Join the Ocean Hackathon in San Francisco – Registration is now open!

San Francisco

More about the Ocean Hackathon®

Ocean Hackathon is a 48-hour challenge that aims to address the ocean’s greatest challenges by enhancing the value of marine and maritime data through innovation. This hackathon is an initiative from the Campus Mondial de la Mer in France, which encourages sharing the use of new digital technologies, and an entrepreneurial spirit to fight for our ocean. Since it was first launched in 2016, Ocean Hackathon has brought together a new community around the ocean and digital environments. In 2021, the Ocean Hackathon® has been endorsed as a Decade Activity by the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. This year, the 6th edition of the 48h Ocean Hackathon will be hosted simultaneously in 16 cities around the world from November 5th to 7th and gather more than +1000 participants. 

Join the +1000 participants from 16 different cities worldwide and have the chance to represent San Francisco during the grand finale in France!


In San Francisco, the local edition of the Hackathon is organized by the Office for Science and Technology of the French Embassy, with the support of Sustainable Ocean Alliance and Bank of the West. We brought together a large community of experts from Google X, NASA, UC Berkeley, Stanford University and many more.

San Francisco has received 8 challenges to enhance human/ocean harmony, fight ocean pollution, and map ocean circulation: 

  • Downscaling Oceanographic Data
  • Integration of Environmental Data to Autonomous Navigation Systems
  • Mapping of regional/global distributions of blue carbon resources
  • Automated mapping of beach cleanup effort
  • Real-time monitoring of ocean circulation
  • Harnessing the Power of the Ocean with Prefabricated Coastal Communities 
  • Ocean Noise Pollution
  • Solutions to capture plastic pollution️

The full list of challenges with more details is accessible here.

Whether you are a computer scientist, an oceanographer or an advocate of healthy oceans wanting to support the ocean-impact space, we want to hear from you! 

Please select the challenges that interests you the most and apply by filling out this form!

From students to experienced gurus, everyone is welcome to participate! 

🚀 REGISTER | Participation form – Deadline: October 31th
🗓 SAVE THE DATE | November 5-7, 2021, The laundry, San Francisco
📢 MORE INFO | Website and Presentation Deck
👋🏼 STAY TUNED & SHARE | Linkedin Event



Héloïse Pajot, deputy attaché for Science and Technology in San Francisco, [email protected]

Participants, coaches, mentors? I would love to hear from you! Please do not hesitate to reach out for further information.



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