M Ishii*
*Space Environment Laboratory, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, 4-2-1 Nukui-kita, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8795, Japan


The Asia Oceania Space Weather Alliance (AOSWA) was established in 2010 for encouraging cooperation and sharing information among institutes in mainly Asia-Oceania region concerned with and interested in space weather. Asia-Oceania has become one of the most important regions for space utilities and require close communication and cooperation.

Regional activities for space weather research are active in American and European areas, on the other hand, it used to be relatively small in Asia-Oceania area. In addition, there are some difficulty to exchange data, for example total electron contents (TEC) data estimated from GNSS observation. This is original motivations to establish AOSWA.

AOSWA Secretariat is managed by the Space Environment Laboratory of the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology of Japan. The Secretariat's functions are organizing meetings and making practical arrangements for them, maintaining registries of associates and keeping them informed about matters related to the AOSWA framework through the web, newsletters and mailing lists, which allows to improve close communications and cooperation among various institutes. AOSWA has biannual face-to face meetings. The latest one was held on Oct. 2016 in Jeju island, hosted by Radio Research Agency (RRA), Korea. Next meeting will be hosted by LAPAN, Indonesia and planed on 2018 or 2019.

On 2016, LAPAN Indonesia joined the International Space Environment Service (ISES) as a regional warning center (RWC). KMITL, Thailand and ANKGASA, Malaysia are also interested in joining ISES. These can be said one of outcome of AOSWA.


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