Climate Informatics Hackathons

In 2015, Climate Informatics community started to organize hands-on hackthons colocated with CI conferences every year. These hackthon events bring together community members from different disciplines to collaboratively develop data science solutions for climate challenges.


Future Events

In 2021, there will be a virtual Climate Informatics hackathon and tutorials on 7-10 September 2021. The hackathon will be jointly organized with the 3rd NOAA Workshop on Leveraging Artificial Intelligence in Environmental Sciences. To receive the update about the hackathon and next CI conference (in 2022), you can sign up via this short Google form.


Past Events & Materials

Past CI hackathons were archived on GitHub with related notebooks and materials. These materials are very useful resources for anyone who want to learn more about the field of climate informatics.

2020 Climate Informatics Hackathon (Virtual)

  • Topic: Generating synthetic nighttime imagery from infrared observations for GOES-16 Advanced Baseline Imager.
  • GitHub: https://github.com/paulaharder/hackathon-ci-2020
  • Reference: Harder, P., Jones, W., Lguensat, R., Bouabid, S., Fulton, J., Quesada-Chacón, D., Marcolongo, A., Stefanović, S., Rao, Y., Manshausen, P. and Watson-Parris, D., 2020. NightVision: Generating Nighttime Satellite Imagery from Infra-Red Observations. arXiv preprint arXiv:2011.07017.

2019 Climate Informatics Hackathon (Paris, France)

  • Topic: Predicting CO2 fluxes between the oceans and the atmosphere from measured physical and biogeochemical parameters at the air-sea interface.
  • GitHub: To be added.
  • Reference: To be added.

2018 Climate Informatics Hackathon (Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.)

2017 Climate Informatics Hackathon (Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.)

2016 Climate Informatics Hackathon (Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.)

  • Topic: Predicting Arctic sea ice extent in 4-month lead time.
  • GitHub: https://github.com/ramp-kits/sea_ice
  • Reference:
    • Introductory Jupyter notebook
    • Virginie Guemas, Edward Blanchard-Wrigglesworth, Matthieu Chevallier, Jonathan J Day, Michel D equ e, Francisco J Doblas-Reyes, Neven S Fu ckar, Agathe Germe, Ed Hawkins, Sarah Keeley, et al. A review on arctic sea-ice predictability and prediction on seasonal to decadal time-scales. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 2014.

2015 Climate Informatics Hackathon (Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.)