Thacher Award 2007 to students who use remote sensing

Submitted by Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
2006-12-07 17:11:35

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) announces the 2007 Thacher Scholars Award. This national competition for secondary school students was founded in honor of former IGES board member Peter Thacher, who died in 1999. Peter Thacher was former deputy executive director of the United Nations Environment Program, NASA advisor, and, at the time of his death, president of the Earth Council Foundation/U.S. He was a leader in promoting the use of satellite remote sensing.

The 2007 Thacher Scholars Award will be awarded to secondary school students (grades 9-12) designing and conducting the best projects using satellite remote sensing of the Earth.

Satellite remote sensing has numerous uses in science research, ranging from climate prediction to archaeology. It can improve our understanding of the Earth system, including interactions among the atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere and hydrosphere. And it can improve the quality of our lives by supporting weather prediction, natural hazards monitoring, transportation, land-use planning, agriculture, coastal management, public health and emergency response. The Thacher Scholars Award is an excellent opportunity for student-designed investigations using satellite remote sensing data and imagery.

Entries must be postmarked by April 2, 2007.

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