Lend your coding skills to support the conservation of one of our most valuable natural resources.
Fishackathon is a global event of the US State Department that takes place in 15 cities simultaneously. Coders, conservationists, cod'n'chips fans (and designers, scientists and economists) - unite this weekend to develop innovative tech and respond to four big challenges:
Fisheries Management - drawing on science to find ways to protect fishery resources so sustainable explotation is possible.
Conservation - preservation, protection, or restoration of the earth's natural environment, natural ecosystems, vegetation, wildlife, and biodiversity.
Aquaculture - the breeding, rearing, and harvesting of aquatic plants and animals in all types of water environments for food or to enhance recreational, commercial, and ecologically-important species and habitats.
Traceability - ability to verify the history, location, or application of an item by means of a documented recorded identification. In particular, we are concerned with the fact that any product is manufactured or produced under safe working conditions, by workers that earn a fair wage and use methods that do not damage the environment or people.