Ocean Hackathon® Cape Town
48 hours to decode the oceans

The Global Ocean Hackathon® is 48 hours non-stop team challenge to develop innovative data-based solutions for threats to ocean health.

Organised by Campus Mondial de la Mer in France, the hackathon highlights the value of emergent technologies, entrepreneurial spirit and sharing of ocean data. Last year Ocean Innovation Africa hosted the first African Chapter of this global event. In 2022 we will be accompanied by a further 2 African cities, bringing the total number of cities around the world to 15.

One Cape Town team will be selected to travel through to the global final in Brest, France, where they will have the opportunity to pitch their project to an international audience of Blue Economy leaders.

2021 Cape Town Challenges

Using computer vision and image recognition to define metrics in coral reef images – coral group, ID, colony boundaries, and percentage of bleaching.

Using image data sets and labels to create a computer vision script that will identify in which locations pictures were taken in order to link to nearby charities, further refining selection criteria based on photo content.

Using the available demographics and plastic data in Nigeria to optimise locations of waste management centres to areas likely to result in highest productivity.

2021 African Chapter supported by: