20/10/2017

Climathon 2017

Simultaneously with world’s largest cities RTU Design Factory in cooperation with Institute for Environmental Solutions and Investment and Development Agency of Latvia are hosting Copernicus Climathon 2017 Riga.

Copernicus Climathon 2017 Riga challenges experts and specialists from different backgrounds to co-create innovative ideas (concepts, products, solutions, etc.) – for adapting to and mitigating climate change using Copernicus satellite data.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? 
– programmers;
– innovators;
– entrepreneurs;
– designers;
– scientists;
– students and others who are willing to tackle the challenges posed by climate change.

HOW TO APPLY? ⏳
– Individually or in team (4-5 persons);
– It is desirable for the team to have at least one member who has the skills to work with satellite data;
– until the 25th of October via Climathon website: www.climathon.climate-kic.org

WHAT KIND OF INFORMATION YOU NEED TO SUBMIT? ✍
– contact details;
– education and / or field of work;
– motivation to participate in the event.

THE PROCESS OF HAKATON:
At the beginning of hachaton the climate change experts and researchers will introduce participants to the climate change challenges in Latvia and the task of Copernicus Climathon 2017 Riga. Then, interdisciplinary teams of those who applied individually will be developed. During the hakaton, participants will be able to visit workshops led by sectoral experts and receive advices from professional mentors. Considering that the hakaton will last 24 hours, the organizers will take care of the participants’ health and energy sources by providing meals, a relaxation corner and the opportunity to move.
More about Copernicus Climathon 2017 Riga: www.videsinstituts.lv/en

COPERNICUS:
Copernicus is a EU Programme aimed at developing European information services based on satellite Earth Observation and in situ (non-space) data. It is served by a set of dedicated satellites (the Sentinel families) that provide opetical and radar data which can be used by end users for a wide range of applications in a variety of areas. That includes urban area management, sustainable development and nature protection, regional and local planning, agriculture, forestry and fisheries, infrastructure, transport, climate change management and others.
More about Copernicus: www.copernicus.eu

CLIMATE-KIC:
Climate-KIC that has developed Climathon movement is the EU’s largest public private partnership addressing climate change through innovation to build a zero-carbon economy. Climate-KIC addresses climate change across four priority themes: urban areas, land use, production systems, climate metrics and finance. Education is at the heart of these themes to inspire and empower the next generation of climate leaders.
More about Climate-KIC: www.climate-kic.org