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You want to become part of our exclusive beta-user community? You are an innovative developer from Europe who has experience in app development? You want to learn how to leverage Earth observation data on smartphones? Then join the Space App Camp (organised by Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO) on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA))! If you make the cut for the week-long Space App Camp, you’ll engage in creative work with like-minded people from all over Europe, get a behind-the-scenes look at how ESA operates, and learn how to enrich mobile applications with satellite data. The winning team will be rewarded with a cash prize worth EUR 2,500.
What does space have to do with app development? From space, our planet’s atmosphere, land, and water can be monitored for multiple application fields. This is where the Space App Camp comes in: It’s a chance to make the resulting information accessible to a broad audience and create value in the process!
For the sixth time, ESA is inviting 20 developers to its ESRIN location in Frascati, Italy – and you can be one of them! This invitation includes (including travel expenses and accommodation. Whether you’re selected for the Space App Camp will depend on the creativity of your previous works. Content, usability, design, and underlying business concepts will be taken into account, so show us the best apps you’ve developed.
Additionally, for the first time ever, participants of the Space App Camp will become part of our exclusive beta-user community and provide the organiser with valuable feedback on the Copernicus App Lab, the platform for easy data access connecting the scientific EO community with mobile developers.
This is your great opportunity to meet with like-minded people, create mobile applications using satellite data, gain insight into ESA’s work and shape the way EO data is being accessed! And for free!
The objective of the Space App Camp is to produce mobile apps using Earth observation data on smartphones. In doing so, it focuses on leveraging the possibilities offered by the European Earth observation programme Copernicus, which became operational with the launch of the first Sentinel Satellite in April 2014.
ESA will provide access to satellite data for the development of mobile applications (Android and iOS) in five predefined categories. A dedicated API will make it easy for you to integrate Earth observation data into your app. To take part in the Space App Camp, you don’t need any experience in integrating such data.
Participants will be able to choose their preferred category and apply either alone or in teams of two, or four. All selected candidates will then be grouped into teams of four.
Are you looking for a team? Join our dedicated LinkedIn group, where you can find partners for your application.
1 June - 24 July 2017
Notification of selected participants
10 September 2017
Arrival at the hotel
11 - 18 September 2017
18 September 2017
Please make sure to block the whole week if you wish to participate!
Since the App Camp will be taking place on ESA’s invitation, it will be free of charge and includes travel and accommodation costs with full board. If you’re selected, the organiser will contact you around late-July to coordinate your flights and hotel booking.