EMODnet Open Sea Lab II | EMODnet OPEN SEA LAB

During three days, in the vibrant and historical city of Ghent (Belgium), teams competed and brought their expertise to develop novel marine and maritime applications using EMODnet, ICES and Copernicus Marine’s wealth of marine data and services. Read the report here



Open Sea Lab has captured the imagination of a diverse crowd in a way that few events in the marine data world can. It has provided an opportunity for those interested in developing innovative blue solutions to learn, to teach, to network and to create. The webcast of the teams’ pitches will give you some flavour of the ideas and prototypes developed by the participants (see https://www.opensealab.eu/) during the three days of open data bootcamp.



But the creativity does not have to stop there, the wealth of resources (data, products, services, tutorials) provided by EMODnet, CMEMS, ICES and Global Fishing Watch at this year’s Open Sea Lab are all available at https://www.opensealab.eu/data2019.


So until Open Sea Lab III provides another opportunity to come together and develop even better ideas and solutions, we invite you to explore these resources and see what you can create; for your work, your business, your study or even just for fun. They are open, free and there for you to use. We ask only that you tell us what you can (or can’t) do with open marine data. And remember, ‘sharing is caring’, so spread the word!

On behalf of all the organisers, we would like to extend a huge thank you to all who participated in this year’s Open Sea Lab, as participants, coaches, speakers and co-organisers. Their enthusiasm made OSLII the success that it was!


The EMODnet Open Sea Lab hackathon 2019 in a nutshell

  • 4-6 September 2019 in the Zebrastraat located in the historical and vibrant city of Ghent (Belgium);
  • Challenges to address in three main categories:
    • Sustainable Blue Economy
    • Blue Society & Ocean literacy
    • Marine environment protection & management (including climate change);
    • more info about the challenges
  • Around 20 coaches & experts on-site from EMODnet, ICES, Copernicus Marine & imec;
  • Many workshops available, from Co-creation and Business modelling to Machine learning, Data visualization and Story mapping;
  • Tools for participants, prizes, side events, inspirational speakers and many networking opportunities!


Open Sea Lab Programme 2019

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Speakers, coaches and jury

Speakers, coaches and jury




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