Develop the scientific insight necessary to understand the science, and to forecast near-Earth space weather

  • Instrumentation and data analysis
  • Expand and continue deployment of new and existing instrument arrays
  • Expand data analysis effort for instrument arrays and existing data bases
  • Coordinate data products to provide input for physical modeling
    (Joint with other more extensive modeling efforts)

  • Input instrument array data into physical models of heliospheric processes
  • Coordinate data products to allow predictive relationships to be developed (Joint with Space Weather prediction organizations)
  • Develop data products to allow predictive relationships that enable the forecasting of Space Weather to be established


  • University and Graduate Schools
  • Encourage and support space science courses and curricula in Universities that provide instrument support
  • Public Outreach
  • Develop public outreach materials unique to the ISWI, and coordinate the distribution

Principles of the Instrument Program

  • The lead scientist or principle investigator funded by his/her country provides instrumentation (or fabrication plans) and data distribution
  • The host country provides the workforce, facilities, and operational support typically at a local university.
  • Host scientists become part of science team
  • All data and data analysis activity are shared
  • All scientists participate in publications and scientific meetings where possible

What is Unique about ISWI?

UN Endorsement

  • Opens new opportunities for collaboration in countries with little/no Space Physics by involving governments and Universities or National Labs
  • Encourages governmental response
  • Allows broad dissemination of information in 6 languages to 192 countries of the UN

State Department Involvement

  • Helps with import/export and technology issues
  • Help with Visas, security, logistics, etc.