hack4oceans is an intense 2-day hackathon-style event organised by DG MARE that will bring together undergraduate students in blue economy-relevant disciplines from across Europe, private sector stakeholders, and policymakers. Participants will co-create and explore ideas that link the goal of a healthy marine environment with new opportunities for jobs and prosperity.
Challenges addressed at the event will include:
- Ocean and climate change
- Marine litter
- Alternative food from the ocean
- Protecting and restoring coastal ecosystems
A brief overview of the challenges to be posed to the attendees can be found in the document attached below.
The event presents an outstanding opportunity for students to apply their creativity to complex real-world problems, to see practical applications of their studies, and to enrich their understanding of the context of their future jobs by networking with professionals from several industries.
Participation in the event is free. Further, EU DG MARE will cover travel expenses and provide accommodation for undergraduate students taking part in the event.
Students must apply to take part in the event via the hack4oceans website.
90 students from across Europe will be selected to join the event.