The inaugural working meeting of the COSPAR International Space Weather Action Teams (ISWAT) will be held on 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 on the website. This meeting also comes inside the launch window of the Solar Orbiter spacecraft from nearby Cape Canaveral. You can register for the meeting now, and the deadline is 13 December 2019.
ISWAT consists of teams that focus on a variety of key problems and topics in space weather research and forecasting. The teams are organised into clusters (by domain, phenomena, impact, or overarching activities), to facilitate collaboration and ensure complementarity. On the ISWAT website you can register a new team and request to join registered teams.
The COSPAR ISWAT initiative is built upon its precursor, the International Forum on Space Weather Capabilities Assessment, which was initiated during the 2017 International CCMC - LWS Working Meeting on “Assessing space weather understanding and applications”. The progress of forum working teams is highlighted in a special issue of Space Weather. We anticipate that active forum teams will register for ISWAT and to participate in the February 2020 ISWAT Meeting. The Science Organising Committees of parallel sessions will be formed from moderators of relevant clusters and leads of relevant teams registered before the 13 December 2019 deadline.
For more information, see the announcement of this meeting on the ISWAT website. In addition, if you are planning on attending the Fall AGU Meeting, then please come to the Panel Discussion (SM23A, 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 several of the current ISWAT Moderators and registered Team leads.