Climate detectives

Become part of the solution!

ESERO invites teachers and students to participate in the European Space Agency’s ESA School Project of Climate Detectives , open to students ages 12-19!

The student teams, supported by their teachers, are expected to make a difference by identifying a climate problem, investigating it using available Earth observation data or by taking measurements in the field, and then proposing possible solutions.

As part of this project, students take on the role of climate detectives and learn about the Earth’s environment.


  • Promote the teaching and learning of STEM competencies and skills, including scientific methodology, data collection, visualization, and analysis.
  • Improve the awareness and knowledge of the young generation about the Earth’s climate, both as a global problem and in a local context, and prepare them for the climate challenges of this century.

Le projet est divisé en 4 phases


Identifying an environmental problem

During this phase, the teams have to identify an environmental problem they want to study. Following the submissions, experts specializing in Earth and climate observation will examine the projects and give their opinion to all the teams involved in the project.

Registration from 22 October 2023
Investigating the problem

During this phase, students collect, analyse and compare data in order to draw conclusions about the problem they are studying. Students are encouraged to use a variety of data sources, including local measurements and the use of tools such as the EO Browser for satellite images or air quality station.

Students have the opportunity to interact environmental experts via webinars organised by ESERO

Share your results and make a difference

Based on the results of their research, the students propose solutions that should help to solve the problem analysed. The teams share their work with the Climate Detectives community.

Clôture des soumissions le 25 avril 2024
Final event

All teams that share their results receive a certificate of participation. The best team will have the chance to take part in a unique international event, where the importance of satellites in understanding, mitigating and predicting the effects of climate change will take center stage. The event will take place at ESA's Earth Observation Centre (ESRIN) in Italy in May.