ISWI Newsletter - Vol.5 No.120
26 November 2013

Dear ISWI Participant: There are four items today:

[1] As many of you are aware, each year in February at the UN complex in Vienna, the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee (STSC) of COPUOS gathers for various meetings -- including meetings that concern space weather. It is their standing policy to encourage each member nation of COPUOS to send one or more representatives to deliver statements at this February gathering of member nations. This is the mechanism for UN COPUOS to get input from its members.

If you wish to deliver a statement on behalf of your government, please do so. Travel funds for this purpose are often made available from the foreign ministry of your government, so please inquire there.

If your country is not yet a member of COPUOS, please organize a domestic effort that leads to membership. It should not be hard to make a good case for membership, as COPUOS has 74 member states at this point in time.

[2] Please find attached the latest report from the Callisto Project; it is the first attached pdf.

[3] The second attached pdf is the pamphlet for "ICS-12", the 12th International Conference on Substorms. This pamphlet was being distributed at "Int'l CAWSES-II Symposium" (Nagoya, Japan) last week; I scanned it with my personal scanner.

[4] The last pdf is a news clip from the Internet mass media. This has been a calm solar cycle -- what are the implications?

Note: I will attend the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, hence the ISWI Newsletter be closed from Dec. 6 to Dec. 18. If you have news, please send the news before this period of time.

Cordially yours,
George Maeda
Editor of ISWI Newsletter


(1) CALLISTO status report/news letter #46 564 KB pdf, 3 pages, (click link to document)

(2) The 12th International Conference on Substorms (ICS-12), Novemder 10–14, 2014, Ise, Japan Pamplet (deadlines, registration fees) 773 KB pdf, 2 pages, (click link to document)

(3) Jean-Louis Santini Calm solar cycle prompts questions about impact on Earth November 25, 2013, 210 KB pdf, 2 pages, (click link to document) View the original here

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