Teams of students, supported by their teacher, are called to make a difference by identifying a climate problem, investigating it using Earth Observation (EO) data that is freely available from satellites and/or data collected at ground level, and then proposing a way to help reduce the problem. Students will learn about climate on Earth as a complex and changing system and the importance of respecting our environment.
At key phases of the project, scientists in the field of Earth observation and climate will support the teams. They will give feedback on the investigation plan and will take part in an online ‘ask the scientist’ event. At the end, all participating teams will share their research findings on the project sharing platform with others taking part across the world.
Phase 1: Identify a climate problem (17 September 2020 – 30 November 2020)
Teams will get feedback from scientists in December
Phase 2: Investigate the climate problem (December 2020 – 18 April 2021)
An “Ask the scientist” webinar will take place in February
Phase 3: Share results and make a difference (19 April 2021 – 19 May 2021)
By the end of the project (May 2021), teams who shared their projects will receive final written feedback provided by scientists. All teams will receive a certificate of participation by email in June 2021.
You can find ESA classroom resources (primary and secondary) which support the Climate Detectives project here
Once registered your details will be passed to the ESERO Ireland office.