|CALLING ALL YOUNG
PEOPLE WITH AN INTEREST IN SEA AND SPACE!
"SEA AND SPACE"
Newspaper Competition for
Man has explored the Oceans for thousands of years. Now we are just
about to begin the fantastic exploration of the Space that surrounds
us. You are invited to produce your own newspaper about the continuing
voyage of discovery.
Join this competition and win a trip to the Expo '98, the World
Exposition in Lisbon, where you will meet friends from all over
- We invite groups of young people of secondary school age to produce
a newspaper on the theme SEA and SPACE.
- The sea and space have much in common. Which links do you think are
the most important ones?
- You should look back and write about famous navigators, you should
write about the current methods of navigation and you should look forward
to developments hardly imagined.
- What was the role of element water in ancient times? And today?
A winning entry is likely to cover a variety of topics, possibly including
some of those listed here :
- The history of ocean navigation and position measuring techniques
- The current best methods of navigation
- Developments likely in the next few years
- An editorial speculating on the distant future and the effects on mankind
of global navigation systems
- An original humorous cartoon about navigation
- An original poem about the Sea and the Space
- Navigation in Space and on Earth
- Position determination by astronomical means
- A report on how satellites can monitor the oceans for
changes in temperature,
the effects of pollution and the height of waves
- A report of an accident at sea caused by poor navigation that lead
to pollution problems
- A report on how navigation systems helped in the rescue of sailors
from the sea.
- How can one detect water from satellites or with telescopes? How much
water is there in rivers and floods, in an ocean, in the universe?
Your team may also describe how you have used the data from the ERS
satellite, made available over the WWW during the "Sea &
Space" programme (more information available at e.g., URL:
You may add some of your ideas about parallels between the earlier
ocean voyages and the future exploration of space by remote
sensing with the new giant telescopes like ESO's Very Large Telescope
and in-situ measurements by ESA's satellites on mission in the solar
system. Your use of information retrieval by means of modern
communication links, in particular the WWW, is encouraged.
For teachers, this project is an excellent opportunity to forge
cross-curricular links and a real reason to use the Internet to search
The project is organised in each country, and is described in more
detail in the national brochures. It is
for the spring term and the closing date may be Friday, May 1, 1998 or
later, depending on your country's rules. Please check your country's
brochure, or ask your national contact
if you need further details. We suggest that the work is done by groups
of pupils (up to four participants) rather than by individuals.
Contests similar to this one will be held simultaneously in most
European countries. The winning group from each country will be asked
to elect three members of its team to present their work at the EXPO
98 Event in Lisbon in August 1998. Transport and accommodation costs
for the three representatives and their teacher will be paid for by