Decode the Ocean! The Blue-Cloud hackathon

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Are you a researcher, a marine or data scientist, an expert, an innovator or a student? Are you simply passionate about the ocean? Gear up at your own pace over a 3-week ideation journey, join a 3-day virtual hackathon and win up to €60,000 in prizes! Register now for the Blue-Cloud hackathon to be held online on February 7-9, 2022.

The Blue-Cloud Hackathon is an open invitation to marine scientists and 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 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.

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Kick-off Live Event – Ideation Warm Up – Gear up for the Blue-Cloud Hackathon and register for the kick-off event! Take the opportunity to learn more about the project, gain insight into the hackathon objectives and challenges, find out what it has in store for hackathon participants and be inspired to decode the Ocean! Read more and register for the event

How to participate
Register for the hackathon via

Get familiar with Blue-Cloud

  • 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. Explore the agenda and register here.

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!

More information on the Blue-Cloud Hackathon and how to participate: Download pdf

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