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Doing Business As Name:Trustees of Boston University
  • W. Jeffrey Hughes
  • (617) 353-2696
Award Date:09/18/2002
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 24,407,590
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 34,360,375
  • FY 2010=$3,320,000
  • FY 2004=$4,000,000
  • FY 2006=$3,960,000
  • FY 2009=$4,024,375
  • FY 2007=$4,000,000
  • FY 2003=$4,000,000
  • FY 2011=$2,656,000
  • FY 2005=$4,000,000
  • FY 2002=$4,400,000
Start Date:08/01/2002
End Date:07/31/2013
Transaction Type: Cooperative Agreements
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.050
Primary Program Source:490100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:STC: Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling
Federal Award ID Number:0120950
DUNS ID:049435266
Parent DUNS ID:049435266
Program:STC CLASS OF 2002
Program Officer:
  • John Meriwether
  • (703) 292-7212

Awardee Location

Awardee Cong. District:07

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:Trustees of Boston University
Cong. District:07

Abstract at Time of Award

This award will establish a Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling (CISM). The overall goal of CISM is to develop advanced computer models to specify and predict space weather from the surface of the sun to the surface of Earth. "Space Weather" is a term rapidly entering the common lexicon. It describes the ways in which the Sun, acting through the intervening space encompassing the solar wind, the magnetosphere, and the upper atmosphere, adversely affects the performance and reliability of space borne and ground based technological systems, or can endanger human life or health. CISM will focus on building a comprehensive, physics-based, numerical model that describes the environment from the Sun to the Earth, and can predict arrival time, intensity and duration of space storms. The Center will achieve three complementary goals: 1) it will do fundamentally new science, increasing our understanding of the complex, but closely coupled Sun-Earth system; 2) in partnership with other groups, it will convert the results of its research into robust and operationally useful forecasting tools to be used by both civilian and military space weather forecasters; and 3) it will educate the next generation of space scientists - taking advantage of the ability of space weather to capture imaginations through models and visualization tools. The principal knowledge transfer goal of CISM is to convert research results and models into robust operationally useful forecasting tools to be used by space weather forecasters and private industry. The most important legacy of the center will be improvements in the ability to respond to potential space weather hazards, thus protecting the nation's technological systems that are increasingly susceptible to conditions in the space environment.

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