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Mapping “Dark Corridors” for Bats in Brussels

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This Omdena Local Chapter Challenge runs for 7 weeks and is a unique experience to try and grow your skills in a collaborative and safe environment with a diverse mix of people from all over the world.

You will work on solving a local problem, initiated by the Omdena Brussels, Belgium.

The problem

The goal of this project is to create a map of lightning pollution in Brussels, to find the areas where light pollution has been effectively tackled and areas where improvements are due.

An addition would be to add on the map the feeding point of bats, and to look for “dark corridors”, i.e. non-lightened area giving the possibility for bats to move from one point to another.

The project results will be made open source. Data should be available to NGOs working in species conservation, public institutions looking to improve their neighbourhood, and concerned citiern looking for more information.

The goals

  • Build a map of the light pollution and “Dark corridors in Brussels, that could be applied to other cities.
  • GitHub Repo with open source code.
  • Curated dataset hosted in AWS or Google for open access.

Why join? The uniqueness of Omdena Local Chapter Challenges

Omdena Local Chapter Challenges are not a competition or hackathon but a real-world project that will grow your experience to a new level.

A unique learning experience with the potential to make an impact through the outcome of the project. You will go through an entire data science project lifecycle. This covers problem scoping, data collection, and preparation, as well as modeling for deployment.

And the best part is that you will join the global and collaborative community of Omdena with tons of benefits to accelerate your career.

Read more on how Omdena´s Local Chapters work

First Omdena Local Chapter Challenge?

Beginner-friendly, but also welcomes experts



Duration: 4 to 8 weeks

Your Benefits

Address a significant real-world problem with your skills

Build your project portfolio

Access paid projects (as an Omdena Top Talent)

Get hired at top organizations


Good English

Suitable for AI/ Data Science beginners but also more senior collaborators

Learning mindset

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