CMR competes in Fishackaton

Fishackathon Bergen will help bring marine resource management into the 21st century by uniting budding and established app developers and unite them around the theme of sustainable global fisheries. CMR researchers Ove Daae Lampe and Armin Pobitzer form one of the teams in Bergen. They will try to win using their cutting edge knowledge, bringing up the best idea.

21.04.2016 by Gunn Janne Myrseth

CMR competes in Fishackaton

This year marks the third annual Fishackathon organized by the Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships at the U.S. Department of State. During this Weekend 20 researchers from Bergen and several thousand from 43 other citys in the world, are competing.  For Norway and Bergen it is the first time.

The aim is to bring new solutions to global problems regarding life in the sea. This is an overnight computer coding competition trying to get some new answers.

Projectleader Dorothy Jane Dankel is really excited: “So many gifted people are showing up”.

The Hjort Centre for Ecosystem Dynamics and the University of Bergen have been working closely with the American Embassy in Oslo to organize Fishackathon Bergen. The Hjort Center was christened in Bergen in 2013 by Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and is one of the main sponsors of Fishackathon Bergen. CMR has a long tradition in monitoring the seas, and is also an expert in measurment technology.  This togehter with our competence in computing gives Ove Daae Lampe and Armin Pobitzer a nice line to follow when they now are taking their skills into this Fishackaton. “I am entering it to win”, says Lampe.

Ove Daae Lampe

 

Armin Pobitzer