The 5th edition of Ocean Hackathon: An international initiative to promote innovation in blue economy.  

The 5th edition of Ocean Hackathon: An initiative to promote innovation in the blue economy sector.

Ocean Hackathon is an initiative led by the Campus Mondial de la Mer (Brest, France) which encourages sharing, the use of new digital technologies and an entrepreneurial spirit. The resultant projects enhance the value of marine and maritime data, often by repurposing it. Data providers focus their efforts on improving data accessibility and comprehension and are involved in coaching participants throughout the event.

During the Ocean Hackathon, teams work non-stop for 48 hours in response to the challenge of producing an innovative project that include a demonstrator and used the varied marine and maritime data provided.

Since it was first launched in 2016, Ocean Hackathon has brought together a new community around the ocean and digital environments. Originally based in Brest, it was extended in 2019 to other venues in France and beyond.

Ocean Hackathon will be held simultaneously in 19 cities in 2020: Ancona, Boulogne-sur-mer, Brest, Cadiz, Cardiff, Cartagena, Castellon, Champs-sur-Marne, Deshaies, La Rochelle, Le Havre, México, Nantes, Rimouski, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Saint-Malo, Sète, Split and Toulon.

Ocean Hackathon is organised in three stages:

  • Call for applications from cities.
  • Call for challenges submitted by private individuals or bodies.
  • Registration of participants who will make up the teams.

In 2020, you too can be part of this dynamic event by submitting your challenge in the city of your choice (until the 30th of June 2020).

To submit your challenge or find more information about the Ocean hackathon, find a link here.