The UK Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) will host a Seminar on Solar Storms in London, 30th April 2013.
What’s it about? – "[...] the scientific consensus is that the threat is real and that we need to take action immediately because we have no idea when the next big one might strike." (Source: Earth magazine)
Terrorism and natural disasters might be at the forefront of the minds of policy makers and the global population, but a significant threat lurks over our heads: the sun. A massive solar storm, of a size last seen a century and a half ago, could easily leave hundreds of millions of people in the dark for days, weeks or even months. (Source: Earth magazine)
Chair and Keynote Speaker, Prof Mike Hapgood, RAL says "Good engineering design must be the first line of defence against space weather."
Reasons to attend
- Understand the scale and frequency of solar storms
- Appreciate the challenge you face to protect your ground based assets and infrastructure
- Derive essential knowledge to help build your business case to protect engineered assets and systems
- Meet the people who can simulate effects of solar storms and give you essential insight into your equipment and systems resilience
- Gather insights into effects of CMEs on the power grid and apply this learning to your systems
- Learn what protective steps can be taken to protect your assets from failure to perform on demand
- Rub shoulders with government advisors to understand solar storms upon the National Risk Register
More information about the event is available on-line.