The NASA Space App Challenge global hackathon took place

On October 7-8, the NASA Space App Challenge hackathon took place, where the masters of our department and the team of the Applied Mathematics Club took part.

Their team «Fireflies Squad» chose the challenge «Managing Fire: Increasing Community-based Fire Management Opportunity» and used machine learning and NASA satellite data to model the speed of fire spread and quickly inform and prevent large losses.

Wildfires are a natural part of many ecosystems, but an increase in their frequency and intensity can lead to habitat destruction, property damage, loss of life, and degradation of air quality. The project aims to prevent this.

The link to the team’s project is here.

The presentation of projects for selection for the global nomination will take place next Saturday, so we wish you success!