This weekend will see the Met Office again linking up with sites across the world for the NASA International Space Apps Challenge.
This year, the Met Office is the European lead event for the Space Apps Challenge, with other events in the UK being held in London, Glasgow, York and Leicester.
In Exeter, over 70 people will be collaborating on challenges which have been submitted by NASA teams and other contributors around the globe.
One challenge designed by Catherine Muller of Birmingham University and Michael Saunby of the Met Office is Smart Cities, Smart Climate. The challenge will look at how sensor networks in cities can be used to monitor the climate in urban areas.
As more of the world’s population now inhabit towns and cities, and the part of the world’s surface covered by built-up environments is growing, Urban environments are becoming increasingly important and relevant to study. Therefore much more data and tools for analysing that data are required.
Spaces are still available for Space Apps Challenge in Exeter. You can follow all the action from the weekend on Twitter @spaceappslondon and @spaceappsexeter.