ISWI Newsletter - Vol.2 No.50
26 June 2010

Dear ISWI Participant:

I recently received the following message (in blue) from Dr Hans Haubold of the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) in Vienna; I would like to share it with you.

Dear George,

Most of the time we are looking at Space Weather as an issue of scientific research based on space-borne and ground-based observational data. Recently, SWEF published the attached booklet on SWEF2010. The booklet shows interestingly socio-economic aspects of Space Weather and its possible impact on society. This will play a greater role in future developments of ISWI and seems to be of great interest to member States worldwide as all of us depend more and more on satellite systems in outer space, particularly GNSS and communications satellites. Solar-terrestrial interaction, particularly solar activity, is important for such satellite systems. A nice demonstration of the link between inner space and outer space.

May be you can distribute the attached booklet through the ISWI Newsletter.


The aforementioned booklet is attached, with an introductory cover sheet.

I would like to remind you that the ISWI website has been considerably upgraded. Please have a look at it when you have the chance. If you think ISWI is important, please put a web link on your research project's website to [ ] --- and, of course, make use of the ISWI official logo !

Most humbly yours,
George Maeda
Editor of ISWI Newsletter
Hakozaki Campus, Kyushu University, Japan.


(1) Cover sheet, (for the attached SWEF Booklet), 50 KB pdf, one page, (click )

(2) SWEF Booklet Final, , 267 KB pdf, 31 pages, (click )

Some errors in the SWEF Booklet noticed by web-master and newsletter editor

(A) On page 23 the sentence: "Major elements of ISWI will be issuing of ISWI Newsletter by Bulgaria and an ISWI WEB site by Japan ..." should be read as: "Major elements of ISWI will be issuing of ISWI Newsletter by Japan and an ISWI WEB site by Bulgaria ..."

(B) On page 22 the title Moderator Dr Joe Davila, should be read as: Moderator Dr Joe Davila, Director of ISWI

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