Final BETTER Hackathon: 22-29th October 2020

FREE Event Registration

 

adobestock-120362934.jpgAfter the successful Joint EO Hackathon spearheaded by BETTER last year in Frascati, we are now finalizing a second BETTER standalone event. Given the circumstances and travel restrictions, we will offer an interactive workshop in place of a physical hackathon in the form of a series of independent webinars, supported by technical BETTER consortium members. The advantage of this setup is that you can participate from the comfort of your home/office, at zero cost!

General information about the exercises

The individual exercises are completely independent and do not build on each other – such that participants are free to register and participate only in the ones that are of individual interest. The exercises will be discussed on the platform GoToWebinar. The step-by-step exercises will feature the use of Binder and its purposely provided cloud resources.

The exercises, for which preparatory material and requirements will be circulated in advance (including, where necessary a pre-recorded preparatory webinar), can be carried out as a team or individually. After an appropriate time for participants to carry out the tasks, solutions will be discussed jointly.

 

BETTER Hackathon exercise overview and Registration

1. SAR-based change detection: enhanced analysis and postprocessing

Exercise owner: Consortium member SatCen

Description: The goal is to identify classification from a SAR RGB. The complexity of the exercise will depend on the audience skills (from a simple threshold application to a clustering algorithm). 

Requirements: This step-by-step exercise, supported by Terradue, will feature the use of Binder and purposely provided cloud resources.

Target Participants: Students, Software developers, Data scientists, EO-developers, anyone with an interest in the topic.

Time requirements: Half day (4 hours)

Date & Time: 22 October 9:00am – 1:00pm CEST
Register for this exercise Here!

2. Comparing static and dynamic effects of earthquakes on the ground surfaces

Exercise owner: Consortium member ETHZ

Description: The focus of the exercise is to find a convenient way of exploitation of Co-seismic interferograms. The idea is to produce geocoded maps combining important results.

Requirements:  This open exercise, supported by Deimos and Terradue, will feature the use of Binder and purposely provided cloud resources.

Target Participants: Students in remote sensing / geophysics/ data sciences. 

Time requirements: Half day (4 hours)

Date & Time: 22 October 1:30pm – 5:30pm CEST
Register for this exercise Here!

3. Enhancing Agricultural Mapping with BETTER Pipelines

Exercise owner: Consortium member WFP

Description: The exercise will evaluate the impact of the usage SAR and of filtered S2 data upon the quality of crop type mapping outputs against a benchmark based on unfiltered S2 data only. 

Requirements:  This open exercise, supported by Terradue, will feature the use of Binder and purposely provided cloud resources.

Target Participants: Students, Software developers, Data scientists, EO-developers, anyone with an interest in the topic.

Time requirements: Whole day (8 hours) 

Date & Time: 23 October 9:00am – 5:00pm CEST
Register for this exercise Here!

4.  Semantic Geo-Clustering with SANSA

Exercise owner: Consortium member Fraunhofer IAIS

Description: The use of required semantic transformation and SANSA (Scalable Semantic Analytics Stack - http://sansa-stack.net/) libraries will be carried out on a sample.

Requirements: This step-by-step exercise, supported by external collaborator ​MKLab ITI-CERTH (EOPEN project) requires the setup of local Docker images.

Target Participants: Students, Software developers, Data scientists, EO-developers, anyone with an interest in EO and semantic interoperability topics;

Time requirements: Half day (4 hours)

Date & Time:  29 October 1:30pm – 5:30pm CET
Register for this exercise Here!

For more details stay tuned via our social media and website - we are looking forward to your participation!

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