Severe space weather has the potential to affect our lives in many ways because of our ever increasing reliance on technology. Space Weather Services, Australian Bureau of Meteorology is holding a Space Weather Users Workshop in November 2017. This workshop will focus on the impact and mitigation of space weather effects in the areas of aviation, defence, energy, navigation, timing and communication. The workshop will provide an opportunity to hear from expert speakers, owners and operators of susceptible technology, and other users of space weather services.
The Space Weather Users Workshop follows on from the 17th Australian Space Research Conference (ASRC) held at the same location, and is held jointly with Sydney SpaceNet. The ASRC is a science forum, whereas the Space Weather Users Workshop is a customer forum.