Energy & Climate

Theme 2

Energy & Climate – Feel the energy

New perspectives on how to deal with innovation in the field of climate and energy are today’s key for success. We need to work towards a better climate! Reduce, re-use and recycle are important for the future. The combination with Big Data, Open Data and the Internet of Things provides us with a lot of opportunities on how to reduce, re-use and recylce. The World Port Hackathon is the place where you can find these opportunities on how to reduce the carbon footprint. Explore and identify new ways of producing and (re-)using energy. Do you have genius ideas about new ways of using or saving energy? Or do you like to dig deeper into this topic related to the port industry? The World Port Hackathon is the place where your ideas might come to life and business will grow.

Challenge 5: Energy – Show the Flow

The volatility of the production of energy and the respective prices are increasing. This is caused by the variable quantities of wind and solar energy generated, as well as by the ability to dynamically manage industrial processes based on spot prices. Ultimately, the moment that energy is produced should be the moment that the energy is used; or it should be stored. Another big issue is that the physical capacity of the network has its limits, and these limitations will be met.

The quest at the table for the World Port Hackathon is to find or create intelligent systems that measure, visualize or improve the potential and the usage of the network. Can you provide the required insights in the ultra-dynamic generation and use of electricity? Can you map the systems? Can available storage capacity be shown and controlled? Can the system be extended with alternative stores, like batteries of electric cars, or other equipment? Can a network be created that supports the required dynamics and enables the users to capture financial gains by smart use? Show us a first glimpse of the future, or even better, create and show the first step that will work tomorrow!


Challenge 6: Climate – What is really happening?

We are living in a world of models and regulations. We analyse and create models of the world. We set thresholds of what we find acceptable and we create rules to guard them. The Internet of Things makes it possible to measure virtually everything; and what we often learn is that our models are not as accurate as we thought beforehand. The world is too dynamic to be captured in models.

This requires a new way of thinking; thresholds are fixed and the actual boundaries are dynamic. How can we create a dynamic system that leverages the unused potential of the dynamics? How can we use Internet of Things to measure in more detail, and what kind of tools are required to visualize this potential? An example could be algorithms that control production, based on weather conditions including predictions.