Open Sea Lab 3.0 Hackathon | Marine@Ugent

Open Sea Lab 3.0 Hackathon

The Open Sea Lab 3.0 Hackathon is a unique event that brings together data scientists, software developers, social innovators, and changemakers in Europe and around the world to harness the wealth of open, marine data offered by EMODnet to develop solutions to Ocean challenges. This third edition of EMODnet’s hackathon - Open Sea Lab 3.0 (OSL 3.0) - will be an opportunity to challenge users to test EMODnet’s new central portal, inviting the community to explore and exploit the advantages brought by the centralisation of EMODnet’s services and the new, expanded capabilities it features.


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 the 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.



Why apply:

  • Experience: Gain new knowledge and & skills using open data and state-of-the-art tools & resources offered by the EMODnet network.
  • Networking: Make new contacts and showcase your talent to leading EU and international organisations working in the marine & maritime domains.
  • Mentoring: Be inspired by professionals working on marine data management, as well as in ocean research, sustainability & innovation.

For who: 

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.


Find out more and register!



27 Mar 2023 - 09:00 to 28 Mar 2023 - 17:00