Jupyter Notebook ASpot

Jupyter Notebook competition


Jupyter Notebook ASpot
Jupyter Notebook ASpot

A new competition to develop Jupyter notebooks to help people work with Copernicus data starts today and runs until 4 September 2022

Last Updated

01 November 2023

Published on

26 April 2022

The amount of Earth observation data from satellites freely available online is increasing at a phenomenal rate thanks to initiatives such as the EU’s Copernicus Programme and the launch of the Sentinel satellites and environmental services for ocean, atmosphere, land and climate data.

While getting access to data is increasingly easy, working with it and designing meaningful applications can sometimes still be a challenge, at least in the beginning. 

JNB competition

With this in mind EUMETSAT, ECMWF, Mercator Ocean International and the EEA have launched a competition to try to develop a community-driven resource of Jupyter notebooks using Copernicus data.

For this competition, we are calling on bright minds from around the world to showcase their skills and develop new Jupyter notebooks using Copernicus data that will help others understand and work with this data. The best notebooks will win prizes from a €5000 prize fund.

If you have experience in coding, data science or Earth observation, you could contribute to making Copernicus data more meaningful for a wider range of interested people.

With your help, we aim to build a community-driven resource of notebooks on the Copernicus WEkEO online platform that will empower others to start their own journeys with Earth observation data.

WEkEO provides free online access to all Copernicus datasets and features the Jupyter Lab, where you can develop and test your notebook. It is operated by EUMETSAT, ECMWF, Mercator Ocean International and the EEA.

This open-source library will undoubtedly expand big data analytics literacy in Earth observation and data science, as well as kick start training for the next generation of users.

Why participate?

  1. Discover Copernicus
    1. Explore the vast range of Copernicus data and realise its possibilities to derive insights about our environment and climate.
  2. Code the future
    1. Help shape our future! Your ideas could make a real difference. Imagine enabling others to follow in your footsteps by working with Copernicus data and information.
  3. Win cash prizes
    1. The top teams will win prizes from a cash pool of €5000.
  4. Showcase your skills

Gain hands-on experience while innovating with data, so you can advance your skills and highlight your expertise to the wider community.

Find out more about the competition