Increase the Air quality of cities is a global challenge. One way to better control the situation is to measure and predict air quality. For this
The idea is to merge data from Breeze's sensor together with Earth Observation data to derive first solutions for prediction models. You can be creative and develop your own solutions for integration of satellite data to improve measurement and prediction accuracy.
For this purpose, we will let you work in
- Ozone (O3) in µg / m3
- Particulate Matter (PM2.5) in µg / m3
- Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) in µg / m3
- Carbon Monoxide (CO) in mg / m3
- Ammonia (NH3) in µg / m3
Flooding is a global problem on various different scales. The idea of the challenge is to design a low budget controller for barrages that can be used on-site. We're thinking of areas that are to small to be controlled by existing flood management tools and to big for manual or even no control.
During the hack you should make use out of earth observation data to calculate flooding conditions for a given area. You can use diferent data, like terrain, soil moisture, weather data, it is totally up to you. This should be combinded with an on site sensor steered by the Raspberry Pi platform. It is up to your creativity how you design the concept.
In some cases we need to simulate actions of the controller. For example if you want to lower or rise a berrier by a motor we have to use LED's to simulate the condition closed, half-open, open for example. Again it is up to your creativity what you can really show and what to simulate/assume for your solution.
The ultimate goal would be to develop a low cost flood managment solution that is able to control a barrage automatically steered by on-site sensors and a EO driven prediction model.
The Startech Monday is a 50 hours program to prepare you to become an entrepreneur. We’ll take the fast lane together to get you prepared in all necessary sections. Therefore you can follow our 11 sessions starting at April 11, 2018 each Monday afternoon. The program is best as low level entry for any bachelor or master student with technical background, especially in the field of GEO-IT. This program is basically a breakdown of the original version (200h) described by Blank & Engel, The Lean Launchpad Educators Teaching Handbook, 2013). If you want to have a deeper insight we also recommend the book “The Startup Owner's Manual: The Step-by-Step Guide for Building a Great Company” by Blank & Dorf, 2012, which will be also available for cross-reading during the sessions.