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Climate Resilience Data Challenge – $35K in Prizes

By joey-poarch In Uncategorized

Posted December 9th, 2014

Prepare for the next round of NASA innovation on the Topcoder Platform. Supporting the White House Climate Data Initiative, NASA’s Earth Science’s Division in partnership with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) is looking to the Topcoder community to ideate and develop the next big data technology to help us better sustain and protect Earth.

The project is called the Climate Resilience Data Challenge and we want you to be a part of it. Starting December 15 there is over $35,000 in prize money to give away on the Topcoder Platform over the course of this three-month project. The Challenge will kick-off with ideation contests, followed by rapid-fire storyboarding of best submissions, and end with prototyping contests of the best ideas.

What would the world do if it didn’t need to download code or data from NASA, federal agencies, or any open source code for that matter… But simply invoked functions over the web instead? What sort of ingenuity would appear in consumer applications? The Climate Resilience Data Challenge is searching for app ideas to help communities and ecosystems be resilient when facing coastal flooding, sea level rise, food security, public water utilities, etc.

Check out our new minisite — topcoder.com/earthscience — documenting all our efforts, the timeline for launching contests, additional resources, and most importantly our new video explaining the challenge.