Hackathon for the British Antarctic Survey


Two day virtual hackathon, bringing together innovators from around the world to come up with solutions to help the British Antarctic Survey achieve net zero.

Dates Friday, November 26, 2021 - Download as vCalendar
Venue Online
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Event details:

Summary: Join a hackathon to accelerate net zero innovation. Run by The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, in partnership with the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and Cambridge Zero, this two day virtual hackathon will bring together innovators from around the world to come up with solutions to help the British Antarctic Survey achieve net zero. Working in one of the most remote and challenging environments on Earth, BAS are faced with more challenges than most when it comes to decarbonising their operations. Existing technology can get them 70% of the way, but new innovation will be essential to achieve the last mile.

 

The Challenge: Enter as a team, or apply as an individual to join a team, to take on one of the following challenges:

  • How to radically reduce energy use 

  • How to sensitively use renewable energy in a delicate environment, dealing with intermittency and seasonal variation in energy production

  • How to provide year-round back up energy without costing the earth

 

Why join?

  • Bring your solution to a new potential buyer (BAS)

  • Join an innovation community determined to tackle one of the world’s most pressing problems

  • Winners will benefit from publicity generated by CISL and Cambridge Zero

 

Who should apply: This hackathon is open to any innovators willing to think creatively to achieve net zero for the benefit of the global ‘race to zero’. Whatever your background – from tech to energy or engineering –  and from students to professionals, all innovative minds are welcome.

 

Find out more and apply here

An institute of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), BAS delivers and enables world-leading interdisciplinary research in the Polar Regions.