UN/US Workshop on ISWI 2017

UN/US Workshop on the International Space Weather Initiative
The Decade after the International Heliophysical Year 2007
July 31÷ August 4, 2017, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, US

Look at the program 7 534KB, 15 pages
Look at "Book of Abstracts" from workshop web site https://iswi2017.bc.edu/

Look at "Online Presentations" from UN OOSA web site (click here)
Look at "Report of the UN/US Workshop on ISWI" 351KB, 8 pages, PDF


Local Organizing Committee
Patricia DohertyDaneille Berzinis
Keith GrovesAndrea Murphy
David WebbSean OConnell
Endawoke YizengawSusan Delay

Scientific Organizing Committee
This meeting was designed and organized by an international group of space weather scientists:
Nat Gopalswamy USA Chair, NASA/GSFC
Shing Fung USA NASA/GSFC
Katya Georgieva Bulgaria SCOSTEP/VarSITI
Keith Groves USA Scintillation Networks
Masha Kuznetsova USA CCMC, NASA
Ian Mann Canada University of Alberta
Nariaki Nitta USA Lockheed Martin
Babatunde Rabiu Nigeria NASRDA
Kazunari Shibata Japan CHAIN Project
Elsayed R. Tallat USA NASA/HQ Heliophysics
Chi Wang China Space Weather Meridian
Akimasa Yoshikawa Japan MAGDAS
Sharafat Gadimova Austria Co-chair, UNOOSA
K.S. Balasubramaniam USA Air Force Research Laboratory
Christine Amory-Mazaudier France GPS Africa
Christopher Cannizzaro USA U.S. Department of State
Patricia Doherty USA ISWI Workshop Coordinator

J. Americo Gonzalez-Esparza Mexico MEXART, Instituto Geofisica, UNAM

Norbert Jakowski Germany SOFIE and GIFDs
Richard Marshall Australia Australian Space Weather Services
Terry Onsager USA NOAA Space Environment Prediction Ctr.

Jean-Pierre Raulin Brazil South American VLF NETwork (SAVNET)

Barbara Thompson USA IHY+10, NASA/GSFC

To date (July 3, 2017), the workshop has over 150 registered participants from 50 countries.

Added on February 25, 2017
Updated on April 05 Last updates - marked in red
The web-site of the meeting is http://iswi2017.bc.edu/
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Second Announcement

This workshop marks the 10th anniversary of the International Heliophysical Year, which led to the genesis of the International Space Weather Initiative. It is organized jointly by the Office for Outer Space Affairs, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Boston College to highlight the achievements made over the past ten years and to show-case the worldwide development of science, capacity building, and outreach.

Applications dedaline is Friday, 31 March 2017
Sunday, 23 April 2017

The UN Workshops on ISWI have been aimed at providing a global forum for space weather experts from developed and developing countries, including representatives of the major instrument operators and data providers. In particular the Workshop will focus on recent advances made in scientific research by utilizing ISWI instrument data in conjunction with space mission data in adding significant new knowledge on space weather phenomena near Earth and interplanetary space.

The workshop will begin with a high level international forum on the economic and societal effects of extreme space weather. This forum will include keynote speakers from major international organizations followed by a panel session to discuss issues and policies for acknowledging space weather as a global challenge.

The workshop is also held in preparation for UNISPACE+50 in 2018, the 50th anniversary of the first UN Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE), held in Vienna in 1968. The three components of the Workshop will also help develop a coherent international policy towards an appropriate response to space weather.

For additional information contact:
Patricia Doherty (patricia.doherty[at]bc.edu) or
Nat Gopalswamy (nat.gopalswamy[at]nasa.gov)
Sharafat GADIMOVA (sharafat.gadimova[at]unoosa.org).

For other important information visit the Workshop webpage at
http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/ourwork/psa/schedule/2017/2017-un-usa-workshop-on-international-space-weather-initiative.html

The workshop will be comprised of three components. It is anticipated that the three components will help develop a coherent international policy towards an appropriate response to space weather.

Part 1: A high level international forum on the economic and societal effects of extreme space weather. This forum will include keynote speakers from major international organizations followed by a panel session to discuss issues and polices for acknowledging space weather as a global challenge.

Part 2: International Space Weather Initiative Sessions 10 years after IHY - focusing on, but not limited to:

  • Instrumentation
  • Magnetosphere, Ionosphere and Thermosphere
  • Coupling
  • Modelling
  • Capacity Building, Education and Outreach

Part 3: A flagship event for UNISPACE+50 focusing on international framework for space weather services. Please see the UNOOSA website for more information on UNISPACE+50.

Workshop participants may have an opportunity to give a presentation on the topics relevant to the workshop. If you wish to make a presentation, please upload your abstract with a maximum of 600 words. You can send an abstract along with Applications form.

For the latest changes Keep track http://iswi2017.bc.edu/

Added on December 09, 2016

First Announcement

This workshop marks the 10th anniversary of the International Heliophysical Year, which led to the genesis of the International Space Weather Initiative. It is organized in the framework of the Basic Space Science Initiative of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications to highlight the achievements made over the past ten years and to show-case the worldwide development of science, capacity building, and outreach. The UN Workshops on ISWI have been aimed at providing a global forum for space weather experts from developed and developing countries, including representatives of the major instrument operators and data providers. In particular the Workshop will focus on recent advances made in scientific research by utilizing ISWI instrument data in conjunction with space mission data in adding significant new knowledge on space weather phenomena near Earth and interplanetary space.

The workshop will begin with a high level international forum on the economic and societal effects of extreme space weather. This forum will include keynote speakers from major international organizations followed by a panel session to discuss issues and policies for acknowledging space weather as a global challenge.

The workshop is also held in preparation for UNISPACE+50 in 2018, the 50th anniversary of the first UN Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE), held in Vienna in 1968. The three components of the Workshop will also help develop a coherent international policy towards an appropriate response to space weather.

More details on this workshop will be coming soon. For additional information contact Patricia Doherty (patricia.doherty[at]bc.edu) or Nat Gopalswamy (nat.gopalswamy[at]nasa.gov

     
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