Launching the first-ever National Data Science Bowl

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What is the National Data Science Bowl ?

Take a deep dive and see how tiny plants and animals fuel the world

We are pioneering a new language to understand our incredibly beautiful and complex world. A language that is forward-looking rather than retrospective, different from the words of historians and famed novelists. It is data science; and through it, we have the power to use insights from our past to build an unprecedented future. We need your help building that future. The 2014/2015 National Data Science Bowl offers tremendous potential to modernize the way we understand and address a major environmental challenge— monitoring the health of our oceans.


ACM is a partner in the first-ever National Data Science Bowl, which launched on 12/15.

This 90-day competition offers data scientists the chance to solve a critical problem facing our world’s oceans using the power of data.

Participants are challenged to examine nearly 100,000 underwater images to develop an algorithm that will enable researchers to monitor certain sea life at a speed and scale never before possible.

$175,000 in prize money to top three individual contestants and the top academic team.

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