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.