A call for challenges is launched a few months before the event to identify projects on which the teams will position themselves in each of the participating cities. At the end of the weekend, one team will be elected to take part in the international pitching competition at the end of 2021 in Brest and may win one of the prizes offered by our Ambassadors.
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® is an initiative by Campus mondial de la mer 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.
In Cardiff, the local adviser is the Cardiff Metropolitan University.