#EUSpace4Ukraine: The Hackathon

 

The hackathon addresses humanitarian support related to the war in Ukraine by using data from the EU Space Programme.

The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) is proud to organize the ''#EUSpace4Ukraine Hackathon'' to mobilize the EU Space community and provide solutions to enhance humanitarian support to those fleeing the devastating war in Ukraine.

The Challenge

The purpose of the hackathon is to develop solutions and applications for NGOs and helpers providing humanitarian help. Innovators across Europe are invited to leverage data and services from the EU Space Programme for a good cause.

Areas the hackathon will address include the provision of:

  • roadmaps for supplies,
  • satellite temporary connection to replace broken landlines,
  • identification of the level of destruction,
  • creation of platforms for helping people integrate in new countries,
  • coordination of private and public helper organizations

Participants will benefit from the expertise of EUSPA Market development professionals on how to access data and services from GalileoEGNOS and Copernicus.

When?

  • The hackathon takes place from 29 June - to 1 July 2022

Where?

  • Online

Who can participate?

  • The hackathon is open to NGOs, academia, application developers, and young entrepreneurs from the EU-27 Member States, including Switzerland, Norway and Iceland.
  • Team size: 2-5.
  • Challenge Webinar took place on June 6th. Watch the recording here.

European Union Agency for the Space Programme

As a European Union agency, EUSPA’s mission is to implement the first integrated EU Space Programme and multiply the benefits generated by space data and services so citizens, businesses and governments can make the most of them.

EUSPA:

  • Delivers: safe, state-of-the-art, European satellite-based services to a growing group of users in Europe and around the world
  • Promotes the commercial use of space data from Galileo, EGNOS, Copernicus and GOVSATCOM 
  • Ensures the safety and security of the EU Space Programme assets both in space and on the ground
  • Supports innovation along the whole value chain of business development for companies, start-ups and academia. 

The agency also contributes to the European Green Deal and digital transition, the safety and security of the Union and its citizens, while reinforcing its autonomy and resilience.

Galileo
Galileo is Europe’s global navigation satellite system. It provides accurate, reliable and precise positioning, navigation, timing and safety services. Galileo is designed to provide Europe and European citizens with independence and sovereignty while creating a multitude of services and applications across sectors, ranging from aviation and maritime, to agriculture and location-based services.
EGNOS
The European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) is Europe’s regional satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) used to improve the performance of global navigation satellite systems, such as GPS or Galileo in the future. EGNOS uses a set of geostationary satellites and a network of ground stations to increase the accuracy of existing Global Navigation Satellite Systems.
Copernicus
Copernicus is the European Union’s Earth observation programme, looking at our planet and its environment to benefit all European citizens. It offers information services that draw from satellite Earth Observation and in-situ (non-space) data.

Updated: Jun 21, 2022