The Blue-Cloud Hackathon is an open invitation to marine scientists & researchers, data scientists, ICT experts, innovators, students, and anyone who is passionate about the Ocean to explore and test Blue-Cloud: A new, Open Science platform for the marine domain offering a wealth of data, analytical tools and computing power to support you in developing solutions for a safe, healthy, productive, predictive and transparent Ocean.
Participants will be challenged to develop applications that contribute to improving knowledgeofmarine ecosystems; support the transition to a greener, blue economy; advance Ocean literacy; and/or enhance international collaboration towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations Agenda 2030.
Follow a 3-week (optional) virtual ideation warm-up at your own pace and learn about Blue-Cloud’s services & tools. The warm-up will kick off on 17 January 2022 and its Agenda will be published soon. Stay tuned!
Form a team and propose your idea
During the warm-up, you will be able to engage with other participants through this platform and you will be able to form and/or join a Team to shape the idea that you will work on during the hackathon.
Participate in the 3-day virtual hackathon
Together with your Team and your Blue-cloud Mentors, build your idea to decode the Ocean, and win prizes!
Understanding the Ocean - How might we use collaborative science to advance knowledge of plankton and the key role it plays in supporting life in the Ocean?
Feeding the World - How might we balance our need to source healthy food from the Ocean to feed the World today with the need to secure a healthy Ocean for future generations?
Predicting environmental risks - How might we use environmental indicators to understand complex phenomena affecting marine ecosystems and detect changes in their status with sufficient time to respond?
Wild Card: Hack the Blue-Cloud! - How might we use Blue-Cloud to advance knowledge of the Ocean? Or to support the transition to a more sustainable Blue Economy? Or to promote Ocean literacy? Or to advance international cooperation to deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals?
17 January – 4 February, 2022 - Training, Innovation & ideation Workshops, matchmaking & team formation
7-9 February 2022 - 3-Day Live Hackathon - Hacking time, coaching sessions, delivery proof of concepts, and more!
9 February 2022 - Winners announcement - Judges will announce the winners of the challenge!
The beta version of the Blue-Cloud Data Discovery and Access Service is online! Test this framework for finding, discovering and accessing marine environmental data and data products, built upon existing European marine data repositories, infrastructures and data services, and made possible thanks to the sharing and input of expertise and best practice from key actors in the European marine data space.