Hackathon on Earth Observation applications

4 - 5 June 2023

Novotel Muscat airport

Daily Sessions

9:00 - 17:00

Buffet Lunch, Coffee & Refreshments will be served

Registration closed

What is the Hackathon about?

The Hackathon on Earth Observation applications in Oman convenes young software developers, programmers, remote sensing, and data specialists as well as thematic experts with the aim of developing applications that tackle relevant challenges and are based on the use of Earth Observation data. This event is a unique opportunity to receive first-hand information about the potential of satellite imagery processing and analysis, and develop, with the support of experts, a solution with commercial value.

The event will take place during 2 full days in an innovative and motivating environment and will allow you to get in touch with local and international key actors in the context of Earth Observation.

As participants you will benefit from:

  • A great formative offer on data access and processing
  • Preparatory online webinars
  • Onsite mentoring by renowned experts
  • Presentation of the solutions to public and private key actors in Oman

Expected attendees

The workshop is aimed at university students with technical backgrounds in programming, satellite data analysis, marketing, and expertise in the thematic focus areas on environmental applications as well as the oil & gas sector. Participants work in groups of 4-6 people on the development on their solutions.

Participants work in groups of 4-6 people on the development on their solutions.

Primer Premio


El equipo ganador tiene acceso al programa Copernicus Accelerator, un programa de coaching para jóvenes emprendedores de 12 meses que incluye coaching, bootcamps, training virtual y acceso a networks.

3 meses de acceso a ONDA DIAS


Simple Green is an application that helps tourists, tourism companies dedicated to outdoor activities and public authorities to identify, monitor, predict and visualise plagues such as mosquitos or jellyfishes affecting tourism activities on beaches, open water and other territories. It also will provide information about air quality to inform about potential risks to human health.

Simple Green has been created by:

  • Víctor Moreno – Industrial Engineer
  • Samuel Álvarez - Industrial Engineer
  • Thedmer Postma – Remote Sensing and GIS specialist
  • Carolina Guillén – Informatic engineer
  • Luis González – Agricultural engineer, Remote sensing specialist
Presentación del producto

Segundo Premio


Premio especial Polo Digital: Dos puestos de co-working con mentorización durante dos años sin coste alguno, participación en eventos del Polo como el Virtual Reality Day


NOMO is a product from the Malaga Start-up company Agron and aims at improving the resolution and the frequency of images by combining satellite data with different resolution and revisit time, providing more images and data with better resolution to the customer.

NOMO is developed by:

  • Pablo Quesada Molina - Geographer. Pilot drone and flight operator.
  • Gonzalo Bueno Santana - Engineer and programming
  • Darío Gumiel Muñoz - Geographer. Master in Specialist in Cartography and WebSIG. Territorial management.
  • Mario Alejandro Rueda Castro - Computer engineer. Programming specialist
  • Salomón Matas Rivodigo - Geographer. Expert in Geospatial analysis and geodatabases management.
Presentación del producto

Tercer Premio


Premio de 500€ para la propuesta ganadora de cada temática


DIST stands for Dispersal Intelligent Sustainable Tourism and provides a technical solution for citizens and tourism companies to find alternative destinations for safe and healthy tourism, avoiding crowded places and environmentally risky locations by combining Sentinel 5 for environmental parameters and VHR satellite data for measuring crowd densities.

The DIST team is an international team consisting of

  • Matilda Merkohasanaj - Environmental Researcher – GIS specialist at the Instituto Superior de Agronomía (University of Lisboa)
  • Iulia Sandut - Student Politehnica University Bucharest
  • Mahabir Gupta – Software Engineer
  • Luis Partida – Systems & Web developer
Presentación del producto


1st prize

1 top-end notebook for each team member of the winning team

Additional prize

Attractive prize package by Creodias.eu

Credits to be used in cloud

1000 EUR for the wining team
500 EUR for 2nd team
250 EUR for the 3rd place

All participants will receive a diploma of attendance at the Hackathon issued by the organisers.

Thematic focus

The Hackathon focusses on 4 topics:

Disaster Risk Reduction

Oil & Gas Sector

Surveying and Mapping

Water and Agricultural Applications


El Copernicus Hackathon Malaga se celebrará de forma semi-presencial. En una primera fase, los participantes desarrollarán sus aplicaciones de forma remota, con apoyo online de mentores, webinars técnicos y temáticos. Los resultados se presentarán el día 2 de octubre de forma presencial en el Polo Nacional de Contenidos Digitales de Málaga.

  • 17th April - Info session

  • 15th May - Webinar I

    Thematic challenges, EO applications.

  • 22th May - Webinar II

    Data access, Team building.

  • 31th May - Webinar III

    Introduction to CREODIAS. Link to Teams meeting

  • 4-5th June - Onsite Hackathon


Informarémos aquí sobre las fechas y contenidos de los webinars preparatorios.

Webinar 1

¿Cómo emprender en el sector de la teledetección?

Webinar 2

Datos y Servicios de Copernicus

Webinar 3

Introducción a los Copernicus Data and Information Access Services (DIAS)

Webinar 4

Datos y Servicios de Galileo


Durante el Hackathon, se van a celebrar una serie de eventos especiales, co-organiado por Copernicus Hackathon Malaga que os pueden aportar informaciones muy interesantes sobre el sector de la teledetección, Copernicus y Galileo.

DataBeers Málaga especial Copernicus: datos sobre el planeta


El Databeers Copernicus reunirá un elenco de destacados expertos en datos abiertos y Copernicus para mostrar el potencial de estas fuentes de datos y casos de aplicaciones que te sorprenderán. Y todo esto, aunque sea de manera virtual, en un entorno relajado y acompañado por una cerveza bien fría 🙂

Fecha: 24/09/2020         Hora: 20:00

Livestream del evento