Blue-Cloud Hackathon

Virtual Hackathon
February 07-09, 2022
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The Blue-Cloud Hackathon is an open invitation to marine scientists & 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.

Challenge Categories

You will be asked to deliver a “proof of concept” for an innovative solution that could be developed to address an Ocean challenge.

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • 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?


07-09 February 2022
Register here

  1. 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
  2. Form a team and propose your idea – During the warm-up, you will be invited to form a Team and shape the idea that you will work on during the hackathon.
  3. Participate in the 3-day virtual hackathon – Together with your Team and your Blue-cloud mentors, build your idea to decode the Ocean!


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