Pre-/Post-Heliophysics 2050 Workshop Discussions

To augment the impact of the Heliophysics 2050 Workshop on the community’s pre-decadal preparation, NASA is supporting additional opportunities for community coordination.

  1. Pre-workshop, NASA is encouraging preparatory discussions so that the in-workshop discussions are as productive as possible.
  2. Post-workshop, NASA is encouraging follow-on discussions that can take threads from the workshop and further develop them as part of decadal survey white paper preparation.

NASA especially encourages discussions on interdisciplinary science, science that expands the field of heliophysics, a coherent pipeline from basic research to operational activities, and state-of-the-profession topics. Topics should be focused enough to be productive without being so focused that discussion threads outside of established canon are excluded.

Given the limited time before the workshop, groups are encouraged to meet at least once a week. After the workshop, groups will be encouraged to consider the decadal survey white paper deadlines when scheduling.

Some pre-workshop groups are currently meeting, and interested individuals are encouraged to contact the organizer for connection information.

To volunteer to organize a new group, contact Ian Cohen ( to coordinate. No topic relevant to the workshop and the decadal survey will be discouraged. A modest honorarium is available for eligible organizers.

All groups must be open to all interested members of the community. All groups must abide by the highest standards of conduct.

Any questions about NASA Heliophysics Division’s preparation for the decadal survey should be directed to Jared Leisner (

Note: All electronic submission forms are part of the Meeting Portal, which requires users to set up a personal profile to access our electronic forms (setting up a profile is quick and easy, requiring only a few minutes of your time).