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About the event

🌍 Don’t miss out on the exciting opportunity to participate in this year’s Climate Detectives Learning and Celebration Event! 🛰️

⏳ Deadline: Check your country’s page to see the submission deadline for your Climate Detectives Project.

📅 Date: 20th-22nd of May

📍 Location: ESRIN, Earth Observation Centre of ESA, Frascati, Italy.

ESA Education proudly presents this year’s Climate Detectives Event for the school year 2023-2024. The event offers a thrilling opportunity for students up to 19 years old to deepen their understanding of how satellites can observe and track changes in Earth’s climate and environment from space. Join us to share your impactful contributions and connect with like-minded students from all over Europe who have also made a difference in their local community this year as part of the Climate Detectives Project.

🚀 Hosted at ESRIN, the prestigious Earth Observation Centre of ESA, this event promises an unforgettable experience, fully covered by ESA*. Here’s what’s in store for you:

👩‍🔬 Engage with Earth Observation Experts: Interact directly with seasoned professionals and emerging talents in the field of Earth Observation. Pose your questions, share your insights, and discuss your experiences from this year’s Climate Detectives Challenge with them.

🌐 Interactive Earth Observation Multimedia Centre: Immerse yourself in the Φ-Experience, a 220 square meters exhibition room showcasing interactive displays aimed at raising awareness of ESA’s Earth Observation Programme. Gain insight into the crucial role of Earth observation in monitoring global change.

🖼️ Dynamic Poster Session: Showcase your findings and insights to fellow participants and experts in a dynamic poster session. Share your discoveries, exchange ideas, and spark meaningful conversations about climate action and sustainability.

🔬 Hands-On Workshops: Get ready to roll up your sleeves and engage in hands-on activities designed to ignite your curiosity and deepen your understanding of Earth Observation.

We can’t wait to welcome you there!

*See section below: Eligibility, Funding & Sponsorship 


Eligibility, Funding & Sponsorship

For a student team to participate in the Climate Detectives Learning and Celebration Event, the following conditions must be fulfilled:

  1. The team must be selected at national level. Only teams participating in the Climate Detectives Project can be selected, not participants of the Climate Detectives Kids.

  2. Each student team must comprise a maximum of 5 students from 12 up to 19 years old who are residents of an ESA Member or Associate state.

  3. At least 50% of the students included in a team must be nationals of the respective participating country.

  4. Each team needs to be supervised by at least one (possibly two) teacher(s) or mentor(s). There is a need to justify the attendance of a second mentor to ESA (justification will need to be attached at registration to the event). The mentor(s) must be available to accompany the team during the full duration of the event.

  5. Members of the team should have a working knowledge of English to write and give oral presentations in English.

  6. It is forbidden for an unregistered person to attend the event in an unannounced manner, and they will therefore be denied entry to facilities.

For the learning and celebration event, ESA will sponsor accommodation, meals, and local transportation expenses for up to 5 students and 2 teachers per national team (the latter if justification is provided), including up to 300 euros per person in travel costs. This includes:

  1. Accommodation for the team members (rooms with multiple capacities) and for the mentors (single or double rooms), separated by gender, for the total duration of the event. 

  2. A stipend of 300 euros per person to cover international travel and transportation from the closest international airport or train station to the accommodation/event location and back.

  3. Local transport for the duration of the event, excluding local transport mentioned in point 2.

  4. Meals:
    • Dinner on arrival day
    • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on event day
    • Breakfast on departure day


All teams are responsible for arranging their own travel bookings to/from their hometowns and the main airport/train station of the event location

Outline of the 2024 event

22nd April
ESA will be notified of National Winners.
20th May
Day 1: Arrival and Welcome Dinner
21st May
Day 2: Event
22nd May
Day 3: Departure