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.

GEM 2020 Information

Access the VGEM Virtual Workshop Page at the following link: www.vgem2020.com (must register to receive username and password)

Please contact the GEM organizers via the e-mail address 2020vgem@gmail.com.

Virtual GEM Workshop
This year, GEM will hold a virtual meeting (VGEM) from July 20th - 23rd, 2020. July 20th will be student day. No registration fee is required. Attendees must register in order to access the password protected pages that host the virtual meeting.

We intend to hold GEM back-to-back with SHINE in 2021 in Honolulu, HI.

VGEM Dates: July 20th - 23rd, 2020 (student day July 20th)

Location: The virtual meeting will be held online with an access portal through the GEM website. Detailed information will be sent to attendees upon registration.

Schedule: Download the meeting schedule HERE.
Poster Schedule: View the poster schedule HERE.

Important Dates


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

GEM Homepage at UCLA:

GEM Research Area Coordinators, Focus Groups, and Steering Committee:

GEM Messenger Announcement Posting Request Form: 


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