What Do We Do

The objective of ISES is to:

  1. Provide real-time forecasting and monitoring of space weather to reduce and mitigate the risk of space weather impacts on technology, critical infrastructure, and human activities.
  2. Facilitate international communication and service coordination regarding space weather, particularly during periods of enhanced activity and in the event of extreme space weather.
  3. Improve space weather services and promote the understanding of space weather and its effect for users, researchers, the media, and the general public.

These objectives are met through the involvement of ISES and its members in international space weather communities and by sponsoring meetings and establishing working groups to improve space weather services. ISES members play an active role in the transition of scientific results into operational environments. ISES also maintains the international geophysical calendar which coordinates and recommends dates for solar and geophysical observations which cannot be performed continuously.