Space Exchange Switzerland
Platform to support the development of the space research and technology field in Switzerland.
ROLE OF THE INSTITUTE FOR DATA SCIENCE
> Outreach / public engagement
> Prototype citizen science club
> Catalogue of professional development opportunities
Project lead at I4DS: Hanna Sathiapal
Partners: EPFL (leading institution), ETHZ, UZH, USI
Funding: SBFI, Swiss Space Office SSO
Duration: 3 years
Keywords: space sciences, public engagement
SXS is a platform for supporting the development of research and technology in the space field in Switzerland. This is done on behalf of the Swiss Space Office, which is part of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI. A consortium of currently five institutions facilitates the cooperation among professional associations and educational institutions, organizes professional training, events for professionals and public outreach activities, encourages student mobility, supports the SSO in stakeholder consultation and technology harmonization and provides a national contact point for satellite images, all in close cooperation with the European Space Agency ESA.