World Space Week Schools Webinar: How to tackle climate change from space
01 Sep 2021



5th October 2021, 10:30 – 11:30. Join us to hear careers talks from a scientist and an engineer who work on projects to help study the Earth’s climate from space.

Kate the Data Scientist and Cat the Systems Engineer

​​​​​​​RAL Space scientist and engineer.​


Watch the recording​ on the RAL Space YouTube channel.​

Space missions and projects are important not only to look out into space but also to look down at Earth to learn about our home planet.

During this webinar, designed for upper Key Stage 2 students (ages 9 - 11) and teachers, you will meet some of the women who work in the space industry and learn how they help study climate. You will find out what people do in their jobs day-to-day, what skills they use, their journeys from school to the present day, and the jobs available to young people looking to make a difference. You will have the opportunity to ask your own questions and have a go at an activity to explore the Earth from space. A worksheet will be emailed out beforehand.​ 

Speakers from RAL Space and the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA) will share stories of their career paths and their work:

  • Cat is a Systems Engineer who prepares spacecraft for launch that will orbit the Earth and monitor climate change.
  • Kate is an Environmental Data Scientist who gathers weather, climate and Earth observation data from around the world and puts them in a big supercomputer called JASMIN. She recently worked with the team that published the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.

How your students can join our space experts 

This online event will take place via Zoom webinar. Attendees will not be visible or audible but will be able to ask questions via the text-based Q&A and chat functions. This event is particularly aimed at students in upper Key Stage 2 (Years 5 and 6 in England and Wales, P5 - P​7 in Scotland, Years 6 and 7 in Northern Ireland​) but all age groups are welcome to attend. 

If you cannot use Zoom, please email and we will send you an alternative link to the live stream. 

If you are unable to attend the live event but would like to watch a recording, please select that option when booking your place and subscribe to our YouTube channel to receive a notification when the video is available, shortly after the event. You can still submit questions for our speakers beforehand by emailing 

Take a look through our career profiles to find out more about the people working at RAL Space and how they got into the space industry.

Contact: RAL Space Events