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SCOSTEP

Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics

www.yorku.ca/scostep/
Type of Structure: committee / commission
Regional Scope: global
Parent Organisations: ICSU
Child Organisations: STEP.SCOSTEP
Duration : 1966 to present
Contact Address: no office contact defined

holding an official function in SCOSTEP

General information and objectives

The Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP) was originally established as an Inter-Union Commission following a Resolution adopted at the 11th General Assembly of ICSU in Bombay in January 1966. It was modified by the 14th General Assembly of ICSU in Helsinki in 1972 to a Special Committee, and by the 17th General Assembly in 1978 to a Scientifgic Committee.

Its principal tasks are: To promote international interdisciplinary programmes in solar-terrestrioal physics, and to organize and coordinate such programmes of interest to, and approved by, at least two of the following bodies: IAU, IUGG, IUPAP,URSI and COSPAR. Each specific programme is normally of finite duration; to define the data relating to these programmes that should be exchanged through the World Data Centres; to provide such advice as may be required by the ICSU bodies ans World Data Centres concerned with these programmes; to work with other ICSU bodies in the coordination of symposia in solar-terrestrial physics, especially on topics realted to SCOSTEP's programmes.

For further details, link to the SCOSTEP Home Page

Last update: 11/19/14
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2017)

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