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European Peatlands & Policies Open Data Mapathon 2024

Organisation Aspect Unit, Insight@DSI, UniGalway
Date 6th April 2024 10:00 AM (GMT)

Join us for our Peatlands & Policies Open Data Mapathon!

We are looking for teams of up to 4 people to map the Peatlands of Europe linking related policies and open data.

1st prize €1,200, 2nd prize €800, 3rd prize €400.

We will be mapping peatlands and policies to help us to improve biodiversity and reduce GHG emissions by combining GIS datasets with open datasets with links to relevant policy documents.

The main target audience for the Mapathon is third level students and young professionals.

We also need volunteers to join our Mapathon support team.

Join us at the Data Science Institute, University of Galway and Online across Europe for a day of mapping and exploring peatlands. Whether you’re a seasoned mapper or a newbie, come and contribute to mapping peatlands and policies using open data. This hands-on event will help us better understand and protect & restore our peatlands. Join us in person in Galway if you can, or online. The event will be broadcast live on Mapathon TV aka zoom and youtube. All you need is a laptop, some enthusiasm, and get ready to map away! See you there!

At our Mapathon Hub at DSI, all you can eat pizza will be provided at lunch time and refreshments will be available all day, not unfortunately for online participants. However, you will be able to join us on Mapathon TV via zoom.

Location: Data Science Institute, NUI Galway Insight Centre Lower Dangan, IDA Business Park H91AEX4 Galway Ireland

Admission is free and can be booked online.

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