International Space Weather Initiative (ISWI)

 

The International Space Weather Initiative (ISWI) of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space was launched in 2009 and formally concluded as an agenda item of the Committee in 2012. However, ISWI activities continued and since 2013 are discussed under the new permanent agenda item on Space Weather in the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of the Committee.

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Introduction

ISWI is a program of international cooperation to advance the space weather science by a combination of instrument deployment, analysis and interpretation of space weather data from the deployed instruments in conjunction with space data, and communicate the results to the public and students. ISWI is a follow-up activity to the successful IHY 2007, but focusing exclusively on space weather.

The goal of the ISWI is to develop the scientific insight necessary to understand the science, and to reconstruct and forecast near-Earth space weather. This includes instrumentation, data analysis, modeling, education, training, and public outreach.

Current Workshop

2020: UNITED NATIONS/INDIA INTERNATIONAL SPACE WEATHER INITIATIVE WORKSHOP

Please refer to the workshop webpage for further details: workshop webpage

The focus of the workshop will be on recent advances made in scientific research by utilizing ISWI instrument data in conjunction with space data.  The workshop will analyze ways to improve space-based Earth and solar observation capabilities needed to conduct science, forecast terrestrial and near-Earth space weather; while at the same time aim at strengthening international coordination and cooperation on space weather products and services.

Past Workshops

Space Weather Events and Activities

Please refer to the Space Weather Events and Activities webpage for further details.

Additional Resources

ISWI Secretariat

The ISWI Secretariat Website is maintained by the Solar-Terrestrial Influences Laboratory, Sofia, Bulgaria.

ISWI Newsletter

The ISWI Newsletter is maintained by the International Center for Space Weather Science and Education of Kyushu University (ICSWSE).

All back issues of the ISWI Newsletter are archived at the aforementioned ISWI Website (of Sofia, Bulgaria). The newsletter started in 2009 and over 100 issues come out annually. Material for publication (anything related to space weather) is always welcomed by the editor of the ISWI Newsletter.

Journal on Space Weather and Space Climate (SWSC)

International Space Weather Action Teams (ISWAT)

Website (external link): https://www.iswat-cospar.org/

 

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