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Team: Sky observers

Greece 9 years old   63 / 34

Project title:

Young extreme weather observers

Research question

How can we learn through our mistakes, concerning environmental issues, document and forecast extreme weather conditions, so as to be able to protect our community?

Identify the local environmental/climate problem you want to investigate

The local environmental/climate problem we would like to investigate has to do with floodings and wildfires in our area, resulting in corps damage, deforestation and animal extinction.

Project topic

Extreme weather

Describe how you plan to investigate the problem identified and which data you plan to analyse.

The methods to be followed are: on the spot observation of the results of such phaenomena, newapapers and other local press archives investigation of extreme weather phaenomena in our area, cooperation with officoal institutions, sucu ah the local Fire Department and the University of Patras, or even interviews with people who have suffered from extreme weather conditions throughout the last few decades. Our aim is not only to observe and document instances of extreme weather, but also to find and suggest ways to protect ourselves and other people, or even predict extreme weather conditions.

Your feedback

Expert feedback Phase 1 - 2023-2024
Is the suggested problem a problem that the students can actually investigate? Is it feasible, realistic? Please explain why or why not. Is the relation with climate/local environment worked out? Where necessary indicate the wider scientific context to which the identified problem belongs.