Resolution No. 2 (2019): Space Weather and the ESA Lagrange Mission

The International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA)
Recognising

  • Recent international efforts by COSPAR and other organisations and researchers to determine the potentially severe societal and economic impact of space weather
  • The expressed need of organisations and agencies, including the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOUS), for improved space weather forecasting, mitigation and preparedness across a wide range of environments, which include near-Earth space, the ionosphere, the upper atmosphere and on the ground,

Noting

  • The activities of agencies and individuals over recent years to define and develop space weather monitoring platforms off the Sun-Earth line, to provide significant improvement in our knowledge of the evolution of conditions at the Sun and in the corona, and the in situ properties of the solar wind and interplanetary magnetic field,

Expresses

  • Deep appreciation of the work of the European Space Agency (ESA) in developing the Lagrange project to monitor the terrestrial environment from the L5 Lagrange point, and

Urges

  • ESA, together with collaborating institutes and agencies, to make every effort to support the implementation of the Lagrange project at the earliest opportunity.