Sustainability Hackathon

Finaps participated in the SAS EMEA Hackathon. Together with Port of Amsterdam (4th busiest port in Europe by metric tonnes of cargo), we worked on a great case to improve sustainability.

Date: 03-2020

The topic we chose for this challenge was to visualise and optimise traffic in the Amsterdam waterways. We are extremely proud of our team: Tim Pijl, Pauline ten Brinke, Lars van den Berg, Arjen Schroth and Stefanie Repenning (Meet Our Team)

The challenge
Port of Amsterdam (PoA) currently has enormous amounts of data regarding ships in the Amsterdam waterways. However, they lack specific insights about the emission and pollution from those ships. PoA refers to this as their ‘blind spot’ in their understanding of the Amsterdam waterways. PoA has the ambitious goal to improve sustainability and be emission free by 2030. Therefore, using data to obtain these insights is crucial.

The first step in removing these ‘blind spots’ is visualising the current situation in the Amsterdam waterways.

Questions such as, “How much CO2, NOx and particulate matter are emitted, and where?” must be answered. Furthermore, PoA wants to optimise the flow of traffic through the waterways, while taking into account their main goals: safety, speed, and sustainability. We will help them to visualise and optimise traffic in the Amsterdam waterways and help PoA to actively shape their policies to reach their goals.

Check out the team’s contribution below. Special thanks for making the video to Bram Kraaijveld, Jaimie Rutgers and Krisztina Komlossy. We are very pleased with the co-production of our in-house team.

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