Benjamin-Axel Mugema of Makerere University on why Earth observation provides direction for citizens to positively contribute to the sustainability of natural resources, and to the creation of a more liveable planet.
Final essays in the second annual college and university student essay and blogging contest are now posted for the second phase of this competition: Blogging! One of the goals of the student essay competition is to encourage students to creatively explore the benefits and challenges of the collaborative role citizen observers play in the collection and validation of Earth observations. The blogging portion of the competition will be judged. The student essayists — competitors, who have already worked so hard — need everyoneÛªs support to explore this yearÛªs contest theme: ÛÏMaking Citizen Observations a Global VisionÛ. So, please help our competitors by asking questions, offering your own perspective on the issues, and supporting a rich discussion. The competitors will be blogging with each other, but this is a great opportunity for Earthzine readers to be really engaged in an important discussion.
David F. Mullins, Ph.D.
First Place $500 to David Tshimba, Uganda Martyrs University, Kampala, Uganda for
Second Place $250 to Sulaiman Tejan Jalloh, Institute of Advanced Management and Technology, Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa for
Third Place $150 to Benjamin-Axel Mugema, Uganda Martyrs University, Kampala, Uganda for