Hackathon – Digital Twins of the Ocean

 Hackathon – Digital Twins of the Ocean

Developing cutting-edge digital tools for integrating diverse data sources and constructing digital twins of the ocean to advance sustainable ocean management.

Iliad aims to create digital twins of the ocean by leveraging existing investments in blue economy policies and infrastructure. By bringing together a diverse range of stakeholders, Iliad is creating a collaborative environment that transcends boundaries. This inclusive approach not only enhances knowledge sharing but also fosters a collective effort towards ocean conservation and sustainable development.Register here for the hackathon

Register here for the hackathon


The Iliad hackathon 2024 will unite interdisciplinary teams in developing cutting-edge digital tools for integrating diverse data sources and constructing digital twins of the ocean to advance sustainable ocean management.

Participants are free to choose their focus to reach the goal of the hackathon along the lines of the following themes:

  • Digital twins of the ocean in action
  • Fusing GenAI and digital twins
  • Interoperability between digital twins


The hackathon aims to meet the following objectives and is designed to draw a diverse, cross-disciplinary audience ranging from data scientists to subject matter experts:

  • Advance Iliad Pilots and other projects in becoming digital twins of the ocean;
  • Leverage HUB Ocean’s Ocean Data Platform and other Iliad technical components;
  • Provide an educational opportunity related to data science, modeling, commercialisation, and more;
  • Demonstrate interoperability with other digital twin of the ocean initiatives and such as EDITO-Infra, EDITO-ModelLab, BlueCloud, EmodNET, Destination Earth, Copernicus, and more.

Target audience

The hackathon is open to anyone who wants to create Digital Twins of the Ocean. Multidisciplinary teams are encouraged as they often yield the most innovative results!

You can register as an individual and teams will be created with a minimum of 4 and a suggested maximum of 10.

Required skills

Whether you’re a seasoned programmer, a subject area expert, a communication guru, or a UI/UX designer, we welcome participants of all levels and backgrounds.


The Iliad hackathon is a hybrid hackathon consisting of a longer online period and an onsite period ending with an award ceremony.


A series of educational and practical webinars will be held from mid-May to onboard and support hackathon participants in their online work and prepare for the physical event.

Physical event

The physical event will bring together selected teams in a final sprint to demonstrate digital twins in action.


Pre-registration is available here:Register here for the hackathon

Up to 30 participants will be invited to the physical hackathon and finals.


Please note that there might be certain requirements on visa for those traveling to Oslo from outside Europe. For those who need it a Letter of invitation will be provided.


Prizes will be awarded across the three themes and other categories.

Organizing team

  • American University of Armenia
  • BLB
  • dotSpace
  • Hub Ocean
  • Spa/Rac

Contact: Tom Redd, HubOcean – tom.redd@oceandata.earth

About ILIAD – Digital Twin of the Ocean

ILIAD Digital Twin of the Ocean is an EU-funded project that builds on two decades of investments in policies and infrastructures for the blue economy and aims at establishing an interoperable, data-intensive, and cost-effective Digital Twin of the Ocean.

Groundstation.Space is one of the ILIAD consortium partners.

Kacia Rutkoŭskaja

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