Team: Pirat Controllers
Overfishing occurs when more fish are caught than the population can replace through natural reproduction. Gathering as many fish as possible may seem like a profitable practice, but overfishing has serious consequences. The results not only affect the balance of life in the oceans, but also the social and economic well-being of the coastal communities who depend on fish for their way of life.
Combating illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing is a top international priority. IUU fishing involves fishing activity that does not respect rules adopted at either the national or international level and is a worldwide problem. Especially the poor countries do not have the capabilities to protect their coastal waters against illegal fishery activities.
We are trying to find hacks and smart ways to monitor overfishing and also fight against illegal fishery activities..
Team: Environmental Hackers
Global Maritime Industry is now, for the first time, committed to reducing emissions by 50% by 2050 compared to emission levels of 2008.
Join us in a challenge for making this commitment true by reducing emissions in today’s operation of vessels.
We will provide you with a unique vessel performance dataset linked to geospatial data (AIS), brought to you in our AWS cloud environment. The datasets reflect how vessels operate today. You will be able to explore existing gas fueled vessels in real operations and analyze for example why, when or where vessels switch from gas to diesel. This insight can then be translated to operational performance and emission reductions. Your efforts will therefore produce value for the environment and support greener maritime industry.
With our support and data, you will be able to use your analytics skills on real cases and make an impact. Aside from a chance to win the hackathon prizes, you will be able to showcase your talent and be part of our path towards a Smart Marine Ecosystem. A non-disclosure agreement is be required to get access to this challenge.
Teus van Beek
Teus van Beek has an education at Delft University of Technology, naval architecture with specialization in ship hydromechanics.
Since 1980 he has been employed by Wärtsilä Netherlands B.V. (former Lips B.V.) in Drunen.
His experience is related to the design and applications of Marine Power Systems to all kind of vessels. Active participation in development and design projects has given him a wide overview and technical background as well as the business needs in ships’ design. Teus has been active in external commercial contacts as well and has a wide network in the shipping industry. He contributed to well over 30 technical publications on all technical levels of ship power systems.
Currently his position is General Manager Market Innovation within the Marine Solutions division at Wartsila. The Market Innovations team is set out to create and promote future concepts for the marine industry by showing thought leadership and testing the waters for new technologies and solutions.
Human Rights at Sea
Team: Glass Ship
Human Rights have to be respected on land and on the sea. However, it is much harder to control and make sure that these rights are respected at high sea than on land. There are a lot of reports coming from ships about bad life conditions for seafarers and modern slavery. Suicide is the top cause of seafarer deaths.
The challenge for the hackers is to find awareness for this problems and using modern technologies so that human rights are respected and corruption incidents are reported.
Anders Flensborg is Managing Director of Munich-based Flensborg and Associates , a result-driven firm specialized in business development along the supply chain. The company excels in the Maritime and Transportation Industries and is experienced with capital, start-ups, technology, regional and industrial development as well as M&A.
In the summer of 2018, the company launched a digital replicate: www.flenzies.com
Anders Flensborg has been involved with the creation and early execution of a consolidation concept for the German Maritime Industry involving 11 vessel owners. He was a founder of ocean24.de, the maritime booking engine & disrupter launched during the New Economy.
Plastic never goes away. And it’s increasingly finding its way into our oceans and our beaches. In the Los Angeles area alone, 10 metric tons of plastic fragments — like grocery bags, straws and soda bottles — are carried into the Pacific Ocean every day. Today billions of pounds of plastic can be found in swirling convergences making up about 40 percent of the world’s ocean surfaces.
The goal of this challenge is to find smart, intelligent ways to reduce plastic pollution.
Team: Srap Warriors
Ship breaking or ship demolition is a type of ship disposal involving the breaking up of ships for either a source of parts, which can be sold for re-use or for the extraction of raw materials, chiefly scrap. It may also be known as ship dismantling, ship cracking, or ship recycling. Depending on their size and function, pollution from burning ship scrapped ships have an unladened weight of between 5,000 and 40,000 tons (the average being 13000+), 95% of which is steel, coated with between 10 and 100 tons of paint containing lead, cadmium, organotins, arsenic, zinc and chromium.
The goal of this challenge is to find smart, intelligent ways for green ship recycling