12 Mar 2021

Hack the Arctic was a 48-hr online hackathon open to anyone interested in using Arctic environmental data to develop a service or project. Over 300 people registered for the event and eventually submitted 27 projects responding to 5 different challenges:

  • Map the Arctic data
  • Science for policy-making
  • Services for citizens
  • Focus on Svalbard
  • Arctic Haze

ACTRIS was one of 5 ENVRI community research infrastructures that participated in the event by providing mentorship to the participants during the hackathon and access to key datasets.

ACTRIS sends special thanks to Tuija Jokinen, Yong Li, Cathrine Lund-Myhre, and Giulia Saponaro for the support during the event organization.




1st place: FiMaP3

The winning project of Hack the Arctic is! “To have” requires “to care.” The team built a concept design of Fisheries Management Policy Planning Platform (=FiMaP) for data-driven policy and decision making to protect the Arctic.




2nd place: Map the Science – Focus on Svalbard

The second place goes to Map the Science – Focus on Svalbard, an application to “map the science” currently undertaken around Svalbard, making it possible to interact with the corresponding data.




3rd place: The Breakdown of Arctic Development (BAD) Atlas

The third place of #HacktheArctic goes to The Breakdown of Arctic Development (BAD) Atlas, a web tool for tracking resource extraction.




All the other projects are accessible here.

Go to the event webpage: click here.

For more information about the event, please contact Magdalena Brus.