DataXplorers - Hackathon on Collaborative Solutions in Earth System, Biodiversity and Microbiota Research


Our Cross-Community Hackathon is an exciting opportunity for data enthusiasts of all disciplines, experienced or inexperienced! Curious minds come together to work on data collaboratively, focussing on data and tools that build bridges between our communities.

The Hackathon mainly addresses early career researchers (doctoral and postdoctoral) from the fields of earth system sciences, biodiversity, and microbiology – but we also strongly encourage participation from other fields, such as informatics, bio-/media-informatics, and design. Also, individuals in later career stages are more than welcome to join.

The Hackathon starts on October 23, 2023, with an online kick-off event and ends with a hybrid project presentation in Frankfurt am Main on December 05 - 06, 2023.

Individuals or groups (of up to 5 people) can apply for one of the challenges. Individuals and/or smaller groups will be combined to form larger teams of up to five participants. An individual registration for each participating person is necessary. The affiliation with a team can be indicated in the registration form by stating a team name.

Detailed information on the program and challenges can be found here.

Please be aware that there is a limited number of spots for the challenges, as well as for the in-presence participation in Frankfurt. Therefore, registrations are binding and we encourage you to get in contact with the organizers in case of unforeseen reasons that prevent participation.

Please also note, that there are separate registration forms for challenge participation and the in-person event in Frankfurt. Registrations will also be handled independently, which means that depending on spots available, you could receive a confirmation for one and land on the waiting list for the other. 

If you have questions concerning the registration, please get in touch with the organizers.


Organized by

NFDI4Earth, NFDI4Biodiversity & NFDI4Microbiota

Kristin Sauerland, Effi-Laura Drews, Jonas Kuppler, Cordula Hege