The Hague Humanity Hub is a partner of the 6th edition of the CASSINI Hackathon!
This year’s event, “Space for International Development and Humanitarian Aid”, will be held at 10 locations in Europe on the 3rd and 5th of November, with participants invited to present innovative solutions to advance international development and humanitarian aid, exploring how 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.
The event is open to everyone with an interest in space tech or humanitarian aid and international development.
If you’d like to be a part of it, you can join the Netherlands hackathon in Amersfoort or online and you will be provided with know-how and tools to access EU space data and signals. You will be invited to engage to develop ideas and solutions around 3 key challenges:
- 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?
The winning team in the Netherlands will receive a cash prize of €650 plus an equal donation to a humanitarian cause of their choice. There will be another prize of €200 awarded to the team with the best presentation. Both teams will also be published on Groundstation.space, one of Europe’s leading platforms for the promotion of the use of satellite data.
Registration for the 6th CASSINI Hackathon is now open!
About the organisers
In the Netherlands, the CASSINI Hackathon will be co-organised by dotSPACE foundation and Royal Haskoning DHV. dotSPACE is focusing on driving the use of Earth Observation data to build solutions for critical challenges in public health, food security, smart cities, and agriculture. The foundation also runs groundstation.space, a rich resource featuring news about opportunities and developments in the sector. Royal Haskoning DHV is a global company of more than 6,000 engineering professionals united by the mission to build a sustainable future.