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EMODnet Physics joins the Chalmers University Coastal Data Gap Challenge

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EMODnet Physics joins the Chalmers University Coastal Data Gap Challenge

On 30 March EMODnet Physics together with SMHI, marine sensor developers, citizen science initiatives, TransEurope Marinas and other international organizations and institutes attended Chalmers Filling Coastal Data Gaps - Let's Do it Ourselves!". The activity is a marine citizen science low-code, low-cost sensor course for 110 2nd year Industrial Economics MSc students at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, running throughout spring 2023. Divided into teams the students will design, build, and test a sensor instrument that collects marine coastal data in a real-life setting, design and build a website with information such as what data it collects and why, visualization of the collected data, and instructions on how to use it.

EMODnet Physics gave an inspirational talk on how European marine data are organized, how data collected within the course can be ingested to EMODnet and how this data through EMODnet can reach global users. The course ends in May when the sensors will be judged by a jury, including EMODnet Physics. The winning team will have the opportunity to present their sensor at Ocean Race Grand Finale in Genoa.

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