The workshop is to be held in conjunction with the 53rd sessions of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), 15 - 26 February 2016, Vienna, Austria. This workshop is to advance the work of the Space Weather Expert Group and to refine its Work Plan. The Expert Group is tasked: to examine the guidelines and recommendations made by various international bodies, including COPUOS and COSPAR/ILWS; to identify the role of the Scientific and TEchnical Subcommittee in space weather related activities and ensure complementarity with the activities of other international organizations; and to promote Member States involvement in space weather efforts.
The workshop will be held in conjunction with the 52nd session of the Scientific and Tehcnical Subcommittee of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) to be held on 2 - 13 February 2015, Vienna, Austria. This workshop will provide information on space weather service activities on the national and international levels, and discuss ideas to utilize the Space Weather agenda item of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee to advance global space weather service capabilities. Topics will include: (1) How can members benefit from information and services that are available today through a network of space weather service providers? (2) What types of services are likely to be needed in various regions around the globe? (3) How can members expand from a research/education capability to a service capability? (4) How can members contribute local data and expertise to the global effort?
The following information is available for this workshop:
The special edition of "Sun and Geosphere", the international Journal of Research and Applications (ISSN 1819 - 0839), is dedicated to the Proceedings of the 2012 United Nations/Ecuador Workshop on International Space Weather Initiative (ISWI):
The International Space Weather Initiative (ISWI) has been very active in promoting the installation of new ground-based instrumentation in non-traditional locations. In particular, there has been substantial progress in the observation of the equatorial ionosphere, solar transients, and energetic particles from space. In the coming decade these observations will become available in real time and will be an important new data source for the forecasting of space weather events. New instruments are either in the process of deployment, or planned over the next decade. Similarly, the International Living with a Star (ILWS) program has been very active coordinating the plans of the world's space agencies in the planning of new space missions, and in the development of space weather modeling and forecasting.
The Expert Meeting will feature an introductory and overview session with very general talks about space weather, followed by a session on the current state of forecasting, sessions on ground-based instrumentation including GNSS, and sessions on new observational concepts for space missions that will provide new data for space weather forecasting in the future.
The Meeting will be held in conjunction with the 51st session of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of the Committee on the Peaceful Use of Outer Space (COPUOS) to be held on 10 - 21 February 2014, Vienna, Austria.
Website (external link): https://www.iswat-cospar.org/
Major elements of ISWI is dissemination of information on the ground-based world-wide instrument arrays through the ISWI Newsletter and through the ISWI Website. The ISWI Newsletter is published by the International Center for Space Weather Science and Education (ICSWSW) of Kyushu University, Japan.
Subscription to the Newsletter is available by sending a blank email to ISWInewsletteremail@example.com. On an exceptional basis, the inaugural issue of the ISWI Newsletter has also been distributed as hard copy.
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