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Blue-Cloud Hackathon - online

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.


(OPTIONAL) IDEATION WARM-UP: 17 January – 9 February 2022

  • Online Ideation Warm Up, including matchmaking & team formation

3-DAY VIRTUAL HACKATHON: 7 to 9 February 2022

  • Day 1 – 07/02/22: Hacking time and submission of deliverable 
  • Day 2 – 08/02/22: Hacking time and submission of deliverables 2, 3 & 4
  • Day 3 – 09/02/22: Pitching & Award (Virtual) Live Event

LifeWatch Flanders supports the Blue-Cloud hackathon by providing mentors of the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), Marine Regions and Bio-Oracle. The EurOBIS database is one of the Blue-Cloud data infrastructures and LifeWatch marine observatory data are heavily used in the Blue-Cloud project, for example in the demonstrator about phytoplankton and zooplankton essential ocean variables.

For more details and information about the registration, the program and the terms and conditions follow this link.


Online event
Monday, February 7, 2022 - 09:00 to Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 17:00