Ocean of Data Challenge

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Past Ocean of Data Challenges

The Bedford Ferry

November 2 – 9, 2021 

Post-secondary students from institutions across Atlantic Canada are invited to use ocean data to explore the opportunities with the proposed Bedford Ferry and help transform the daily commute of thousands living in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

  • 79 students registered 
  • 23 teams registered 
  • 10 teams participated in the final presentations, check out their ideas here 
  • Students participated from the following universities: Dalhousie University, University of New Brunswick, Saint Mary’s University, Mount Saint Vincent University, Acadia University, Nova Scotia Community College 
  • Students were in the following programs: Computer Science, Masters of Digital Information, Bachelor of Commerce Co-op, Master of Planning, PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, BSc Biology, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering Technology     
  • First Place: Sea-nic route (Shannon, Matt and Liam from Dalhousie University) 
  • Second Place: The Efficient Charger (Kumar from Dalhousie University) 
  • Best Design: ODS (Yuqing, Arjun, Chu, and Fan from Dalhousie University) 
  • Best Technical: Ocean Mapping Group (Vishwa, Madumitha, and Madeline from University of New Brunswick) 

Coastal Communities and Climate Change

February 8 – 15, 2022

The Ocean Frontier Institute joins COVE and DeepSense to help host the second Ocean of Data Challenge. Teams explored interdisciplinary ideas and concepts that would help coastal communities adapt to impacts cause by climate change.

  • 21 students registered 
  • 13 teams registered 
  • 5 teams participated in the final presentations
  • Students participated from the following universities: Dalhousie University, University of New Brunswick, Saint Mary’s University, University of Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton University, and Memorial University
  • Students were in the following programs: Computer Science, Masters of Digital Information, Geomatics Engineering, Master of Applied Ocean Technology, BSc Biology, Corporate Residency MBA    
  • First Place: Crowdsourced BioPulse (Shannon and Matt from Dalhousie University) 
  • Second Place: ATLANTIC FORCE (Vishwa and Madumitha from University of New Brunswick and Fadal from Dalhousie University) 
  • Third Place: Virtual Whale (Hardik, Huryash, Arjun and Mihir from Dalhousie University)
  • Judges Choice: No Noise (Artash, a highschool student from Ontario)

One Port City

May 2 – 20, 2022

Join the Halifax Port Authority, PSA Halifax, COVE and DeepSense for the next Ocean of Data Challenge! 

PSA Halifax now owns the Fairview  and the Atlantic Hub container terminals in Halifax, making our port unified like few others. The Port of Halifax now has one terminal operator, one railroad operator, and one port authority. This change helps Halifax become a One Port City and will create new opportunities for our community.

Melanie Nadeau, CEO of COVE

Captain Allan Gray, President & CEO of Port of Halifax

Kelvin Tan, Deputy CEO of PSA Halifax

Sheila Patterson, COO of COVE

Rahul Mehra, Director of Sr. Practice Lead at Intelligent SystemsIBI

Patrick Bohan, Director, Government Relations & Stakeholder Engagement at the Port of Halifax

  • 70 students registered
  • 7 teams competed
  • 19 academic programs represented
  • 7 Atlantic Canada institutions participated 
  • First Place: 
    • Pradeep Raj and Kirk from the Marine Terminal Truck Logistics (MTTL) Team 
  • Second Place:
    • Tanmoy from the Truck Delay Visualizer Team
  • Third Place:
    • Theresa from Team McPhee
  • Best Creative Design:
    • Vanessa, Cary, Jin, and Van Cuong from H2O (Halifax to Ocean)

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