- Explore an idea, test a project, or remove a technical barrier!
- Form a multidisciplinary team to develop all aspects of your project.
- Access to tools and data. This is a unique opportunity to access a broad range of various data sets: nautical charts, photos, seabed, juridical aspects and maritime security, activities at sea, oceanographic forecasts, satellite data, etc.
- Receive support from expert coaches during the weekend, benefitting from their technical, scientific and project expertise.
- Join an international community.
- Discover the innovative community of our city and expand your network.
Market Hall, Duke Street, Devonport, Plymouth PL1 4PS
The call for challenges is now closed. Final challenges will be announced when registration opens in September.
If you have any innovative idea based on data integration that you would like to develop as a team, it is your time to shine! A challenge is an idea related to the ocean, its knowledge, its preservation or the sustainable use of its resources. The Ocean Hackathon is an opportunity to explore this with your team, supported by the coaches. Or the project may also be more mature, in which case this is a great opportunity to test it or add a technological component.
Know someone who might be interested?
- VENUE: Market Hall, Duke Street, Devonport, Plymouth PL1 4PS
- DATE: 17–19 November 2023
- TIME: tbc (Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon)
- TICKETING INFO: Registration for participants will open in September
Other ways to get involved
We are also interested to hear from any organisations who would like to contribute data sets, alongside the international data partners supporting the Ocean Hackathon (more on that here). This data is key to being able to match make challenges with the information required to solve them!
We’re delighted to be supporting Plymouth Sound National Marine Park by hosting this event in Plymouth – it’s the first time it has happened in the UK and this year both Plymouth and Bournemouth are participating for the first time. We’ve had interest from across the UK, which is really exciting – and it feels like a great platform for the incredible activity and capability taking place in Britain’s Oceans city and the location of the first National Marine Park.
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