ABOUT SWOT Hackathon
With about 2 years to launch of SWOT with its novel measurement capability of surface water, this
hackathon aims to build deeper engagement with
SWOT Early Adopters,
who comprise SWOT's active user community. The Early Adopter program started in 2018.
The main goal of the SWOT Hackathon is to help Early Adopters overcome hurdles they currently face in
executing their proposed assessment of SWOT simulator data and the mission's potential for societal
applications. In other words, this Hackathon aims to provide a 1-1 hands-on experience to Early Adopters
that will be delivered by a team made up of SWOT Application Working Group leads, members of SWOT Science
Team, staff from NASA, JPL, CNES and students from University of Washington. Specifically, the goal is to
provide training on the handling and application of the SWOT simulator,
fix coding or software obstacles
in the assessment of data and help interpret SWOT's expected data product, format, and availability for
performing proposed societal applications.
This Hackathon will also bring the Early adopters to a focal
point to continue their collaborative learning and sharing of lessons on their Early Adopter project.