Resolution No.12 (1973): All-sky cameras during the IMS

IAGA, considering the great value of knowing the instantaneous global pattern of auroral precipitation in order to relate it to localised measurements in the magnetosphere, recommends that all countries having territories lying within auroral latitudes should, during the IMS, cooperate in operating enough all-sky cameras, and photometers where possible, to provide adequate coverage across all longitudes. It is specifically recommended that all-sky cameras be operated at all auroral magnetometer stations. IAGA further recommends that all countries having satellites in orbit with auroral detection capabilities at the time of the IMS, should endeavour to continue these measurements during the IMS.