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LPS 2019 Climate Detectives School Award

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ESA and ASI invite all Climate Detectives teams to apply for the LPS 2019 Climate Detectives School Award! The winning teams will present their findings to an international audience during the ESA 2019 Living Planet Symposium, like real scientists! 

A jury of experts will select the best four Climate Detectives projects.

How to apply? 
Climate Detectives teams who want to participate in the LPS 2019 Climate Detectives School Award will have to submit by 15 April 2019:

1. A research report that summarises the work done, providing a full description of their investigation (summary, data collected, analysis and first conclusions) 

2. A video (or other multimedia presentation) of maximum 3 minutes to introduce the team and their project

Submit here your report and your video.

Important dates

  • 15 April 2019: Last day for teams to apply to the LPS 2019 Climate Detectives School Award. 
  • 1 May 2019: Winning teams are announced.
  • 13-17 May 2019: Winning teams present at the LPS 2019 with an oral presentation.

Rules for participation 

  • Only teams who are participating in the Climate Detectives project are eligible to apply for the LPS 2019 Climate Detectives School Award.
  • Maximum 6 student team members can attend the symposium.
  • One teacher/mentor must accompany the student team
  • The participants must be available to participate in the Living Planet Symposium (LPS) 2019 on 14 May, in Milan, Italy;
  • Presentations have to be in English.


Sponsorship and costs

ESA will book and sponsor the cost of hotel rooms for two nights. The winning teams should arrange their own travel to the hotel (B&B Milano San Siro). For each team, including the teacher, there will be available two rooms for three persons and one room for two persons.
Travel expenses will be covered by ESA up to a maximum of 200€ per team member. These expenses will be reimbursed after the event, on production of valid, original receipts.  
ESA will arrange and sponsor necessary local transport to the symposium venue.
Costs for meals are covered for breakfasts on 14 and 15 May, lunch on 14 May, dinners on 13 and 15 May. Participants are expected to cover the costs of any other meals.

Teams are responsible for their own arrangements for passports, visas, and any additional insurance required. 

Further practical details will be communicated directly to the winning teams.

What is the ESA 2019 Living Planet Symposium? 
The event, which is held every three years, will take place on 13–17 May 2019 in Milan, Italy. It is organised with the support of the Italian Space Agency. This symposium focuses on how Earth Observation contributes to science and society, and how disruptive technologies and actors are changing the traditional Earth Observation landscape, which is also creating new opportunities for public and private sector interactions.

For more information about the ESA 2019 Living Planet Symposium click here

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