Canceled: ForeSea the Future Hack

Update: Unfortunately we had to cancel the ForeSea the Future Hackathon. There is a possibility it will be held later in 2023. We will keep you posted via our social media channels.

Climate change is rapidly warming the North Sea. Various effects of this on many species are already visible. These changes may change the rich marine life and production sectors of the North Sea. Thus, finding solutions for responsible use and better protection of the North Sea also becomes extra challenging. Getting a grip on this interdisciplinary and complex social and ecological issue requires out-of-the-box thinking. That is why Wageningen Marine Research is organising the hackathon 'ForeSea the Future Hack' on 3 and 4 February 2023.

Organised by Wageningen Marine Research

Fri 3 February 2023 09:00 until Sat 4 February 2023 15:00

Venue De Pier, Scheveningen* (Under reserve)

We want to bring together students, data scientists, graphic designers or data visualisation experts, open source enthusiasts and machine learning experts who can help us understand and analyse ecological North Sea data, make predictions and design solutions on how to cope with the warming climate in the marine realm. All to generate ideas for the healthiest possible North Sea in the future.

What will you do

  • Data analysis and data modelling
    What future changes in the North Sea ecosystem can we expect as climate warming continues?
  • Potential impacts on humans
    How should human activities like fisheries adapt to these changes in the North Sea ecosystem? To what kind of changes will our human economic sectors, like fisheries, have to adapt to in the North Sea? And how can data provide innovative solutions to deal with these changes and adaptations?
  • Implications for nature conservation and restoration in the North Sea
    How will climate change affect conservation and restoration efforts, and the spatial designation of marine protected areas (MPAs) in the North Sea? And what management measures could we already implement regarding climate mitigation and adaptation?
  • Data visualisation
    How can scientific insights be translated into clear information that is easy to understand, share and apply to policy makers and the general public?

More information and registration

25 to 30 participants wanted

We are looking for a total of 25 to 30 participants who will work in teams of 4 or 5. Each team can benefit from expert support from marine ecologists from Wageningen Marine Research. Ideally the teams will hold members with expertise in Data Science, Machine Learning, Data Visualization, and Statistics.

Registration and more information

Would you like to participate in the ‘ForeSea the Future Hack’, where you will play an important role in finding and visualizing creative solutions on how to best deal with and visualize the warming of the North Sea? Then send a message to foresea-hack@wur.nl with the topic ‘Update Me ForeSea’, so we can keep you up to date.

Organisation and partners

The ‘ForeSea the Future’ hackathon is initiated and organized by Wageningen Marine Research with help from The North Sea Foundation (‘Stichting the Noordzee’) and FarmHack.