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Sea and Space


International Contest

There will be two types of contest for young people in connection with Sea and Space!

CALLING ALL YOUNG PEOPLE WITH AN INTEREST IN SEA AND SPACE!

"SEA AND SPACE" ­
Poster Competition for Young People

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 a poster about the voyage of discovery.

  • We invite young people to produce a poster on the theme SEA and SPACE.
  • The sea and space have much in common. How would you like to illustrate this?
  • Your poster should look back to famous navigators and should reflect modern methods of navigation.
  • Contests similar to this one will be held simultaneously in most European countries. The winners in each country will receive fine prizes and their posters will be displayed at the EXPO '98 in Lisbon.

You can Download a National Brochure for your country here (PDF Format).

CALLING ALL YOUNG PEOPLE WITH AN INTEREST IN SEA AND SPACE!

"SEA AND SPACE" ­
Newspaper Competition for School Students

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 Europe!

  • 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: http://www.eso.org/seaspace).

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 for material.

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 the organisers.

SUPER-PRIZE!

All National First-prize Winners are invited to present their work at a public event in Lisbon. The best presentations will receive the "Super Contest Prizes":

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with associated benefits, e.g., meeting ESA and ESO scientists and officials.



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