Climate Detectives

Climate Detectives 2022-23
Post Primary Level

Climate Detectives is a European Space Agency school project for students between the ages of 8 and 16 years.  Teams of students are challenged to identify and investigate a local climate problem using real satellite images, historical climate data, or even their own measurements.  Based on the conclusions of their investigations, students are called to ‘make a difference’ and propose a way to monitor, reduce, or raise awareness of the problem.  Participation in the Climate Detectives project helps to develop Scientific and 21st Century Skills.

The Climate Detective project will launched in September and is open to all students aged between 8 years and 19 years

Climate Detectives has three phases as follows:

Phase 1: Identify a Climate Problem (September to November)

  • Engage the students
  • Identify the research question
  • Identify the Earth observation data to be investigated
  • Submit the investigation plan

Phase 2:  Investigate the Climate Problem (November to April)

  • Collect data
  • Organise and manage data
  • Analyse data and draw conclusions

Phase 3: Make a Difference

  • Decide on any actions to be taken
  • Showcase the project
  • Share the project with a wider audience / Climate Detectives community

For more information on how to take part click here for the ESA Climate Detectives Website