The International Space Weather Initiative (ISWI), established in 2009, has its roots in the successful International Heliophysical Year 2007 ( A/64/20, para.155). The programme of the Initiative has proved to provide a framework for collaboration among teams of scientists, serving as an example of remarkable international work in instrument operation, data collection and analysis, and the publication of scientific results. The Initiative has established a platform for a bottom-up approach in order to produce space weather-literate communities, particularly, in developing countries, work together as a network for sharing ideas, information and data, and develop joint projects.
The activities of the Initiative are aimed at facilitating collaboration among research scientists in locations of scientific interest and promoting researches in countries with expertise in building scientific instrumentation. Developing and merging scientific insights helps in understanding the science behind, as well in adding new knowledge on space weather phenomena near Earth and interplanetary space.
Regarding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the workshop will contribute to:
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