CHOOOSE wins DNV Hackathon helping maritime industry take action for more sustainable future

April 7, 2022


Led by maritime industry leaders, DNV and Astrup Fearnley and held at one of the world’s most anticipated maritime events, Nor-Shipping, the hackathon invited participants to look into how data-driven decision making can help the maritime industry reduce harmful emissions to air.

There is a growing demand for new technologies that can help the maritime industry help meet shipping decarbonisation targets. Between 80-90% of the world’s trade is carried by sea. While ships are considered the most energy-efficient way of moving these goods, the sheer magnitude of maritime transport also means that it has a significant impact on global emissions. If left unchecked and unregulated, shipping could account for over 20% of global CO2 emissions by 2050. There is therefore an expectation on the industry to reduce its’ carbon intensity by at least 40% by 2030, pursuing efforts towards 70% by 2050, compared to 2008.

As part of the search for a solution, DNV and Astrup Fearnley invited students, researchers, early-stage entrepreneurs and established enterprises to participate and to be part of a two-day long hackathon during Nor-Shipping (April 5-6), in Oslo Norway.

Here, the participants got exclusive access to the Emissions Prediction Calculator API, a tool developed by DNV and Astrup Fearnley for the maritime industry, as well detailed data on ships, voyages and more. Utilizing these resources, CHOOOSE presented a concrete solution to the shipping industry to be used for decision-making and lead to more sustainable shipping through seamless high-impact climate compensation solutions. The final participants in the final included Segal, Iserv and code, where CHOOOSE was awarded as the winner of the DNV Hackathon 2022.

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About us: CHOOOSE™ is a venture-backed leader in technology-based climate action, building digital tools so that everyone, anywhere, can easily integrate climate action into everyday life and business. Through flexible integrations, customer-friendly interfaces, automated carbon measurement, and a connected marketplace of climate solutions, CHOOOSE delivers a complete platform that enables its partners to build and manage high-impact climate programs. Learn more at