[open-science] Helsinki-NASA Europa Challenge 2017 - Please help disseminate the info to students and SMEs

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Mon May 29 07:58:15 UTC 2017

May I request your help in disseminating this challenge info to  students in your universities (esp. to Computer Science students)  . May I also remind that those submitting innovative solutions for urban farming are eligible to compete for the NASA - GODAN Local Farming award for the best student application (1000 Euros)  http://www.godan.info/news/godan-nasa-europa-student-challenge-announcement

There is already a excellent entry from India for the Local Farming Challenge. We invite more teams to join. Accept the challenge at http://eurochallenge.como.polimi.it/accept2017

SMEs are also welcome to join the challenge under the Professional category (though no cash award) but will receive certificates and prestige of participating in NASA challenge.

Research Councils UK SMARTIES project will provide 5000 GBP for awards (£2500 for First Place, £1500 for the Second Place and £1000 for the Third Place) to NASA Europa challenge. Due to the nature of the funding, the SMARTIES Entrepreneurship awards are specific to all UK and India students who participate in the NASA Europa Challenge 2017. This is a contest where everyone wins just by playing!  Help your city and thereby the cities of the world with capabilities all cities need. We are in this world together, let’s deliver results ‘for the benefit of all’, the NASA motto.

Best wishes,


Dr. Suchith Anand

GeoForAll - Building and expanding Open Geospatial Science

Open Principles in Science and Education for bridging the digital divide

From: Discuss <discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org> on behalf of Hogan, Patrick (ARC-PX) <patrick.hogan at nasa.gov>
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Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] Helsinki-NASA Europa Challenge 2017

The NASA World Wind Europa Challenge 2017 is off to a roaring start!

The top six (6) teams will be invited, all expenses paid, travel and lodging for five days, that include the final three days to ^show your stuff^ 29-30-31 August.

This is in addition to the NASA Crystal Bull award, resume gold and some really cool cash. Not to mention cozy long-sleeve NASA shirts and NASA certificates just for qualifying.

Our world very quickly needs to find a way for us to begin working harmoniously, advancing each other's interest while serving our own. It will help if we are oriented to one platform for building 'smart city' urban management solutions, ESA-NASA WebWorldWind [1].

ESA & NASA are jointly advancing WebWorldWind, the latest version of the NASA World Wind family, and the world's oldest virtual globe platform, open source since inception in 2002. Let's rock the world 'for the benefit of all' by sharing our solutions!

Your CitySmart web app, based on the ESA-NASA WebWorldWind virtual globe SDK, needs to be ready for the first round of judging 7 August. This gives you ten weeks to make something good happen. There are plenty of examples, all open source, from previous years [2] along with some NASA World Wind Research projects, all open source [3].

By 7 August you simply need a webpage that describes your web app, a three-minute video of your web app in action, and your open source code accessible, i.e., via github or other. The judges, an international panel of GIS experts, will decide which six teams get the all-expense paid trip, and you will get ^the news^ 5 days later. And then on August 29 the finals begin with YOU there in Helsinki!

Are you ready for Helsinki? Helsinki is ready for you!
One of the most livable cities in the world! [4]

[1] https://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/
[2] http://eurochallenge.como.polimi.it/
[3] https://github.com/NASAWorldWindResearch
[4] https://www.helsinkismart.fi/helsinki-in-the-top-ten-most-liveable-cities-in-the-world/

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