CEDAR email: UN/US Workshop on the International Space Weather Initiative: The Decade after IHY 2007

Patricia Doherty patricia.doherty at bc.edu
Fri Feb 24 13:16:55 MST 2017

Dear Colleagues,

This is the second announcement for the UN/US Workshop on the International
Space Weather Initiative: The Decade after IHY 2007.  The workshop will be
held at Boston College on July 31 through August 4, 2017. Abstract,
registration and logistical information is available on: iswi2017.bc.edu.

This workshop marks the 10th anniversary of the International Heliophysical
Year, which led to the genesis of the International Space Weather
Initiative. It is organized jointly by the UN Office for Outer Space
Affairs (UNOOSA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
and Boston College to highlight the achievements made over the past ten
years and to show-case the worldwide development of science, capacity
building, and outreach. The UN Workshops on ISWI have been aimed at
providing a global forum for space weather experts from developed and
developing countries, including representatives of the major instrument
operators and data providers.

The workshop will begin with a high level international forum on the
economic and societal effects of extreme space weather. This forum will
include keynote speakers from major international organizations followed by
a panel session to discuss issues and policies for acknowledging space
weather as a global challenge. The workshop will then turn to recent
advances made in scientific research by utilizing ISWI instrument data in
conjunction with space mission data in adding significant new knowledge on
space weather phenomena near Earth and interplanetary space.  Finally, this
workshop is held in preparation for UNISPACE+50 in 2018, the 50th
anniversary of the first UN Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses
of Outer Space (UNISPACE), held in Vienna in 1968. The three components of
the Workshop will help develop a coherent international policy towards an
appropriate response to space weather.

The Local Organizing Committee website (iswi2017.bc.edu) includes the
workshop logistical information together with registration and abstract
submittal opportunities for US participants. The United Nations Office for
Outer Space Affairs website, listed below, includes the workshop
information and registration, abstract submittal and financial sponsorship
opportunities for non-US participants.  Note that the abstract deadline is
March 1st.

​Please join us in Boston for the UN/US Workshop on the International Space
Weather Initiative.

Best regards,
Patricia Doherty (Boston College)
Nat Gopalswamy (NASA)​

Patricia H. Doherty
Institute for Scientific Research
Boston College
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