As part of the iMIRACLI summer school, our researchers were given the chance to attend the 10th International Conference on Climate Informatics. This began with a Hackathon on 22nd September, which focused on prediction of visible imagery at night using thermal infra-red (IR) observations. Attendees were challenged to generate predicted visible imagery with sufficient quality that existing data products relying on daytime data could be extended across 24 hours.
Teams were created (complete with some fantastic names), solutions suggested, and three iMIRACLI teams of ‘Queens of the Working from Home Age’, ‘iMIRACLES’ and ’10,000km socially distanced’ competed, alongside individual ESRs.
Whilst first and second place were claimed by other teams, The iMIRACLI team of Shahine Bouabid, Peter Manshausen and Sofijia Stefanović scooped third, with other iMIRACLI participants coming in at 4th, 5th, and 8th place. Many congratulations to all!