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Data Science Competition on "Sustainable International Air Routes to Australia" 

 

The Context


Tourism Australia and UNSW School of Aviation, in partnership with Cirium, is organising a Data Science Competition on "Sustainable International Air Routes to Australia".

Hosted by Tourism Australia, the ATE21 conference will be held in Sydney International Convention Centre June 2021. The conference will have a dedicated aviation program involving all major Australian airports and 20+ airlines. The finalists of the competition will be invited to the networking event on the 8th June 2021 where prizes (pool of $3,000) will be awarded by aviation and travel industry executives.

We need a better understanding of how international air travel play a role in promoting a more sustainable tourism destinations in air travel dependent tourism regions. Using available data, we need you to identify international air routes to Australia that are likely most sustainable in the post-COVID travel environment.

 

The Solution


You are required to rank top international routes to Australia with the strongest sustainability based on self-developed indicators and metrics. You may adopt your own definition of sustainability.

 

Data


Cirium’s select origin-destination data, including seat capacity, traffic, aircraft type and future schedules,  will be provided to the competition participants. You are encouraged to use other relevant data as well.

 

Prize Pool


AUD$3,000 on Best insights, Best use of multiple data sources and Best visualisation.

Finalists are invited to an evening networking event on the 8th June 2021 where presentation video will be played to the ATE21 participants and prizes will be awarded by aviation and travel industry executives. The competition and winning submissions will be promoted via Tourism Australia’s online channels.

 

Team


Up to 8 team members (including individual participation) are allowed. The team must be led by a UNSW student. Undergraduate and Postgraduate students from all fields are welcome. For the finalists, team representative must be available to attend the award event in person at the Sydney International Convention Centre on 8th June.

 

Timeline


  • Registration is now open.
  • Registration closes:  29th May 2021
  • Access to datasets: from 9th May 2021 
  • Submit video recording of the presentation and copy of slides: 1st June 2021
  • Finalists announced June 6th and invited to ATE21 networking event held on 8th June at 6pm where winners will be announced.
 

Register Here

 

 

 

For questions, contact Dr. Tay Koo at t.koo@unsw.edu.au