The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines announces an open competition for non-profit organizations interested in organizing a marine hackathon in June 2019 to create digital solutions to marine life and ecosystem challenges such as illegal, unreported & unregulated fishing, the destruction of coral reefs that affect the environment and human life, and coastal communities’ quality of life and livelihood.
Proposals should bring together coders, scientists, and technologists in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy and other partners to acquire, analyze and use open data to develop apps and other technological innovations that offer solutions to the most pressing marine ecosystem challenges. Other partners could include: U.S. and Philippine government departments/agencies, marine and maritime organizations, environmental leaders, think tanks, marine experts, U.S. Government exchange program alumni, and local coastal communities.
Proposed hackathon should take place within 48 to 72 hours to be held in Manila and Cebu, Philippines.
The full grant notice of funding opportunity and application materials can be found on www.grants.gov, titled “Marine Hackathon” with funding opportunity number 18-PHL-NOFO-03 or by clicking here.