(1) This year is a big transition year for ISWI, the Space Weather Agenda of UN-COPUOS, and the involvement of the UN in outer space affairs. Hence, from Prof. Hans Haubold of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, I present two questions for the entire ISWI community:
The first 2 attachments (one in English and one in German) are food for thought -- also from Hans. Hans and I invite you to think about the two questions above and if possible to write a comment. I shall be happy to reprint your comment on this newsletter for all ISWI participants to see.
(2) Recently, the International Center for Space Weather Science and Education dispatched a team to Indonesia and Malaysia for magnetometer field work. The team consisted of one staff (Dr. S. Abe) and four students (Mr. Imajyo, Mr. Uetani, Mr. Tanaka, and Mr. Mohamad Huzaimy Jusoh of Malaysia).
At the Sabah, the host university arranged a special research talk which helped the installation team explain to Sabah faculty and students the scientific motivation for deploying MAGDAS magnetometers all over the world. Attached, as the 3rd pdf, is the program for this research talk. It was created by the host university, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.
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