Panel on Space Weather (PSW)

Symbol for the COSPAR Panel on Satellite Weather (PSW)


Kuznetsova, M. (USA), 2021 – 2024* (maria.m.kuznetsova – at –


Joaquim E.R. Costa (Brazil), 2021 – 2024
Sharafat Gadimova (UNOOSA), 2022 – 2026*
Nat Gopalswamy (USA), 2021 – 2024
Hermann Opgenoorth (Sweden), 2021 – 2024

Other PSW Positions:

Hermann Opgenoorth, COSPAR Liaison to United Nations, 2023 – 2027

Appointed PSW Members 2024 – 2028

Appointed PSW Members 2020 – 2024

Intercommission/Panel/Task Group Liaisons:

Scientific Commission C:  Norbert Jakowski (Germany), 2022 – 2026
Scientific Commission D:  Insoo Jun (USA), 2022 – 2026
Panel on Capacity Building (PCB):  Nandi Dibyendu (India), 2022 – 2026
Panel on Capacity Building (PCB): Mpho Tshisaphungo (South Africa), 2022 – 2026
Panel on Radiation Belt Environmental Modelling (PRBEM):  Piers Jiggens (ESA/ESTEC), 2022 – 2024*
Panel on Innovative Solutions (PoIS):  Hermann Opgenoorth (Sweden), 2022 – 2026
IDEA Initiative Task Group (IITG): Omar Nava (USA), 2022 – 2026

In response to a letter from UNCOPUOS in June 2022, representatives from WMO-ISES-COSPAR met in Coimbra in September 2022, and agreed on the Coimbra Declaration as the basis for their partnership –The WMO-ISES-COSPAR Coimbra Declaration. The WMO-ISES-COSPAR Coordination Team will continue to drive this partnership.

Terms of Reference:

Current PSW terms of reference.

For further details please visit the PSW home page.

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.

We are pleased to announce the launch of the ISWAT website: to serve as an online presence for the International Space Weather Action Teams – a   community coordinated effort hosted by the COSPAR Panel on Space Weather.

The COSPAR ISWAT is a global hub for community coordinated collaborations addressing challenges across the field of space weather. Established and newly emerging teams focused on different aspects of space weather are invited to join ISWAT and become a part of the global space weather community network.

Benefits of joining ISWAT include to:

  • Expose your project or model to the wider community, and bring-in more expertise and ideas.
  • Participate in community-wide campaigns and ensemble forecasts.
  • Speak with a global voice to international organizations and national/international funding agencies.
  • Participate in next generation strategic planning and provide inputs to future updates of the global COSPAR ILWS space weather roadmap [Schrijver et al., 2015].

Read here for more details

* (after officer term) = second and final term in the office indicated