AOSWA2023 Discusses Space Weather in Asia-Oceania

By Murniati Abu Karim
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BANGI, 9 October 2023 – The 6th Asia-Oceania Space Weather Alliance Workshop (AOSWA2023) gathered 70 presenters from 16 countries to discuss the space weather activities in the Asia-Oceania region.

The workshop was co-hosted by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) and Space Science Centre, Institute of Climate Change, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

According to Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation, Prof. Dato’ Dr. Wan Kamal Mujani, said that this workshop will encompass the research on solar cycle activity especially on the current solar cycle, ionosphere and related applications.

“In order to realise Malaysia’s vision to be a developed country, we are committed to advance both basic and high technology domains.

“Research in space weather activities in the Asia-Oceania region and related activities can be considered as one of the contributing factors to this development and in line with National Space Policy 2030.

“Therefore, we have to actively seek more international cooperation in all aspects of space activities while at the same time nurturing and strengthening our own capabilities,” he explained.

The four-day workshop provided a chance for different communities to talk about recent progress in studying space weather. It also focused on collaborations among Asian and Oceania countries in this field and discussed regional space projects.

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