2nd edition of the contest “Seize the Beauty of our planet”
Together for green Earth!
Winners of the 2nd ed. of 'Seize the beauty of our planet' contest announced!
In October 2021 we announced a competition for the best satellite image of the environmental change captured on CREODIAS, WEkEO and CODE-DE - the platforms developed and operated by CloudFerro. Today, we finally know the winners!
From the 9th to 19th of November, the public and the Jury consisting of the representatives of the European Space Agency, EUMETSAT, German Aerospace Center DLR, the Polish Space Agency cast their votes to select 13 satellite images that best show environmental changes on our planet. The first 7 winners were chosen by a popular online vote, the other 6 ones were selected by the Jury.
See the Gallery of all the images approved for the voting phase.
The authors of the three works with highest number of votes were awarded:
a reMarkable digital notebook (1st place) LINK
an eco-friendly House of Marley portable speaker (2nd place) LINK
a Green Cell solar charger/power bank (3rd place) LINK
All the 13 winners receive a calendar composed of their images and a set of CloudFerro gadgets.
Shrinking Ice by Jarek Bajer
Madagaskar - Betsiboka by Marek Gryboś The results of mangroves deforestation, soil flushed after heavy rainfall.
Brilliance of Salt Pans of Kutch Region India by Chancy Shah
Black Summer by Kamil Onoszko
Villages in desperation by Maria Joao Costa
Mass bloom of cyanobacteria in the Baltic Sea by Magdalena Łągiewska
Vanishing of the Aral Sea by Adam Manista
Boiling Siberia by Zbigniew
The Floe of Time by David
Greenland Glacier Melting by Ross
West Estonia by Neringa Urbonaitė
Winter is coming by Patricia
Summer blooms in the Baltic by Karolina Kwiek
About the contest
In October we invited you to take part in the 2nd edition of our competition “Seize the beauty of our planet” for the best satellite image of the Earth. This year we have focused on the climate change, the negative effects it causes to our planet and the need to counteract them. That is why, the contest motto is: Together for green Earth!
The unprecedented weather and climate events we are observing now clearly demonstrate that we need to take proper care for our precious home. Wildfires, hurricanes, floods and droughts are direct consequences of global warming caused by unwise actions and negligence, and they are becoming a new normal for more and more communities. With our contest, we want to emphasize how alarming the situation to motivate all the citizens to unite and take a better care of our planet.
In order to take part in the contest, participants needed to submit ONE image of their choice generated on one of the platforms developed and operated by CloudFerro – CREODIAS, WEkEO or CODE-DE. The images were supposed to demonstrate the consequences of climate change and global warming as captured by satellites in recent years. The images were be obtained on CREODIAS , WEkEO or CODE-DE platform by means of tools available on these platforms (on CREODIAS and CODE-DE - choose: Finder tool, on WEkEO choose: Explore data) and visualized in a dedicated software of your choice.
We prepared a workshop and a short video tutorial How to download EO data using EO Finder at CREODIAS and visualise it in QGIS.
Selection process and prizes
All the submitted images were put to the vote of the general public and a Jury.
The first 7 winners were chosen by a popular online vote. The other 6 winners were selected by a Jury consisting of the representatives of CloudFerro and its business partners. Altogether, 13 images will were selected as winners.
The authors of the 3 images that received the largest number of votes were awarded with attractive eco-friendly prizes. The winning images were published on CloudFerro website and in our calendar for 2022.
See the contest Gallery.