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Blue-Cloud Hackathon

Blue-Cloud Event
7 February 2022 01:00 – 9 February 2022 01:00

The Blue-Cloud Hackathon is an open invitation to marine scientists & researchers, data scientists, ICT experts, innovators, students, and anyone who is passionate about the Ocean to explore and test Blue-Cloud: A new, Open Science platform for the marine domain offering a wealth of data, analytical tools and computing power to support you in developing solutions for a safe, healthy, productive, predictive and transparent Ocean.

Participants will be challenged to develop applications that contribute to improving knowledge of marine ecosystems; support the transition to a greener, blue economy; advance Ocean literacy; and/or enhance international collaboration towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations Agenda 2030.

How to participate

Register for the hackathon via

Get familiar with Blue-Cloud

Form a team and propose your idea

  • During the warm-up, you will be able to engage with other participants through this platform and you will be able to form and/or join a Team to shape the idea that you will work on during the hackathon.

Participate in the 3-day virtual hackathon

Challenge Categories

  • Understanding the Ocean - How might we use collaborative science to advance knowledge of plankton and the key role it plays in supporting life in the Ocean?
  • Feeding the World - How might we balance our need to source healthy food from the Ocean to feed the World today with the need to secure a healthy Ocean for future generations?
  • Predicting environmental risks - How might we use environmental indicators to understand complex phenomena affecting marine ecosystems and detect changes in their status with sufficient time to respond?
  • Wild Card: Hack the Blue-Cloud! - How might we use Blue-Cloud to advance knowledge of the Ocean? Or to support the transition to a more sustainable Blue Economy? Or to promote Ocean literacy? Or to advance international cooperation to deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals?


  • 17 January – 4 February, 2022 - Training, Innovation & ideation Workshops, matchmaking & team formation
  • 7-9 February 2022 - 3-Day Live Hackathon - Hacking time, coaching sessions, delivery proof of concepts, and more!
  • 9 February 2022 - Winners announcement - Judges will announce the winners of the challenge!