Although the disaster was only simulated, experts and stakeholders from scientific, commercial, humanitarian and military organisations said their piece on how best to prepare in the case of a severe Coronal Mass Ejection (CME).
CMEs are clouds of protons, electrons and ions ejected from the surface of the sun during collapses of its huge magnetic fields.
The Southern Hemisphere Summer Space Program was hosted by The University of South Australia in collaboration with the International Space University to produce a white paper recommending how to deal with an extreme event like a CME.
For general information about the program and space weather, visit www.solarattack.org.
The program’s white paper
The University of South Australia's Southern Hemisphere Summer Space Program
The International Space University
Australian Radio and Space Weather Service
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