Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST) is hosting its second Seafood Trackathon of 2019!
Building upon the successes of the first Seafood Trackathon, held in Bangkok earlier this year, GDST is organizing its second seafood traceability hackathon in Bali, 26-27 October 2019 in partnership with SecondMuse and the USAID Oceans and Fisheries Partnership. Interoperable traceability systems are a critical resource in the fight against Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated seafood. To find out more about GDST, visit the website.
- GDST Day 1 Presentation
- GDST Interoperable Seafood Traceability Wiki
- Agenda (Updated 19.10.2019)
- GDST Hackathon Challenge Document
- Detailed overview and description of challenges with link to explanatory video.
- KAIST Auto-ID Labs Sponsored EPCIS Engine OLIOT
Traceability systems are a vital component of the seafood sector. It allows seafood produce to be tracked, ensuring the catch is legal and accountable, avoiding bycatch, and fostering environmental sustainability. However, the seafood industry has been struggling to build and implement a system that meets the needs of stakeholders across the supply chain, with many unsuccessful attempts using extensive and complex technology.
We recognise that building a global network of interoperable traceability systems will not be accomplished by the seafood industry alone. While it is the processors, traders and buyers who have well-defined needs and must lead the way, the technical talents to transform ideas into market-ready, affordable solutions often sit outside the seafood sector. As an effort to solve these challenges together, a series of Hackathons focused on sourcing applicable solutions facing the sector is being organised worldwide. Together with talented developers, industry players, and technical experts, we will seek to identify innovative solutions for these challenges.
This is a chance to compete to create innovative solutions to preserve ocean sustainability and providing consumers tools to make informed decisions on the seafood products they buy.
- Key Data Element Verification– create data validation protocols and access permissions for key data elements captured on vessel
- Interoperability using EPCIS– develop tools to read and write traceability data in leveraging GDST adapted EPCIS format
- Identifier Technology– leverage existing identification technology to capture and transmit product provenance information
- Blockchain Integration– develop traceability data transmission applications utilizing blockchain
Using a collaborative problem-solving approach, we will produce open-source solutions to challenges the seafood industry currently faces. Join us to understand what the seafood industry has created in the last two years to set the rules of the game for interoperable traceability - from aligning and defining what information should be collected on the water to how that information is formatted, and how this framework will help everyone from fishers to consumers. Join the hackathon so you can develop solutions that afford small-scale fishers a greater access to new markets. Create apps that tell the story of sustainably caught seafood. Contemplate big questions around data quality and data verification challenges.
The Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability has brought together over 60 producers, processors, and retailers from the seafood industry from around the world. We have the biggest names in seafood talking about traceability. More than that, we have the attention of technical solutions providers, NGOs, certifiers, governments and the like. Join this hackathon to hear what they are thinking about in terms of the future of traceability, work with their tools and seize the chance to share your solutions with them!
A number of organizations are supporting the GDST Trackathon through content-related challenge statements, financial or other organizational support.
- VeChain is generously supporting the hackathon with use of blockchain technology during the hackathon, VTHO token prizes to access VeChain ToolChain and blockchain mainnet, and Hackathon winners will also be considered for programmer support and grants from VeChain.
- METRO AG is a member of the GDST and is kindly supporting with expertise and is a data donor.
- Auto-ID Labs, KAIST is kindly supporting the hackathon with access and use of its OLIOT EPCIS engine.
- WIPOTEC-OCS GmbH is kindly supporting the hackathon with a financial contribution.
- Global Fishing Watch is kindly supporting the hackathon with access to its datasets and code.
- Microsoft is kindly supporting the hackathon with Microsoft Azure credit.
We will be hosting another trackathon just before this one on 21-22 October 2019 in Cologne, Germany with fTRACE and GS1 Germany. Find out more here.
$12,500 in prizes
1st Prize - 2,500 USD & 2,500 USD equivalent VTHO
2,500 USD in cash prizes for first place winning team
2,500 USD equivalent VTHO token to access VeChain ToolChain and blockchain mainnet
2nd Prize - 1,500 USD & 1,500 USD equivalent VeThor
1,500 USD in cash prizes for second place winning team
1,500 USD equivalent VTHO token to access VeChain ToolChain and blockchain mainnet
3rd Prize 1,000 USD & 1,000 USD equivalent VTHO
1,000 USD in cash prizes for third place winning team
1000 USD equivalent VTHO token to access VeChain ToolChain and blockchain mainnet
AI Prize - $2,500 Microsoft Azure Credit
For a winning submission that meaningfully includes AI, there is the chance to win 2,500 USD equivalent in Microsoft Azure credit and consideration for access to technical resources to continue developing their project.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
All participants must register to participate using this form to be eligible for participation and to be able to submit a pitch.
GDST reserves the right to verify eligibility and to adjudicate on any dispute at any time. If you are entering as part of a company or on behalf of your employer, these rules are binding on you individually, and / or your employer. If you are acting within the scope of your employment, as an employee, contractor, or agent of another party, you warrant that such party has full knowledge of your actions and has consented thereto, including your potential receipt of a prize. You further warrant that your actions do not violate your employer’s or company’s policies and procedures.
Only works created between the start time and end time of the Seafood Trackathon are eligible for prizes.
The Challenge Post submission form for the Seafood Trackathon will be open on 16:00 (WITA) October 25, 2019 and closed on 16:00 (WITA) October 26, 2019 and must be submitted by 15:59 (WITA) on October 26, 2019 for consideration in the prizes. Only one submission per team is permitted. To enter the Seafood Trackathon:
- For a submission to be eligible, the submission must be filed electronically to the Seafood Trackathon 2019 Challenge Post site by 15:59 (WITA) October 26, 2019 (see submission link above);
- Submissions containing the new apps must be submitted electronically via Github;
- It is highly recommended that all submissions include a 3-minute video demonstration of the app / or solution (online version only);
- Submissions must be entirely the original work of the entrant(s) - whether it is an individual or team;
- Submissions must not contain any advertisement or solicitation;
- Submissions must not contain anything that is or may be construed as: (i) threatening, harassing, degrading or hateful; (ii) defamatory; (iii) fraudulent or tortious; (iv) obscene, indecent or otherwise objectionable; or (v) protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right without the express prior consent of the owner of such right;
- Submissions must not contain any material that would give rise to criminal or civil liability or that encourages conduct that constitutes a criminal offense; and
- Submissions must otherwise comply in all respects with these Rules and the Policies.
Organizers of the GDST's Seafood Trackathon and their representatives will have no responsibility for, and will have the right to refuse at its sole and absolute discretion, any entries that have been altered, tampered with, misdirected, incomplete, non-conforming, corrupt, lost, late, or ineligible, whether due to Internet or e-mail server failure or otherwise. Proof of transmission of a submission shall not constitute proof of receipt. It is each entrant’s responsibility to keep the GDST and their representatives informed of any changes to entrant’s contact or other information during the Seafood Trackathon.
Investment Advisor, Marine Change
Senior Researcher, Auto-ID Labs KAIST
Regional Catch Documentation and Traceability Specialist, USAID Oceans
Founder, Technology and Science Research Community
extent to which the proposed solution supports interoperability of systems, that is the ability for data to be exchanged and interpreted between systems
extent to which the proposed solution provides innovative, forward thinking solutions
extent to which the proposed solution changes the way business is done either on a local or global level
extent to which the proposed solution is accessible to users across geographies. Usability for end users especially those responsible for inputting or manipulating data
extent to which the proposed solution minimizes adoption costs
extent to which the proposed solution meaningfully integrates AI