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.


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.

1st CASSINI Hackathon Launch Event
1st CASSINI Hackathon - Business Model Workshop
1st CASSINI Hackathon - Discover Galileo & EGNOS
Introduction to the WEkEO DIAS
Getting started with WEkEO
WEkEO IT infrastructure
Ocean Colour using Copernicus Sentinel data
Air Pollution monitoring using Copernicus Sentinel data
Atmospheric Applications in WEkEO
Marine Applications in WEkEO
How to use JASON
JASON - How to get precise location for drones
2nd CASSINI Hackathon Platform Support

The second edition of the CASSINI Hackathons & Mentoring is supported by the WEkEO DIAS and JASON by Rokubun.


WEkEO is the EU's Copernicus DIAS reference service for environmental data, virtual environments for data processing and skilled user support. As key organisations in the Copernicus Programme, EUMETSAT, ECMWF, EEA and MERCATOR OCEAN have combined their long-standing experience to develop the WEkEO Copernicus DIAS service.

Mercator Ocean

MERCATOR OCEAN is an ocean data and information service provider in real and delayed time. The company is located in South-West France near Toulouse. MERCATOR OCEAN designs, develops and runs forecasting systems based on ocean numerical modelling fed by ocean observations, to describe the physical and biogeochemical states of the ocean at any time, above and beneath the surface, at global and regional scales. 


The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) is an intergovernmental organisation based in Darmstadt, Germany, currently with 30 Member States. EUMETSAT operates the geostationary (Meteosat) satellites and Polar (Metop) satellites as part of the Initial Joint Polar System (IJPS) shared with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). EUMETSAT has been entrusted by the European Commission to exploit the four Sentinel missions of the Copernicus space component dedicated to the monitoring of atmosphere, ocean and climate. EUMETSAT will carry out these tasks in cooperation with ESA.


The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) is an independent intergovernmental organisation supported by 34 Member and Co-operating States. ECMWF is both a research institute and a 24/7 operational service, producing and disseminating numerical weather predictions to its Member States. This data is fully available to the national meteorological services in the Member States. ECMWF has been entrusted by the European Commission to operate Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) and Copernicus Climate Change Monitoring (C3S) Service.

European Environment Agency

The European Environment Agency (EEA) aims to support sustainable development by helping to achieve significant and measurable improvement in Europe's environment, through the provision of timely, targeted, relevant and reliable information to policymaking agents and the public. Our key goals are to be the prime source of environmental knowledge at European level, play a leading role in supporting long-term transition to a sustainable society, and to be a lead organisation for environmental knowledge-sharing and capacity-building.


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. Are you in need of post-facto precise location at an affordable cost? JASON is your solution!


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.