Education, Training & Capacity Building
There is a growing need for enhanced training and education in the global space arena, and this is a priority issue for ACES Worldwide. Closely associated with space training and education is the need to identify and implement capacity-building opportunities for countries initiating space programs. ACES Worldwide strives to advance collaborative efforts and innovative programs that can bolster the space-faring capacities of all nations.
Space enterprise is key to achieving the “17 Sustainable Development Goals” established under the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. ACES Worldwide is exploring opportunities to help expand and diversify educational programs that can help realize those goals—especially when space systems can enable their achievement. The new “Space & Sustainability” Initiative to develop ‘Compact Agreements” with regard to the U.N. 17 Sustainable Development Goals is closely related to this activity. All countries can benefit from a national space agency that promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics education programs to foster space training opportunities for their youth. Inspiring opportunities for space application activities (such as small satellite projects) can accelerate student interest in and research on space.
Space education programs can also help promote the establishment of policies to cope with environmental pollution detection and control, to address trends in weather and climate change, and to advance space-based tele-education and tele-health systems worldwide.