Community Prize at the Coding Copernicus Hackathon

Coding Copernicus Hackathon, 24-25 August, DLR/Bonn

On 24 and 25 August 2023, HEIBRiDS students Veronika Döpper and Tabea Rettelbach participated in the Coding Copernicus Hackathon, organized by the DLR in Bonn. The Hackathon sets a focus on Earth Observation challenges and the use of the free and open Copernicus datasets. Veronika and Tabea were part of the team Habitat Highway Hackers, who studied the ecological potential of secondary traffic areas, which cover about 3% of Germany's surface. Using Copernicus and traffic data, the team created a web app highlighting which secondary traffic areas would be suitable habitats for animals such as bees or bats.

The Habitat Highway Hackers team received the most votes for their solution and won the Community Prize.