ISWI Newsletter - Vol.3 No.2
06 January 2011

Dear ISWI Participant:

I attach an important slide from Dr J. Davila at NASA. (it is published on this site (see Objectives))

As you know, Space Weather is now evolving at a faster pace than before. The attached slide captures one trend that is fast becoming entrenched: A division of labor between research aspects and operations aspects. And ISWI covers the research side -- the left side of this slide.

This division of labor can be discussed in greater length but I will not do it today; just please note this trend. This distinction may be important when you apply for research funds, for example. Clearly state the objectives involved.

Many organizations (e.g., WMO and NOAA) have a keen interest in the operations side of space weather.

The big red arrow states: "Low impact Data Products". This means data that can be easily furnished by data collectors to operations people. "Low impact" means low impact on the data collector because sometimes data preparation can be very time intensive and capital intensive. But if some data can be periodically delivered to operations people with small effort then benefits will accrue to all parties concerned. --------> Something for "our" side to think about in the coming months and years.

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


(1) "ISWI vs. SW Operations", 254 KB pdf, 1 page, (click )

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