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Sign up now for the first Space App Camp in Copenhagen, Denmark. Application is open to students enrolled at any Danish university from 1 May to 15 June 2018. You can apply alone or as team of up to four students.

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WHY JOIN

BE 1 IN 20

GET INSIGHT

DEVELOP APPS USING EO DATA

DEDICATED API FOR EO DATA

THE WINNING TEAM WILL BE REWARDED

LOGISTICS

What, when, where?
The first Space App Camp in Denmark will take place from 13 - 17 August 2018 at the IT University Copenhagen, hosted by the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education.

Please make sure to block the whole week if you wish to participate!

Upon confirmation, you’ll receive a detailed advance briefing that will cover your assigned topic, access to the API, and detailed information on Copernicus. This briefing will enable you to start discussing the topic and brainstorm the app concept you want to present at the beginning of the Space App Camp.

The IT University will provide workspaces with Internet and satellite data access for the entire duration of the Space App Camp. Please be sure to bring your own wireless devices, however. Food and drinks will also be provided at the IT University during working hours throughout the timeframe of the event. Please make sure to arrange your own accommodation for your stay in Copenhagen.

  • 1 May to 15 June 2018
    at 10:00 am CEST

  • 1 July 2018
    Notification of selected participants

  • 13 - 17 August 2018
    Space App Camp

WHAT IT´S ALL ABOUT

Increasing numbers of mobile phone users is bringing mobility to the business with mobile apps. Additionally, a huge amount of data from space offers countless opportunities in connection with mobile applications.

But hang on a minute – isn’t the European Space Agency a bunch of astronauts and rocket scientists? What does ESA have to do with mobile app development? A lot! From space, our planet’s atmosphere, land, and water can be monitored for multiple application fields. This is where the Space App Camp comes in: It’s a chance to make the resulting information accessible to a broad audience and create value in the process!

For the first time the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education is inviting 20 Danish students to the IT University in Copenhagen – and you can be one of them! To become selected is up to you! Your participation in the Space App Camp will depend on the originality and relevance of the proposed app concept as well as the creativity shown in previous apps with regards to content, usability, design and business concept. Seize this opportunity to meet with like-minded people and learn how to create mobile applications using satellite data.

The goal of the Space App Camp is to produce app prototypes using Earth observation data on smartphones. In doing so, it focuses on leveraging the possibilities offered by the European Earth observation programme Copernicus, which became operational with the launch of the first Sentinel Satellite in April 2014 and today already provides data from seven satellites. The latest member of ESA’s Earth observation satellites, Sentinel-3B, was successfully launched on 25 April 2018 from Russia. Two weeks later Sentinel-3B has already delivered impressive first images from its ocean and land colour instruments. The oceans are the main focus of the mission. In addition, large-scale changes in land areas are also monitored and recorded.

Selected participants will be provided with access to satellite data for the development of mobile applications (Android and iOS) in four predefined categories. A dedicated API will make it easy for you to integrate Earth observation data into your app. To take part in the Space App Camp, you don’t need any experience in integrating such data.

Participants are able to choose their preferred topic and apply either alone or in teams of up to four people.

The first edition of the Space App Camp Copenhagen is hosted by the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education. The event is organised by the IT University Copenhagen, InfinIT, Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen, and Ramani BV and supported by COWI, DHI GRAS and the European Space Agency.

TOPICS

Climate Change

Climate change adaptation, e.g., predicting the impact of cloudbursts on tourist destinations

Land

Digitised agriculture and food production, e.g. predicting the local impact of cloudbursts on crop growths

MARINE

Wave and tide monitoring, e.g. tidal stream mapping

ATMOSPHERIC

Air quality monitoring, e.g. local impact of salt on air quality index

PRIZES

After a week of intense teamwork in your selected category, you and your team will present your app prototype to the other participants and a jury composed of experts and investors on the final day of the Space App Camp. The jury will then select the winning team and present a DKK 10,000 cash prize.

Apply now! Registration will be open from 1 May to 15 June 2018.

GET INSPIRED

Browse the Space App Camp’s hall of fame to gain an impression of what you can achieve at the Space App Camp.

WHO CAN TAKE PART?

Application is open to students enrolled at any Danish university, but as always, some rules apply.

Download rules (PDF)

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