Discover the finalist teams of the Quebec 2023 AquaHacking Challenge
The AquaHacking Québec 2023 Challenge has reached a milestone: we now have the five finalists who have reached the final phase of the Challenge. These teams have worked tirelessly to find innovative solutions to the water quality and sustainability challenges facing Quebec.
On Saturday June 17, the AquaHacking Québec Challenge teams presented their solutions to a panel of judges, and 5 of them were selected by our panel of experts to go forward.
Announcement of TOP 5 finalists
Here’s a short presentation of the 5 teams selected to go through to the final.
The order in which the teams appear is not important.
The Modul’Eau team at ÉTS offers a turnkey service for mapping water quality in aquatic environments. Data is collected live by an innovative hovercraft system, which is coupled with GPS positioning to provide a global view of water quality at creek level. Modul’Eau is made up of a number of interchangeable modules, offering great adaptability to different analysis needs, as well as the possibility of upgrading with new modules.
The AquaBots team at INRS offers real-time access to geotagged data for monitoring water quality in urban streams. By combining artificial intelligence, robotics and cutting-edge technologies, we offer an innovative and effective solution for analyzing pollutants and identifying their sources, using miniaturized sensors to measure water properties such as PH, temperature, dissolved oxygen concentration, turbidity, electrical conductivity and the presence of chemical substances such as heavy metals.
The EnviroScientys team at INRS has developed an intelligent probe, SWEEP – Snow Water Equivalent Estimation Probe – which can monitor changes in snow cover in real time and predict the availability of water from melting snow. By helping to optimize water consumption, SWEEP also contributes to a more efficient and sustainable use of water resources.
The Rêver Haut team proposes Mapsense AI, a web-based platform integrating a GIS geographic information system and artificial intelligence capable of detecting sensitive areas from satellite images.
Sherbrooke’s Géomage team offers the Archipel solution to address the challenges of St. Lawrence River habitats. Archipel is the first decision-support tool for the management of sensitive environments. With Archipel, users can visualize data at different cartographic and temporal scales, access a rich catalog of standardized, ready-to-use data, and benefit from a suite of powerful analysis tools to rapidly identify and characterize priority intervention zones.
These five teams have reached the final phase of the AquaHacking Québec Challenge, and their solutions already represent innovative approaches to the province’s water quality and sustainability challenges. Congratulations to all the finalists, and we look forward to seeing your final presentations this October!
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