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Hack the earth competition seeks solutions to the world’s most pressing ocean challenges

 

Hack the earth competition seeks solutions to the world’s most pressing ocean challenges.

To celebrate Earth Day on 22 April, the Commonwealth Secretariat and Satellite Applications Catapult are launching the first-ever Hack the earth competition, in search of innovative, impactful and scalable ideas which will tackle the threats facing communities round the world, linked to ocean degradation and therefore the climate crisis.

Virtual ideas competition
The virtual ideas competition will advance outstanding home-grown solutions from across 54 Commonwealth countries, targeting a number of the world’s most pressing ocean-related challenges, like eliminating plastic pollution, accelerating sustainable energy uptake, global climate change , developing sustainable ‘blue’ approaches for the ocean economy and protecting nature in marine areas.

With £10,000 in prize to be won, the competition will encourage entrants to utilise and explore the knowledge and connectivity available from satellites as a part of their ideas.

Announcing the initiative, Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said:

“The Commonwealth is a particularly diverse group of 54 countries, including a number of the littlest and most vulnerable within the world, that have made a shared commitment under the Commonwealth Blue Charter to figure together to tackle ocean-related challenges.

“I am therefore encouraged by the sheer range of possibilities this competition will open up to spot new and improved ideas on the way to address ocean sustainability. we glance forward to receiving ideas from individuals, teams, and organisations from across our regions, which we could then support and amplify globally.”

Lucy Edge, Chief Operating Officer at the Satellite Applications Catapult added:

“We are very excited to launch Hack the earth today and appearance forward to the innovative ideas we’ll see from round the world. Satellites provide a singular view of our planet Earth – they’re vital for meaningful monitoring and mitigation of the consequences of global climate change and can be a crucial a part of any solution watching the world’s oceans.

“It’s an exquisite and rare opportunity for people round the Commonwealth to return together and develop innovative ideas into world-changing concepts that take significant and measurable steps towards solving a number of the world’s biggest ocean challenges.”

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Competition details
The deadline for online submissions is 31st May 2021. The theme of the competition is closely aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 14 (ocean), 13 (climate) and seven (energy).

Specific samples of issues that would be addressed include those covered by the Commonwealth Blue Charter: marine plastic pollution, reef protection and restoration, mangrove ecosystems and livelihoods, marine protected areas, ocean acidification, ocean and global climate change , ocean observations, sustainable aquaculture and sustainable coastal fisheries.

In the second phase of the competition, 30 shortlisted teams are going to be invited to participate during a knowledge exchange programme where they’re going to study satellite technologies and elements of design thinking that would support their ideas, and hone these into robust, compelling pitches. The training and support provided during the knowledge exchange programme are going to be highly valuable and can support participants to enhance their ideas with the assistance of a good sort of industry experts.

Six finalists are going to be selected to pitch their ideas sleep in front of a panel of judges. The winner of the competition will receive £10,000 and therefore the announcement of the results will happen at a final showcase event in October 2021.

For details on the way to enter, visit HackThePlanetCompetition.com (live from 22 April) or or download the media toolkit.

More Details And Application Here
https://thecommon

 

Hack the earth competition seeks solutions to the world’s most pressing ocean challenges
19 April 2021

To celebrate Earth Day on 22 April, the Commonwealth Secretariat and Satellite Applications Catapult are launching the first-ever Hack the earth competition, in search of innovative, impactful and scalable ideas which will tackle the threats facing communities round the world, linked to ocean degradation and therefore the climate crisis.

Virtual ideas competition
The virtual ideas competition will advance outstanding home-grown solutions from across 54 Commonwealth countries, targeting a number of the world’s most pressing ocean-related challenges, like eliminating plastic pollution, accelerating sustainable energy uptake, global climate change , developing sustainable ‘blue’ approaches for the ocean economy and protecting nature in marine areas.

With £10,000 in prize to be won, the competition will encourage entrants to utilise and explore the knowledge and connectivity available from satellites as a part of their ideas.

Announcing the initiative, Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said:

“The Commonwealth is a particularly diverse group of 54 countries, including a number of the littlest and most vulnerable within the world, that have made a shared commitment under the Commonwealth Blue Charter to figure together to tackle ocean-related challenges.

“I am therefore encouraged by the sheer range of possibilities this competition will open up to spot new and improved ideas on the way to address ocean sustainability. we glance forward to receiving ideas from individuals, teams, and organisations from across our regions, which we could then support and amplify globally.”

Lucy Edge, Chief Operating Officer at the Satellite Applications Catapult added:

“We are very excited to launch Hack the earth today and appearance forward to the innovative ideas we’ll see from round the world. Satellites provide a singular view of our planet Earth – they’re vital for meaningful monitoring and mitigation of the consequences of global climate change and can be a crucial a part of any solution watching the world’s oceans.

“It’s an exquisite and rare opportunity for people round the Commonwealth to return together and develop innovative ideas into world-changing concepts that take significant and measurable steps towards solving a number of the world’s biggest ocean challenges.”

Competition details
The deadline for online submissions is 31st May 2021. The theme of the competition is closely aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 14 (ocean), 13 (climate) and seven (energy).

Specific samples of issues that would be addressed include those covered by the Commonwealth Blue Charter: marine plastic pollution, reef protection and restoration, mangrove ecosystems and livelihoods, marine protected areas, ocean acidification, ocean and global climate change , ocean observations, sustainable aquaculture and sustainable coastal fisheries.

In the second phase of the competition, 30 shortlisted teams are going to be invited to participate during a knowledge exchange programme where they’re going to study satellite technologies and elements of design thinking that would support their ideas, and hone these into robust, compelling pitches. The training and support provided during the knowledge exchange programme are going to be highly valuable and can support participants to enhance their ideas with the assistance of a good sort of industry experts.

Six finalists are going to be selected to pitch their ideas sleep in front of a panel of judges. The winner of the competition will receive £10,000 and therefore the announcement of the results will happen at a final showcase event in October 2021.

For details on the way to enter, visit HackThePlanetCompetition.com (live from 22 April) or or download the media toolkit.

More Details And Application Here
https://thecommon

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