Challenges

The theme of the Hackathon, "The Water", offers numerous ideas for application because it can be addressed as a resource to be preserved from an economic, environmental and social point of view. The Hackathon objectives include the development of mobile application prototypes of Copernicus data and services for commercial use, which respond to the needs of private and public users. Below you find the contributions of various stakeholders who talk about their needs and launch their challenges to the participants with these videos.

(all videos are in Italian)

Challenge #1 : Irrigation

Daniela D'Agostino of CHIEAM - Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari, launches its challenge: the development of an irrigation management tool, which uses Earth Observation techniques from satellite to support farmers in irrigation planning and to suggest when and with how much water to irrigate.

Challenge #2 : Ports and tourist reception

Ugo Patroni Griffi, President of the Port System Authority of the Southern Adriatic Sea launches its challenge: to improve the efficiency of port facilities and the tourist experience of passengers, through the integration of earth observations with the port systems to rationalize passenger traffic.

Challenge #3 : Beaches and bathing

Antonio Capacchione, National President of the Italian Bathing Union, launches its challenge : to counteract the erosion of the beaches, the strandings of Posidonia and the presence of jellyfish in the bathing areas; to support the control of water quality and possibly extend the period of bathing beyond the canonical period of 1 May - 30 September.

Challenge #4 : Water quality

Nicola Tselikas of the Acquedotto Pugliese proposes the development of an innovative model capable of monitoring the water quality of surface water bodies, such as streams and rivers. The aim is to highlight the impacts of wastewater treatment plants, from industrial or zootechnical activities, and from leaching of agricultural, livestock and urban areas, and the creation of an application that supports the analysis of surface water bodies and bathing waters, both from a qualitative and quantitative point of view.

Challenge #5 : Aquaculture

Giuseppe Prioli of the Mediterranean Aquacculture Association launches the challenge of AMA: to improve the processes of aquaculture products by integrating all the information coming from Earth observation and other data sources, with information such as weather forecasts, sea conditions and other information complementary to these that can be useful for sea farm management.

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