The Eye on Earth Alliance invites you to enter the
EoE Data Innovation Showcase!

The Eye on Earth Alliance is sending four finalists to Abu Dhabi, UAE to present at the Eye on Earth Summit 2015 .

GRAND PRIZE
RETURN FLIGHTS &
ACCOMMODATION
ENTRY DATES
15th July - 20th August 2015
Winner & Finalists

The EoE
Data Innovation
Showcase

Are you a scientist, volunteer technologist or artist with an interest in using environmental data to build creative solutions? Eye on Earth is a global movement that aims to improve the access to and availability of environmental, social and economic data to support informed decision-making for sustainable development.

We want you to submit projects that use data to craft creative projects and stunning visualizations that will help relate the urgency of our global environmental situation and enhance our ability to make better day-to-day choices and policy decisions.

Grand Prize

The finalists of the Data Innovation Showcase will have the opportunity to showcase their projects to the delegates at the Eye on Earth Summit in Abu Dhabi. Round trip flight and hotel accommodation will be provided.

Citizen Science Challenge

United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 15 calls for protecting, restoring, and promoting the sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, the sustainable management of forests, combating desertification, and the holt and reversal of land degradation and biodiversity loss. In the 3 years since Rio +20, efforts have been made to engage data to heed this call. With the Citizen Science Challenge, we want to celebrate your solutions to themes of biodiversity.

The Citizen Science Challenge will give 3 project teams the opportunity to showcase their work at the Eye on Earth Summit. The teams will be given time to present their project to the delegates at the Summit, at the end of which a winner will be selected. The Challenge is open to citizen scientists using environmental data to build software, hardware, and educational solutions in response to the Challenge.

Data Visualization Challenge

The Data Visualization Challenge invites artists, designers, and creatives from across the globe to submit data visualizations that interpret the social and economic effects of poor air quality, oceanic warming and natural disasters. Applicants are invited to build images, infographics, 3D models, computer simulations, interactive maps and diagrams and other types of visualizations. The winning team will be given the opportunity to present their work at the Eye on Earth Summit.

The Grand Prize

The Eye on Earth Alliance is sending four finalists to Abu Dhabi, UAE to attend the Eye on Earth Summit from 6th-8th October 2015. Three finalists of the Citizen Science Challenge will be selected to travel to Abu Dhabi to present their projects to the delegates. Only one winner will be selected at the Summit! The winner of the Data Visualization Challenge will present their winning project at the Summit.

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Meet some of the world’s most influential names in sustainable development and informatics

Receive three nights accommodation at a Summit hotel

Receive round-trip flights to Abu Dhabi*

* All prizes are subject to the winner’s ability to travel on the dates specified, obtain a UAE visa and comply with the EoE Competition Terms & Conditions.

Challenge Themes

Click on each theme below for a detailed description.

Citizen Science Challenge

  • Food Waste Solutions
  • Using Data to Manage Forest Degradation
  • Biodiversity as a Solution for Resilient Cities
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Data Visualization Challenge

  • The Health Impacts of Poor Air Quality
  • The Economic Impacts of Rising Ocean Temperatures
  • The Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters
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Your entry should be innovative, inspiring and motivate your peers to get talking about the vital role data and information has to play in protecting the health of our planet. For questions regarding these Challenges please email EoEDataInnovation@secondmuse.com

What’s the Issue?

To protect our future, sustainably-minded decisions must be made today. The problem is that the vital data needed to make these decisions is increasingly obscure, outdated, inaccessible and overwhelming. Decision makers need access to comprehensive data networks and information in order to make the right call at the right time. That’s why Eye on Earth is driving the conversation on data sharing that will revolutionize the future of policy and decision-making to create a better future for generations to come.

Be Part of the Solution

The Eye on Earth Alliance believes that you, our global citizens, civil scientists, technology experts, students, and next generation of decision makers, are crucial to shaping a sustainable future for all. Just as the economy needs knowledge to grow, society needs knowledge to learn, and the environment needs knowledge to survive. We need you to give sustainability a voice!

How to Enter

Simply upload your submission and personal information. No attachments please. Teams are eligible to submit one entry for each theme, but must nominate up to 2 individuals to represent the team if they should be selected.

By entering this competition you automatically accept the detailed Terms and Conditions outlined below. Please read these carefully.

For further information, please contact us.

The entrance deadline is Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time [Friday, August 21 at 3:59 AM GMT].

Submissions will be judged on the following 4 categories:

  1. Originality- How original is your idea?
  2. Potential impact- How impactful can your idea be to its intended user?
  3. Relevance- How relevant is your project to the selected theme?
  4. Functionality- Is this project technically sound?

Your Details

Project Details

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Competition Closed

Timeline

Submissions can be made:

July 15th – Aug 20th 2015

Finalists will be announced:

Early September 2015

Application submitted successfully.


Thank you for participating in the challenge.

The Small Print

Like all competitions, the EoE Data Innovation Showcase has terms and conditions of entry which you must read carefully before submitting an entry.

