Blue-Cloud Hackathon - Decode the Ocean | Marine@Ugent

Blue-Cloud Hackathon - Decode the Ocean

The Blue-Cloud Hackathon is an open invitation to marine scientists & researchersdata scientistsICT expertsinnovatorsstudents, 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 dataanalytical tools and computing power to support you in developing solutions for a safehealthyproductivepredictive and transparent Ocean.

Participants will be challenged to develop applications that contribute to improving knowledge of marine 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.


Challange Categories

You will be asked to deliver a “proof of concept” for an innovative solution that could be developed to address an Ocean challenge. Check out the challenge categories envisioned!

1) 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?

2) 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?

3) 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?

4) 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?


Are you interested in participating and getting a chance to win up to €60.000 in prizes!

Check out the website for more information and registration.

3-day virtual hackathon
7 Feb 2022 - 09:00 to 9 Feb 2022 - 19:00