AOSWA (Asia Oceania Space Weather Alliance) was established in March 2010 at the Kick-Off Meeting in Bandung, Indonesia. The main objectives of this alliance are for encouraging cooperation and sharing information among institutes in 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. There are 14 associate countries and 30 institutes involved in this alliance, including Indonesia with LAPAN as the single node.
After more than 7 years of its establishment, AOSWA has already held several meetings and workshops. The 4th AOSWA Workshop held in Jeju, Korea, in October 2016 became the latest meeting which was attended by 131 participants from 16 countries. The main theme for the workshop was the risk of space weather, regional action.
This year, LAPAN will be the host of The 5th AOSWA Workshop. Various issues related to space weather research and operation rise these years and become the epicentrum of growing discussions. Starting from the core characteristics and behaviour of the Sun which is currently entering (grand) minima of its activity cycle, spreading to the propagation of particles and energy through interplanetary space and field, reaching the operational aspects of space weather and space climate predictions, the 5th AOSWA Workshop is expected as a hub for science dissemination, information sharing, idea exchange, and collaboration. Another important issues such as UNISPACE+50 will also be addressed.
The theme of the 5th AOSWA Workshop is
to meet, to connect and to foster for better living in space
The ultimave objective of this workshop is to encourage cooperation and sharing information related to space weather research and operation.
The 5th AOSWA Workshop will be held on Wednesday 19 September to Friday 21 September 2018 in Bandung, Indonesia.
The workshop will be held in Aryaduta Hotel, Bandung.
Address Jl. Sumatera No. 51, Bandung 40115,
West Java, Indonesia
Bandung is one of the biggest city in Indonesia and a host for several research centers, universities, and technological-intensive industries. Located at a highland surrounded by mountains, Bandung serves pleasant environment for various kind of activities.
Located in the lively heart of the West Java capital, Aryaduta Bandung is recognized for its Dutch art deco features and 254 well-appointed rooms and suites, considered amongst the city’s preferred accommodation. Equipped with complementing eventand culinary venues and facilities, the hotel welcomes a variety of travelers year round, some for its thriving and shopping or as a starting point for day trips to tea plantations, volcanic peaks or hot springs. Just 20 minutes drive from Husein Sastranegara International Airport and 10 minutes from the train station, Aryaduta Bandung is surrounded by everything Bandung is famous for, distinct shopping opportunities, dining, culture and heritage.
Dr. Rhorom Priyatikanto
Pusat Sains Antariksa LAPAN
Jl. Dr. Djundjunan no. 133 Bandung 40173
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