Neutron Monitor Community Workshop

Current and Future State of the Neutron Monitor Network

October 24-25, 2015

Queen Kapiolani Hotel

Honolulu, HI


Link to presentations:

Link to Writing Assignments:


NSF sponsored workshop is being organized with the objective of reviewing and assessing the US-supported neutron monitor network. The deliverable product of this workshop will be a white paper critiquing and reviewing the current instrument and data status, followed by the community consensus on the network’s utility, value, recommended priorities and recommended actions. This manuscript will be submitted to the National Science Foundation.


The Neutron Monitor Community Workshop will take place October 24-25 in Honolulu, Hawaii at the Queen Kapiolani Hotel at the back end of another workshop, “Solar Energetic Particles (SEP), Solar Modulation and Space Radiation: New Opportunities in the AMS-02 Era,” the week of October 18-23. (


The format of workshop will be mostly discussion based with short reviews on instrument and data status and community reliance on the network. The community should be constituted by current and potential users with an interest in the network, including agencies as well as individual researchers. We are soliciting short talks by researchers and agency representatives from any field, reaching out beyond NASA and NSF. We hope to air all the science, general applications and operations issues on the first day. The second day (one half) is devoted to building the document, including soliciting volunteers for writing assignments or inputs.



Please pass the word along to others who may be interested. Questions can be addressed to the organizers listed below.


Registration link: 

No registration fee. Participants are expected to purchase their own breakfasts. Cost for the Hotel Breakfast buffet is $18 per person and Continental breakfast is $10 per person. Workshop services will provide Coffee during the meeting breaks.


Workshop Hotel Reservations

Hotel reservation deadline is September 14th, 2015 to guarantee workshop rate for participants attending both the AMS and NM meetings ($144 + 13.962% tax). The NM workshop will be held at the Queen Kapiolani Hotel ( in the Peacock Room which is the same location used for the AMS workshop.


Those attending only the NM workshop should contact the hotel directly and inform them that you will be attending the “Neutron Monitor Community Workshop”. The same courtesy rates will be available 3 days prior and after the NM workshop dates.  Reservation deadline is September 19th to guarantee the NM workshop rates.




James M. Ryan ( , 603-862-3510)

Space Science Center, University of New Hampshire


John Clem ( , 302-831-4354, cell 302-388-1218)

Bartol Research Institute, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Delaware