IAWN was established (2013) to create an international group of organizations involved in detecting, tracking, and characterizing NEOs. The IAWN is tasked with developing a strategy using well-defined communication plans and protocols to assist Governments in the analysis of asteroid impact consequences and in the planning of mitigation responses.
Currently, IAWN includes members from Europe, Asia, South and North America.
2018 LA - The Discovery of Another Very Small Impacting NEO
Richard Kowalski of The Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) has discovered yet another small (2-4 meter diameter) NEO just hours before it exploded harmlessly in the atmosphere above the southern regions of Africa.
Near Earth Object (NEO) Primer
(July 2018) First in a series of articles that will explore some of the background topics associated with IAWN. We start with the most basic: What are NEOs?