Smart Shipping Project Wins Second Prize at Ocean Hackathon 2021

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Hey there! I’m thrilled to share some exciting news with you. As a researcher at UCA Datalab, I had the privilege of working on the innovative Smart Shipping project. And I’m excited to announce that our hard work has paid off - we won second prize at the International Final of Ocean Hackathon 2021, which was held in Brest (France).

This year, more than a hundred teams from 15 different cities presented their projects at the Ocean Hackathon. Our regional final took place in San Fernando (Cádiz), coordinated by CEEI Bahía de Cádiz and the Access2Sea project, and was hosted in Navantia Training Center. The goal of Smart Shipping is to optimize marine shipping routes using real-time information on ocean currents, wind, and waves, a technique also known as “weather routing”. We estimate that this technology will help save fuel, reduce emissions, and contribute to the ecological transition of marine transport.

The Ocean Hackathon is an international event organized by Campus Mondiale de la Mer. The best projects from each participating city were invited to compete in the grand finale hosted in Brest (France). We are incredibly proud to have earned second prize in this international final, ahead of the Stanford team from San Francisco.

You can check out our presentation during the event in the video below, and see the second prize winners of Ocean Hackathon 2021.

Overall, this recognition is a testament to our team’s hard work and dedication to creating sustainable solutions for the shipping industry. We look forward to continuing our work on the Smart Shipping project and contributing to the ecological transition of marine transport through weather routing technology.