On the 17th of June 2020, ESA sent a final congratulations message to the over 450 students that shared their investigations in the Climate Detectives School Project 2019-2020. Therefore, we are extremely delighted to announce that we are one of the four winning teams that stood out and received a highly commendable award!
By working on this project, we gained a lot of knowledge, learned how to use advanced tools such as Sentinel EO Browser, but also applied our programming skills obtained as students at a computer science high school. Moreover, we felt like real scientists by analyzing the gathered data and drawing conclusions connected to climate change in our city [Bucharest, Romania]. Even though it was a lot of work to do, we had a great time investigating this local climate problem and so want to thank the European Space Agency for giving us a wonderful opportunity by organizing the Climate Detectives School Project. We are flattered with the award received and are looking forward to participating in many more wonderful projects in the years to come! We would also like to thank our amazing teacher, Ioana Stoica, for guiding and involving us in several prestigious projects that made us surpass ourselves and learn a lot! 😀
Final congratulations to the 2019-2020 Climate Detectives student teams
Some of the projects shared by the participating teams stood out for the investigation presented and for the way teams explored a local climate problem, and ESA has therefore decided to mention these highly commendable teams:
- Flood and wildfire explorers, Greece – The team investigated the effects of wildfires, deforestation, and increased precipitation on the severity of flash floods.
- I.E.S.S. FOR CLIMATE, Italy – The team explored why in recent times sudden and violent whirlwinds are generated in the geographical area of Emilia Romagna, Italy.
- Vianu Climate Detectives, Romania – The team investigated whether there is any connection between deforestation and the disappearance of the ‘classical’ four seasons.
- Water Detectives, Malta – The team investigated how changes in climate, mainly rainfall and temperature, are impacting water flow and farming in Qlejgħa Valley, Malta.
ESA would also like to highlight a team of promising young scientists:
- Creative students’ laboratory, Romania – This student team, from 8 to 9 years old, investigated whether changes in climate are affecting the Danube river.