ISWI Newsletter - Vol.5 No.25
01 March 2013
Dear ISWI Participant:
Two items for today:
One product of the recent meeting of the Scientific and Technical
Subcommittee of COPUOS is the attached press release (for information
only -- not an official document).
Note that at the end of the press release there is a reference to
the space agency of Indonesia. This agency is often referred to
as "LAPAN", and it is active in space weather activities. Indonesia
is larger than you realize: from west to east is the same distance
as from California to Maryland, and the nation has well over
15,000 islands. With a population of 238 million, and growing, it
will soon have twice the population of Japan. So in time, it will
become the No. 1 economy in Asia (if China and India are left out).
Also attached is a NEO paper from 2001 and is relevant to the attached
The following text is from the organizers of UN/Ecuador Workshop on ISWI:
First, we would like to thank all who has already contributed to the
planned Proceedings of the United Nations/Ecuador Workshop on the
International Space Weather Initiative (ISWI).
We would like to inform you that due to the huge demand for an extension to
the date for submission of papers for the Proceedings, the deadline date
has been extended
FROM: Thursday 28th February, 2013
We would like to kindly remind you that manuscripts should be prepared
based on the guidelines for authors of the international journal of
research and applications Sun and Geosphere available at:
We would appreciate your feedback if you have any comments and ideas about
improvement to the proceedings content and structure, please let us know at
your earliest opportunity.
We are looking forward to receiving your manuscripts to ensure that the
proceedings are published as planned.
This concludes this issue of the ISWI Newsletter.
Editor of ISWI Newsletter
(1) Press Releases UNIS/OS/425 Agreement for enhanced international coordination to deal with potential asteroid threats reached at United Nations 25 February 2013 30 KB pdf, 2 pages, ()
(2) John L. Remoa, Hans J. Haubold NEO scientific and policy developments, 1995–2000 Space Policy 17 (2001) 213–218 605 KB pdf, 6 pages, ()