The 6th CASSINI Hackathon will focus on innovative solutions to advance international development and humanitarian aid. Participants are invited to explore the ways that space data could be used to plan and monitor infrastructure, improve food security, provide clean water, or monitor the causes of forced migration – transforming lives in vulnerable communities all over the world.
“Space for International Development and Humanitarian Aid” will be held at 11 locations in Europe on the 3rd and 5th of November. It’s open to all participants with an interest in space technologies or international development and humanitarian activities. At the event, they’ll be provided with the knowledge and tools they need to utilise EU space data and signals. Then, they are challenged to develop a solution for one of three key challenges.
Making a difference
Tackling major global issues like food security and climate change, the sixth edition of the hackathon will revolve around three themes:
Supporting sustainable infrastructure development. A strong national infrastructure facilitates critical services, promotes opportunities, and stimulates economic growth. Can you create a solution that supports the development of renewable energy, transport and mobility, or connectivity infrastructure?
- Strengthening food security and access to clean water. Tackling the urgent global issues rooted in the scarcity of food and clean water, we’re challenging participants to explore how space technologies can be better prepared for humanitarian crises and more effectively manage precious resources.
- Understanding and forecasting forced migration. In this challenge, we're looking for solutions that will help authorities to predict population movements from vulnerable areas. How can space data help us manage logistics, resources, and transportation during difficult times?