Space Weather R2O2R Framework

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The Space Weather R2O2R Framework is a product of the National Science & Technology Council (NSTC) and was published by the White House in March 2022. This document was developed by the Space Weather Operations, Research, and Mitigation (SWORM) Subcommittee in response to the National Space Weather Strategy and Action Plan, Action 2.7: Identify mechanisms for sustaining and transitioning models and observational capabilities from research to operations.

The Framework initiative fosters the collaborative transition of new and/or updated space weather capabilities from a variety of sources that include academia and commercial enterprises, into operations such that:

  • Capabilities are efficiently transitioned from research-to-operations (R2O);
  • Forecasters and other operators engage in capability evaluation and testing, and share  
    data and knowledge with researchers, providing feedback from operations-to-research  
    (O2R); and
  • Specific, controlled, operational experiments determine the efficacy and impact of new or  
    updated capabilities and potential future capabilities.