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Longitude Explorer Prize

An overview of the Longitude Explorer Prize, a challenge for young people to use data from satellites for social good.

This report gives an overview of the Longitude Explorer Prize, a challenge for young people aged 11-16 to use satellite data for social good. It covers the following areas:

  • Overview of the challenge journey (events, prototyping and feedback)
  • Need for STEM education.
  • Ideas submitted by schools and activities that children were involved in.
  • Announcement of the winner and two runners-up.
  • Evaluation of the Prize.

The main aim of the Prize was to encourage social innovation among young people and to promote STEM education. From apps customising outdoor workout programmes to devices monitoring ecological status of a local watercourse, read the report to see what ideas pupils came up with (p 18-19).

The Longitude Explorer Prize was designed and delivered by Nesta's Challenge Prize Centre in partnership with Winton Charitable Foundation, UK Space Agency, Raspberry Pi, Satellite Applications Catapult/National Space Academy, StemNet, Ignite Futures, Technopop and others.

Authors

Constance Agyeman, Zofia Paczkowska and Eleonora Corsini.

Authors

Zofia Jackiewicz

Zofia Jackiewicz

Zofia Jackiewicz

Assistant Programme Manager

Her work in Nesta Challenges focuses on development and delivery of various projects including European Social Innovation Competition.

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Eleonora Corsini

Eleonora Corsini

Eleonora Corsini

Prizes Impact and Learning Manager, Challenge Prize Centre

Eleonora was the Prizes Impact and Learning Manager for the Challenge Prize Centre, with a focus on international development. She worked on the Data Driven Farming Prize as well as ...

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Constance Agyeman

Constance Agyeman

Constance Agyeman

Head of International Development and Communities

At Nesta Challenges, Constance has over 20 years experience in the voluntary sector developing national and international programs which engage communities.

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