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Chair and Vice-Chairs


  • Kuznetsova, M.  (NASA, USA), (, 2017 - 2020


  • Gadimova, S. (UNOOSA),, 2018-2022
  • Grande, M. (Aberystwyth University, UK), (, 2016-2020*
  • Nandi, D. (CESSI/IISER, India), (, 2016-2020*
  • Opgenoorth, H. (Umea University, Sweden), (, 2017-2020


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

Space Weather Roadmap

During the 2012 Assembly in Mysore both PSW and the International Living With a Star Programme Steering Committee made recommendations to the COSPAR Bureau regarding the development of a roadmap for space weather science. Consequently a study definition and small study group was compiled by the ILWS SC and PSW officers.

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.

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).

The next PSW Business Meeting will take place during the 43nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly in Sydney, Australia, August 15-23, 2020.

PSW Events at 43rd  COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Sydney, Australia, August 15-23, 2020,

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