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The Haquathon seeks individuals, groups, or organizations to create and pilot solutions that address coastal- and marine-related sustainability issues. Proposals may be a platform, software, hardware, or piece of equipment. The first Haquathon took place in 2019-2020.


Haquathon 2.0 (H20) launched in February 2021 and called for applications in five countries. The 15 participating projects come from the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

H20 is a project of Save Philippine Seas (SPS), American Spaces Philippines, and the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines

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Ikan Fillet Papua

Ikan Fillet Papua is a business unit selling fishery products, especially fish caught by fishermen from West Papua. The rationale for creating this business is not only from economic considerations, but also from social considerations where the target of management is fishermen and workers in the fisheries sector.

Plastic Brothers

Plastic Brothers' mission is to enhance people's contribution in taking care of the marine environment by improving the recycling rate of total waste in households. by creating a sustainable system of waste management while focusing the development through technology to make the initiative more effective and safe amid the pandemic situation.


Carbon Addons

Carbon Addons is a climate-tech startup that strives to contribute to global action in climate crisis prevention, by providing one-stop climate solution platform and by empowering local communities with a plugin software app that enables users to offset the carbon footprint from online product/service purchases from e-commerce, retailer, shipping service, and transportation service before checkout payments.

I-Tsi Team

The I-Tsi Team's vision is to create better monitoring and surveillance of for IUU fishing in Indonesia together with the mission to establish a technological application that may create integrated system for stakeholder that engaged in protecting Indonesian waters from IUU fishing.

Destructive Fishing Monitoring System (DFMS)

The DFMS is an initiative by the students of students of the Politeknik Elektronika Negeri Surabaya campus robotics team that aims to implement their learning outcomes to save the sea from destructive fishing.


Carbon Tourism Calculator

The Carbon Tourism Calculator (CTC) allows tourism business practitioners to be responsible for their carbon footprint by calculating the amount of carbon and offsetting these carbon emissions through mangrove conservation.



Mechanical Water Veins:

Optimizing Usage of Water in Indoor Gardening

Mechanical Water Veins is a device that draws wastewater from rainwater runoff and other home activities such as laundry, bathing, toilet flushing and dishwashing and channels this wastewater to indoor house plants within optimal amount that is ideal for the plants to grow. 

Fish Bombing Detection

This initiative is a proposed solution is to develop a prototype system that uses microcontrollers, low-cost hydrophones, machine learning, and localization algorithms to monitor for fish bombing activity and to triangulate its location and alert authorities in real-time.


PHILIPPINES offers small-scale fishers an alternative sales channel and supply-chain, one with lesser layers which can provide them bargaining power and increased income. This new channel will enable fishers to have digital accounts to trace

their transactions and build their financial records. 



The MASDAN mobile app provides a way for ordinary citizens to rehabilitating Manila Bay and sustainably managing the Philippines' environmental resource by sending out reports on certain environmental concerns that they see right in their communities to put more value to local knowledge and citizen participation in environmental management programs.

V.O.R.T.Ex (Versatile and Off-shore Recyclable Turbine for Exergy)

The V.O.R.T.Ex envisions a technology a reality in the Philippines to provide sustainable power supply in households across the rural communities in the Philippines through a multi-purpose energy storage device that can be installed on off-grid remote areas in the Philippines


Salain is a technology-based solution that addresses the problem. Its name is a Filipino word which directly translates “to filter”. It is a solar-powered and radio-controlled (RC) device that collects the oil spilt floating in the water surface. 

SALOM: Diving Into the Waters

SALOM: Diving Into the Waters is an educational mobile application which aims to educate kids about marine life and concepts of conservation through animation stories, fun games, and interactive quizzes. 


Fishbee is a Community Supported Fishery Platform that delivers freshest and highest quality and sustainably catched seafood to customers via an app and an IOT network for electronic seafood traceability. We would like to revolutionize how we buy fish by making the supply chain as short as possible.



Biya - AI Robot Raising Environmental Awareness

Biya is a robot raising public awareness of marine environmental issues through direct conversation with artificial intellegence (AI). The robot was created to become a tourism representative and could have significant impacts on citizens and encourage tourist engagement to promote zero-waste and reduce ocean pollution.

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