In 1957, in a display of unprecedented international cooperation, more than 66.000 scientists and engineers from 67 nations participated in the International Geophysical Year (IGY1957). Fifty years on, the International Heliophysical Year (IHY 2007) again drew scientists and engineers from around the globe in a coordinated observation campaign of the heliosphere and its effects on planet Earth.
Drawing on nearly fifteen years of workshops on basic space science for the benefit of scientists and engineers from developing nations, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, through the United Nations Basic Space Science Initiative (BSSI), assisted scientists and engineers from all over the world in participating in the preparations for IHY 2007.
The year 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the International Heliophysical Year, which led to the genesis of the International Space Weather Initiative (ISWI). The United Nations/United States of America Workshop on the International Space Weather Initiative: The Decade after the IHY 2007 aims to highlight achievements made over the past ten years and to show-case the worldwide development of science, capacity-building, and outreach.
Hosted by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, on behalf of the Government of Japan
Co-sponsored by European Space Agency (ESA)and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
The Workshop focused on assisting scientists and engineers from all over the world in undertaking research and education in basic space science and participating in the International Heliophysical Year 2007
Hosted by the Solar-Terrestrial Influences Laboratory at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences on behalf of the Government of Bulgaria