Explore Mars – an annual scientific poster competition launched by MBRSC – aims to inspire a culture of exploration, build a future generation of Emiratis who are interested in space science, and provide a platform to gain information about the Martian surface, atmosphere and climate.


Explore Mars is open to all students interested on working on scientific research related to the Red Planet. The competition involves the presentation of a research proposal in a poster style with a focus on the geology, atmosphere or habitability of Mars. The judging committee comprises international and national renowned scientists in the field of Mars research, who evaluate the poster presentations and decide who will be awarded the high-value incentive prizes.


The competition encourages and motivates students to conduct research to contribute to the development of both the educational and specialised sectors. It also provides university students with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge about Mars sciences and gain an in-depth understanding and new skills for scientific analysis.

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