Space App Camp
For the first time, the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education is sponsoring a space app camp for students to build mobile applications based on satellite data. The one week coding-event will be held at the IT University of Copenhagen on August 13-17 2018. Students from all Danish universities are encouraged to apply (press “read more” below). We expect that most students will have a background as programmers, but students with backgrounds in business, earth observation, design or engineering are most welcome too.
Twenty students will be selected. The deadline for applications is June 15. Selected participants will be provided with access to satellite data from the European Earth observation programme, Copernicus, for the development of mobile applications. A dedicated API will make it easy to integrate Earth observation data into Android/iOS apps. Experts from Ramani, as well as COWI and DHI-GRAS will help students shape their app in four predefined topics: climate change adaptation, digitized agriculture and food production, wave and tidal monitoring, and air quality monitoring. The winning team will be rewarded with DKK 10,000.
The space app camp is organized by the IT University, Infinit, AZO and Ramani, in collaboration with COWI, DHI-GRAS and the European Space Agency (ESA).