Space Weather REDI Bootcamp - June 2018
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Space Weather Bootcamp 2018

Space Weather REDI Bootcamp is a week-long space weather training presented by the NASA GSFC scientists (presenters include, but are not limited to, the CCMC staff). These tutorials provide participants with a basic knowledge of space weather and forecasting, without going into detailed physics, and acquaint them with the applications of space weather.

While the bootcamp training is geared to undergraduate students, it will be beneficial for anyone interested in broadening their space weather knowledge - graduate students, scientists, engineers, educators, mission operators, and competitive high school students.

Dates and location:

Bootcamp will start on June 4 at 1pm and last through June 8.
(We are hoping to arrange an optional tour of Goddard Space Flight Center for non-OSSI interns) to be held on June 4th from 9am to 12 noon. (OSSI interns will have GSFC tours in the course of their internship).

Bootcamp will be held at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in building 21 (see map, directions, transportation tips and more).

Valid NASA GSFC badge is required on Goddard Space Flight Center territory. On June 4 accepted bootcamp attendees should arrive at the main GSFC gate with a valid Government photo ID (e,g, REAL ID driver's lisence for the US citizens, green card for permanent residents) an hour or two early, if they need to complete NASA badging. You might want to have a second photo ID with you, just in case. Accepted international participants should contact Karen Catucci for instructions regarding applying for a NASA badge and instructions on which documents to bring on June 4th for badging.

Bootcamp Application

Registration for Bootcamp 2018 is closed. Please visit this website in March of 2019 to sign up for next year's bootcamp.

NASA OSSI interns who will already have NASA badge in June of 2018 can still apply for Bootcamp 2018 by filling out this Google application form.

Bootcamp Logistics

The Bootcamp is free, however ALL hotel and transportation costs and arrangements are the responsibility of the bootcamp participant. The CCMC does NOT have funds to support any participant unless he/she has been accepted as our summer intern.

What to bring to the Bootcamp

Please bring your laptop to participate in hands-on exercises throughout both weeks of the bootcamp.


  • For help and questions regarding the space weather bootcamp and summer internships please contact Anna Chulaki.

  • Email Karen Catucci with questions regarding NASA badging.

2017 Bootcamp agenda & presentations:

  • There will be no 2nd week of training open to all Bootcamp attendees and no 'research track' training this year.
  • Forecasting interns will continue with a week of intensive space weather training (June 11-15).

International participants:

Accepted international participants have to ensure the necessary documentation and NASA badging, so (unless you are a permanent US resident) please make sure your country is not on the Designated Countries list, with no access to NASA. Please apply for the NASA badge by the end of April (badge application deadline for foreign nationals). Please note that getting a visa is the responsibility of the international bootcamp participant, as well as applying for the NASA badge.

Deadline for uploading documents for NASA badging is April 30. Email Karen Catucci if you have received your visa and would like to upload your documents for the NASA badge.

Bootcamp audience and highlights

Bootcamp audience includes undergraduate and graduate students, scientists, engineers, educators, mission operators, and competitive high school students.

This training draws on the experience of the unique research-based space weather forecasting team at the CCMC and features space weather tools (such as the Integrated Space Weather Analysis System iSWA) and space environment models installed at the CCMC. It has an interactive component and includes hands-on exercises and homework assignments.

Related summer NASA Internships:
CCMC also offers a variety of summer internships at the NASA GSFC, however the application for summer 2018 internship has already been closed.

Read about experiences of the Bootcamp 2015 ateendees and summer space weather interns.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration Air Force Materiel Command Air Force Office of Scientific Research Air Force Research Laboratory Air Force Weather Agency NOAA Space Environment Center National Science Foundation Office of Naval Research

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