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The UK Space Agency is funding The Big Earth Data Project

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MEI is happy to announce that we have secured funding from the UK Space Agency for The Big Earth Data Project.

As part of the Big Earth Data Project, we will create a suite of hands-on activities designed to introduce young people to the many applications of satellite data.

These resources will help students develop skills in exploring large Earth observation datasets. Focused on engaging contexts such as climate change, the effects of humans on the Earth, and emergency disaster response.

Three sets of resources will be released throughout the 2024/25 academic year. Each set will have activities designed for Key Stage 3-4 and Key Stage 4-5 students in maths lessons, using Data Science skills to analyse real satellite data. The best part is that all the resources will be free for anyone to access.

The first set of resources will be available starting September 2024, so watch this space.

We will be running a pilot in June and July, during which you can test out one of the resources. Contact us at [email protected] if you would like to participate.

Read more about the funding from the UK Space Agency here: New Space for All projects to inspire young people.

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