The Third Annual Space Weather Community Operations Workshop will be held Thursday and Friday, March 28 and 29, 2013 in Park City, Utah, at the Newpark Resort and Hotel. Professionals in Space Weather and applicable fields are invited to attend. A link to the registration page is provided below. Already registered and want to see the agenda? Click here to access the agenda and for more post-registration information.


Sponsors for the meeting are the American Commercial Space Weather Association (ACSWA), the American Meteorological Society (AMS), the Community Coordinated Modeling Center (CCMC), the National Weather Service Space Weather Prediction Center (NWS SWPC), the Space Infrastructure Foundation (SIF), the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the Utah State University Space Weather Center (USU SWC).

Meeting Objectives:

The 3rd Annual Space Weather Community Operations Workshop (SpWxCOW3) will bring together commercial, agency and university Space Weather operational personnel in a 2-day meeting to promote a robust data exchange capacity within the Space Weather enterprise. Participants will share common operational problems and solutions as well as work toward developing common best practices, and eventually standards, for Space Weather operations.

Topic Areas:

Topic areas will cover operational activities from production, archiving, and distribution best practices to utilization expectations. Oral presentations and discussions in relation to reliability, maintainability, accessibility, and dependability qualities of space weather operations will include focus on:

  • Lessons from last workshop and challenges ahead
  • Operations Procedures
  • Operations Problems
  • Real-Time Data Sharing
  • Data Storage
  • Data Archiving
  • Break-Out Discussion Sessions (covering these various topics)
  • Best Practices


The workshop will be held at the Newpark Resort and Hotel in scenic Park City, Utah. Newpark Resort features 175 guest rooms. The Newpark Towncenter features shopping, dining activities, movie theatre and Park City's only bowling and activity center, all available within walking distance of Newpark Resort. Newpark is only 30 minutes away from Salt Lake International Airport and minutes away from 8 world class ski resorts. To learn more, visit, and to book a reservation call 435-658-6013 or toll free 877-649-3600. Special workshop hotel rates apply to days preceding and following the workshop - see hotel for details. 

Park City is a 30-minute drive from the Salt Lake City, Utah airport along I-80. Rental cars at SLC or airport shuttles that run regularly to Park City allow visitors to quickly arrive at the workshop location with minimal delay.


There is no registration fee for this sponsored workshop. Hotel rates are $149 per night for the Deluxe Room and $239 per night for the Suite (all USD and before taxes). Moderate-priced restaurants are within paces of the hotel for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

To register for the workshop, click here to access the registration page. There is no registration fee, but don't forget to register with us and reserve a room at the Newpark Resort.


For additional inquiries, please contact USU Space Weather Center's Shawna Johnson at (435)797-2962 or by email at