Challenge - SDG 13 Climate Action

In collaboration with the UN Development Program, we are hosting challenges for individuals, groups, science clubs and schools. Each challenge relates to Space STEM and the Sustainable Development Goals ("SDG"s).

Challenge - SDG 13 Climate Action

What is the challenge?
In this challenge we learn about climate action and how to combine concepts, collect and analyse data and report on findings and data analysis. The challenge is for you to design a project that links to at least two Sustainable Development Goals. The project must include the development of research questions, data collection, analysis and interpretation and the presentation of results and recommendations.

How do we tackle this challenge?

  • Preparation - You will be supported through this challenge, and we will provide background information and support, to give context to this challenge.
  • Part 1 – Identify the sustainable development challenges you'd like to tackle, linked to climate action. Design your research project, the research questions, methods and timeline.
  • Part 2 – collect your data:
    • Assemble the MaxIQ kits you will use to collect your data, configure these and build your Kibana data dashboard to suit your research project
    • Extract 24 hours of data from your kits and determine the reliability of the data. Is your data reliable enough? Do you need to change your kit installations to make the data more dependable?
    • Collect data for a period suitable for your research project
  • Part 3 - complete your research project, your report should include recommendations can you make to ensure that life on our planet is sustainable, in line with achieving UN Sustainable Development Goal 13?
  • Part 4 - how would you combine your research with data collection and research already being conducted in orbit?

Support provided
When you sign up for this challenge, you will be given access to our learning portal. Once you access this portal you will be able to ask questions of industry specialist mentors, access support materials and videos.

There is a link in the learning portal for you to submit your challenge report. The deadline is 30th September each year.

We will be awarding a grand prize to the top submission received before the deadline.

Equipment required
To participate in this challenge you will need several MaxIQ kits. 
If you not have kits, you are able to purchase one when you sign up for the challenge.

Sign up
To participate in this challenge you have two options:

  • We have MaxIQ kits (link)
  • We need kits to participate (link)

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