EODC congratulates blackshark.ai for winning EODC Special Prize during Space4Mobility Hackathon Vienna
The Space4Mobility Hackathon Vienna was held from 24.11.-01.12.2020 by Pioneers together with the Federal Ministry of Austria for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation & Technology.
During the hackathon Asfinag, AustroControl, ÖBB and ViaDonau were looking for solutions to tackle current challenges using either Earth Observation (EO) or GNSS data and services provided by EODC. These corporate challenges included: Greenspace maintenance, flight safety, track network quality assurance and monitoring of flooded areas.
Teams consisting of startups and students from the fields of geoinformatics and data analysis presented their innovative ideas, results and prototypes to a top-class jury of experts. The winners were honored by Climate Protection Minister Leonore Gewessler.
EODC supported the Hackathon by providing infrastructure, virtual machines and data mentoring. A special EODC prize was given out to blackshark.ai, who won EODC’s Cloud Advanced Bundle for 6 months. The team worked on the ViaDonau use case showcasing their AI based solution for flood detection.
Other award winners were:
ASFINAG: MLReef / Refarmo,
Austro Control: Alphalink,
Via Danube: Ubicube,
EODC special price: blackshark.ai and
Brimatech: Live EO.