The Open Sea Lab Hackathon is a unique event that brings together data and multidisciplinary scientists, software developers, social innovators, students, and businesses around the world to harness the wealth of open-source, marine data offered by EMODnet to develop solutions to Ocean challenges.
This third edition of the hackathon –OSL 3.0– will invite participants to explore and test the new features brought by EMODnet’s new centralised portal and to put their skills to test in evolving innovative ways of using open-source data to support important marine targets.
Hackathon winners will be featured at the European Maritime Day 2023 (Brest, France), treated to a thriving program of activities and enjoying the exhibition, pitching, and networking opportunities to showcase their talent and solutions before an international maritime audience.
Register here: https://opensealab.eu/
Gain new knowledge and & skills using open data and state-of-the-art tools & resources offered by the EMODnet network.
Make new contacts and showcase your talent to leading EU and international organisations working in the marine & maritime domains.
Be inspired by professionals working on marine data management, as well as in ocean research, sustainability & innovation.
WHO IS IT FOR?
If you are at least 18 years old and have an interest in harnessing open data to co-create solutions to Ocean challenges, OSL 3.0 is for you! Whether you are a professional with a background in data science, marine research, coding & software development, communications, Ocean policy, environmental management, innovation, or business, or a student working to build any of such skills, there is a Team that can use your talent, ingenuity, eagerness or expertise.
The Open Sea Lab Hackathon 3.0 welcomes participants from diverse backgrounds. Don’t let a lack of experience put you off! During the warm-up phase leading to the hackathon, you will have plenty of time and opportunities to form or find a Team. Likewise, during the hackathon, you will receive support from a great team of Coaches & Mentors.
DATA SCIENTISTS & MODELLERS
BLUE ECONOMY INDUSTRY
BUSINESS & INNOVATORS
OSL 3.0 will invite participants to form Teams to address specific Ocean challenges by using EMODnet and other relevant, available resources. A total of 6 challenges have been envisioned, namely:
PROTECTING AND RESTORING MARINE & FRESHWATER BIODIVERSITY.
How might we leverage EMODnet to evolve a true trans-European nature network that protects our sea areas; to restore rivers or to scale up nature-based solutions that improve the resilience of coastal communities?
ELIMINATING POLLUTION OF OUR OCEANS, SEAS, AND WATERS.
How might we leverage EMODnet to reduce microplastics and plastic litter at sea or to reduce the use and risk of chemical pesticides, through innovative solutions or improved international governance?
MAKING THE BLUE ECONOMY CARBON-NEUTRAL AND CIRCULAR.
How might we leverage EMODnet to eliminate or sequester greenhouse gas emissions from maritime economic activities; develop zero-carbon and low impact aquaculture; promote low-carbon, multi-purpose use of the marine and water space; or mobilise the ocean and inland water’s potential for carbon-free energy?
CONTRIBUTING TO THE UN DECADE OF OCEAN SCIENCE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.
How might we leverage EMODnet to advance a digital knowledge system that supports international collaboration towards better understanding, monitoring, forecasting and protecting the Ocean?
EMPOWERING SOCIAL INNOVATION.
How might we leverage EMODnet to inspire and support social innovation practices or participatory governance approaches that empower citizens to co-design and co-implement solutions to restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030?
WILD CARD: HACK THE OCEAN!
How might we leverage EMODnet data for the change that you would like to see in our relationship with the Ocean
CELEBRATING WINNERS AT THE EUROPEAN MARITIME DAY: MAY 2023
Up to 3 members of each Winner Team will be invited to travel to Brest (France) in May 2023 to take part in an enticing program of activities at the European Maritime Day 2023. The EMODnet OSL 3.0 Winners will enjoy pitching and exhibition opportunities to showcase their talent and solutions, as well as networking opportunities to interact with an international audience of policy, business, and civil society representatives. EMD is the leading annual meeting point for Europe’s maritime community to network, discuss and forge joint action across maritime affairs.
The cash value of the travel and accommodation is estimated to be 5.000 EUR per team, for a grand total of 15.000 EUR.
T&Cs apply: https://opensealab.eu/terms-and-conditions/