BSU to host United Nations/Azerbaijan Workshop on the International Space Weather Initiative: The Sun, Space Weather and Geosphere

22/06/2022

United Nations/Azerbaijan Workshop on the International Space Weather Initiative: The Sun, Space Weather and Geosphere, jointly organized by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and Baku State University will be held in Baku, from 31 October through 4 November 2022. (https://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/ourwork/psa/schedule/2022/2022-iswi-workshop.html?testme).

The workshop is supported by the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG).

The main objectives of this workshop are to continue efforts in the deployment of instruments in developing nations and interpretation of space weather data; to focus on new research results and findings; and at the same time aim at strengthening international coordination and cooperation on space weather products and services.

The workshop will consist of a series of technical presentations, panel discussions and working group sessions on Solar Physics, Solar Effects, Sun-Earth Connection, Space Weather Instrumentation and Data, Space Weather Modelling, Space Weather Effects on Global Navigation Satellite Systems, Geosphere, Magnetosphere-Ionosphere-Thermosphere Coupling, National Space Weather Programmes and Studies, Education and Outreach.

The expected outcomes of the workshop will be recommendations for improved collection, exchange and delivery of space weather data, as well as improved operational analysis, modelling and forecasting methods through the promotion of best practices, suggestions of means to improve accuracy, reliability and interoperability.

The discussions at the Workshop will also be linked to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to its targets set out for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

The observations and recommendations emanating from the workshop will be disseminated in form of report of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) to the United Nations General Assembly.

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