Chelsea Scientists Win Imperial College and Thames Tideway Competition

Chelsea Scientists Win Imperial College and Thames Tideway Competition

During Science week, our Yr 12 science students were invited to submit posters for the Imperial College Schools Earth Observation competition. We were delighted to hear that Ted and Xavier’s entry was one of the 6 winning entries! Imperial College London, in conjunction with Thames Tideway, is conducting research using satellite InSAR (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar) data, along with traditional surveying, looking at millimetre scale ground movements along the route of the Thames Tideway East Tunnel. InSAR is a technique for mapping ground movements using radar images of the Earth’s surface, collected by satellites. The prize is for Chelsea Academy to become part of a real and active research team at Imperial College. We will have our very own corner reflector constructed and installed on site and will be involved in project data collection and analysis. This will involve members of the research group visiting Chelsea Academy to explain the research in more detail, as well as a chance for the students to view how their school and the ground across London is moving. There will also be opportunities for our students to visit Imperial College and meet the research team.

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