We’re thrilled to be part of the Expedition Hackathon NYC happening on November 12-13! This is your chance to map the future of sustainability with NGA, Mapbox, IBM Bluemix, Planet OS and others. The hackathon’s focus areas are Oceans, Forests, Conservation and Indigenous People.
To add some motivation to the hours of intense coding and hustling, we decided to put out tons of high-quality environmental data, data integration and computational infrastructure, and reward the best teams with some cool prizes.
All hackathon participants will get free, unlimited access to:
- High-quality weather, climate and oceanic data from the world’s premiere providers. Including:
– GFS Global Weather Forecast data
– The Global Ensemble Forecast System data
– Carbon Dioxide Data
- Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment data
- OpenNEX data tool to easily access and work with NASA climate datasets
- Data integration and computational infrastructure:
– Easy to use point query RESTful APIs (JSON and CSV)
– Public code examples and demo apps on Github
– Interactive iPython / Jupyter notebooks
- Technical support from our engineers. Join our Slack Community!
- All teams that use our data tools will secure an unlimited free access to Planet OS data tools
- The team with the best solution will get special swag and surprises from Planet OS
- The general Grand Prize of the hackathon is $3000 and a round trip to DC from NGA to meet NGA Executives.
We have already validated a few business ideas that the teams could work on. Stay tuned for updates! All the updates will be shared on this page so it would be wise to bookmark it. Contact us at email@example.com for further questions.
About Planet OS:
Planet OS is the world’s leading provider of weather, environmental and geospatial data access and operational intelligence, based in Palo Alto, California. The company works with real-world industries – from energy, weather forecasting, agriculture, logistics to insurance – helping them become data-driven, mitigate risks and grow faster. The world’s second largest offshore wind farm runs on Planet OS Powerboard; and the company’s open data service, Datahub, provides access to thousands parameters of high-quality data collected by premier institutions around the world.