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TM8

Education in the Space Sciences and Space Weather: Schools, Academia and Industry
Convener: N. B. Crosby  | Co-Conveners: S.S. Limaye , A. Seppälä 
Mon, 23 Apr, 19:00–20:00  / Room 2
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Humanity in the 21st century relies on space technology and will do so more in the future. However, not enough young people are pursuing space related fields (e.g., engineering, information and communication technologies, mathematics, space science). What will this mean for modern society in the future? What will happen if society does not have the qualified workforce to maintain and protect our space assets from the space weather, as well as develop new space assets based on innovative technologies in the future? In summary, it is essential that our space community is an inspiration for the next generation, be it when teaching at university or school level or when participating in an public outreach event. Furthermore, it is important that scientists not only are able to present work material to fellow colleagues, but also to people working in other fields as well as industry – learning to speak the same “scientific/ technical” language. This to wnhall will explore some of these issues and invite the audience to participate in the discussions.