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Chair and Vice-Chairs


  • Maria (Masha) Kuznetsova (NASA, USA), (, 2017 - 2024


  • Joaquim E.R. Costa (INPE, Brazil), 2021 – 2024
  • Sharafat Gadimova (UNOOSA), 2018 – 2022
  • Nat Gopalswamy (NASA, USA), 2021 – 2024
  • Hermann Opgenoorth (ESSC, Sweden), 2017 – 2024*

Appointed PSW Members 2020-2024

Terms of Reference

Updated Terms of Reference adopted on 19 July, 2018:


COSPAR Panel on Space Weather Resolution on Metadata Standards. Accepted at COSPAR PSW Business Meeting on July 18, 2018 (revised December 6, 2018)

COSPAR Panel on Space Weather Resolution on Data Access. Accepted at COSPAR PSW Business Meeting on July 18, 2018

COSPAR-ILWS Space Weather Roadmap

The global COSPAR ILWS space weather roadmap for 2015 – 2025 (Advances in Space Research, 2015: DOI: 10.1016/j.asr.2015.03.023) provided an assessment of the field of space weather from the scientific and end-user viewpoints, and identified missing links in our scientific understanding, modeling capabilities and observational coverage.

The roadmap made several recommendations on development of observational and modeling capabilities, on building global infrastructure optimizing utilization of existing space weather resources, and on creating coordinated, collaborative, information-sharing environment that brings together international scientific and operational communities and impacted societal groups.

COSPAR Space Weather Roadmap 2022

The COSPAR Space Weather Roadmap [Schrijver et al., 2015]  is in need of updating approximately every five years as per the COSPAR Panel on Space Weather Terms of Reference. This is also needed for and by the community as a whole so that the Roadmap remains current and valid.  The scope and coverage of the Roadmap can be assessed each time the update period comes around.

During the COSPAR ISWAT Inaugural Working Meeting in February 2020 it was agreed through detailed discussions that the process of Roadmap updating will be community driven with an outcome of the efforts to be encapsulated in two Special Issues of Advances in Space Research (ASR), COSPAR’s in-house journal:

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International Space Weather Action Teams

To accelerate implementation of Roadmap recommendations and regular Roadmap updates, and to address the need for agile responses to new scientific advances and emerging societal requirements, the PSW is hosting an International Space Weather Action Teams (ISWAT) initiative.


COSPAR ISWAT Website is Live! (click here to see the announcement).

 COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Sydney, Australia, January 28 - February 4, 2021 (click here for details of PSW events)