Flooding is a global problem on various different scales. The idea of the challenge is to design a low budget controller for barrages that can be used on-site. We're thinking of areas that are to small to be controlled by existing flood management tools and to big for manual or even no control.
During the hack you should make use out of earth observation data to calculate flooding conditions for a given area. You can use diferent data, like terrain, soil moisture, weather data, it is totally up to you. This should be combinded with an on site sensor steered by the Raspberry Pi platform. It is up to your creativity how you design the concept.
In some cases we need to simulate actions of the controller. For example if you want to lower or rise a berrier by a motor we have to use LED's to simulate the condition closed, half-open, open for example. Again it is up to your creativity what you can really show and what to simulate/assume for your solution.
The ultimate goal would be to develop a low cost flood managment solution that is able to control a barrage automatically steered by on-site sensors and a EO driven prediction model.
Increase the Air quality of cities is a global challenge. One way to better control the situation is to measure and predict air quality. For this purpose the Darmstadtian Earth Observation Lab FabSpace 2.0 and the Hamburgian Startup Breeze Technologies announced this Hackathon.
The idea is to merge data from Breeze's sensor together with Earth Observation data to derive first solutions for prediction models. You can be creative and develop your own solutions for integration of satellite data to improve measurement and prediction accuracy.
For this purpose, we will let you work in a small teams on a specific cases. In the run-up, Breeze will create all the necessary conditions. AQ sensors will be installed in a test area of a German city. You will then get CSV files with general metadata (e.g. geolocation) and historic measurement data from the test area including the following indicators:
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TU DarmstadtInstitut of GeodesyFaculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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TU DarmstadtInstitute of GeodesyFaculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Franziska-Braun-Straße 7Building L5-1 | Room-452bD-64287 Darmstadt
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FABSPACE 2.0 RECEIVED FUNDING FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION'S HORIZON 2020 RESEARCH AND INNOVATION PROGRAMME UNDER THE GRANT AGREEMENT NO. 693210