Welcome to Geo-Hackathon in 36IGC and 6th YES Congress

Welcome to Geo-Hackathon in 36IGC and 6th YES Congress

Welcome to Geo-Hackathon in 36IGC

The Time is Now! Geoscience for a Sustainable Future!

Poster for Geo-Hackathon, from Courtney Jermyn and Paul.


For decades, the important role Earth Science plays in sustaining our future has been clear but it is often over looked or misunderstood by society and decision makers. The importance of effectively communicating and disseminating credible, factual science has never been more important than it is today. With the endless exposure to information (fake or factual) flashing before everyone’s eyes through all forms of media outlets, society requires reliable outlets to obtain vital information in order to understand issues and make critical decisions to secure a sustainable future for all the generations to come.

In order to safe guard the future of the Earth Science discipline that is essential for the future of our society, we need to take action to generate interest for new generations of Earth Scientists – expose the younger generation to the breadth and depth of our discipline – and demonstrate the role and impact it places in sustaining our future.

We challenge all of you to develop an attractive media product that can be used to inspire, engage and attract people to undertake a future career in the Earth Sciences. Enlighten the world to the exciting and important field of Earth Science to help stimulate the next generation of geoscientists for a sustainable future.

We welcome all of you to join with us.

Details: #geoHack6thYES2020


Participation criteria:

  • Online or Physical presence are possible. Participants can sign up as an indivdual or as a team.
  • For those attending the event in person proof of registration for the 36th IGC is mandatory!
  • For all submissions registration forms and any other corresponding forms must be received to the 6th YES Geo-hackathon Team by the time doors open on 4 March.
  • Team criteria: Maximum 6 people comprising a blend of experience levels and type of expertise
  • Individuals: you will be assigned a team upon arrival

Note: Please check the YES Network website, www.networkyes.net, regularly for any updates or additional information leading up to the event. For those participating online, we hope to provide live information to you via the website or social media.

Please Register here or http://www.earthsciencematters.org/Wordpress/join-us/ .


Full Day: 4 March 2020 -Full Day Hackathon from 9:00 doors open – 17:00 closing of Day 1

Product Submission Deadline: 6 March 2020 by 23:59

Product Showcase/Judging: 7 March 2020, time TBA

Awards/Prizes Ceremony: 8 March 2020 during 36th IGC closing ceremonies

Important note: it is recommended that from the 4th until the 6th participants spend time to work jointly with their team to develop their product before the deadline for submission.


Venue: India Expo Centre & Mart in Rm TBA

Address: Plot No. 25, 27,28,29, Knowledge Park II, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201306

If you have any questions, please contact Courtney Jermyn by email: C.jermyn@earthsciencematters.org

Go here to download all documents you may need.


This Program is organized by Earth Science Matters (ESM) and Young Earth Scientists (YES) Network.