The Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) program is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Atmospheric Sciences initiative to coordinate and focus research on the near-earth portion of geospace from the lower ionosphere to where the earth system interacts with the solar wind. The purpose of the GEM program is to support basic research into the dynamical and structural properties of geospace, leading to the construction of a global geospace general circulation (GGCM) model with predictive capability. The GGCM effort is now being treated as a separate campaign. The strategy for achieving GEM goals is to undertake a series of campaigns, in both theory and observational modes, each focusing on particular aspects of the geospace environment.

Mini-GEM 2021 Information

Organization of the Virtual Mini-GEM Workshop is underway. The meeting will be held via Zoom telecommunications during January 19 - 22, 2021, from 10am - 2pm EST, when the Focus Groups will schedule 2-hour Zoom sessions. Student townhall meetings will be organized during different time zones to enhance international student participation.

View the Mini-GEM agenda on the GEM wiki, on Slack (gemworkshop.slack.com), and at this link.

Important Dates


Support for this workshop is made possible by the National Science Foundation.

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