A platform to predict the dispersion of air pollution and another to facilitate the internationalization of companies, win ex aequo the #Go2SpaceHackathon

More than 100 participants from 24 countries attended the open training sessions and use cases that took place the week before the competition.

The award consists of resources valued at 6,000€ and access to the Go2Space-HUBs Acceleration Program.

The increasing use of Earth Observation data, as well as the good prospects for public funding planned for projects of this type, offer new business opportunities.

The European Union Earth Observation Program, Copernicus, offers information services based on data from satellites through platforms called DIAS that are free and open access.

In this context, last February, the European Go2Space-HUBs project, the Spanish multinational Sacyr and the DIAS Platforms, joined their forces in the search for potential uses of Earth Observation data through the celebration of #Go2SpaceHackathon.

More than 100 participants from 24 countries attended the open training sessions with experts from each of the platforms: Creodias, Sobloo, Onda Dias, Mundi Web Services and Wekeo, the week before the competition.

Two teams have been the ex aequo winners of this Hackathon: The Dubhe team, made up of Igor Casrvalho Ramos, Yashita Saxena and Eugenio Arellano, and the S2IC team made up of Alessandra Porfido, Alan Whiteside, Adrián Pérez and Noelia Flores.

The solution developed by Team Dubhe solves the problem of data from different sources in air pollution. Collecting data through specific ground-based measurements at hot spots or through low-resolution data from satellites and their utility is not only time-consuming, but also very complex for the end user.

Its proposal consists of a simple platform that, by cross-referencing terrestrial and satellite data with machine learning algorithms, shows and allows predicting the dispersion of air pollution. In addition to offering the data on maps with gas concentration and dispersion predictions, it also provides guidance on what is the best action to take and why.

For its part, the solution proposed by the S2IC Team consists of providing high-quality reports and geolocated data that facilitate the internationalization of companies. And, despite the fact that, nowadays, a wide range of information is available, for developing countries the data is scarce and unreliable.

This platform will provide useful information that will help to make more conscious decisions. Space technology, specifically Earth Observation, will not only fill the data availability gap, but will also improve its quality.

The award consists of resources valued at 6,000€ and allows access to the Go2Space-HUBs Acceleration Program.

Congratulations to both teams!

#Go2SpaceHackathon. Online, 15-20 February, 2021

Go2Space-HUBs, Sacyr and the DIAS Platforms have teamed up to challenge to find technological solutions using earth observation data that facilitate the planning of the infrastructure design, construction and operation process. The winners will receive resources valued at 6,000€ and access to the Go2Space-HUBs Acceleration ProgramAcceleration Program!

A week dedicated to the DIAS Platforms and Earth Observation Data to exploit them in a commercial way:

  • Training sessions about DIAS Platforms and Earth Observation Data
  • Use cases with sector’s referents and start-ups
  • Hackathon’s journeys for working in teams to solve challenges

Who are we looking for?

Entrepreneurs, researchers, PhD’s & Masters’ students, start-ups, scale-ups, SMEs and investors.

You can participate as…

  • Challenge owner
  • Sponsor
  • Speaker
  • Volunteer
  • Participant

Thematic Areas:

  • ‘Space-related projects for a digitalized Europe’ (e.g. big data, IoT, smart cities, smart transport)
  • ‘Space-related projects and applications to solve the Sustainable Development Goals’ (e.g. low carbon future, social impact)
  • ‘Space-related projects in Defence & Security’ (e.g. cyber, military, big data, fintech)
  • ‘Spacetech Excellence’ (space upstream & downstream sector)

Benefits of participating:

  • Space Ecosystem and networking
  • A catalyst for agents from space sector
  • European Event – Visibility
  • Specialized Knowledge Space Data Exploitation
  • Challenges solving


We need your talent and creative mind!