Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) is a broad-based, community-initiated research program on the physics of the Earth's magnetosphere and the coupling of the magnetosphere to the atmosphere and to the solar wind. The purpose of the GEM program is to support basic research into the dynamical and structural properties of geospace, leading to the construction of a global Geospace General Circulation Model (GGCM) with predictive capability. The strategy for achieving GEM goals is to undertake a series of campaigns and focus groups, in both theory and observational modes, each focusing on particular aspects of the geospace environment. The GEM community is also funded by the NSF.

The research goals of CEDAR and GEM meet at the ionosphere and are connected by the Earth's magnetic fields. During the 2011 joint meeting, both communities will come together to share ideas and help each other attain their research goals. Throughout the week, scientists will share ideas with each other through talks, posters, and social engagements. This workshop is especially friendly to students, as it features a student-only workshop on Sunday, June 26th.

More information on the 2011 CEDAR-GEM Joint Workshop may be found at the workshop's official website: link) This website includes all basic conference information, including the current workshop agenda.