EMODnet’s 2nd Open Sea Lab: a look back
With 70 participants from 19 nations, the second edition of EMODnet Open Sea Lab (OSLII) was a great success. OSLII captured the imagination in a way that few events in the marine data world can, which is largely due to the openness, creativity and enthusiasm of all of those involved.
In total, 16 teams competed for a prize, developing novel marine and maritime applications using EMODnet, ICES and Copernicus Marine’s wealth of marine data and services in just three days. The overall winner of Open Sea Lab 2019 was ‘Team Ilvo’ with the creation of an interactive fish stock assessment tool to allow non-specialists to understand and interpret fisheries data. The VLIZ and OVH awards went to ‘CODeFISH’ for their tool to provide near-future decision support for fisheries; and the Greenbridge award went to ‘Changing Seas’ for their educational augmented reality app to help families make responsible choices to protect their marine environment.
EMODnet would like to extend a huge thank you to co-organizers VLIZ, CMEMS and ICES, contributors IMEC, Marine at University Ghent, Greenbridge and OVH and funders EC and VLIZ. And last but not least, a big thank you to all who actively participated in this year’s Open Sea Lab, as participants, coaches, speakers and judges!
It seems that Open Sea Lab is something that will continue to grow into the future. EMODnet can now build on the outcomes of this year’s OSLII and the open, innovative and diverse spirit that it nurtures.
Read the full OSLII article!
Webcasts of the opening and closing sessions of Open Sea Lab can be found here http://www.opensealab.eu/
Speakers presentations are available via the programme http://www.opensealab.eu/programme2019
Team info can be found on the participants page http://www.opensealab.eu/participants and team demos will soon be available on GitHub