The INSPIRE Hack 2017 is a hackathon that focuses on methods where citizens are able to contribute to different environmental and societal issues through smart phones and other sensors. Local community activities capture local knowledge in multimedia such as videos, photos and other sensor data. The collected information can contribute to tackle environmental and societal challenges in agriculture, forestry, fishery, risk management, air, soil and water pollution and contamination, landscape management, education and commercialisation.


INSPIRE Hack 2017

The INSPIRE Hack supports creativity, innovation, technical capabilities and knowledge sharing based on Open Data, Volunteered Geographical Information and data from Citizen Observatories.

In this hackathon the participants are asked to combine the community collected data with open data sets provided by governmental bodies, scientists or international organisations and bodies like The European Commission, The World Bank, Copernicus, GEOSS etc.


The INSPIRE Conference 2017 will serve as a platform for presenting the hackathon results. All the hackathon teams will present their projects during a dedicated workshop at the INSPIRE Conference. The workshop “Open data, VGI, and Citizen observatories INSPIRE Hack II”, including the awards ceremony, will take place on September 5th 2017 in Kehl, Germany.


On Thursday 24th August 2017, 3 pm CEST, there is a LIVE webinar about the hackathon and how you still can participate. You’ll meet the team leaders and learn about the topics. The teams are welcoming your contributions but you have to act fast.


Sign up to get access and reminders about the webinar here. (If you sign up after the event 24th August you will get the replay of the webinar).


Community building is at the heart of NextGEOSS. A hackathon is an effective community building activity that also include hands on technical development. NextGEOSS is co-organizing the INSPIRE Hack 2017, our co-organizers being Plan4All, a not-for-profit organization that started as an EU project, and two other H2020 projects DataBio and SKIN.