Cartagena participa este viernes en la final internacional del Ocean Hackathon 2020

El equipo ganador del Ocean Hackathon 2020 de Cartagena, celebrado el pasado 9, 10 y 11 de octubre, defenderá el reto de geolocalizar caballitos de mar mediante una herramienta tecnológica en la final internacional de la competición de oceanografía que organiza el Campus Mondial de la Mer, con sede en la ciudad francesa de Brest. La cita está prevista para este viernes 4 de diciembre a partir de las 15 horas y se celebrará de forma online debido a las restricciones de movilidad originadas por la pandemia de la COVID19.

El equipo que representará a la ciudad de Cartagena está integrado por José Antonio Oliver, biólogo marino, Elen García, gestora de proyectos europeos y Elena Torro, programadora informática. Por espacio de cinco minutos, los tres miembros tendrán que exponer la ideación de su herramienta tecnológica, sus ventajas y utilidades para la comunidad científica y para el resto de ciudadanos que convivan en un entorno marítimo. El prototipo ideado es una aplicación informática que agilizaría la recogida de datos desde un móvil y que identificaría la geolocalización exacta de esta especie junto con otros parámetros como el tipo de suelo marítimo.

Un jurado internacional de expertos valorará las diferentes propuestas basadas en tecnologías que sirvan para mejorar la sostenibilidad y protección de los océanos que junto a la de Cartagena han presentado otras diez ciudades marítimas que acuden a la final; Ancona, Boulogne-Sur-Mer, Brest, Cádiz, Deshaies, La Rochelle, México, Split, Saint-Malo y Toulon.

Los tres mejores equipos recibirán un trofeo y varios premios en metálico para equipamientos tecnológicos. La final internacional organizada por el Campus Mondial de la Mer (Brest) permitirá que ciudades como Cartagena puedan mostrar al resto del mundo su riqueza patrimonial oceánica además de la puesta en valor de su potencial investigador y científico. La cita podrá ser seguida a través de la plataforma zoom en vivo y en remoto en el siguiente enlace: https://www.campusmer.fr/News-Ocean-Hackathon_-2020-Final_-Save-the-date_-3537-242-0-0.html

The Cartagena Oceanographic Research Institute (CORI) organizaba el pasado mes de octubre el Ocean Hackathon 2020 que durante 48 horas convertía a Cartagena en referente de investigación marítima al contar con varios equipos multidisciplinares que proponían e ideaban nuevos retos para mejorar la sostenibilidad del mar. El evento se celebró por primera vez en España gracias al patrocinio de entidades como el Ayuntamiento de Cartagena, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT), Europe Direct Región de Murcia, Innova Oceanografía Litoral, Navantia y SABIC, y de colaboradores como la Autoridad Portuaria de Cartagena, SAES, Primafrio, COEC y Talento STEM.

The registration period for the Cartegena's Ocean Hackathon 2020 is open

The Cartagena Oceanographic Research Institute (CORI) has open the registration period for the Ocean Hackathon 2020 which will take place at the city of Cartagena from 9th until 11th October with the aim to come up with new scientific-technical tools so as to help to improve the sustainabilty of the ocean and marine ecosystems.

The facilities from the Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT) will host for the first time in Spain this event, where the selected aims for the improvement of the sustainability of the ocean will be developed. A total of nine teams formed of professionals or students from various disciplines such as oceanography, biology, engineering, robotics or design will be in charge of developing different technological applications which will implement data collecting or the channels to transmit this information among both the scientific community and society.

Registrations can be sent until the next 7th October on https://site.evenium.net/byxkb8z9/registration by a fee of 10 euros which includes allowances and materials for the development of this scientific activity during 48 hours.

The co-founder and project manager from CORI,Francisco López Castejón, has encouraged everyone to register on this call, sinceit is a great opportunity to contribute to improve the seas and enhance the value of themarine ecological heritage from the region of Murcia. López Castejón has stated that, among the nine challenges which will be developed during 48 hours of marine research, there are some special ones such as geotracking seahorses, the improvement of divers' security during immersions, recycling of oceanographic buoys or the study on the impact of anchoring over thePosidonia oceánica.

Among the institutions which have participated on the proposals of challenges, some can be highlighted such as the Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT), the University of Murcia (UMU), Association Hippocampus, the company Diveapp or collectives such as the the one of divers from Cabo de Palos or Talento STEM. Nine challenges selected in Cartagena will join more than 200 proposals which have been presented at another 16 cities all around the world, which will be simultaneously hosting the fifth edition of this event, in which Spain is participating for the first time.

The Ocean Hackathon 2020 organized by CORI stands for the scientific and technical talent from the region of Murcia and the update of the advances on the field of sustainable development and ocean protection. For the first time, the city of Cartagena will become during 48 hours a reference for oceanographic innovation together with the rest of cities all around the world which are participating participantes thanks to the sponsorship from entities such as the Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT), Europe Direct Región de Murcia, Innova Oceanografía Litoral, Navantia and SABIC, and from collaborators such as the Cartagena Porth Authority, SAES, Primafrio, COEC, Talento STEM and the CEEIC of Cartagena.

Maping seahorses will be one of the challenges of the Ocean-Hackathon 2020

The Cartagena Oceanographic Research Institute (CORI) takes a step further on the fifth edition of the Ocean Hackathon 2020, which or the first time will be hosted at the city of Cartagena on the next 9th to the 11th October. This event will be celebrated at the 'Student's house' from the Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT). So, during three days technology will be the main tool to develop ideas so as to improve life in our oceans.

There are eleven main challenges which have been presented on this call, and nine of them have been selected, aiming to find a solution to the defiances. These are diverse, such as trying to geotrack the amount of seahorse species, improving the safety of divers or studying the impact from anchoring over the Posidonia oceanica. These challenges are mostly developed on the spatial framework of our Region, thanks to the enormous and rich ecological heritage from our coasts.

Among the different entities who have participated on the proposal of challenges to improve our oceans, we can highlight institutions such as the Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT), the University of Murcia (UMU), the Hippocampus association, the company Diveapp or colectives such as scuba divers from Cabo de Palos, who will join to the 200 proposals which have been presented on different cities all around the world that will simultaneously host the Ocean Hackaton 2020. The nine challenges selected in Cartagena are:

  • Geotracking seahorses from GPS data and video transects.
  • Developing an app to share data on water temperature registered by scuba divers.
  • Developing an app to raise awareness among young people about the importance of protecting the ocean.
  • Tracking potential harmful algal blooms (HABs).
  • Assesing anchor impact over Posidonia oceanica meadows from satellite imagery.
  • Developing a map to explore and protect the planet water.
  • Developing an app to regain oceanographic buoys, such as ARGO.
  • Developing an app to gain knowledge about currents on diving areas and their danger.

On September it starts the registration period to take part in one of the scientifi teams which will be created to find a solution for these challenges. This will be the starting point for programmers, oceanographers, biologists, designers and others with related training to work together for some days to forge new paths on ocean protection.

This unique appointment will allow Cartagena to show the rest of the world our rich oceanic heritage, in addition to the research and scientific potential of this area. The Ocean Hackathon 2020 will be a strategic event in which Cartagena will become for 48 hours one of the referent international locations on scientific advances for sustainable development and ocean protection thanks to the sponsorship of entities such as the Technical University of Cartagena, Europe Direct Región de Murcia, Innova Oceanografía Litoral, Navantia and SABIC, and other collaborators such as the Cartagena Porth Authority, CEEIC, SAES, Primafrio, COEC and Talent STEM.