ISWI Newsletter - Vol.5 No.17
07 February 2013
Dear ISWI Participant:
A wimpy solar max, perhaps ?
There are signs that it could be a wimpy one -- see attached item from
the President of SCOSTEP.
There have been suggestions
that the solar activity might continue to decline
over the next couple of cycles, approaching a
global minimum in the middle of the 21st century.
Such global minima were discovered by
the American scientist John Eddy in 1976 who
named the deepest such minimum, during the
years 1645 to 1715, the Maunder minimum
COPUOS In General
(from its website)
The Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space was set up
by the General Assembly in 1959 ( resolution 1472 (XIV)) to
review the scope of international cooperation in peaceful
uses of outer space, to devise programmes in this field to
be undertaken under United Nations auspices, to encourage
continued research and the dissemination of information on
outer space matters, and to study legal problems arising
from the exploration of outer space.
Number of Member States in the Committee: 74
The Committee has two standing Subcommittees:
+ the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee; and
+ the Legal Subcommittee.
The Committee and its two Subcommittees meet annually to consider
questions put before them by the General Assembly, reports
submitted to them and issues raised by the Member States.
The Committee and the Subcommittees, working on the basis of
consensus, make recommendations to the General Assembly.
Detailed information on the work of the Committee and the
Subcommittees are contained in their annual reports.
This newsletter will be closed until Feb 20. I (George Maeda) will be attending
the following United Nations gathering:
The fiftieth session of the Scientific and Technical
Subcommittee of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of
Outer Space (COPUOS).
The session will be held from 11-22 February 2013 at the United Nation
Office at Vienna, Vienna International Center, Vienna, Austria.
Details can be found
In the humble service of ISWI,
Editor of ISWI Newsletter
(1) A Tell-Tale Sign of a Wimpy Solar Cycle: by Dr Nat Gopalswamy, published by IAU in 2012.
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