November 18-22, 2019

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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. 

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 December 13, 2019.

August 15-23, 2020

43rd  COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Sydney, Australia, 2020

COSPAR-20-PSW.5: International Space Weather Action Teams
– A Global Network of Research Teams Targeting Improvements of Resilience to Space Weather.

Modern society has become increasingly dependent on complex technological environment that is highly susceptible to space weather effects caused by the temperamental nature of our dynamic Sun. Understanding and predicting space weather and its impact on society is acknowledged as a global challenge.  To address the need to join forces and to maximize return on investments the  COSPAR Panel on Space Weather coordinates an active  network of International  Space Weather Action Teams (ISWAT). An action team choses to address a specific focused task, thus providing a building block of the ISWAT initiative. Action teams are organized into clusters grouped by domain, phenomena or impact and work in coordinated effort to improve resilience to space weather. The initiative is building upon established efforts, engages existing international groups and facilitates emergence of new teams and ideas. We solicit contributions from teams focused on different aspects of space weather including advancing understanding, collecting user requirements, assessment and improvement of predictive capabilities, utilization of available observations, transition of research ideas to applications, and inputs for future missions planning. We welcome submissions from ISWAT teams as well as from teams that are interested to join the ISWAT. We particularly encourage submission on space weather community-wide initiatives and campaigns and invite discussions on community coordination in space weather and approach to Global Space Weather Roadmap updates.


The Space Weather community has entered the era of big data for almost a decade now. Research analysis and modelling efforts to understand and forecast the space weather impact of solar eruptive events rely largely on the availability, accessibility and usability of diverse (space-based and ground-based) heliophysics and space weather data products. The growing data complexity and volume imply the need for a coherent information architecture that uses data standards to support data and information flows effectively. Standards for data models, metadata and data access protocols can enhance data distribution and support data mining and data-model comparison. Several standards are already in use in the heliophysics and space weather community, e.g. Space Physics Archive Search And Extract (SPASE), Heliophysics API (HAPI), Common Data Format (CDF) or the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). The use of different standards raises further issues about interoperability and compatibility. For this session, we invite submissions describing current or planned usage of data model standards from space weather or more generally heliophysics data providers. We welcome contributions on standardised data access and exchange tools that will also enable international coordination and collaboration. Applications of these tools in supporting data-model comparison, data mining and machine learning are strongly encouraged.


Past Events

August 20-22, 2019

COSPAR ISWAT Business meeting 

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory 
Harwell Science and Innovation Campus 
Didcot, Oxfordshire, UK  


March 19-20, 2019

COSPAR ISWAT Business meeting

CNES, France


July 14-22, 2018

42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly 2018

Space Weather Initiatives and Coordinated International Efforts to Implement COSPAR-ILWS Roadmap Recommendations

Pasadena, California, USA


April 3 - 7, 2017

International CCMC-LWS Working Meeting:

Assessing Space Weather Understanding and Applications

Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA