NC Science Olympiad
2017 Remote Sensing
Division: C - High School
NC Standard Course of Study Alignment:  
Official Rules: See National manual
National Event Page: Remote Sensing
Description: This event is typically a sit down test, where all maps, pictures, graphs etc. have been copied for each team.  Remote Sensing uses cameras, radar, satellite imagery, etc to capture the spectral and spatial relationships of objects observed from a distance.  From this information, teams will be given 3 tasks, to analyze and interpret causes, consequences, and perform data analysis related to the topic.  Teams should be familiar with terms, concepts, and principles of satellite imagery.  The topic for the 2017 tournament is climate change processes.

Materials: Teams MUST bring a writing instrument. Each student may bring one 8.5”x11” two-sided sheet of paper containing whatever information they choose (if there is only one teammate, they can only have 1 sheet). Teams may also bring up to 2 non-graphing calculators, metric rulers, and protractors..

Event Leaders will provide the official test and answer sheet, and any charts/data/imagery required to complete the test.

Scoring: High score wins. Points are earned for every correct answer. Predetermined questions will be used to break ties.

- Please view the sample event found below (2007 topic).  It was written by the same person who is writing this year’s regional, state, and national tests, and will give you a feel for how the event is structured.

One of the event leaders tweeting under the handle NCSO_remotesensing @ncso_rs

He will be sending out practice aids, sample problems and other helpful things.

Event Resources:
2016 Remote Sensing Presentation (2017 rules)
2016 Remote Sensing Presentation part 2 (2017 rules)
2016 Remote Sensing Presentation Part 3 (2017 rules)
2012 Coaches Institute Presentation (2013 rules)
2012 Institute Handout - Additional information (2013 rules)
2011 Coaches Institute Presentation (2012 rules)
2009 Coaches Institute Presentation (2010 rules)
Image Scale Tutorial (2009 rules)
2008 Coaches Institute Presentation (2009 rules)
2006 NASA Earth Science Reference Handbook
Catalog of Earth Satellite Orbits
Landsat Poster
How to use NASA's Giovanni Web Portal
Tour of the Electromagnetic Spectrum
Transmissivity graph

Sample Events:
2007 Remote Sensing Event questions with annotated answers
2007 Remote Sensing Event Images

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