ILWS Organization


Serves as the principal planning and oversight body for coodinating ILWS efforts and composed of the following members



The ILWS Working Group is comprised of members from contributing agencies and the chairs of each of the Task Groups. ILWS-WG members meet at every COSPAR meeting, chaired by the Chair of the Steering Committee.



Topical ILWS Task Groups are established as necessary to support specific ILWS-WG projects/studies and serve for a maximum of 4 years. Current groups include:

1. Promoting international collaboration in multi-vantage observations of the Sun, with a special focus on unique scientific advantages of L4+L5 combined observations.
A. Pevtsov, U.S. National Solar Observatory, USA and University of Oulu, Finland
M. Bisi, RAL, UK
A. Petrukovich, IKI
Y. Liu, State Key Laboratory of Space Weather, National Space Science Center, China
D. Nandi, Center of Excellence in Space Sciences India, IISER Kolkata, India
N. Gopalswamy, NASA, GSFC, USA
A. Glover, ESA
K. Kusano, Nagoya Univ., Japan 
J. Burkepile, USA

2. Working group on Geospace synergies between Arase-ERG, Cluster, Geotail, MMS, THEMIS, Van Allen Probes and related ground- based (GB) instrumentation


Previous tasks groups included

  • ILWS Task group on Coordinated science with the Solar Orbiter, Solar Probe Plus, Interhelioprobe and SPORT missions: M. Maksimovic, S. Bale, V. Kuznetsov, I. Zimovets, Y. Liu, X. Ming, A. Zhukov, A. Vourlidas, M. Velli
  • ILWS task group on advancing space weather science to protect society's technological infrastructure: a COSPAR/ILWS roadmap led by K. Schrijver
  • Ground-Based Task Group: E. Donovan (chair)
  • End Users Group: Eamonn Daly (Chair), J. Barth (Co-chair), M. Akioka, D. Boteler, F. Lefeuvre, A. Glover. R. Viereck
  • Solar Task Group composed of: T. Hoeksema (Chair) , A. Ambastha, T. Appourchaux, J. Burkepile, P. Cally, P. Charbonneau, R. Harrison, M. Kojima, V. Kuznetsov, M. Machado, W. Schmutz, C. Tu, S. White
  • Heliosphere Task Group
  • Ionosphere/Thermosphere: T. Neubert 
  • Magnetosphere: H. Koskinen 
  • The Community Coordinated Modeling Center (CCMC): M. Guhathakurta 
  • ILWS and Data Systems: D. Sibeck

ILWS contributing agencies and delegates

  • Belgian Space Policy Office (BELSPO) - VERSCHUEREN, Werner
  • Canadian Space Agency (CSA) - MANUEL, John
  • Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) - AMSIF, Kader
  • Chinese National Space Administration (CNSA) - WANG, Chi
  • Community Coordinated Modeling Center (CCMC) - Kuznetsova, Masha
  • DLR German Aerospace Center - GRITZNER, Christiane
  • European Space Agency (ESA) - TAYLOR, Matthew 
  • Finnish Meteorological Institute - KAURISTIE, Kirsti
  • GSRT, Greece - DAGLIS, Ioannis
  • IAC Astrophysical Institute, Canaries - Vacant
  • Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Bangalore, India - Vacant
  • INAF - ASI Turin Astronomical Observatory - ANTONUCCI, Ester
  • INPE National Space Research Institute - GONZALEZ, Walter 
  • Institute of Experimental Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS), Kosice (in collaboration with Technical U. and P.J. Safarik U. in Kosice) - KUDELA, Karel
  • IPS Radio and Space Services, Australia - NEUDEGG, David
  • IWF/OEAW Austrian Academy of Sciences - NAKAMURA, Rumi
  • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) - SHINOHARA, Iku
  • Korean Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) - CHO, Kyungsuk
  • KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics - KECSKEMÉTY, Károly
  • Max Planck (MPS), Germany - BUECHNER, Jorg
  • Moroccan Ministry of Higher Education, Staff Training and Scientific Research, NAJID, Nour-Eddine
  • NASA Headquarters - FOX, Nicky
  • National Space Agency of Malaysia (ANGKASA) - ASILLAM, Mohd Fairos
  • National Space Institute, Denmark - NEUBERT, Torsten
  • National Space Organization (NSPO), Taiwan - CHENG, Frank
  • NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) - ONSAGER, Terry
  • Norwegian Space Center - BREKKE, Paal
  • NSAU Ukrainian Space Agency - PARNOWSKI, Aleksei
  • PMOD/WRC Davos Physical Meteorological Observatory - SCHMUTZ, Werner
  • Romania Space Agency (ROSA) - HASEGAN, Dumitru
  • Russian Federal Space Agency (RFSA) - PETRUKOVICH, Anatoli
  • Space Research Institute (IKI) - PETRUKOVICH, Anatoli
  • Swedish National Space Board (SNSB) - KÖHLER, Johan
  • UK Space Agency - HARPER, Caroline