Copernicus OceanHack is funded by the EU’s Copernicus Programme and has been organised through a partnership of EUMETSAT, the Copernicus Marine Environment Service, and the Estonian Environment Agency.
The event is a one-of-a-kind gathering of data scientists, web/app developers, UX and UI designers, visionaries/space enthusiasts, marketing wizards and business developers, project managers and field experts to create solutions to
problems that currently affect the Baltic Sea, and beyond to help people in their daily lives in this beautiful region.
OceanHack is for ready made teams with ideas. Get your team together and ready to hack by 10/11/2019.
We will support your team formation during a pre-event which will be held on the 1st of November at Palo Alto Club, Tallinn! Join the pre-event in Facebook and register yourself for the pre-event HERE.
Why should you join the Copernicus #Oceanhack pre-event?
OceanHack is for ready made teams with ideas! This means, there will be no idea pitching and team formation at the actual hackathon. If you don’t have a team with an idea, then this pre-event IS THE PLACE TO BE to work with the marine data and create solutions to problems that currently affect the Baltic Sea.
Who are we looking for?
- Web/app developers, field experts, UX/UI designers, data scientists, visionaries/space enthusiasts and marketeers/business developers/project managers
- INDIVIDUALS, who want to find a team and an idea
- INDIVIDUALS, who have an idea and want to get a team around the idea
- TEAMS, who want to find an idea
- TEAMS, who want to polish their idea during the pre-event
- TEAMS, who want to find additional team members
If you already have a team ready before that, then please fill out this application that can be found here: https://garage48.typeform.com/to/VRHzVJ
The ideas and teams that get accepted to the hackathon, will get to work in the Garage48 proven prototyping format and with international mentors to bring their ideas into life.
- business lectures on use cases of satellite data
- technical lectures on the use of data
- masterclasses for working on provided use cases and business model canvas for idea generation and development
To support your idea generation and team formation, we'll have a pre-event just for that on the 1st of November. Stay tuned for more info.
The Baltic Sea region is home to more than 85 million people (of whom 15 million live on the coast) and is one of the most intensively used seas on the planet. Whether it is shipping, fishing, energy cables and pipelines, or tourism and recreation, all these activities have an impact on the unique Baltic Sea region.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR
Your challenge is to create solutions to problems that currently affect the Baltic Sea, and beyond, and help people in their daily lives in this beautiful region. To solve this challenge you are encouraged to use the wealth of newly-available Copernicus marine data which is all open access and ready for you to use.
Various approaches are welcome: create new solutions or add ocean-smart features to existing solutions. Propose innovative data visualisations for academic purposes or for raising awareness around the Baltic Sea environment and beyond. Mobile, web apps, platforms - it’s your call! We would particularly welcome imaginative projects using artificial intelligence or machine learning approaches. The best solutions will be awarded with cash prizes up to 8000€!
IDEAS TO GET YOU STARTED
- Education apps that bring the oceans to life
- Water quality – new intelligence on algal blooms
- Traffic and navigation – improve ship routing or monitor pollution e.g. oil or ballast waste?
- Green energy – use Earth observation data to find wave or wind energy hot spots.
- Research: data visualisations, new ways of combining different types of data, new data analysis models
- Warnings – develop new ways of communicating weather warnings to ocean users?
- Baltic Sea fish stocks – track fish hotspots or fishing activity?
- Marine productivity assessment - near fish farms
- Sea ice – new ways of keeping an eye on the formation and extent of sea ice
- Flood mapping
- Identify plastic pollution hotspots
- Internet of Things (IOT) and combinations of ground sensors to networks