Space Weather

Space weather events are naturally occurring phenomena in the space environment that have the potential to disrupt technologies and systems in space and on Earth. These phenomena can affect satellite and airline operations, communications networks, navigation systems, the electric power grid, and other technologies and infrastructures critical to the daily functioning, economic vitality, and security of the global economy.

In support of the 2015 National Space Weather Strategy and the 2015 National Space Weather Action Plan, the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) is strengthening international coordination and cooperation on space weather preparedness by organizing workshops and meetings in Washington, DC with embassy staff from a multitude of nations. At the center of these efforts is the annual “Space Weather as a Global Challenge” Dialogue, which OES and the Secure World Foundation have convened since 2016.