Ocean Hackathon 2023

  • 17-19 November 2023
Ocean Hackathon®

The 8ᵉ edition Ocean Hackathon® takes place from 17 to 19 November 2023 in around 15 cities in France and abroad. IR Data Terra’s Ocean cluster, ODATIS, is one of the event’s data providers.

The aim of this event is to take part in a digital marathon to develop a project related to the marine domain and to reflect on its use. The “digital marathon” takes place over 48 hours non-stop, from 17 to 19 November 2023. Since its launch in 2016, Ocean Hackathon® has been bringing together a new community around the ocean and digital environments.

It is taking place in several participating towns in France and abroad: Boulogne-sur-Mer (France), Bournemouth (Great Britain), Brest (France), Cape Town (South Africa), Cherbourg (France), Concepciòn (Chile), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), La Rochelle (France), Mérida (Mexico), Nord de La Réunion (France), Nouméa (New Caledonia – France), Peniche (Portugal), Plymouth (Great Britain), Rimouski (Canada), Toulon (France).

Ocean Hackathon® is an initiative of the World Sea Campus that encourages the sharing and use of new digital technologies. The resulting projects make the most of marine and maritime data, often by reusing it. The data providers focus their efforts on making the data more accessible and understandable, and are involved in mentoring participants throughout the event.

At the end of the weekend, one team will be elected in each city to take part in the international pitch competition in early 2024 in Brest. This event, corresponding this year to the 8ᵉ edition, is coordinated by the World Sea Campus team.
Anyone can propose an innovative and original challenge, whose subject is related to the ocean and which relies on the use of marine data.

This event is part of the drive to open up science and, more specifically, participatory data, where the general public takes part in researching, collecting and using data for scientific research. Data Terra, through its ODATIS division, promotes the opening up and enhancement of data to make it easier to collect, understand and use.

The ODATIS Ocean cluster is one of the data providers, alongside other national and European partners (Blue-Cloud, Bretel, CEDRE, Cerema, OFB, Ifremer, Indigéo, Météo France, Mercator Ocean International, Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique, PatriNat, Shom, SIMM, CMEMS, EMODNet, Université Le Havre, Wekeo, Global Fishing Watch, ) to provide a wide range of data:

  • Marine and coastal maps; base maps; maritime and surveillance boundaries; aerial photos ;
    coastline; place names; electronic navigation charts,
  • Seabed (lidar and bathymetric surveys); sedimentological nature of the seabed; location of cables, pipes, wrecks, obstructions, landmarks and floating markers
  • Tide prediction; water height; ocean forecasts; circulation; waves
  • Physico-chemical parameters (temperature, salinity, O2, chlorophyll, etc.)
  • Biology and ecology; habitats (birds, marine mammals, fish, algae, etc.); ecological and biological status of environments
  • Microbiology; contaminants; water quality; macro-waste
  • Maritime activities; regulated areas

You can also contact the coordinating team:

More information on the Ocean Hackathon® website