How can we use geospatial information to better understand, model, visualize, and monitor the nexus between food security and regional stability in Morocco?

#ExpeditionHacks Los Angeles Challenge:

How can we use geospatial information to better understand, model, visualize, and monitor the nexus between food security and regional stability in Morocco? These efforts are important in predicting and understanding humanitarian/military crises.

Here are some KEY ideas for the challenge:

  1. Validate prediction models for crops, such as Wheat, Rice, and Barley.
  2. Based on imagery and available data, where should aid workers setup storage for food based on transportation capabilities and other constraints?
  3. Build a forecasting model to:
    1. predict and improve crop yield
    2. predict when to harvest
    3. Predict ability to harvest crop
    4. Predict ability to store and process crop
    5. Predict ability to distribute crop/processed product
    6. Predict impact on crops from a 2-degree temperature change

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Eligibility

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Requirements

  1. Validate prediction models for crops, such as Wheat, Rice, and Barley.
  2. Based on imagery and available data, where should aid workers setup storage for food based on transportation capabilities and other constraints?
  3. Build a forecasting model to:
    1. predict and improve crop yield
    2. predict when to harvest
    3. Predict ability to harvest crop
    4. Predict ability to store and process crop
    5. Predict ability to distribute crop/processed product
    6. Predict impact on crops from a 2-degree temperature change

Judges

Charlie Chapin

Charlie Chapin
NGA Tech Scout

Dr. Yao-Yi Chiang

Dr. Yao-Yi Chiang
Assistant Professor of Spatial Sciences, USC

Rebecca Bridgeford

Rebecca Bridgeford
Technology Liaison City of ...

Manuela Raynor

Manuela Raynor
Imagery Scientist / Food Security SME for NGA

Christopher Kalima

Mike Costache

Judging Criteria

  • IMPACT
    How impactful will this solution be for it’s target audience? Is it scalable?
  • CREATIVITY
    How original is this solution?
  • DESIGN
    How well designed is this solution, from front end through to UI/UX?
  • EXECUTION
    How well executed is this solution from start to finish?