WeObserve Open Data Challenge
Posted on 15/05/2020

The WeObserve Open Data Challenge (ODC) starts today! The ODC​’s ultimate goal is to find new approaches and solutions to respond to environmental challenges through open datasets, as well as to produce applications and services and showcase citizen science data for public benefit. ​The ODC will focus on the following seven challenge themes:

  1. Ecosystem monitoring: Phenology, biodiversity and land cover;
  2. Public infrastructure management – Soil Moisture and Drainage, Flood Mapping;
  3. Community-Based Disaster Management: Flood, Fire, Drought, Heatwave Services, Landslide;
  4. Regenerative food growing: yields, sustainable practices and natural pest control;
  5. Pollution monitoring and health: Water quality, air quality;
  6. Engaging young people on open data and climate: Education;
  7. Other: Innovative applications of WeObserve data e.g. COVID19;

The first phase of the ODC starts today, 15 May 2020 and the registration will be open up to 15 June 2020. ​Participants will be allocated a mentor who will guide them and support them throughout the challenge.

In the second phase, which will last up to 17 of July 2020, all participants will be invited to submit their demos. After the evaluation, on August, the winning teams will be contacted.

The two winning ​individuals/teams will be awarded with €5,000 cash each. The evaluation criteria can be found here. The winning individuals/teams will also have the opportunity to demonstrate their solutions during the WeObserve Conference in October 2020.

To find out more information on the challenge areas, the ​submission guidelines and timeline, please visit the ODC webpage here.