ISEB, the International Space Education Board, was founded in 2005 by CSA, ESA, JAXA, and NASA.
The objective is to enhance knowledge and culture in a wide range of fields, including space-related science, technology, business, production, and law, and to foster the people to lead future space activities. Ten institutions and organizations from Japan, the US, Europe, Canada, France, Australia (Victoria State), Korea, South Africa, Mexico, and the UAE cooperatively develop space education activities.
The main activity at present is to organize a student participation program, implemented on the occasion of the International Astronautical Congress (IAC). The cooperative activities, including the program and policies of ISEB, are discussed every year in a meeting held between the heads of education at the ISEB member agencies. Once action plans are agreed, working group representatives implement them throughout the year.
Any space agency or any agency engaged in space-related activities and developing or supporting educational projects is eligible to apply for membership of ISEB.
At each annual IAC, heads of education and persons in charge of space education at ISEB member agencies gather.
An ISEB annual meeting has an executive session attended by the four founding agencies and a general meeting of all the member agencies, where cooperative activities to be promoted are discussed.
Contents of past ISEB annual meetings are disclosed.
Archives of annual meetings
Development programs intended for undergraduate and graduate students, including participation in academic meetings, international exchanges, and outreach activities of space education.
ISEB Student Program