Explore Amazon’s Sustainability Data Initiative (ASDI) and the AWS Data Exchange to come up with solutions that contribute toward one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. 

The Amazon Sustainability Data Initiative (ASDI) seeks to accelerate sustainability research and innovation by minimizing the cost and time required to acquire and analyze large sustainability datasets. ASDI provides access to petabytes of sustainability data hosted on AWS and available to anyone at no-cost. The ASDI catalog currently contains over 130 datasets organized into 14 categories including weather observations and forecasts, climate projection data, satellite imagery, hydrological data, air quality data, and ocean forecast data. ASDI is now integrated with AWS Data Exchange giving customers streamlined access across third-party data sources, so you can search the ASDI catalog alongside custom or licensed datasets. Customers can now search and obtain the data assets needed to support sustainability solutions, all in one location.


What to Build

We invite you to use your creativity, intelligence and technical chops to build sustainability solutions utilizing data from ASDI and AWS Data Exchange on Amazon SageMaker Studio Lab or any AWS cloud services to solve one of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Head over to our resources section and check out some of the data sets on ASDI, AWS Data Exchange, and learn about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

  1. No Poverty
  2. Zero Hunger
  3. Good Health and Well-being
  4. Quality Education
  5. Gender Equality
  6. Clean Water and Sanitation
  7. Affordable and Clean Energy
  8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
  9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  10. Reduced Inequalities
  11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
  12. Responsible Consumption and Production
  13. Climate Action
  14. Life Below Water
  15. Life on Land
  16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  17. Partnerships for the Goals


Check out the virtual workshsop with brilliant Ana Pinheiro Privette.


What to Submit in order to be eligible for prizes

  • Provide a URL to your GitHub code repository
  • Include a video (3-5 minutes) that demonstrates your project in action (hosted on YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook Video and made public). Video should include an explanation of how the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals inspired your project.
  • Identify which ASDI datasets were used on your submission form

Hackathon Sponsors


$100,000 in prizes

1st Place

• $10,000 USD
• $20,000 in AWS credits

2nd Place

• $5,000 USD
• $10,000 in AWS credits

3rd Place

• $3,000 USD
• $5,000 in AWS credits

Runners Up (2)

• $1,000 USD
• $3,000 in AWS credits

Participation Prizes (39)

• $1,000 in AWS credits

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


A team of qualified individuals from AWS & the UN

A team of qualified individuals from AWS & the UN

Judging Criteria

  • Value
    Includes the extent to which the solution can be widely useful to sustainability organizations, easy to use, accessible, etc.
  • Implementation
    How well was the idea prototyped using AWS cloud services? How well does the solution leverage the ASDI and/or AWS Data Exchange data sets?
  • Quality of the Idea
    How well does this solution align with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and sustainability concepts? How creative and original is the solution?

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