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Open Sea Lab Competition: the first EMODnet Hackathon on open marine data

15-17 November 2017, Start-up Village Antwerp, Belgium

The Open Sea Lab Competition is a three-day hackathon that offers coders, developers, data enthusiasts, marine/maritime companies, students, entrepreneurs the chance to play with archived and near-real time marine open data to create prize-winning innovative applications in one of three thematic areas: Marine Environment, Blue Economy and Public Knowledge or Services.


Why apply to the hackathon?

Whatever your background, you will come away from this event with new skills. If you have already a brilliant idea for an innovative application exploiting marine open data, you can use the hackathon to learn more about the different datasets, the available technological solutions and data-visualisation tools that you can adopt to improve your application. Additionally you can get support from the coaches and experts that will be present at the event. For free! They will help you in refining your ideas and enhance your technical, business modelling or pitching skills.

Don’t have an idea? No problem, we are organising an ideation sessions on Day 1 for brainstorming.

Additionally you have a chance to win great prizes on offer from DataCamp, (with more to come..)


How can you apply?

  • Apply as a team or as an individual to
  • Applicants will be selected based on their motivations and skills, to ensure a diversity of expertise (creative, technical, business). If you do have a precious idea, don’t worry, you don’t have to share it yet. Just tell us your reason for applying and your background
  • Individuals or incomplete teams will be matched to form complete teams, combining all the necessary elements to develop a winning concept.
  • Numbers are limited to 120, 20 teams of 4-5 people, so the sooner you apply, the better your chance of being  selected!
  • So apply now to!

Applications close on 25 October 2017.


Do you need more information on the Competition?

Click here to watch the recording of the kick-off meeting.

For more information on the hackathon please visit

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