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IoT Platform Developed by KAIST to Be Utilized for Seafood Traceability
A Hackathon on Seafood Traceability
IoT Platform Developed by KAIST to Be Utilized for Seafood Traceability
  • By Kim Eun-jin
  • October 22, 2019, 11:21
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A participant makes a presentation during the first Seafood Traceability Hackathon held in Bangkok, Thailand in February 2019.

The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) announced on Oct. 21 that it participates in the Seafood Traceability Hackathon in Germany and Indonesia as an official technical support partner. The hackathon, the first session of which was held in Bangkok, Thailand in February this year, is to discuss stable seafood supply, illegal distribution prevention, and protection of endangered marine species.

The KAIST is planning to provide its "Oliot" platform for the hackathon held in Cologne, Germany on Oct. 21 and 22 and Bali, Indonesia on Oct. 26 and 27. The data-based international standard IoT platform will be used for hackathon participants to share their marine product and organism life data and work on innovative services. The 80 or so teams will compete with their ideas and techniques for seafood traceability based on the Oliot platform.

“The hackathon is highly meaningful in that it will present innovative solutions for marine ecosystem sustainability and safe seafood supply based on our open source platform,” the KAIST explained.