The Knowledge Transfer (KT) group (group members) of CISM is based at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at The University of Colorado has several roles as part of the CISM program. The CISM knowledge transfer plan is to promote the exchange of information, tools, and techniques between CISM and other communities, particularly the broader space science research community, the space weather specification and forecasting operational community, and the aerospace engineering and other user communities. The plan has three distinct components: transition of forecasting tools to NOAA/SWPC; dissemination of community models to the scientific community; and training and interaction with industrial partners and government labs and agencies.
One of the initial goals of CISM is to integrate many of the community-developed empirical and semi-empirical space-weather models into a sun-to-Earth chain. Currently, we are at the early stages of this, and we have compiled a set of empirical models into a common framework in which they can be easily compared, integrated, and evaluated by members of industry, government, and the broader research community.
The principle goal of CISM is to create a physics-based numerical simulation model that describes the space environment from the Sun to the Earth. Another major goal of CISM is to provide a specification and forecast tool for space weather prediction. As the physics-based models develop and improve in forecasting ability, they will be become the major part of the model chain that is used for forecasting space weather.
Please see the LASP CISM homepage for more information.