Topical Discussion Meeting - COSPAR International Space Weather Action Teams: A bottom-up component of global coordination in space weather

Masha Kuznetsova (NASA GSFC);Hermann Opgenoorth (Swedish Institute of Space Physics); Anna Belehaki (NOA); Sean Bruinsma (CNES); Mario Bisi (UKRI STFC); Daniel Heynderickx (DH Consultancy); Ian Mann (University of Alberta); Manuela Temmer (University of Graz)
Thursday 8/11, 14:00-15:15
MTC 00.15, Small lecture room

One of the key challenges identified in the COSPAR-ILWS space weather roadmap [Schrijver et al., 2015] is a transformation into an effectively functioning, information-sharing, global space weather community.

To address this challenge and to demonstrate the critical value of a global coordination the COSPAR Panel on Space Weather is facilitating the establishment of a high-performance network of International Space Weather Action Teams (ISWATs).
Topical action teams will address space weather roadmap recommendations, provide a bottom-up push for innovation, serve as a channel for a global community voice, and generate inputs for next generation strategic planning.
Moderators of the ISWAT initiative will present the ISWAT concept and invite community input and active participation.