What is the essence of the Earth observation competition?
The main goals of the competition are to facilitate scientific activities in Azerbaijan, support the socio-economic development, and promote the Earth observation services and solutions through research in various fields with the help of the Azersky and partner satellite imagery.
Are there any age restrictions for participation?
Everyone over the age of 18 can participate in the competition.
Are there any restrictions regarding my occupation and/or experience?
There are no requirements for the field of work and experience of the participants. The competition is open to university faculty and students, research institute employees, independent researchers or public / private sector representatives and others.
How do I apply?
Make sure to fill out and submit the participation form during the application period. You should indicate your personal and contact information, a brief description of the project, as well as information about your ability to work with satellite images.
When do I apply?
The application period opened on September 1 and will end on November 30. Applications received after November 30 will be evaluated within next year's competition.
What should I do after submitting my application?
If your application is seen fit for the competition, we will send you an imagery brief and a project submission form. After submitting these documents to us, you will be sent processed satellite imagery and will have time to submit your project for evaluation.
What is the deadline for presenting my final project?
You should present your project for evaluation before February 28, 2023. The projects received after February 28 will be evaluated within next year’s competition.
I did not receive a confirmation letter. What should I do?
You will receive a confirmation letter if your application is approved. You will also be informed in case of rejection. If you encounter any technical difficulties, please contact us at email@example.com.
Can I send several applications?
Yes, one participant can submit several projects, but the content of each project should be different.
Should I represent any organization to participate in the competition?
There is no such requirement, you can participate in the competition independently.
Can I apply if my project does not cover the territory of Azerbaijan?
Preference will be given to projects covering the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan and having the potential to contribute to the socio-economic development of the country.
Can I apply if I have no previous experience of working with satellite imagery?
Ability to work with satellite imagery is desirable, but not required.
When will the evaluation process be held?
The evaluation will be held after the submission deadline until March 31, 2023.
Which criteria will the evaluation process be based on?
Evaluation will be based on various criteria, including project delivery within the predetermined timeframe, achieving realistic and measurable results, proposing innovative solutions, effective use of satellite imagery, and others.
Who will be responsible for the evaluation?
The evaluation will be conducted by a jury consisting of 5 experts specializing in various fields.
How many winners will be selected?
3 projects will be announced as winners.
Which prizes will be awarded to the winners?
5000 AZN will be awarded to the 1st place, 3000 AZN to the 2nd place, and 1500 AZN to the 3rd place winner. In addition, depending on the topic of the winning projects, their publication in various international publications, patent acquisition, and other award mechanisms are also envisaged.