Frequently Asked Questions

All Participants to the Copernicus Hackathon–Bari 2019 shall be of legal age and resident of one of the Copernicus participating countries (EU Member States + Norway andIceland). Participants shall have skills relevant to software development, including computer programmers, graphic and interface designers, GIS and EO experts, project managers and thematic experts (agriculture, energy, forestry, oil & gas…), data journalists and data analysts. Participants are requested to register for the Copernicus Hackathon before Friday 4th October at [add link to online registration form]. Participation is limited to 80 participants. Participants can register alone or in teams of twoor more, up to a maximum of 5 persons perteam. The preferred composition of teams includes experts in app development, graphic / interface design, GIS / Earth observation, business management and people with thematic expertise and/or knowledge of users’needs in the different domain of WATER (e.g. quality of coastal marine waters, water and sewage networks, aquaculture, irrigation, hydrogeology,etc.). If not already registered as teams, the Organiser will match the Participants before or during the Hackathon to ensure that each team is composed of participants with a mix of relevant skills as mention above.
Participants in this type of hackathons are usually enthusiastic students, with some knowledge about the subject, technology experts and professionals with a passion for space and innovation. But you do not have to be a programmer or an aerospace scientist to enjoy the adventure. The teams formed by participants from diverse backgrounds usually create the best solutions. In fact, designers and artists are usually the most wanted people in the team building phase.
The organizer Planetek Italia is an Italian SME which provides solutions to exploit the value of geospatial data through all phases of data life cycle from acquisition, storage, management up to analysis and sharing. Planetek operates in many application areas ranging from environmental and land monitoring toopen-government and smart cities, and including defence and security, as well as scientific missions and planetary exploration.
Partners of Planetek Italia for the organization of Copernicus Hackathon-Bari2019 are The Hub and onData.
The Hub manages Impact Hub and runs the SPRINT 2019 initiative, a great innovation program with over 32 events and 2000 people involved among professionals, startups, students, institutions, innovators, companies and schools, experimenting with open innovation and digital innovation in industrial processes.
onData is the Italian non-profit organization that promotes transparency, digital skills and investigative journalism.
No, it’s completely free! All you need to do is register on this website on time.
All participants need to be 18 or older and need to be residents of one of the Copernicus participating countries (EU Member States + Norway and Iceland). You need to use at least one Copernicus product/service. The participants will be formed into teams of 3-5 people.
Software development, including computer programmers, graphic and interface designers, GIS and EO experts, project managers and thematic experts (agriculture, energy, forestry, oil & gas, etc), data analists and data journalists.
A prize of 2.000 EUR will be given to the best team at the end of the Hackathon. The winning team will also have access to One Seat in the Copernicus Accelerator: a one-year coaching scheme organized by the European Commission. Other prizes are available for other categories of winners: please download the Hackathon Handbook to know the award criteria.
Prior to and during the event, business and technical trainings are provided in the form of online and seminar lectures. Check the Training page to be updated on all the opportunities to increase your skills on the subject. The participants will be provided with data and cloud infrastructure for data access and project development.
Cloud services will be provided by Planetek Italia, CREODIAS, Sentinel Hub, and a list of external resources for developers is continuously updated.

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