International Space Apps Challenge
How do we leverage data and new technology to create practical applications that benefit humanity?
To help tackle this question NASA has announced the International Space Apps Challenge. The competition culminates in a two-day event held next year that will enable the government to use the expertise and entrepreneurial spirit of citizens to help address global challenges.
Over the next several months, NASA and the event partners will receive and develop ideas for potential projects via the online platform. During the event, NASA representatives and officials from international space agencies will gather with scientists and citizens to use publicly released scientific data to create solutions for issues, such as weather impact on the global economy and depletion of ocean resources. To learn more about the International Space Apps Competition, get the latest updates and submit your ideas, visit http://open.nasa.gov/appschallenge.
This competition is part of the open.NASA initiative, a collaborative platform for the open government community to share success stories and projects they are working on. This platform also offers an excellent framework for accessing NASA's open source data.