top of page

Milo Climate Action Academy


Our Future


Milo Climate Action Academy 

Providing Accessible STEM Workforce Preparation to Accelerate Your Future

The Milo Climate Action Academy, is an online, interactive, solution-generating experience.  The Milo Climate Action Academy is open to all college and university students and early career individuals (who graduated within the last 5 years) who are interested in learning about ways that climate change is affecting Ecuador and are willing to contribute to innovative solutions to help mitigate the effects of climate change on communities’ quality of life, people's livelihoods, and all the natural resources within the country.


​The Milo Climate Action Academy is a 12-session program, conducted over 16 weeks, and will train you to use space-enabled scientific data to inform how you can make an impact in helping Ecuador become more resilient to climate change. This team and project-based experience provides the skills (scientific and non-scientific) that are needed to access and utilize data sets from space and using the data, create innovative and actionable solutions for Ecuador. You actions can make a difference!



What You Will Be Doing:

Terrestrial Challenge

This academy will be anchored to a challenge that is defined by the climate mitigation needs of Ecuador. You will work in teams to develop solutions addressing the challenges. The approach ensures focus on regional priorities and can help make change happen in your community!

Remote Sensing Resources

Teams will be taught how to access a variety of space resources that can be used to inform and develop innovative solutions. Information about satellite instruments and their relevance for sustainability and climate resilience will be provided.

Innovative Solution

Teams will prepare a Solution Design document, and demonstrate how their solution uses space resources to address the terrestrial challenge. Teams will present their solution design to a panel of reviewers.

Ecuador Focus Areas:

Forest Health and Restoration





Water Resources Management






Infrastructure Resilience and Human Activity







Education and Research 











Archeological and Cultural Assets

Use of remote sensing techniques to monitor the health of Biodiversity Reserve in terms of forest conservation.


Use of remote sensing techniques to monitor aggressive activities that may damage the integrity of Ecosystems, either human or natural.

Use of remote sensing techniques to monitor our sources and rivers to determine water quality and quantity, actual and trends determination.


Use of remote sensing techniques to monitor General Hydrological behavior, trends and patterns to control fresh water sources and human provision.

Use of remote sensing techniques to identify and control illegal mining, invasive agriculture and prohibited forest exploitation.

Use of remote sensing technique to define and implement a sustainable management policy of the reserve resources.

Use of remote sensing technique to define and implement opportunities to collaborate with government agencies in the development of a country wide program.

Use of remote sensing techniques to monitor and define general Hydrometeorological indicators to feed statistics and research techniques.

Use of remote sensing techniques to identify opportunities to a better and appropriate use of the reserve assets to improve the R&D and education capabilities.

Use of remote sensing techniques to identify opportunities to empower the local community to define the right set of policies to preserve the environment in harmony with the hu Use of remote sensing technique human good being needs and requirements

Use the remote sensing technique to identify and define the existence of archeological and cultural assets in the area.

Sources and capabilities for alternative energy sources.

Use the remote sensing techniques to identify the potential for alternative energy sources, measuring Luminic incidence,  winds and Eolic capacities and geothermically potential.


Program Heritage

The Milo Climate Action Academy is modeled after the highly successful NASA-sponsored L'SPACE Program and leverages a successful, award-winning heritage that has empowered thousands of STEM students attending US colleges and universities to learn industry-standard processes, protocols, and procedures while working on interdisciplinary space-focused team projects. Through this immersive academy training experience, the participants have enhanced their career opportunities to now include both Earth-based and space-based jobs. 

In partnership with the University of the Hemispheres, the Milo Climate Action Academy now brings this amazing opportunity to university students and early career professionals in Ecuador, enabling their career pathways in the exciting expanding space economy!

Learn Effective Technical Workforce Teaming Practices 

In today’s workforce, being able to work within a multidisciplinary team to optimize a project is a trait that many employers seek in their new hires. The Milo Climate Action Academy uses the context of space exploration for its projects, as it represents formidable challenges with many unknowns. The ability to develop novel solutions to tackle climate change takes a lot of innovation, planning, and teamwork to be successful. In this experience, you will gain valuable practice in teaming as you work through your unique projects staying aligned to taking action against climate change.

Students in a Science Class

Student Testimonial

Grateful for the Academy for providing me with the opportunity to enhance my mission writing style and learn every advanced skill within the mission planning process this Summer! This program has also taught me the importance of being a team player while leading my team. Together, we successfully completed our Preliminary Design Review as a unit.

Yasmeen Shah

Georgia State University

Screenshot 2023-09-14 222029.png

Our Team

Student Testimonial

This summer, I had the incredible opportunity to participate in one of my most challenging yet rewarding experiences. After dedicating four months to the Academy, I'm thrilled to announce that I've successfully earned my Certificate of Completion! During this program, I had the privilege of receiving all seven attainable skill badges. These badges have provided me with a wide range of abilities necessary for my professional career, ranging from trade studies to leadership, teamwork, and system engineering techniques, CAD and more.

Nathnael Minuta

Minnesota State University

Screenshot 2023-09-14 210533.png

Requirements for Participation

  • Must be an Ecuador University Student, or Early Career Professional (no more than 5 years post-graduation);

  • Participants must be at least 18 years of age or older;

  • Participants must have access to a computer or tablet with access to the Zoom platform; 

  • Participants must have a passion for learning and eagerness to push themselves beyond their current capabilities;

  • Participants must be able to devote 5-10 hours per week towards team projects; and

  • Participants must be able to attend all LIVE sessions conducted on Wednesdays from 5:30 - 7:30 PM (Ecuador time) beginning on September 25, 2024.


Cost to participate:  $500.00 USD

Program Timeline

Ecuador Timeline.png

Reserve Your Spot

Learn More and Apply Now!

Milo Mission Academy


©2023 by Milo Mission Academy. Created with WiX.

bottom of page