18- 19 November, 2023

COSPAR Mini-ISWAT Working Meeting @ ESWW2023


30 July - 4 August, 2023

AOGS2023 20th Meeting, Singapore

ST02 - Upper Atmosphere and Whole Atmosphere Models for Satellite Drag and Space Weather Applications

This ST02 session offers ISWAT the opportunity to showcase latest results, and reach out to new partners in the underrepresented Asia-Oceania region

Conveners: Dr Sean Bruinsma (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales)
Dr Jiuhou Lei (University of Science and Technology of China)
Dr Huixin Liu (Kyushu University)
Dr Jia Yue (National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Goddard Space Flight Center)

This session aims at presenting advances in thermosphere, ionosphere, coupled upper atmosphere and whole atmosphere modeling and uncertainty specification for use in satellite drag calculation and space weather applications. It includes ongoing and proposed future research and developments, as well as new observations, observational requirements and gap analysis for model assessment and operational use. The topics of the session include modeling and forecasting of the ionosphere, MLT and/or thermosphere, model validation and assessment, data requirements and data assimilation techniques, response of the mesosphere-thermosphere-ionosphere to forcing from the lower atmosphere, analysis of specific events (e.g., geomagnetic storms, SSW). New (small – large) missions, instruments (miniaturized or not), and OSSEs (Observing System Simulation experiment) are also opportune subjects in this context. Papers on the use of both physics-based or empirical atmosphere-ionosphere models for predictions including uncertainties of neutral density, plasma density, and plasma irregularities are particularly welcome.


26 - 30 September, 2022

16 - 24 July, 2022

  • COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Athens, Greece

Past Events

March 30 - April 1, 2022, Mini-ISWAT Virtual Meeting

February - June 2021, Mini-ISWAT Virtual Meeting Series (click here for details)

September - October 2021

  • COSPAR ISWAT2021 2nd Working Meeting: Towards Community-Driven Living COSPAR Space Weather Roadmap
    • Part 1 (virtual), Coimbra, Portugal, 13-17 September, 2021
    • Part 2 (virtual), RAL, UK, 27 September - 1 October, 2

January 28 - February 4, 2021

43rd  COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Sydney, Australia, 2021

Click here for details of PSW events

September - October 2021, 13-17 September, 27 September - 1 October, 2021

  • COSPAR ISWAT2021 2nd Working Meeting: Towards Community-Driven Living COSPAR Space Weather Roadmap
    • Part 1 (virtual), Coimbra, Portugal, 13-17 September, 2021
    • Part 2 (virtual), RAL, UK, 27 September - 1 October, 2

February 10-14, 2020

COSPAR ISWAT Inaugural Working Meeting

Second Announcement:

The inaugural working meeting of the COSPAR International Space Weather Action Teams (ISWAT) will be held 10-14 February 2020 at the Radisson Resort, Port Canaveral, Florida, USA.  The ISWAT initiative is a global hub addressing challenges across the field of space weather. Information about the ISWAT initiative is available at:  This meeting also comes inside the launch window of the Solar Orbiter spacecraft from nearby Cape Canaveral.

Click here ( to register for the meeting now. Registration Questionnaire submission deadline is extended to January 9, 2020.


December 10-11, 2019

AGU Special Session: SM004 - A Global Network of International Action Teams Targeting Improvements of Resilience to Space Weather.

If you are planning to attend the Fall AGU Meeting please come to our Panel Discussion and Poster Session:

  • Panel Discussion (SM23A, Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 13:40 - 15:40, Moscone South - 208, L2) to learn more about ISWAT and to our
  • Poster Session (SM31C, Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 08:00 - 12:20, Moscone South - Poster Hall) to meet ISWAT Moderators. 


November 18-22, 2019

ESWW 2019, Liege, Belgium

Click here to read more on ISWAT related events at the ESWW 2019.

August 20-22, 2019

COSPAR ISWAT Business meeting 

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory 
Didcot, UK

March 19-20, 2019

COSPAR ISWAT Business meeting 

CNES, Paris, France

November 8, 2018

ISWAT Topica Discussion Meeting at ESWW 2018

Leuven, Belgium  

July 14-22, 2018

42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly 2018

Pasadena, California, USA

PSW Events at 42rd  COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Pasadena, California, USA, July 14 - 22



March 20, 2018

COSPAR ISWAT Business meeting 

CNES, Paris, France

April 3 - 7, 2017

International CCMC-LWS Working Meeting:

Assessing Space Weather Understanding and Applications

Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA