2:15 PM - 2:30 PM
[PPS04-03] International collaboration driven by the STPP sub-committee under the Science Council of Japan
Keywords:STPP sub-committee, the Science Council of Japan, International Collaboration, Past and Future
From another vantage point, UNOOSA established in 2010 a new working group (WG): Long Term Sustainability of Outer Space Activity (LTSOSA). This working group was created to cover a wide area: From the natural space environment (Space Weather) to the artificial space environment (Space Delis). The LTSOSA WG set up four expert groups in 2011. Expert Group for Space Weather is one of the expert groups and the author (T. Obara) was assigned to be one of the co-chairs of the space weather expert group.
The space weather expert group members gathered several times, and compiled a 50-page working group report (A/AC.105/C.1/2014/CRP.13, UN COPUOS REPORT, 2014). This report contains:
Identification of risks from space weather,
Observations, models, tools for space weather prediction,
Comprehensive network space weather services,
Coordination on data and services to safeguard space activities,
Engineering approaches to mitigate space environment effects,
Recommended guidelines for the long-term sustainability of space activities.
The Solar Terrestrial Physics Program (STPP) sub-committee of the Science Council of Japan has been in charge of these UN-mandated programs for the interface with Japan. The STPP is considering to propose follow-on UN programs, and the STTP is also considering to take on responsibility for other programs such as multinational and international space weather programs, such as AOSWA (Asia Oceania Space Weather Alliance).
In this presentation, details shall be presented to give a better idea about the goals and functions of STPP.