October 25, 2019 – Our Laboratory for Remote Sensing and GIS (LaDIGIS) competed at the Copernicus Hackathon Zagreb 2019. The task was to develop an application of Copernicus Program data within 24 hours. In the official category, 12 teams competed in three topics.
Our team competed in the Environment and Climate category where they developed an inter-themed application called SWISH (Swim & Fish).
With this system, it is possible to determine which parts of the lake are more suitable for swimming or which parts of the fishpond are more suitable for fishing by observing the turbidity or amount of chlorophyll a in the water. This can be extracted extremely well from the Sentinel 2 satellite imagery available every 5 days. The application can also be used in monitoring lake, pond and wetland pollution and oxygen saturation in ponds, and is applicable to coastal marine areas.
All the teams showed a remarkable knowledge in the use of satellite data for various purposes, and according to the jury, our team lost the victory in their topic by “inch”.
Congratulations to the winners and all the participants on their hard work, knowledge and resourcefulness.
More about Copernicus Hackathon: https://www.copernicus-zagreb.eu/eng.html