International Asteroid Warning Network

The IAWN was established in 2013 in response to a United Nations recommendation (at the 50th Session of the UN COPUOS Scientific and Technical Subcommittee) to create an international group of organizations involved in detecting, tracking, and characterizing NEOs (Near Earth Objects). 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.