ISWI Objectives

  • Instrumentation and data analysis
    • Expand existing instrument arrays
    • Deploy of new arrays
    • Expand data analysis effort for ISWI data and other relevant data bases
  • Coordinate data products to provide input for physical modeling of the Sun-Earth System
    • Input instrument array data into physical models of heliospheric processes
    • Provide data products in a form useful for modelling
    • Enable Space Weather forecasting
  • Promote Education, Training and Outreach
    • Encourage and support space science courses and curricula in Universities that provide instrument support
    • Develop public outreach materials unique to the ISWI, and coordinate the distribution

Objectives of the Space Weather item
Scientific and Technical Subcommittee: Fiftieth session, Vienna, Austria,
11-22 February 2013

The Subcommittee noted that the objectives of the Space Weather item were:

(a) To provide benchmark measurements of the responses of the magnetosphere, the ionosphere, the lower atmosphere and the Earth’s surface in order to identify global processes and drivers that affected the terrestrial environment and climate;

(b) To further the global study of the Sun-Earth system in order to understand the external and historical drivers of geophysical change;

(c) To foster international scientific cooperation in the study of current and future space weather phenomena;

(d) To communicate the unique scientific results of space weather research and societal impacts to interested members of the scientific community and to the general public.