A 24 hour Jam inviting you to open the oceans, and free new unique knowledge, with help from whales and technology.
New Factory in collaboration with Lifriki, an Icelandic Foundations for Ocean Exploration, invites innovative students, startups and game developers to join a 24 hour Whale Jam in Tampere and create innovative game concepts, based on, or inspired by, the whales, their sensors and the data they will harvest.
95% of the World’s oceans remain unexplored. As the climate changes, it is more important than ever to understand ocean systems. Scientific exploration help us establish a baseline understanding of what is essentially our life support system.
North Atlantic humpback whales are tagged with innovative sensor belts, turning the humpback whales into research vehicles of the sea. As they cross the Atlantic, sensors measure position, depth, sea salinity, temperature and more.
For the first time in history, scientists get access to highly detailed data, as the whales travel long distances between tropical breeding grounds and polar feeding grounds, securing completely new knowledge about whales and oceans. All for the future good of our planet.
Event in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/907400259297887/
Detailed program and rules will be revealed at the event.