Energy-climate data hackathon, Virstual event, 21-25 June 2021

Energy-climate data hackathon


Monday 21 Jun 2021 0900 - Friday 25 Jun 2021

For more information, please visit the event's webpage



About the event

To promote the understanding of climate risk in future energy systems, the Universities of Oxford and Reading, working in partnership with the UK Met Office, are hosting a virtual (online) 5-day hackathon on 21-25 June 2021. There will also be a half-day “scoping event” held on 18th May (2-5 pm) which participants will need to be available for.

The goal of the hackathon is to produce novel solutions for understanding and quantifying climate risks in future energy systems. This may include but is not limited to:

  • Developing decision support aids
  • Providing improved solutions for data-exchange between energy- and climate- science
  • Model development and enhancement
  • Novel end-user applications



The hackathon is open to anyone working in the fields of energy and/or climate whether from industry, policy or academia. Places are limited and we are therefore looking to select enthusiastic participants with experience in any of the following areas:

  • Energy system science and modeling
  • Climate science, climate modeling, and the use of climate data
  • Software development
  • Data analytics
  • Mathematical & physical modeling

Early career participants are encouraged to apply, particularly Ph.D. students and postdocs (or other equivalents). Technical support will be provided but we expect all applicants to have some prior knowledge of scientific programming and to have experience of at least one of the parent disciplines (i.e., energy or climate).

Prior to the hackathon, a half-day “scoping event” will be held on 18th May (2-5 pm). At this event, participants will be introduced to a series of potential hackathon topics (each led by an experienced project lead) and will be encouraged to share their thoughts on the topics and/or propose their own if they wish.

Participants will be invited to sign up to their preferred topics prior to the main event. It is anticipated that the outputs of the hackathon will be made publicly available (open source). There will be an opportunity to pitch the tools/science/innovations developed to a “Dragon’s Den” panel of leading experts at the close of the event.



To register, please visit the hackathon's webpage.