Hackathon for marine conservation in Philippine seas open for applications

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 2, 2021   •   563

MANILA, Philippines — A hackathon that aims to innovate tech-based solutions in marine conservation in the Philippine seas is open for applications.

Save Philippine Seas and the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines have launched Haquathon 2.0 (H20). The call for applications will run until March 14.

Anna Oposa, Executive Director of Save Philippine Seas announced the theme of H20 include illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing; sustainable tourism; sustainable consumption and production; climate change; and “seatizen” (sea-citizen) engagement.

 “The themes we selected for Haquathon 2.0 reflect the pressing issues that our oceans face. Now more than ever, we need ingenuity, resourcefulness, and innovation,” she said. 

Citizens in the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, or Malaysia may join the H20 Hackathon by submitting a proposal at www.savephilippineseas.org/haquathon2. AAC

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