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EMODnet Open Sea Lab II: Kickoff

From 4 to 6 September, EMODnet is organizing a second hackathon on open marine data. The aim is to form multidisciplinary teams, consisting of a mix of programmers, communication experts, data enthusiasts and entrepreneurs. During Open Sea Lab II, they are challenged to create knowledge and value with open marine data, and to develop innovative solutions that address the challenges of the blue society! Interested participants can register for a kick-off event on 24 May at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium in Brussels. Or follow the live stream.

Are you a coder? A communicator? A data enthusiast? An entrepreneur? Join us at the second EMODnet Open Sea Lab hackathon. During three days teams will compete and bring their expertise to develop novel marine and maritime applications using the wealth of marine data and services made available by EMODnet, ICES en Copernicus Marine.

No previous experience is required! Experts in European marine data management and digital innovation will help you to build your team (if you do not already have one), lead workshops and coach you to bring your innovative ideas into working solutions.

Do you feel attracted? Then register for the kick-off event on 24 May in Brussels. That day you will be challenged by experts in the three themes that will have to be worked on during the hackathon. The kick-off will mark the official opening of the applications to participate in the Open Sea Lab Hackathon 2019. All talks will be streamed live and made available online on the website afterwards. The event will take place on the 24 May from 14:00 to 17:00 in the Royal Museums Of Fine Arts (Room U) in Brussels.

The EMODnet Open Sea Lab hackathon 2019 in a nutshell

  • 4-6 September 2019 in the Zebrastraat located in the historical and vibrant city of Ghent (Belgium);
  • Challenges to address in three main categories:
    • Blue Growth
    • Blue Society & Ocean literacy
    • Marine environment protection & management (including climate change);
  • Around 20 coaches & experts on-site from EMODnet, ICES, Copernicus Marine, VLIZ and imec;
  • Many workshops available, from Co-creation and Business modelling to Machine learning, Data visualization and Story mapping;
  • Tools for participants, prizes, side events, inspirational speakers and many networking opportunities!

Open Sea Lab II is organised by the EMODnet Secretariat, in collaboration with VLIZ, Copernicus Marine and ICES, and with the contribution of imec. Supported by the European Commission and VLIZ.

More information on the hackacthon and how to register for the kick-off event can be found at www.opensealab.eu.