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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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



Past Workshops

Space Weather Events and Activities

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

ISWI Webinars

Recordings of ISWI webinars are posted on the YouTube-channel of the Office and can be accessed here.

Additional Resources

ISWI Secretariat

The ISWI Secretariat Website can be reached via the following link:

ISWI Newsletter

As of 2024, the ISWI Newsletter is maintained by the Boston College. For further information, please visit:

Journal on Space Weather and Space Climate (SWSC)

International Space Weather Action Teams (ISWAT)

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COSPAR Panel on Space Weather

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