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      • Ocean Hackathon® 4th edition: opening of the call for challenges in 9 cities in France and around the world!

      • Organised by Campus members

      • Ocean Hackathon® will be held simultaneously in all 9 cities from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 October 2019.
      • Ocean Hackathon® 4th edition: opening of the call for challenges in 9 cities in France and around the world!
      • This year, the Ocean Hackathon® is being exported and will take place in the following 9 cities:

        • Brest (29), supported by Campus mondial de la mer,
        • Champs-sur-Marne (77), run by the Ecole Nationale des Sciences Géographiques,
        • Cherbourg (50), led by the Communauté d'Agglomération Le Cotentin,
        • Dinan (22), led by Dinan Agglomération,
        • La Rochelle (17), led by the Communauté d'Agglomération de La Rochelle,
        • México, supported by the French Institute of Latin America and the French Embassy in Mexico,
        • Papeete (987), under discussion,
        • Sète (34), carried by Sète Agglopole Méditerranée and
        • Toulon (83), led by TVT Innovation.


        The first step is launched: the collection of challenges!

        Ocean Hackathon® is a unique opportunity to experience an idea around the sea by:

        • Access to a variety of digital data;
        • The presence of high-level coaches who supervise the teams all weekend long on various subjects: data understanding, programming, marine science and technology, business model, pitch art, legal expertise, etc;
        • The extreme motivation of team members from different backgrounds;
        • The friendly, studious but relaxed atmosphere of the Ocean Hackathon® community.


        What is a challenge?

        A challenge can come from a simple idea or a need of sea users. It may also be a more mature project that needs a boost or special expertise.

        A challenge at Ocean Hackathon® is based on the use of the digital data made available.

        The nature of this data can be very varied: nautical charts, photos, seabed and seabed, legal aspects and maritime safety, cable location, wrecks, landmarks, buoyage, tides, water levels, oceanographic forecasts, biology, pollution, ecology, physico-chemistry, coastline, marine activities, etc.

        The data will be provided by data providers from previous editions of Ocean Hackathon® and other providers identified by the challenge providers or host cities of this 4th edition.
        The Breton tip is the initial experimental area but the data providers will allow to extend to other territories according to the needs of the challenge carriers.

        The fields of application concerned:

        • Improve access to heritage information,
        • Share and contribute to common knowledge,
        • Improve resource management,
        • Improve access to the sea,
        • Adopt new modes of governance, etc.


        Who can submit a challenge?

        All natural and legal persons are welcome.

        Their objective? To achieve a new product or service and even the creation of a company, to clear an innovative concept, or to share knowledge about the seas and oceans.


        How to submit a challenge?

        The form (FR/EN) is available via this link: https://goo.gl/forms/hx95IpHzUmLLgBF33

        Deadline for submission of challenges: June 16, 2019

        The next dates:

        • Selection of challenges: end of June 2019
        • Registration for team members will open at the beginning of September 2019.


        The ambassadors

        Ocean Hackathon® is supported by 4 renowned national ambassadors:

        • Ifremer,
        • The Shom,
        • The French Maritime Cluster and
        • The French Agency for Biodiversity.

        Ocean Hackathon® is coordinated by the team of Campus mondial de la mer, an initiative led by Technopôle Brest-Iroise.


        Coordinator: Gwénaëlle Coudroy


        +33 2 98 05 63 19

      • Published on 19/03/2019

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