The 2nd CASSINI Hackathon: Connecting the Arctic is here ⚡

Dive into some of the critical challenges faced in the Arctic region. This fascinating and complex geographical, meteorological and biological ecosystem needs your help! We’ve assembled problem solvers from across Europe to develop sustainable solutions that support the Arctic’s future. Follow the projects tab from 5-7 November to see how the ideas are developing then join us on 10 November at 18:00 CET as the top 10 teams pitch for the top spots at our Demo Day & Awards Ceremony.

The hackathon is open to anyone with a passion for entrepreneurship, the Arctic and EU space technologies. Check out our three challenges* below and consider how you can use your knowledge and skills to protect and support this precious region:

Challenge #1: Safe passage at sea

Design products, devices or services that enable container ships, cruise liners and fishing trawlers to navigate safely across our Nordic Seas. If you choose this challenge, you’ll be encouraged to dive into the areas of navigation route optimisation, extreme weather and sea ice warnings, the development and connectivity of future shipping lanes, and environmental disaster and emergency management.

Challenge #2: Life on Land

Design products, devices or services that enable human societies, plants and wildlife to better adapt to the Arctic climate. If you choose this challenge, you’ll be encouraged to explore topics such as environmental monitoring and climate change mitigation, renewable energy advancements, environmental protection, and the improved connectivity for research stations in remote areas.

Challenge #3: Caring for our wildlife

Design products, devices or services that can help protect biodiversity and the natural habitat of wildlife in the Arctic. If you choose this challenge, you’ll be encouraged to focus on protecting marine biodiversity, understanding and forecasting mitigation routes, understanding and mitigating the effects of exploration and development on wildlife, and the impact of climate change on natural habitats.

For full challenge descriptions, check out our website: 

*Please note that our challenges are referred to as 'Categories' inside the TAIKAI platform!