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Killer Shrimp Invasion Challenge launched

Published: 27 March 2020

Looking for something fun and challenging to do while at the same time contributing to making our oceans healthier? Come join our Kaggle Challenge - the Killer Shrimp Invasion Challenge. The goal of this challenge is to encourage people around the world to build innovative machine learning solutions to help monitor and predict invasive species.

This challenge focuses on one specific species, the so-called "Killer Shrimp" (Dikerogammarus Villosus), and its spread into the Baltic Sea. The results can be applied to other species as well. This challenge is the result of our first innovation cycle at Ocean Data Factory Sweden ( a SBDI supporting project of.

Here is the link to the challenge:


Holger Dettki, Assoc. Prof.
Managing Director and System Manager Swedish LifeWatch
SLU Swedish Species Information Centre, +46 73 048 7872