For your submission to be considered, you must be over 18 years of age and comply with the EoE Data Innovation Showcase entry requirements. By entering this competition you automatically accept the detailed terms. Please read these thoughtfully.

The Small Print

Like all competitions, the EoE Data Innovation Showcase has terms and conditions of entry which you must read carefully before submitting an entry.

For your submission to be considered, you must be over 18 years of age and comply with the EoE Data Innovation Showcase entry requirements. By entering this competition you automatically accept the detailed terms. Please read these thoughtfully.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Entry into the Eye on Earth (EoE) Data Innovation Showcase 2015 is subject to acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  2. All entries must be received by 20th August 2015. Any entries received after this closing date and time will only be accepted at the discretion of the EoE Alliance and its partners. EoE reserves the right to change the closing date where the entries are of insufficient quality. No responsibility is taken for entries that are lost, delayed, misdirected, incomplete, or cannot be delivered or entered for any technical or other reason.
  3. Entrants must complete all categories on the EoE Data Innovation Showcase online entry form, and must link to an external project page that contains the applicant’s submission materials.
  4. Entries may be projects that have previously been worked on but not in a finished state. If a project has been previously published, then during the duration of this competition the applicant would be required to change one or more features and indicate in the application what features have been changed.
  5. Incomplete entries, entries on behalf of another person and joint entries will not be accepted. Only one entry per person or team can be accepted for a challenge. However, a person or team may submit applications for multiple challenges.
  6. Entrants grant EoE and each of the partners a perpetual license to copy, edit, display, publish and make available their entry to the press or for other purposes.
  7. EoE is not obliged to accept any entry.
  8. A panel of experts nominated by the EoE Alliance partners will select the project that best satisfies the criteria on the entry page. The finalists will be announced across the EoE Alliance and partner social media channels and websites.

The Finalists

  1. The finalist must be a minimum of 18 years of age and possess a valid passport and be eligible for a United Arab Emirates visa. EoE and partners will provide flights (and associated taxes) and a daily subsistence allowance that will cover meals, accommodation and local travel according to applicable EoE rules and regulations. Although we will advise on other preparations needed (e.g. vaccinations) the finalist is expected to arrange these and as such, these elements are not the responsibility of EoE. In addition, the finalist’s personal spending money for the duration of the trip shall be his/her own responsibility and so the finalist must therefore ensure they have sufficient financial resources to meet any further financial commitments that may occur in connection with their trip. Prior to departure, the finalist will be required to provide to EoE contact details of his/her next of kin.
  2. The finalists of the competition will travel to Abu Dhabi to present their projects during the duration of the EoE Summit 2015 and its events and activities, taking place from 6th- 8th October 2015, inclusive.
  3. EoE is not responsible for cancellation, delays or changes to flights or for the inability of the finalist to take further part in the competition due to problems with flights, travel or any other factor outside EoE’s control.
  4. Entrants must have no legal reason that they would be unable to travel to Abu Dhabi from 6th – 8th October 2015, inclusive and are able to obtain a visa to the UAE.
  5. Entrants must be available to travel from 6th-8th October 2015, inclusive.
  6. EoE may terminate this Agreement upon notice to the finalist for any of the following reasons: if he/she is unable to depart on the trip or to continue with the trip; if he/she fails to keep to their proposed journey and itinerary without good reason or unless agreed with EoE; if he/she brings or seeks to bring EoE, its publications or the partners into disrepute; if he/she breaches any term of this Agreement.
  7. The finalist grants EoE and each of the partners a perpetual license to copy, edit, display, publish and make available their entry and, any photographs taken on the trip in connection with the Competition in any format in connection with the Competition.
  8. The finalist may be required for promotional activity.
  9. The finalist will assume sole responsibility for his/her own actions and their own safety during their trip for such periods when they are not accompanying representatives of EoE or its partners on any organized element of the trip. The finalist agrees to act in accordance with any reasonable instructions given to them by or on behalf of EoE or its partners, to adhere to any itinerary for the trip given to them by EoE or its partners, to act at all times with due and proper consideration for others and to observe and respect and abide by any applicable local laws, guidelines or customs. EoE accepts no responsibility for and excludes all liability to the fullest extent permitted by law for any breach by the finalist of this clause and for the finalist’s own actions and their own safety during their trip for such periods when they are not accompanying representatives of EoE or its partners on any organized element of the trip providing that EoE does not seek to exclude any liability to the finalist for any death or personal injury caused by the negligence of EoE.
  10. This Agreement does not constitute any form of employment by EoE by the finalist.
  11. EoE and partners reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this Competition with or without prior notice due to reasons outside their control.
  12. EoE reserves the right at any time to change these terms and conditions.
  13. This Agreement shall be subject to and interpreted in accordance to the guidelines governing participants in EoE events.
  14. The finalist will be required to sign a letter to confirm their acceptance of these terms and conditions prior to their departing on their trip.