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Solutions For A Sustainable World!

Submit you proposal before 2014 May 31!

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. This is an international challenge open to all on our home planet. See the 2013 Winners, China had one of the top teams last year.

The top four teams, two Professional Projects and two University Projects, will take home the crystal Europa Challenge bull! And for the University teams, a few hundred Euros!


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 INSPIRE Conference and the FOSS4G Conference. Lodging, travel support, complementary passes and scheduled presentations will be 'awarded' to the top University teams. Plus, the top two teams in each category, University and Professional, will receive the crystal 'Europa Bull' award! A few hundred Euros for the University teams! And of course NASA T-shirts.

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University Project

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 teams 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/ and smeSpire.

Professional SME Project

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!

Deadlines

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. Part of the final submission will be a three-minute video that describes and shows your app in action!

The flyer

Download the World Wind Europa Challenge flyer

Organised by

nasa NASA World Wind
polimi Politecnico di Milano - Polo Territoriale di Como
hunagi HUNAGI
jacobs uni Jacobs University
graphitech Graphitech


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