The Gravitational Wave International Committee:
GWIC, the Gravitational Wave International Committee, was formed in 1997
to facilitate international collaboration and cooperation in the construction,
operation and use of the major gravitational wave detection facilities world-wide.
It is associated with the International Union
of Pure and Applied Physics as its Working Group WG.11. Through this association, GWIC is connected with
the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation (IUPAP's Affiliated Commission AC.2), its Commission C19 (Astrophysics), and another Working Group, the AstroParticle Physics International Committee (APPIC).
- Promote international cooperation in all phases of construction and scientific exploitation
of gravitational-wave detectors;
- Coordinate and support long-range planning for new instrument proposals,
or proposals for instrument upgrades;
- Promote the development of gravitational-wave detection as an astronomical tool,
exploiting especially the potential for multi-messenger astrophysics;
- Organize regular, world-inclusive meetings and workshops for the study
of problems related to the development and exploitation of new or enhanced
detectors, and foster research and development of new technology;
- Represent the gravitational-wave detection community internationally,
acting as its advocate;
- Provide a forum for project leaders to regularly meet, discuss, and
jointly plan the operations and direction of their detectors and experimental
gravitational-wave physics generally.
More about GWIC:
GWIC - Ten Years on (PDF) reprinted from Matters of Gravity (Fall 2007),
the newsletter of the Topical Group on Gravitation of the American Physical Society.