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Climate Detectives school project back for second edition

18/09/2019 3349 views 9 likes
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The call for the 2019-2020 Climate Detectives school project edition is now open! For the second consecutive year, ESA is challenging teams of students aged between 8 and 15 years to ‘make a difference’: identify a local climate problem, investigate it by using satellite images, take measurements on the ground, and then propose a way to monitor or mitigate it. 

The project spans three Phases. Submissions for Phase 1 are open from now until 31 October 2019. At this stage, teams need to identify the climate problem they would like to investigate and to come up with an idea for their investigation. At key phases of the project, experts in the field of Earth observation and climate will support the teams by giving feedback on their investigation plan via email and during an online ‘ask the scientist’ event. See here how to apply.

The best projects will have the opportunity to go to ESRIN, ESA Centre for Earth Observation in Italy, visit the Φ-Experience and meet EO experts. More details about the Climate Detectives School Award will be published soon.

Take a look at our project sharing platform for inspiration and to see what teams have done in the past edition. Teachers can also find useful and inspirational resources here

If you are interested in learning about our planet’s climate and take action to protect it, then this challenge is for you! Review the guidelines of the project for everything you need to know to be a Climate Detective and make a difference by helping our planet!

The Climate Detectives is open to students residing in ESA Member States*, Canada, Slovenia and Malta
The Climate Detectives is open to students residing in ESA Member States*, Canada, Slovenia and Malta

*ESA Member States in 2019: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

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