WEkEO Hackathon Program: Call for Innovative Ideas 2023

The WEkEO Hackathon aims to support creative and data-skilled people in conceiving tools to improve climate resilience and positively impact our environment. During the hackathon, teams will be able to unlock all the WEkEO platform features to develop their projects, guided by coaches and mentors.

Addressing 1 of the 5 challenges defined below, the teams should use at least 2 sources of data available to to develop projects such as (but not limited to):

  • Innovative ways of visualizing data
  • New dashboards of indicators
  • What-if scenarios and tools to simulate scenarios
  • Using data to raise awareness

The Copernicus data available on WEkEO can help in many regards to support decision-making, in the implementation of EU directives related to climate change and the achievement of the SDGs. In this hackathon, participants are challenged to come up with innovative ideas within the coastal, arctic, health and energy sectors, proposing projects which would support effective and sustainable policymaking, management, planning.

 Benefits of WEkEO Hackathon Program

The 3 winning teams will get one-year access to the WEkEO platform paid cloud computing, including the following services:

  • Discover datasets
  • Download
  • Jupyter Notebooks
  • Support
  • Virtual Machines
  • Processing tools
  • Free networking (in and out)

They will also be offered opportunities to pitch their projects in front of various audiences and will see their project showcased by the organisers, particularly (but not limited to) adding the project as a use-case in the WEkEO Website.
The following certificates will be issued:
-Certificate of participation: for participants who contributed to a team correctly formed and competing in the hackathon.
-Winner certificates: for the participants who contributed to a team that ranked in the first 3 places.

Requirements for WEkEO Hackathon Program Qualification

  • Participation is completely free of charge and open to participants from all European Union (EU) Member States and EU-associated countries.
  • Participants from other countries can also join.

Interview date, Process and Venue for WEkEO Hackathon Program


12 of June: WEkEO Hackathon Warm Up Kick Off

15 of June: Introduction to WEkEO and data from Copernicus Services

19 of June: Matchmaking & Team Formation

20 of June: Ask the WEkEO and Copernicus Experts!

22 & 23 of June: Hackathon

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to WEkEO on eventornado.com to apply

For more details, visit WEkEO http://hackathon.wekeo.eu/

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