Advanced Challenge - SDG 15 Life on Land

World Space Week 2022 is themed "Space and Sustainability" and MaxIQ Space has taken up this cause.

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).

Advanced Challenge - SDG 15 Life on Land

What is the challenge?
This challenge is an advanced version of the SDG 15 challenge. In this challenge you and your team will monitor micro climates in three locations and compare these with available satellite data. Make recommendations of changes that could improve life on land in these three locations. Your submission includes your recommendations on changes that could be made to improve life on land in the three communities and surroundings.

How to we tackle this challenge?

  • Preparation - You will be supported through this challenge, and we will proved background information and support, to give context to this challenge.
  • Part 1 – Set up your kits to collect data in three communities and post it to the data dashboard over at least one week. 
  • Part 2 – validate your data:
    • Complete an assignment with data collected by an identical kit in a controlled environment (solar eclipse). The output of this assignment is understanding the correlations between data sets
    • Extract 24 hours of data from your three kits and apply the same methods as in the assignment
    • Is your data reliable enough? Do you need to change your kit installations to make the data more dependable?
    • Based on at least 7 days of data collection, and comparing this data with satellite data available for the same locations, how would you classify the micro-climates in the three communities' immediate environments?
  • Part 3 - what three recommendations can you make to ensure that life on land is maintained or improved in the three environments, in line with achieving UN Sustainable Development Goal 15?

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.

Submission
There is a link in the learning portal for you to submit your challenge report. The deadline is 30th September 2022.

Awards
We will be awarding prizes to the top 2 submissions received before the deadline.

Equipment required
To participate in this challenge you will need the MaxIQ SDG STEM 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 SDG STEM kits (link)
  • We need kits to participate (link)

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