BalticSatApps Workshop (Hackathon) was great success!

On 26 – 27 April 2019 the BalticSatApps Workshop was organized at the Cracow University of Technology, Poland. The aim of the event was to find a solution with help of services based on access and processing of satellite data in the Baltic Sea region in one of five determined challenges:

  • Education based on satellite data
  • Friendly cities
  • Application supporting the achievement of the Sustainable Development goals
  • New solutions for the processing and analysis of satellite data
  • Remote Sensing in Earth sciences.

The workshop turned out to be a great success, and the effects of a two-day intense brainstorm are amazing!

On the first day on 26 April, the participants were introduced to the available technology and to ways how to obtain satellite data. The second day on 27 April culminated with participants presenting their solutions, which were created during the event.

Twenty registered teams participated, including from the Cracow University of Technology, the AGH University of Science and Technology, the Jagiellonian University and the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. Among the challenges chosen by the teams the most popular category was the “Friendly Cities”.


We know the winners!

The Neutral face emoji team was placed first. They presented the idea of the Coastal areas & marine monitor on monitoring wild dumps and combating the problem of littering the Baltic Sea regions. In the solution, attention was especially paid to the importance of this problem also in other parts of the world.

The Plukry team was ranked second, and they presented the “Mark Ground” idea.

The NewHorizonSat00 team was ranked third with the presentation of the No-InMUD project.

The event was attended by 88 participants and additionally a team of mentors and organizers who supported the course of the action. All participants received certificates of participation in this international event by the BalticSatApps Interreg Baltic Sea Region project, and project gadgets.  Warm thanks to all the teams for active participation, creative ideas and presentations!

Cracow University of Technology

Got interested?

Team presentations have been published on the Polish side of the BalticSatApps project:

Read more about the challenges and the Workshop: