CASSINI Hackathon - Environment and Green Transition
CASSINI Hackathon - Environment and Green Transition

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The 7th CASSINI Hackathon: Environment & Green Transition is here!

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Get ready for the 7th CASSINI Hackathon on 13-15 September

Are you ready to apply your skills and knowledge to solve global challenges and make a positive impact?

We are looking for determined innovators passionate about developing sustainable, environmental or green solutions. No previous space experience is required. Choose a challenge that interests you, and leverage EU space technologies to support the transition to a sustainable economic system and the protection of the environment. Follow the simple process below to get involved:
 

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Choose your location
Choose your
location
Apply as a participant
Register before
5 Sep
(12:00 CET)
Join the Big Ideas Campaign
Join the Big Ideas Campaign
19-12 Sep
Form a team
Form
a team
Hack your way to success
Hack your way
to success
13-15 Sep

Challenge #

Emissions and carbon footprint reporting

Emissions and carbon footprint reporting is a global concern, but particularly so in Europe, due to the stricter environmental regulations. It enables companies to track and manage their carbon emissions effectively, fostering accountability and promoting sustainability. This practice ensures transparency, supports compliance with regulations, and contributes to the collective effort to mitigate climate change.

This challenge calls on tomorrow’s innovators to develop products, devices, or services that leverage European space data, information and signals from Copernicus and Galileo or future services using IRIS2 to enable effective solutions for carbon accounting and reporting. We encourage participants to dive into the following areas:

  • Carbon credit fraud detection: find fraudulent abuses of emission offsets by companies and/or build solutions to increase transparency.
  • Man-made emissions monitoring: come up with innovative ways to measure greenhouse gases in the atmosphere produced by human activities.
  • Reporting & certifications: enable private companies to evaluate their CSR/ESG strategies and results.

Challenge #

Sustainable living

Environmental harmony and urban livability characterize the European way of living. Through satellite data, urban residents can stay informed about the variables that are relevant to their quality of life. Similarly, the companies serving those citizens can improve their services and the collaboration with local authorities. Urban planners can optimize their policies through evidence-based inputs coming from space. 

This challenge tasks participants to develop products, devices, or services that leverage European space data, information and signals from Copernicus and Galileo or future services using IRIS2 to enable sustainable and impactful solutions. We encourage participants to dive into the following areas:

  • EBDR green city indicators: provide data points about air/water/soil quality and use, resource availability, climate change risks, transport, energy, waste, etc.
  • Utilities optimization: new services for companies providing electricity, gas, heating, water, sewage, waste management, connectivity, etc.
  • Policy-making support: innovative tools for regional and municipal authorities to better manage their communities.

Challenge #

Climate change mitigation

In Europe, climate change mitigation efforts are bolstered by stringent targets and renewable energy adoption, with satellite data playing a pivotal role. By leveraging satellite data to monitor changes and inform policy decisions, the precision and effectiveness of mitigation strategies can be enhanced.

This challenge tasks participants to develop products, devices, or services that leverage European space data, information and signals from Copernicus and Galileo or future services using IRIS2 to enable sustainable and impactful solutions. We encourage participants to dive into the following areas:

  • Sea level and coastal erosion monitoring: enable proactive measures to protect the coast and people/companies living nearby it.
  • Resilience of communities and habitats: build capacity to react effectively to unexpected challenges posed by climate change phenomena.
  • Prevention of climate-related issues: build foresight tools that can spare or reduce the costly ex-post remedies to climate change.
EU Space

Earth observation

Copernicus is the European Union’s Earth observation programme, looking at our planet and its environment to benefit all European citizens. It offers information services that draw from satellite Earth Observation and in-situ (non-space) data.

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Satellite navigation

Galileo is Europe’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), providing improved positioning and timing information with significant positive implications for many European services and users.

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The European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) is Europe’s regional satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) that is used to improve the performance of global navigation satellite systems (GNSSs).

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Secure connectivity

The IRIS2 Satellite Constellation will offer enhanced communication capacities to governmental users and businesses, while ensuring high-speed internet broadband to cope with connectivity dead zones.

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Secure connectivity

The European Union Governmental Satellite Communications (GOVSATCOM) programme provides secure and cost-efficient communications capabilities to security and safety critical missions.

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Space situational awareness

The SSA initiative will provide Europe and its citizens with complete and accurate information on objects orbiting Earth, on the space environment and on threats coming from space.

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