lunch

1.30pm Community Q&A

3.30pm Event Close

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