SDC Hackathon on SDG6 – results

Last week during the OpenGeneva Festival, we had a three-days hackathon trying to work with the content of the Swiss Data Cube to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 on Water. More information can be found here.

It was a really nice event, appreciated by the 29 participants with positive feedbacks and some very nice results.

Thanks to the great contributions of our hackers, we’ve been able to:

  1. Test the ingestion of the first Sentinel-1 (radar) ARD products using the Google Earth Engine
  2. Develop innovative (draft) algorithms to estimate the Chlorphyll, Total Suspend Matter (TSM), and Coloured Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM) in lakes. 
  3. Initiate the development of web-based viewer for discovering, querying, and accessing information products generate from the Swiss Data Cube. 

On behalf of the Swiss Data Cube team, we would like to thank you all for these great contributions that help to harness the EO Data revolution for Sustainable Development.

A special thank to NASA/CEOS (Brian Killough, Andrew Cherry), UNIGE/CUI, & OpenGeneva for their respective appreciated support! Thanks also to the UNIZH/UNIGE Strategic Partnership on Digital Revolution for supporting students from the University of Zurich to participate to this hackathon.

All the major results are available on the Swiss Data Cube GitHub repository: 

Documentation on the hackathon can be found on Sparkboard:

Some pictures of the event are available at:

You can also download a poster presenting our hackathon and the main results at: