Why the Europa Challenge?
The Europa Challenge provides the opportunity for Europe's *best and brightest* to deliver sustainable solutions to the European community. And do this in ways that serve local, regional, national or international interests, while also advancing the career opportunities for those who accept the challenge.
The top three teams will take home the crystal Europa Challenge bull!
How to win?
There are two ways to win. One is as a University Project, and the other is as a Professional Project. Winners will be part of the plenary awards session at the 2014 INSPIRE Conference and the FOSS4G Conference (more details to follow). Lodging, travel support, complementary passes and scheduled presentations will be 'awarded' to the top three teams. Plus, each will receive the crystal 'Europa Bull' award! And of course NASA T-shirts.
You build a great application that serves the INSPIRE Directive and uses NASA's open source virtual globe technology, World Wind. To do this you must first establish a team of three to five students, from a single university, with any mix of undergraduate, graduate and PhD students. Graduate students may enter as a single individual (there is no team requirement for graduate students but are still encouraged!). Each undergraduate team or graduate student must have a mentor. The mentor can be a professor, an associate or assistant professor, or an official lecturer at the same university as the team. Together they decide, design and build a spatial data application that serves local, regional, national or international interests guided by the INSPIRE Directive, http://inspire.jrc.ec.europa.eu/.
Same criteria as above only there is no limit on team members or any mentor requirement. This is a great opportunity to showcase your company’s talents, while providing premier value to the European community. And in the process, have some brilliant fun!
Propose your project now! Use the "Challenge 2014" tab to accept the challenge. The deadline to make your project website and code available to the world is 2014 May 31.
The flyerDownload the World Wind Europa Challenge flyer
|NASA World Wind|
|Politecnico di Milano - Polo Territoriale di Como|