WEkEO Hackathon Article

The WEkEO Hackathon

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WEkEO Hackathon

The WEkEO Hackathon aims to support creative and data-skilled people in conceiving tools to improve climate resilience and positively impact our environment. During the hackathon, teams will be able to unlock all the WEkEO platform features to develop their projects, guided by coaches and mentors.


WEkEO platform includes datasets from the different Copernicus Services. Combining data from the different Copernicus Services is strongly encouraged and will be highly valued during the evaluation process (for example, combining the marine data and the atmosphere data).

Addressing 1 of the 5 challenges defined below, the teams should develop projects such as (but not limited to):

  • Innovative ways of visualizing data
  • New dashboards of indicators
  • What-if scenarios and tools to simulate scenarios
  • Using data to raise awareness

The WEkEO web portal provides the following services free of charge during the hackathon period:


Registering and leveraging the hackathon platform

Watch this video to clear any doubt about how to correctly register and participate in the WEkEO Hackathon!


Prize pool WEkEO

The 3 winning teams will get one-year access to the WEkEO platform paid cloud computing, including the following services:

  • Discover datasets
  • Download
  • Jupyter Notebooks
  • Support
  • Virtual Machines
  • Processing tools
  • Free networking (in and out)

They will also be offered opportunities to pitch their projects in front of various audiences and will see their project showcased by the organisers, particularly (but not limited to) adding the project as a use-case in the WEkEO Website.
The following certificates will be issued:
-Certificate of participation: for participants who contributed to a team correctly formed and competing in the hackathon.
-Winner certificates: for the participants who contributed to a team that ranked in the first 3 places.

The prize pool will grow continuously, stay tuned for future announcements!

Please read our Terms and Conditions to understand the rules regarding prize delivery.

Live Sessions

Live Session #1 – WEkEO Hackathon

Live Session #2 – WEkEO Hackathon

Live Session #3 – WEkEO Hackathon

The Design Thinking framework and the Key Mindsets – WEkEO Hackathon


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Coastal environments are facing increasing pressures, resulting particularly from both climate change and the ever-growing population living along the coasts. How to thoughtfully plan the different human activities taking place along the coasts, while conserving and protecting coastal ecosystems and biodiversity? How to manage and monitor coastal hazards (erosion, storm tides, tsunamis), and inform, raise populations’ awareness about these?

WEkEO hackathon


The Arctic is disproportionately exposed to climate change more than any other region in the world in fact. This implies many challenges in the region, including the thawing of permafrost and melting of ice, while there are growing interests/concerns regarding geopolitics and economics: fisheries, shipping, defence and security, and resource exploitation. How can Earth Observation data be used to ensure that decision-making and economic development consider the conservation of this unique and vulnerable environment?

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Climate change affects the social and environmental determinants of health, from breathing clean air to accessing drinking water and a reliable food supply. Reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and shifting to sustainable societal behaviours (through sustainable transportation systems, agricultural practices, greener cities, and energy choices to name a few) can result in improved health. How can we better inform and visualise the deep interlinkage existing between health and our environment – and improve decision-making?

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Shifting from fossil fuels towards renewable energy is key to addressing the climate crisis and build resilience, as it generates far lower emissions. Whether we consider solar energy, inland or offshore wind energy, hydropower from currents, waves or tides, or even algae, there are numerous parameters to consider for implementing these. EO data is thus crucial to help assess, explore, and sustainably manage a renewable energy transition and development. How to better analyse opportunities, optimise planning, management, and risk assessment of renewable energy?

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Environmental Wildcard

You have an idea to fight the climate crisis using data that does seem to fit the other challenges? You would like to use data to focus on plastic pollution, warming monitoring, reforestation, water conservation, transportation sector transition, biodiversity conservation and protection, sustainable food supply chains, climate education, arts, outreach and awareness raising…? No worries! The wildcard welcomes all the out-of-the-box thinkers and their innovative projects harnessing data.

Winners announcement


17 April

✅ Registration

12 June

🎙️Live Session #1 - WEkEO Hackathon Warm Up Kick Off

15 June

🎙️ Live Session #2 - Introduction to WEkEO and data from Copernicus Services

19 June

🎙️ Live Session #3 - Matchmaking & Team Formation

20 June

🎙️ Live Session #4 - Ask the WEkEO and Copernicus Experts!

21 June

⭕Registrations & Teams closed

22 June

▶️ Launch of the 2-day Virtual Hackathon

22 June

🚩 Deliverable 1 // Page Summary

24 June

👩‍⚖️ Evaluation

28 June

🎉 Pitching & Award Live Event


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