WSI Maxar Climate Mapping Challenge - 2022, SDG 13WSI

The Maxar Climate Mapping Challenge - 2022 winners are announced! See them here

Congratulations to Winners and Finalists in the 2022 Challenge Season!

Here are the top competitors in the 2022-23 academic year NFTE World Series of Innovation.

Maxar Climate Mapping Challenge - 2022

The Challenge: Design a solution using maps and satellite imagery that helps communities understand and adapt to the impact of climate change.


  • First Place: GeoMosquito, advances SDG 13 by machnig learning and satellite data to draw connections between climate change, mosquito populations, and disease outbreaks. Developed by 16-year-old Gabrielle Wong from Wycombe Abbey in the United Kingdom. See their video here.
  • Second Place: 20/5 Vision, advances SDG 13 by using infrared imaging instruments to measure the amount of water in the soil surface to estimate crop yields. Developed by 18-year-old Junelle Wong from Howard University in the District of Columbia. See their video here.
  • Third Place: SaVR, advances SDG 13 by using climate data in an immersive VR experience to provide educational resources about climate change. Developed by 16-year-old Alan Zeng, 16-year-old Nathan Huang, and 16-year-old Jayden Lei from Abraham Lincoln High School in California. See their video here.


  • Aquafront, advances SDG 13 by developing an app that tracks soil moisture and water pressure to predict natural disasters. Developed by 17-year-old Evan Khym from Groton School in Massachusetts. See their video here.
  • HealthiAir, advances SDG 13 by developing a consumer-facing mobile application that tracks air pollution measurements. Developed by 16-year-old Kyleen Liao from Saratoga High School in California. See their video here.
  • Hurricane Help, advances SDG 13 by creating an app that offers evacuation resources and maps to communities in hurricane paths. Developed by 14-year-old Raymond Feng, 14-year-old Kate Yang, 14-year-old Alyssa Yang, and 14-year-old Samik Shyamsukha from Monta Vista High School in California. See their video here.
  • InfernoEyes, advances SDG 13 by harnessing thermal satellite data to predict and identify wildfires. Developed by 17-year-old Aaron Chen 17-year-old Nima Alizadeh, and 17-year-old Evan Huey from Abraham Lincoln High School in California.
  • Magnify, advances SDG 13 by downscaling existing global climate models to provide relevant regional climate models in smaller countries. Developed by 19-year-old Robin Ye from Singapore. See their video here.
  • Oceanwatch, advances SDG 13 by creating a service that uses a satellite imaging system to notify ocean and marine life-related non-profit organizations about current and emerging problems in the ocean. Developed by 16-year-old Tien Ma, 16-year-old Nicole Ta, and 16-year-old Peyton Li from Abraham Lincoln High School in California. See their video here.
  • Solar Satellite, advances SDG 13 by utilizing satellite imagery to scan suitable solar farming sites. Developed by 16-year-old Ritika Samant, 16-year-old Aaditya Sethi, 16-year-old Daryl Jones, and 16-year-old Thomas Cung from Santa Teresa High School in California. See their video here.

More Challenges

11 Sustainable cities and communitiesAramco Connected Cities Challenge


sdg 11

Use emerging technologies to make transportation more efficient

View Challenge

15 Life on landBMO Biodiversity Challenge


sdg 15

Conserve, protect, or restore wildlife ecosystems

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8 Decent work and economic growthCiti Foundation Skills for Success Challenge

Citi Foundation

sdg 8

Promote access to skills development and employment training for disadvantaged youth

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16 Peace, justice and strong institutionsEY Inclusive AI Challenge


sdg 16

Utilize artificial intelligence (AI) and entrepreneurship to create inclusive communities.

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3 Good health and wellbeingMetLife Foundation Good Health and Well-Being Challenge

MetLife Foundation

sdg 3

Promote high quality access to physical and/or mental wellbeing in your community

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13 Climate actionZuora Subscription Economy Challenge


sdg 13

Advance sustainability through innovation in the Subscription Economy

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