Current List of IAWN Signatories

Below are the current signatories of the IAWN Statement of Intent. 

Peter Birtwhistle, West Berkshire, England

ESA– European Space Agency

ESO — European Southern Observatory

INAOE — the National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics, and Electronics in Cholua, Mexico

INASAN — the Institute of Astronomy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

KASI — Korean Astronomy Space Science Institute, Daejeon, South Korea

NASA — National Aeronautics and Space Administration, United States.

University of Narino, Pasto, Colombia

Readers will note a broad range of expertise among the signatories, from amateur astronomers providing follow-up astrometry of NEOs through space agencies.  We suggest interested parties give the Statement of Intent a look, and contact us if you are currently participating in NEO-realted activities and interested in signing.  For a detailed list of the capabilities of some of the signatories, see this page.

Statement of Intent

The IAWN Steering Committee invites nations, space agencies, institutions, and organizations to lend their respective capabilities (e.g., survey telescope operations; follow-up observations; orbit computation; hazard analysis; data distribution, processing, and/or archiving, as well as other analyses and infrastructure contributions) to participate in the IAWN. As a condition of this participation, partners shall accept the existing set of coordination roles amongst the various existing NEO network facilities and agree to a policy of free and open communication.

To date, the United States and the Italian Near-Earth Objects Dynamic Site (NEODyS) have indicated their respective roles and capabilities to the IAWN.

The statement of intent document can be found here.

Capabilities of signatories