Climate Tech

New Zealand’s Space for Planet Earth Challenge is on the hunt for ideas using satellite data to tackle carbon sequestration and coral health

- October 19, 2021 < 1 MIN READ
New Zealand
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New Zealand-based education and consulting social enterprise SpaceBase Limited is on the hunt for solutions to address climate change with the help of satellite technology. 

The “Space for Planet Earth Challenge” is open to students and innovators across APAC region to leverage satellite technologies to address climate change challenges, through quantifying carbon sequestration and monitoring coral health. 

The competition is open to two categories: high school level and university/startup level.

The two winners will win up to NZ$30,000, plus Planet data vouchers (valued at NZ$15,000) to help further their research, mentorship, and more. The competition is open to all New Zealand, Australia, and Pacific Island residents. 

The selected teams will be invited to take part in a 2.5 month online research incubator programme starting on November 15. The incubator will offer great insights into remote sensing and data analysis, as well as design thinking and prototyping. Teams will leverage Planet data and platform as well as having access to other satellite sources and platforms such as the Allen Coral Atlas to work on their projects.

The shortlisted teams will be invited to a pitch and demo their ideas at the closing event in Christchurch, NZ on 18 February. 2022. 

Proposals to participate in the Challenge research incubator programme closes on October 31. Apply at spaceforearth.org 



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