ISWI Newsletter - Vol.2 No.14
21 February 2010

Dear ISWI Participant:

ISWI is a subset of UNBSSI (United Nations Basic Space Science Initiative), and UNBSSI has been defined in this way: UNBSSI =BSS(1990-2004) +IHY&IYA(2005-2009) +ISWI(2010-2012).

Attached is a summary of the UNBSSI, 1990-2012. It comes from the "UN Office for Outer Space Affairs" in Vienna. As you can see, UNBSSI has been active since 1990.

If your country does not yet have an ISWI National Coordinator, why not volunteer for the job ? From my experience with IHY, usually it is the person who raises his or her hand first that gets the job. You may wonder what the responsibilities are for the job. For the most part, you may decide what they are. But at the very least, you should organize a ISWI website for your country (in the language of your country).

Also, as you can see from Page 15 of the attached pdf, you can announce your country's ISWI activities (or entire agenda) by using the ISWI Newsletter (done by Japan) or by using the ISWI website (done by Bulgaria). If you take action, we can get the word out for you. We are pleased to do it for you.
Respectfully yours,
George Maeda
Editor of ISWI Newsletter
Hakozaki Campus, Kyushu University, Japan.

(1) UN BASIC SPACE SCIENCE INITIATIVE, Basic Space Science, International Heliophysical Year 2007, International Space Weather Initiative Hans J. Haubold
(United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, Vienna.); 17 pages. (click )

If you want to read the original newsletter, click here