The NASA International Space Apps Challenge is a two day technology development event taking part on the 21st and 22nd April. During the event, citizens on all seven continents – and in space – will work together to solve current challenges relevant to both space exploration and social need.

In the UK, Met Office scientists, programmers and engineers will be joined at their Exeter headquarters by science and technology enthusiasts and professionals from around the UK. Video links and social media will enable teams at all locations, including the McMurdo base in Antarctica and the International Space Station, to share ideas and progress over the weekend.

Global challenges have been set alongside a number of local UK challenges which will be broadly grouped into the following four categories:

Judging for each Space Apps event will take place locally on the second day of the Space Apps Challenge. Judges for the Exeter event include Mubaloo, Shelterbox, the Met Office and Plymouth University.

For more information about the event visit the Space Apps Challenge website or go to to Met Office website. There will be live internet streaming of the Exeter event and also of all locations.

Follow #spaceapps on Twitter to keep up to date with the NASA International Space Apps challenge over the weekend!

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