Space for Planet Earth Challenge

Leveraging space technologies to address climate change
Submissions Open 2nd August

The goal of the Challenge is to use space technologies to find new and innovative solutions to address climate change issues in New Zealand, Australia, and the Pacific Islands.


Submit your proposal, and you could win up to NZ$30,000 in cash, mentorship support, and data vouchers to further your research.


Applications for proposals for university/startups and high school levels is open between 2 August – 31 October, 2021.  The Challenge is open to residents of New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands.


The Challenge 


University/Startup Level

Carbon Sequestration
Using satellite data, in combination with other data sources, help develop verifiable methods to measure carbon sequestration on land and in coastal areas.

High School Level

Coral Health

Help improve the monitoring of coral health changes due to climate change using satellite technology.

Challenge Timeline

Opening Event - 2 Aug 2021, Turanga Christchurch Library, Christchurch, New Zealand, RSVP Now!

Application for Proposals: 2 Aug - 31 October 2021

Challenge Online Info Sessions:

11 August 2021, 7:30 GMT+12

7 September 2021, 7:30 GMT+12

5 October 2021, 7:30 GMT+12

Incubator/Mentorship Programme: 15 Nov 2021 – 31 Jan 2022

Qualified Teams will be invited to participate through online webinars and data training sessions

Full Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2022

Finalist Announcement: by 10 Feb 2022

3 Finalists from each category will be selected and invited to demo and pitch for the Grand Prize

Tech Demon and Pitch: 18 Feb 2022  Turanga, Christchurch, New Zealand

Submissions Open In