Space for Planet Earth Challenge

Leveraging space technologies to address climate change


Congratulations to the Grand Prize Winners of the Competition!


High School Level:  Coral Health

Not Basic           Newlands College, Wellington NZ


University/Startup Level: Carbon Sequestration

Yadrava na Vanua (Environment Watch)             Suva, Fiji

PSIDS IPCC tier one carbon stock inventory (mangroves, forestry and single trees outside of forests)

For more info, see the Press Release.

We thank our Final Judges


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.


Apply and you could win up to NZ$30,000 in cash, mentorship support, and data vouchers to further your research.  The Challenge is open to individuals and teams living in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands.  


Applications for a chance to compete in the final demo and pitch session on 18 Feb 2022 is now open.  Three finalists will be invited to compete for the grand prize awards.  Teams need not be part of the incubator programme to submit a full application. Apply now.


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

Final Pitch and Awards Event: 18 Feb 2022  5-7pm NZT, Online

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