International space weather agreement: Statement from NOAA Deputy Administrator Kathryn Sullivan and UK Government Chief Science Adviser Sir John Beddington

International space weather agreement: Statement from NOAA Deputy Administrator Kathryn Sullivan and UK Government Chief Science Adviser Sir John Beddington

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27 June 2012
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Today, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the United Kingdom Government Office for Science agreed to strengthen the countries’ collaborative efforts to protect critical infrastructure from the impacts of space weather.

Space weather storms originate on the sun and can affect the advanced technology and power systems people rely on every day. The agreement announced today is the latest step in an effort to combine the space weather resources and scientific expertise of both countries. UK Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama highlighted the countries’ space weather partnership in London in May 2011, and again at the White House in March of this year. >> More

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