We’ve got loads of data for participants to get to grips with and we want to see teams who are not afraid to experiment and push boundaries to create fresh solutions.

Data publishers include British Geological Survey, who will bring data on geochronology, geology, geochemistry, geophysics, earthquakes, onshore bedrock, marine sediments – and more. We’ll also have data from Ordnance Survey, Met Office, Environment Agency, UK Data Service, British Oceanographic Data Centre, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, British Atmospheric Data Centre, and National Biodiversity Network - including 100 years of plant and insect species data.

We’re adding data sets all the time, and would love your suggestions.


Our programme includes guest speakers, lighting talks, matchmaking and prizes for winning teams. We wouldn’t let you go hungry, so there’ll be loads of tasty food provided. To celebrate and close our first day of hacking we’re also holding a VIP drinks and networking session from 6 – 8pm.


EnviroHack2015 is just the beginning. We know that it takes more than a weekend to develop meaningful, accessible and desirable products. So, we’ll follow EnviroHack2015 with 100 Days of Development – where we’ll support our winners to realise their ideas.

We’re delivering EnviroHack2015 on behalf of our friends at the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC), and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH).