This spring, Florida held the nations first statewide emergency preparedness training and exercises geared specifically to the aftermath of severe geomagnetic events. Funded by the State of Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) via a Department of Energy grant and held in collaboration with Watch House International, Inquesta Corporation, and the Florida Institute of Technology, the 17-19 April 2012 workshop had 99 on-site attendees in an oceanfront hotel in Melbourne, Florida, as well as 16 over live Web streaming. The workshop was the capstone to a three-month season of 21 regional space weather training sessions and workshops serving 386 attendees in total.
Turner, N.E., Murtagh, W., Guthrie, K., Nykyri, K., Radasky, W.A., & Senkowicz, E. (2012). Florida energy assurance plan. Space Weather, 10(8), S08015. doi: 10.1029/2012SW000834