are hosting this year's NASA International space apps challenge at Bangalore. There is no registration fee to participate. Registration starts at 0900 hrs on 12th April, 2014.
Keynote Speaker: Dr.Jayant Murthy, Professor, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, will be addressing the gathering on Open Science, Open Data and Computing within the Indian context.
Title of Talk : Open Data and Open Science - 10:00am
As Big Science gets bigger and yields massive amounts of data, we are left with a host of insurmountable problems from the physical - How do we store and access so much data? - to the computational - How do we process the data with increasingly complex models? - to the sociological - How do we change our paradigm so that we efficiently use the data with a limited pool of skilled manpower. I will also touch on some philosophical aspects of this problem - Should all data be free and what are the implications of this on policy and on individuals.
Guest Speaker : Narayan Prasad, Co-Founder, Dhruva Space
Narayan will talk about issues surrounding Open Data, Citizen Science and Governance while taking us on a journey of Bangalore based Dhruva Space, one of the world's few start-ups, looking at solutions ranging from small satellite development (CUBESAT, ARDUSAT), near space environmental design, high altitude balloon imaging and internet, many of these using open source hardware devices like the Arduino.
There would be a 'Solution presentation session' for all the challenges undertaken at the CIS-India, Bangalore venue, at 1700 hrs on 13th April, 2014. This presentation is required to nominate the solutions for Local and Global Awards. Participants are requested to make arrangements for being present at the venue until 1900 hrs.
Projects Nominated for Global Judging
Best Use of HardwareCQUARA - Coastal Quake Alert Reporting And Analytics
Galactic ImpactAir Quality Value
People's choiceChristmas at Mars!
Projects Receiving Local AwardsBest Use of Hardware - CQUARA - Coastal Quake Alert Reporting And Analytics
Best Use of Data - Christmas at Mars!
Galactic Impact - Air Quality Value
Best Mission Concept - RGN robotics
Most Inspiring - SUIT(Space Utility Interactive Tool)
The following projects were worked on at Bangalore:
Social Sky ColorProject Members from this location
Create a simple HTML5 app to take the pictures, geo tag them and submit to the server with extra information. On the server side receive the files with data, categorize them, store them. Also allow website visitors to browse them by time and location.
We will have - PhoneGap based mob... Visit Project
SUIT(Space Utility Interactive Tool)Project Members from this location
We aim that as our App becomes functional, more and more people get to know more about Space Tourism, as well as current missions in Space through our interactive features such as the Virtual Tour of the Solar system which will help them understand the aspects of our Solar system. Some of o... Visit Project
RGN roboticsProject Members from this location
The home made Equatorial mount is basically built from the junk. Worm gears, tripod, camera mounts and few other components are pulled from the scrap yard. Mount has two axis tracking facility with a gear ratio of average 1:100 for Right ascension and 1:50 for declination. Software part is ins... Visit Project
AirospaceProject Members from this location
Airospace aims to inform the user of the air quality at the desired location. It uses data from MODIS, OMI etc., and shows a visualization of the data for interpretation. Air Quality Index (AQI) will be used to specify the air quality at different regions, depending on the pollution. Further i... Visit Project
Christmas at Mars!Project Members from this location
The objective is to study the pattern of weather on Mars surface and make a study of factors like temperature , wind speed , humidity and pressure over time. We are trying to observe seasonal change on the red planet, and compare that with pattern on Earth.
Christmas on Mars takes you t... Visit Project
Air Quality ValueProject Members from this location
Visualisation mobile app that presents Air Quality Index (AQI) to the user in a simple and spectacular manner. Handcrafted for iOS platform.Visit Project
CQUARA - Coastal Quake Alert Reporting And AnalyticsProject Members from this location
Alerting community members living in remote coastal communities of an earthquake related Tsunami is often challenging. Let us take the example of Andaman and Nicobar islands, located in the Indian Ocean. Most parts of the island do not have internet connectivity or GSM coverage with only certa... Visit Project