After the 2020 event was cancelled due to Covid-19, the Holland Fisheries Event is back this year, taking place 7-8th October at The Koningshof in Urk, and this time one of the key events is the first Maritime Hackathon to take place in the Netherlands, with the announcement of the winning team on Saturday 8th.
Teams are given an opportunity to work together to come up with solutions for future-oriented fisheries. There are important steps to be taken towards future-proof fishing and food production in the North Sea, and the questions arewhat is possible and what offers real perspective?
During the Maritime Hackathon, professionals and students from within and outside the maritime sector join forces to work on solutions for a sustainable maritime and fishing sector.
Wageningen University & Research and ROC Friese Poort invite you during the hackathon to immerse yourself in the blue maritime world to work with the new generation of maritime professionals on ideas for one of the challenges.
A jury will judge the solutions and award the winning team the prize following presentations Saturday morning
The hackathon is aimed at developing innovative and sustainable ways of thinking for the new generations of maritime professionals. Each team will focus on one of five specific challenges during the event.
– Fishing technique: How can the sole, plaice and shrimp species be fished in the North Sea from 2030 onwards with minimum energy consumption, as selectively as possible (hardly any discards) and with minimal or no disturbance to the seabed? –Pieke Molenaar (Wageningen Marine Research)
– Market-oriented fishing from a (short) chain: How do you as a fisherman involve and realise a premium price in the market of conscious citizens and consumers, with the catch and processing of responsible food from the North Sea in a (short) chain? – Hendrik Kramer (skipper and owner of MDV2), Michelle Boonstra (Good Fish Foundation)
– Food production at sea: How do we stimulate food from the North Sea with minimal impact on the ecosystem and maximum potential to strengthen nature locally? – Linda Planthof (North Sea Foundation)
– Data on board: -Digitalisation and data on board where fishermen are the blue stewards at sea, adding value with smart measurements for better predictable catches, less energy consumption, lower (maintenance) costs, but also transparency from ship to shelf and valuable insights such as climate change, fish stocks. – Pedro Rappé (Omni-C, DBmatic) & Niels Post (WeForSea)
– Technology and design: How will the fisherman of the future go to sea? With what type of vessel and how will the fish be caught, conserved, processed and transported? – Walter van Harberden (Padmos)
Registration is until 26th September. Participation in the pre-event on 20th September is highly recommended, with registration for this no later than 18th September.