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Remote Sensing

Division: Division C – High School

NC Essential Standards Alignment: None

Event Rules: See the National Rules manual

Event Score Sheet: None

National Event Page: Here

Required Materials: None

Clarifications: None


The event will consist of questions and activities testing concepts related remote sensing imagery, data, and computational process skills to complete tasks related to climate change processes in the Earth system.


Teams must bring a writing instrument. Each team may bring one three-ring binder of any size containing information in any form and from any source attached using the available rings. Sheet protectors, lamination, tabs and labels are permitted. If
the event features a rotation through a series of laboratory stations where the participants interact with samples, specimens, or displays; no material may be removed from the binder throughout the event.

Each participant may also bring up to 1 non-programmable, non-graphing calculator, a metric ruler, and a protractor.


High score wins. 

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Event Resources:

2021-2022 Remote Sensing Event Guide

2017 Coaches Clinic Presentation #1

Satellite Sensor Basics Study Guide

Climate Change Basics

Remote Sensing Basics Study Guide

Citizen Science Project: Cosmoquest’s Image Detective
CosmoQuest’s Image Detective, a NASA-funded citizen science project, invites the public to identify Earth features in photographs taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Citizen scientists are asked to help identify geographic features (natural or human-made) in astronaut photographs and then determine the location on Earth where the photo is centered.