As a participant, you’ll have access to invaluable tools, training and support throughout the hackathon. We’ll provide everything you need, so you can give your solution everything you’ve got.

Data access
Data access

We want to minimise the time you need to spend processing data. That’s why we’ve created a dedicated data cube for each hackathon. The data cube contains pre-processed Copernicus data and information about a specific geographical region and time period, focusing on the hackathon theme at hand. Find the data cube on the DIAS platform supporting that edition.

Cloud infrastructure
Cloud infrastructure

Access virtual storage and computational resources for the duration of the hackathon. The DIAS platform supporting each hackathon will enable you to discover, manipulate and download Copernicus data and information. You will also have all the processing power and storage you need to hack your way to success.

Precise positioning
Precise positioning

Improve the accuracy of your solution with access to the JASON platform during the hackathon. Supporting all hackathon teams, this platform provides a fully automatic PPK/PPP processing engine for precise location/navigation. Learn more about this tool accessible during the hackathon.

Code repository
Code repository

Still missing crucial data? We’ve got you covered. Take advantage of our code repository. Hackers are invited to share their code with the CASSINI Hackathon community on the open source platform, Github.

Playbook
Playbook

New to hackathons? No problem. We’ve prepared two playbooks that will allow you to make the most of your first hackathon experience. Access helpful tips on how to face challenges, where to go if you need support, and what tools you’ll be required to use throughout the event in the Participant Playbook. The Business Design Playbook guides you to discover, build and tap into business opportunities with your ideas.

EU Space

Earth observation

Copernicus is the European Union’s Earth observation programme, looking at our planet and its environment to benefit all European citizens. It offers information services that draw from satellite Earth Observation and in-situ (non-space) data.

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Satellite navigation

Galileo is Europe’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), providing improved positioning and timing information with significant positive implications for many European services and users.

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The European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) is Europe’s regional satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) that is used to improve the performance of global navigation satellite systems (GNSSs).

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Secure connectivity

The European Union Governmental Satellite Communications (GOVSATCOM) programme provides secure and cost-efficient communications capabilities to security and safety critical missions.

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Space situational awareness

The SSA initiative will provide Europe and its citizens with complete and accurate information on objects orbiting Earth, on the space environment and on threats coming from space.

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On demand trainings

Arrive at the hackathon feeling fully prepared by watching our on-demand training sessions provided by the CASSINI Hackathon experts and partners. Become a specialist on the DIAS platforms, master core business skills, or expand your knowledge – there’s something for everyone.

3rd CASSINI Hackathon - Launch event
3rd CASSINI Hackathon - The Data Cube (Big Ideas Campaign)
3rd CASSINI Hackathon - Introduction to JASON (Big Ideas Campaign)
3rd CASSINI Hackathon - Galileo & EGNOS (Big Ideas Campaign)
3rd CASSINI Hackathon - Introduction to JASON (Big Ideas Campaign)
3rd CASSINI Hackathon - An introduction to the ONDA Virtual Machine
3rd CASSINI Hackathon - Introduction to DIAS ONDA
3rd CASSINI Hackathon - How to use the ONDA Catalogue
How to use JASON
JASON - How to get precise location for drones
CASSINI Hackathon - Business Model Workshop
CASSINI Hackathon - How to perfect your pitch
3rd CASSINI Hackathon Platform Support

The third edition of the CASSINI Hackathons & Mentoring is supported by the ONDA DIAS by SERCO and JASON by Rokubun.

SERCO

SERCO employs 1200+ staff across nine countries in Europe, delivering custom-made and specialised services across International Organisations, Space and Defence. They combine global experience and local expertise, with a wide range of capabilities in IT services, Facility Management, Space Research and Operations.

Serco Italia S.p.A. led the consortium selected to provide the Copernicus Data and Information Access Service (DIAS) named ONDA.

ONDA DIAS

ONDA DIAS platform offers free and open access to a wealth of datasets from different sources, from the Copernicus Sentinels family, to other Earth Observation satellite missions, and the Copernicus Services projects. The platform has exceeded the nominal DIAS requirements, by hosting one of the largest archives ever built for geospatial data and information. Moreover, the infrastructure, located in France for Copernicus Data, is data-and-application-agnostic, so any additional data and existing algorithms can be integrated.

Rokubun

Rokubun is a Barcelona based company offering accurate and scalable navigation technologies beyond those based on the classical Global Navigation Satellite Systems. Rokubun is focused on the research and development of precise and innovative navigation solutions to meet the growing mass market needs for both affordable and accurate geolocation as part of a wider effort to democratise precise navigation for applications in fields such as consumer solutions, agriculture, autonomous driving, and drones.

JASON

JASON is a GNSS post-processing cloud service to get accurate location at affordable cost. It's a fully automatic PPK/PPP processing engine such that users are delivered precise location/navigation results in few clicks. JASON features an API for processing automation and integration in the pipeline of our users. JASON is plug-and-play compatible with main GNSS raw data standards. Use JASON to obtain precise navigation of your rover for drone applications, Location Based Services, smart agriculture, road and mobility and many others.