This Commission goals are:
(a) To study waves in plasmas in the broadest sense, and in particular:
(i) The generation (i.e. plasma instabilities) and propagation of waves in plasmas;
(ii) The interaction between these waves, and wave-particle interactions;
(iii) Plasma turbulence and chaos;
(iv) Spacecraft-plasma interaction.
(b) To encourage the application of these studies, particularly to solar/planetary plasma interactions, space weather, and the exploitation of space as a research laboratory.