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Solar and Space Physics Decadal Survey White Papers Workshop #1:
Organizing the Decadal White Paper Submissions
October 29, 2021

The purpose of the first workshop was to plan for various white paper submissions to the upcoming Solar and Space Physics decadal survey. The workshop agenda included several topics that were discussed for about one-half hour each. During the workshop, the following two documents were created:

  1. Notes — Documentation of everyone's thoughts and comments. This document is open to everyone to add their thoughts.
  2. A spreadsheet of white paper ideas — The white paper topics are separated by categories on the workshop agenda. We encourage everyone to add new topics, put themselves as lead authors to new topics, and/or join existing efforts as contributors.

Workshop #1 Introduction Presentation Slides


Time (EDT) Facilitators Agenda/Subtopics
12:00 p.m. Doug Rowland
Asti Bhatt
    Decadal survey process, white paper submissions, and logistics for the workshop
    Cross-scale coupling and complexity — a framework for identifying science priorities for the next decade
1:00 p.m. Lindsay Goodwin
Julio Urbina
Enabling Frameworks for Geospace Science
    NASA/NSF collaboration on ground-based and satellite instrumentations
    NASA/NSF/NOAA on maintaining the real-time data
    Citizen science
    Diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce development
    Communicating geospace science to the world
1:30 p.m. Larisa Goncharenko
Tzu-Wei Fang
Mesosphere-Lower Thermosphere/Ionosphere
    Science questions for next decade
    Modeling needs
    Instrumentation needs
2:00 p.m. Ryan McGranaghan
Lindsay Goodwin
Magnetosphere-Ionosphere-Thermosphere Interactions
    Science questions for next decade
    Modeling needs
    Instrumentation needs
2:30 p.m. Ryan McGranaghan
Asti Bhatt
Open Science and Data Infrastructure
    Data infrastructure for ground-based instruments
    Heliophysics Knowledge Commons
3:00 p.m. Meers Oppenheim
Tzu-Wei Fang
Fundamental Properties of Geospace Systems
    Science questions for next decade (e.g., ion-neutral interactions, neutral gas studies, including laboratory investigations, plasma instabilities)
    Modeling needs
    Instrumentation needs
3:30 p.m. All Debrief and Wrap-Up
    Identify topics for strong white papers to support future workshops
    Identify leaders of white papers
4:00 p.m.   Adjourn

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