Finalists of the EO Dashboard Hackathon announced
From June 23 to 29, ESA, NASA and JAXA hosted a joint hackathon. The occasion was the one-year anniversary of the collaboration between the three space agencies, which jointly launched the Earth Observation Dashboard last year. This measures and makes available the environmental, economic, and short- and long-term impacts of global constraints related to the Covid 19 pandemic using satellite-based Earth observation.
To evaluate the data collected so far and develop solutions to the most pressing challenges of our time, the three space agencies called on "all programmers, entrepreneurs, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, constructors, artists and technologists" to collaborate on solutions.
As can now be read on the Hackathon project website, a total of 233 projects were created. From these, 32 "Global Finalists" were selected. All teams that made it to the finals will receive the following rewards:
- The opportunity to be featured on eodashboardhackathon.org and social media.
- The ability to have your project included in (or featured on) the Earth Observing Dashboard, if applicable.
- Invitations to attend a NASA spacecraft launch for each team member and one guest each if the trip is deemed safe. [Note: Travel expenses will not be covered.]
- 2,000 euros that can spend through the Network of Resources (NoR) portfolio.
- The opportunity to extend your own solution with the help of the EuroDataCube.
In addition, some finalists can look forward to further rewards. For example, all Global Award winners who have effectively used ALOS-2 data may continue to use it. In return, JAXA will provide further access to the data. The ESA ESRIN Award, on the other hand, is given to the team that maximizes the use of ESA data. The award comes with the opportunity to visit the Science Hub at the ESA ESRIN site in Frascati (Rome), Italy in 2022, as and when constraints from the Covid 19 pandemic allow. ESA will participate in covering the travel costs.
Which team was able to convince the international jury with which project will be announced at the beginning of August.
The "Global Finalists" at a glance
|Air is Life||Spatial Analysis and Time Series||North America||1|
|Air Square||Ship traffic and the Impact on Air Quality||Europe||6|
|Alliance for Action||Environmental Justice During the COVID-19 Pandemic||North America||5|
|Beauraz||Agricultural Impacts of COVID-19||East Asia and Pacific||2|
|Chloro-kNow||Looking at the Big Picture||North America||3|
|CleverChart||Looking at the Big Picture||Europe||6|
|Covid Chroniclers||Storytelling in the COVID-19 Era||South and Central Asia||6|
|Enigma Systems||Spatial Analysis and Time Series||South and Central Asia||5|
|Eyes on Data||Visualizing Change Over Time||East Asia and Pacific||5|
|GiveSight||Visualizing Change Over Time||East Asia and Pacific||5|
|God’s Eye||Multi-Mission Earth Observation Data Visualization||South and Central Asia||3|
|Golden Eye||Multi-Mission Earth Observation Data Visualization||South and Central Asia||4|
|Hackvengers||Urban Societal Behavior Patterns During COVID-19||Europe||5|
|Hasret||A Comparative Analysis||Europe||1|
|Mind code||Environmental Justice During the COVID-19 Pandemic||South and Central Asia||6|
|MLJC||A Comparative Analysis||Europe||5|
|Nasa Ship and Air Investigators||Ship traffic and the Impact on Air Quality||North America||3|
|PixelGrow||Urban Societal Behavior Patterns During COVID-19||South and Central Asia||6|
|Project Elevate||Environmental Justice During the COVID-19 Pandemic||Europe||5|
|Prometheus||Visualizing Change Over Time||Latin America and Caribbean||5|
|Revilky||A Comparative Analysis||Africa and Middle East||4|
|SimpleAnimation||Looking at the Big Picture||North Amercia||6|
|SMILE STONES||Storytelling in the COVID-19 Era||South and Central Asia||6|
|Team Posseidon||Visualizing Change Over Time||South and Central Asia||2|
|Tech Nerds||Agricultural Impacts of COVID-19||South and Central Asia||4|
|the developers||Agricultural Impacts of COVID-19||Africa and Middle East||3|
|The night owls 3||Urban Societal Behavior Patterns During COVID-19||Europe||4|
|TnE||Storytelling in the COVID-19 Era||North America||2|
|Tracer||Ship traffic and the Impact on Air Quality||East Asia and Pacific||3|
|watha||Spatial Analysis and Time Series||South and Central Asia||6|
|Wings of the West||Storytelling in the COVID-19 Era||Europe||5|
|World MAQI||Multi-Mission Earth Observation Data Visualization||East Asia and Pacific||4|