The national New Zealand Space Challenge is to develop and apply space data and space technologies to current problems. With Antarctica as an analogue of future space exploration, the 2018 Challenge seeks innovative solutions to enable safer, more efficient navigation across Antarctica.
This Challenge is for everyone who's got a great idea to develop or an already existing solution being used elsewhere that could solve the Problem!
Specifically, the 2018 New Zealand Space Challenge is to:
Use new or current technologies or data, in space or on the ice to, (a) find the best methods to identify hazards and map a path across the ice, and/or (b) design or prototype new sensor systems and algorithms to help vehicles navigate across the ice in Antarctica.
Check out the SpaceBase Youtube Channel for the latest videos on briefings and training uploaded on the Challenge.
We encourage you to join here as a member! If you are looking to join a team or want to create a team to apply for the Challenge, this is the place to find team mates. We will be adding more resources, links to video, and a Forum/ chat feature shortly to get the community started.
|"NASA scientists embark on extreme Antarctic trek", Kate Ramsayer, 2017||Mar 2, 2018 - 3:58 pm|
|"Antarctic Roadmap Challenges", Mahlon C. Kennicutt II, Yeadong Kim, Michelle Rogan-Finnemore, 2016 [142 pp, 4.8 MB pdf]||Mar 2, 2018 - 3:50 pm|
|Antarctica New Zealand||Mar 2, 2018 - 3:50 pm|
|Proceedings Of The COMNAP Symposium 2016 - Winter-Over Challenges, August 2016 [164 pp, 2.5 MB pdf]||Mar 2, 2018 - 3:51 pm|
|Council of Managers of National Antarctic Program (COMNAP)||Mar 2, 2018 - 3:52 pm|
|United States Antarctic Program||Mar 2, 2018 - 3:52 pm|
|Centre for Space Science Technology||Mar 2, 2018 - 3:53 pm|
|University of Canterbury Antarctic Studies||Mar 2, 2018 - 3:53 pm|
|University of Otago Sea Ice Mass Balance Station Website||Mar 2, 2018 - 3:54 pm|
|Antarctic Research Centre, Victoria University||Mar 2, 2018 - 3:54 pm|