LPS 2022 Climate Detectives School Award winners revealed

Mon, 16 May 2022 02:23:00 GMT
ESA Education

The ESA Climate Detectives school project challenges school students to 'make a difference' in understanding and protecting Earth's climate.

Teams have to identify and analyse a local climate problem and propose actions that may help to improve it and/or raise awareness in their communities.

Thirty-eight Teams, out of the 195 teams participating in the 2021-2022 edition of the Climate Detectives project, submitted the results of their investigation to the LPS 2022 Climate Detectives School Award.

An evaluation panel, composed of ESA Education and EO and Climate experts, selected the four winning teams.

The projects were evaluated based on their relation to climate, the use of Earth observation data, their scientific correctness, and the impact of the project on the local/regional communities.

The winning Teams will travel to Bonn, Germany, where they will present their findings to an international audience at the ESA's Living Planet Symposium 2022 on 24 May 2022.

Detectives Clima Hercules, Spain - The team investigated the relationship between climate change, and the water stress of the vegetation in four different ecosystems in their town, investigated the Normalized Difference Water Index using satellite images and collected their own ground data using rain gauges.

La Carrasqueta, Spain - The team investigated the effects of climate change in their local forest.

PDS-LEBON-4NAWI6, Belgium - The team investigated if the floods that hit parts of their town in the summer of 2021 had an impact on the amount of microplastics in affected waters.

ESA would like to express their sincere appreciation to all the teams, teachers and students, who participated and for their great work.