Keeping a constant check on the health of the oceans, Earth observation satellites record global sea surface temperature, wave height, sea level rise, ocean winds, sea ice and even ocean colour.
These data are then used for ocean monitoring and forecasting, weather forecasting (land and marine), management of marine ecosystems, monitoring of water quality and pollution, sea ice charting services and ship routing, and climate monitoring.
As part of its activities for the EU’s Copernicus Earth observation and monitoring programme, EUMETSAT is delivering huge quantities of marine data to users from the ocean-monitoring Sentinel-3 and Jason-2 and -3 satellites, and its fleet of weather satellites.
These data are all free and available online.
Come to EUMETSAT, learn more about ocean data and do some amazing things with it.
The hackathon is organised in partnership with DataViz RheinMain, a group of data “fans” based in Frankfurt, specialised in meetups, hackathons and TEDx events.
DataViz Hackathon challenges – what can you do with Copernicus marine data?
Here are some examples to spark your creativity:
Organiser of the hackathon, Wolfgang Weicht from DataViz RheinMain, said, “The great thing about hackathons is that you can use data as an introduction to scientific topics.
“They demonstrate the educational potential of open data and provide for new ways of doing project-driven learning.
“This hackathon in particular is very interesting because it involves marine data, which is crucial to understand our climate.
“I am very much looking forward to see what participants design as it is a great opportunity to find innovative products and solutions.”