Vake | Catch wins 2019 Space App Camp
24 September 2019
An app that will help wild fisheries achieve sustainable operations using Copernicus Sentinel-3 data took home the top prize at this year's Space App Camp at ESA's Earth observation centre in Frascati, Italy.
Following a selection from about 100 applications, 24 developers from nine countries attended the 8th edition of the App Camp.
The goal was to come up with innovative and off the beaten track ideas for apps using Earth-monitoring data – particularly from the European Copernicus programme – and make satellite information accessible to the everyday user through smartphones.
Each of the six teams had a week to create an app from one of five categories: smart farming, sustainable development, future living, smart cities and digital transport.