Space Data Hackathon

Gothenburg and Luleå
Sweden 21 - 22 February 2020
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Space Data Hackathon is organised by Swedish Space Data Lab, Arctic Business and Innovatum Startup.

The availability of large amounts of satellite imagery data through the European Copernicus project and open source platforms like the OpenDataCube (ODC) greatly bolsters the opportunities to apply classical machine learning and deep learning algorithms.

These models can be employed to meet many challenges. One challenge often arising in the analysis of satellite data is that of cloud occlusion.

Depending on the time of the year and the location of the Area of Interest (AoI) clouds can fully or partially cover the image and hamper the analysis. There are, however, many methods available for the estimation of missing data.

All you need to know
On the 21st - 22nd of Feb 2020, Space Data Hackathon will be held simultaneously in two different locations. No equipment, like laptops and computers, will be provided, make sure you bring your own.

Gothenburg venue: The Techno Creatives (Geijersgatan 1 B, 411 34 Göteborg)

Luleå venue: Arctic Business (Ljusgårdn, Luleå Science Park 1C, Aurorumvägen 2,97775 Luleå)

Participants will get access to Copernicus data via the OpenDataCube(ODC), support from experts and the option to follow topic specific webinars/workshops from experienced mentors, before and during the hackathon.

Who can join?
If you are above 18 and a resident of sweden, you are most welcome.

Why should I join?
Hackathons are the perfect way to meet people from different backgrounds and experiences. Together you can inspire each other with your respective skill sets to actualize your brilliant ideas.

But I am not a space engineer!
Not a problem at all! Our participants are usually enthusiastic; well-educated, tech savvy students and professionals with a passion for space and innovation. You don’t need to be a computer programmer or a space scientist to join, contribute and enjoy the adventure. In our experience, the teams with combination of multiple knowledge-bases and skills are the ones who will be the most successful. In fact, business students and designers are often the most sought after people in team-building phase.

What if i am not in a team already?
You can join alone, we will do the matchmaking. And if you are a team, sign up as a team. (A team of 4-5 members with relevant skills is ideal otherwise we will make sure you have the best combination in your team)

What can be expected?
The expected output will be a presentation ( don’t worry, we will also provide pitch training and templates) and a demonstration of your solution (if necessary).

Ownership of the business case.
You will own the intellectual property rights to all the developments you produce during the hackathon. Ownership of the teams’ output shall be with the teams’ participants, who will jointly own the app concepts / draft developments.

Ownership of the technical solution.
All Earth observation data provided during the hackathon is open source and provided via the ODC. Therefore any technical solutions developed using ODC data must remain open source.

Any cost?
Participation is free of charge. Food and beverages will  be provided during the hackathon. Participates who need to travel from outide of Gothenburg or Luleå can have their travel costs compenstated.

Discover the potential of Earth Observation data!

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