On the 17th and 18th of January, at the CUBO Unipol in Bologna, the Hackaton took place: it focused on the communication of extreme weather phenomena on the basis of data provided by the European Extreme Events Climate Index. Teams – composed of experts in weather sciences, environmental communication and data visualization – were asked to illustrate the information content of E3CI, selecting a target among businesses, public administrations and general public. During the afternoon of day two, the 7 competing groups presented their projects.
The event ended with a speech by Renzo Giovanni Avesani – Leithà CEO and Unipol Group CIO. After that, the best projects were awarded:
► 3rd place: Project “Come sta l’Italia?”
This project consists of a free digital platform which displays available data on extreme weather events occurred in Italy since 1981, with a focus on single local areas.
► 2nd place: Project “Xtremist”
This project promotes an awareness campaign involving artists from all over Italy with the aim of targeting that extreme weather phenomenon that intensively impacts their city.
► 1st place: Project “Calamity”
This projects designs a widget for the visualization of the European Climate Index data in a web and social media optimized format.
• Marco Becca, IFAB Director
• Francesco Raphael Frieri, General Director of Resources, Europe, Innovation and Institutions for the Emilia-Romagna region
• Serena Giacomin, Italian Climate Network President
• Marisa Parmigiani, Unipol Head of Sustainability
• Giovanni Pesce, European Climate Foundation
• Alessandra Mazzai, Communication Officer CMCC
• Sergio Carpano Neuschuler, European Investment Bank
Find out more about the E3CI Hackathon here.
We kindly thank the participants, the jury, Fondazione CMCC, Leithà and Unipol Group for the organization and the location of the event.