Learn Earth Observation! Lesson development competition for Bilko

The European Space Agency (ESA) funded LearnEO! project (http://www.learn-eo.org/) has launched a lesson writing competition. With prizes of €5000, €3000 and €2000 we’re looking for the best remote sensing lessons from individuals or teams.

Lessons will provide examples of how satellite data from ESA missions can contribute to better understanding of the world we live in and the challenges we face.

Register to participate in the competition at http://www.learn-eo.org/compreg.php. This will give you access to resources and support for participating lesson authors and allows us to send you updates.

WHO CAN TAKE PART?

Anyone who uses satellite data can participate as an individual or as part of a team. Teams must nominate a first author to act on their behalf.  First authors must be over 18 on 1 January 2014.

WHAT TOPICS ARE INCLUDED?

Any application of Earth Observation is a potential lesson topic. For example

* in archaeological research or to support the management/monitoring of cultural heritage sites;

* as a management tool for reducing risks or impacts from natural or man-made hazards;

* to support the monitoring and management of terrestrial, coastal or marine ecosystems and sustainable use of living resources;

* in monitoring or research to support climate change adaptation or the management of mitigation schemes.

Geophysical, environmental or social science themes are all welcome – as long as the lesson shows how Earth Observation can contribute.

NEXT STEPS

Find a good case study and think about how to present it.  Who is your target audience? What are the key points you want to make.  What processing steps are involved?

Lessons must follow the LearnEO! format, described in our author guidelines (http://www.learn-eo.org/authors.php).

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

The lessons must include data from ESA missions on their own or in combination with data from other sources (including other satellites, model output or in situ data). Satellite data may be in the original format or pre-processed. Hands-on activities must use the Bilko software.

Detailed rules for the competition may be found in Terms and Conditions of the Competition (http://www.learn-eo.org/comp/LearnEO_Competition_Rules_201309.pdf)

Visit the competition page (http://www.learn-eo.org/competition.php) and register to participate in the competition. This will give you access to resources and support for participating lesson authors and allows us to send you updates.