In order to enhance the concepts and applications of space science, technology and applications, despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, this did not hinder the march of the National Space Science Agency in achieving its strategic objectives of building national capacities and advancing space science in the Kingdom by spreading awareness, developing advanced research programs and promoting innovation to keep pace with the development witnessed by the Kingdom to achieve a practical and technical scientific development in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, where the Agency, took the initiative, in 2021, and in cooperation with international agencies and institutions specialized in the fields of space and its sciences, by providing a number of workshops to stakeholders from higher education institutions, government agencies, research and medical centers, in addition to security authorities, in order to enhance the skills and knowledge of the members of those bodies in line with global developments, especially in the fields of future sciences, the top of which is space science.

Ms. Amal Al Binali, Head of Strategic Planning and Project Management, said: “These workshops and seminars have varied from those related to the use of space science to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, to introducing the tools and software used in space systems, and encouraging participation in global competitions such as the KIBOCUBE initiative, the Moon Experience Competition and other initiatives and topics of interest to stakeholders in the Kingdom of Bahrain.”

It is worth mentioning that the number of workshops and seminars held by the Agency during the year 2021 exceeded 25 workshops with the participation of more than 386 specialists from more than 34 government agencies whose work is related to the fields of space and its various applications.