The Open Sea Lab Hackathon is a unique event that brings together data and multidisciplinary scientists, software developers, social innovators, students, and businesses in Europe and around the world to harness the wealth of open-source, marine data offered by EMODnet to develop solutions to Ocean challenges.

This third edition of the hackathon –OSL 3.0– will invite participants to explore and test the new features brought by EMODnet’s new centralised portal and to put their skills to test in evolving innovative ways of using open-source data to support important marine targets.

Hackathon winners will be featured at the European Maritime Day 2023 (Brest, France), treated to a thriving program of activities and enjoying the exhibition, pitching, and networking opportunities to showcase their talent and solutions before an international maritime audience.

If you are at least 18 years old and have an interest in harnessing open data to co-create solutions to Ocean challenges, OSL 3.0 is for you! Whether you are a professional with a background in data science, marine research, coding & software development, communications, Ocean policy, environmental management, innovation, or business, or a student working to build any of such skills, there is a Team that can use your talent, ingenuity, eagerness or expertise.

The Open Sea Lab Hackathon 3.0 welcomes participants from diverse backgrounds. Don’t let a lack of experience put you off! During the warm-up phase leading to the hackathon, you will have plenty of time and opportunities to form or find a Team. Likewise, during the hackathon, you will receive support from a great team of Coaches & Mentors.

Read more and register here.