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Ocean Hackathon 2023 Kuala Lumpur

Organized by:

The Embassy of France in Malaysia


Ocean Hackathon Kuala Lumpur is organized by the Embassy of France to Malaysia, as part of its ongoing efforts towards environmental awareness and ocean preservation. This prestigious event that brings together innovators and enthusiasts from various fields, was held from the 17th to the 19th of November 2023 at the Lycée Français Kuala Lumpur. The event was a resounding success, with participants demonstrating their creativity and technical prowess in addressing some of the most pressing challenges facing our oceans today.


MyIKLIM: Automating Marine Environment and Climate Data Harvesting

One of the challenge owners at the event was MyIKLIM, a renowned organization dedicated to climate education and awareness. MyIKLIM presented a unique challenge to the participants: to develop an automated system for harvesting marine environment and climate data and presenting it in a simple, educational format. This challenge was met with great enthusiasm by the participants, who put forth innovative solutions to address it. That’s why the team are on a mission to create an easy-to-use website and API to educate the public about climate change, especially in developing countries like Malaysia. 

Team Members:

Dr. Wee Hin Boo from Institute of Climate Change, UKM

Leong Phaik Syn from Strategic Planning @ Downstream Digital and Innovation, Petronas

Arena Grace A/P Albert from Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, UMT

Nur Syadhira binti Mohd Razali from Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, UMT

Mohd Khairul Hafizi bin Rahimi from Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, FKAB UKM

Muhammad Zarif Hilman bin Zamzuri from Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, FKAB UKM

Muhammad Imran bin Rosli from Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, FKAB UKM

Winner of Ocean Hackathon Kuala Lumpur: Early Detection and Warning of Harmful Algae Bloom

The highlight of the event was the challenge to develop an app for the early detection and warning of harmful algae bloom (e-HAB). The winning team demonstrated exceptional skill and creativity in developing a solution that could potentially save lives and protect marine ecosystems from the devastating effects of harmful algae blooms.

The Ocean Hackathon 2023 Kuala Lumpur was a testament to the power of collaboration and innovation in addressing the challenges facing our oceans. We look forward to seeing the impact of these solutions in the real world and to the next edition of the Ocean Hackathon.

Watch the Ocean Hackathon Grand finale held in Brest, France here.

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