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Nautilos Summer School on Marine Litter:a four-day programme of courses and seminars from September 4th to 7th at the OceanLab facilities at OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University and the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) on the Oslo fjord designed for young marine scientists and technicians interested in the Blue economy and open data sharing.

On September 6th, ETT hosted the morning Open Science and Data Crackathon.

Open Science in Practice
In this Summer School session, ETT provided an insight into the world of citizen science, a discipline in which ordinary citizens play a crucial role in scientific research and data collection, and the power of collective intelligence. The interactive workshop used hands-on demonstrations and interactive discussions to explore research methods and various applications of low-cost sensors in citizen science projects, from measuring water quality and air pollution to monitoring biodiversity and climate patterns, to explore the importance of harnessing community efforts to address global challenges and foster a sense of responsibility for environmental stewardship.
Data Crackathon
The course provided a hands-on demonstration of M2M (machine-to-machine) systems for oceanographic data management and visualisation. Participants gained practical knowledge on the use of ERDDAP, ncWms and GeoServer through a series of exercises focusing on data integration and cartographic representation. The ETT course also improved data visualisation and analysis skills for improved decision making.